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Tearing Down the House? (access required)

Up in Lexington, Virginia Military Institute has raised concerns among preservationists over plans that would bulldoze some of the school’s history. Vee-Em-Eye needs to expand its dining hall near the Barracks. But a two-story, Victorian-styled brick house designed by an ...

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Goodnight and goodbye, John-Boy (access required)

The home of the family that inspired “The Waltons” television series was sold for $122,000 at an auction Dec. 6 in the small Nelson County town of Schuyler. “There are so many different things that can be done with it,” ...

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Who you gonna sue? (access required)

Being a retired federal judge isn’t all gravy. Lawyers might imagine that federal judges take senior status in order to pursue a hobby or just kick back after years of the daily grind of hearing cases. As often as not, ...

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Where's Bubba? (access required)

Okay, that sounds like a Southern-fried version of the popular find-him book series of the ’90s, “Where’s Waldo?” As it turns out, Bubba is in Springfield, Ill. In fact, that’s “Bubba Bubba Bubba” to you. Raymond Allen Gray Jr., 39, ...

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Dog Bites Man (access required)

Hey, stop the presses. A poll of drivers in five East Coast states and the nation’s capital found that nearly two-thirds view traffic congestion as a major problem. AAA Mid-Atlantic last Tuesday released the findings of a survey of more ...

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Saddle Up (access required)

Did you ever enjoy a roast beef sandwich at one of those old, formerly ubiquitous Roy Rogers restaurants? A couple of guys in Maryland are thinking of you. A family that helped launch the first Roy Rogers restaurant has bought ...

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Things Are Slow All Over (access required)

You can always tell when the end of the year is nigh. The news really slooooows down. The stuff on the AP wire gets a little less interesting or maybe a little more interesting (depending on your perspective). For example, ...

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Who Loves Ya, Baby? (access required)

Chad Dotson ran for Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney last month and won. He also had to make good on a campaign promise: He pledged to shave his head if he was victorious. The Friday after election day he was in ...

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A Fine Idea (access required)

The story on the wire about the bathing law in Kentucky was making the rounds last week, too. In our neighbor to the west, there’s a state law mandating that people take a bath once a year. Really. You can ...

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To Be, or Maybe Not to Be (access required)

Up in Arlington, about 150 county employees, including County Manager Ron Carlee, spent $2,500 in tax money on tickets to see a performance of Hamlet. The county called it a lesson in leadership, but the decision has enraged at least ...

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