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One for you, 19 for me… (access required)

Jump in the Wayback Machine to, oh, about 1978: Remember Steve Martin’s prescription for having a million dollars and not paying taxes? It was to say, “I for­got!” The Department of Taxation will kin­da-sorta let you get away with that ...

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The VLW Quick 10: Things we’ll miss about Deborah Elkins

Our colleague and friend Deborah El­kins retired Sept. 1, after more than 31 years at Virginia Lawyers Weekly. In fact, she was the last remaining original employee from when the doors opened June 1986. I often say that I’ve been ...

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The best place for millennials: head south (access required)

For millennials seeking a place to find a job, to make a good wage and to enjoy the company of others in their age group, nothing could be finer than the Carolinas. Media company Growella has compiled a survey entitled, ...

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The moon don’t shine on Facebook

The story on page one tells one tale involving Facebook, about how public officials can’t block followers and com­menters they don’t like. From down in the Carolinas comes a different kind of Facebook story. It doesn’t have an ending yet, ...

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Charlottesville-area bar honors Richmond for service

The Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association has honored Joseph W. “Rick” Richmond Jr. with its Lifetime Service Award. The award recognizes a CABA member whose work has embodied the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence and has contributed to improvement ...

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You don’t mess around with Jim (or the VBA)

The Virginia Bar Association has been hosting debates between candidates for statewide office literally for decades. The first was held in 1985, and 2017 marked the ninth time candidates for governor squared off at the VBA summer confab. The VBA’s ...

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Imagine driving all the way from Sumter, South Carolina, to Washington state. Google Maps says that trip is more than 2,800 miles one way. Imagine driving all the way back with a substantial amount of the Evergreen State’s finest dope ...

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Now batting: HamHawks, Fatbacks and … Baby Cakes

Eastern North Carolina baseball fans are in high clover. The region has two new Class A Carolina League teams – one playing in Kinston and another playing temporarily in Buies Creek and moving to Fayetteville in 2019. Two clubs from ...

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Suit OK, retailer ‘notice’ a question for jury (access required)


A woman hurt when an electrical junction box cover fell from the roof of a Wal-Mart store in Staunton can press forward with her negligence suit against the retailer, a federal judge in Harrisonburg has ruled. The accident allegedly resulted ...

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