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Inmate accused in two cold cases

Two murders from the 1980s may be solved with indictments today against a convicted rapist who has been in prison since 1985. The Roanoke Times reports that Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney Donald Caldwell is seeking indictments from today’s grand jury in two ...

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Forestalling Foreclosure (access required)

As the avalanche of home foreclosures in Virginia shows no sign of abating, legal aid lawyers have revamped their practices to help people try to hang on to their homes. The Virginia Poverty Law Center will devote three sessions to ...

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Vick lawyer wants mediator

Lawyers for Michael Vick have asked a federal bankruptcy judge to appoint a mediator to help settle his financial obligations with creditors. As reported by the Associated Press, Judge Frank J. Santoro told a representative of several creditors to make ...

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Judge oversees hospital demolition

One of Bristol’s most graceful structures is suffering a most ungraceful death. The 83-year-old Kings Mountain Memorial Hospital on West State Street fell into such disrepair after its closing that the city took the owner to court to force action.  ...

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U.Va. drops sign ban

“Our football team needs our support right now and that should be our collective focus. With that in mind, I am repealing immediately the policy prohibiting signs, banners and flags in all athletics venues.”  So said U.Va. athletics director Craig ...

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