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Tag Archives: Courthouses

Bet she doesn’t already have one…

Just in time for holiday giving, here’s an opportunity to buy a unique piece of Virginia legal history. Carved wooden gargoyles, formerly displayed on the Lynchburg courthouse, will be on sale on eBay until next Saturday, Dec. 17. There are ...

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Louisa courthouse survives earthquake

Encased in scaffolding for its latest round of roof repairs, the 106-year-old Louisa County courthouse came through Tuesday’s earthquake with no significant damage, reports circuit court Clerk Susan Hopkins. Other than some plaster cracks in the courtroom, “everything here is ...

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Fauquier County courthouse stars in Hoover movie

There was a crowded scene outside the courthouse in Warrenton Monday, but it wasn’t a civil uprising. It was just Clint Eastwood directing a movie about former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The town of Warrenton apparently played the role ...

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Bomb threats disrupt courts in Hampton Roads

Court business was on hold for a few hours Tuesday morning in Hampton, Portsmouth, and Newport News. State courts there were evacuated and searched in response to a telephone bomb threat directed at all three localities, reports the Daily Press. ...

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Federal building renovation is a waste, congressman says

Terming a $51-million renovation plan for Roanoke’s Poff Federal Building a “waste of taxpayer dollars,” Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, calls for a halt to the project. The building is home to the U.S. District Court facilities in Roanoke, where the ...

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A sidewalk settlement in Chatham

A broken sidewalk in the town of Chatham might mark the intersection of property law, local government, and torts. It seems there is a nasty break in the pavement in front of the historic and beautiful Pittsylvania County courthouse. According ...

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Turning a church into a court

While courts ponder the entanglements of church and state in both the Episcopal property dispute (now before the Supreme Court of Virginia) and a tax-supported church-apartment building in Arlington County (expected be considered by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Juror records Las Vegas courthouse shootout

A man called to jury duty captured the sound of wild gunfire this morning at the federal court building in Las Vegas.  The shootout left two dead, including a court security officer. Posted by Peter Vieth

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