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Collector must turn over Civil War sword

A Norfolk federal court has ordered a private collector to return a Tiffany presentation sword to Brown University, from where it apparently was stolen prior to 1977. In 1863, 50 prominent citizens of New York presented the Tiffany silver sword ...

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Gun permit applications surge in Wise County

The burgeoning demand for concealed weapon permits shows no sign of cooling off, at least in Southwest Virginia. Wise County court officials have received more applications for pistol permits in the first six months of 2013 than permits issued for ...

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Deal set for Cavalier makeover

While lawyers, judges and academics partook of legal education, fellowship and sunshine at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting Friday, the soon-to-be new owner of The Cavalier Hotel unveiled details of an agreement for renovation of the historic property. The ...

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No comp for flip-flop trip & fall

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. But the walking may not be, according to a workers’ comp case released on June 12. It’s been a few years since a college women’s lacrosse team scandalized some of their mamas by wearing ...

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Court reporter pleads guilty to obstruction

A Wise County court reporter has admitted helping a lawyer try to dodge federal drug charges. Ernest Benko, 67, was accused of recording depositions of federal witnesses at the behest of lawyer Stuart Collins. Authorities contended Benko knew that he ...

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Cavalier welcomes VSB

The future of The Cavalier Hotel may be a matter of developers’ vision and municipal generosity, but the present reality is comfortably familiar. The Virginia State Bar is checking in for its 2013 Annual Meeting with 566 participants registered and ...

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