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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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Pick a crime, do the time

A naked man arrested in a Hampton-area hotel lobby has lost his appeal using a creative argument for overturning his disorderly conduct conviction. Responding to a call, Hampton police found Romann Thomas in a hotel lobby standing naked, complaining loudly ...

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Circuit judges for Norfolk?

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine could appoint three judges to Norfolk Circuit Court as soon as next week. That’s the word from sources familiar with the maneuvering by the governor’s staff and legislators in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The plan calls ...

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