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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

10/23/2014 10:38 AM

DANVILLE A Confederate flag will continue to fly on the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History grounds. The museum's board had asked the city to remove the flag from the grounds. City manager Joe King says in a news release that the city determined it doesn't have the authority under Virginia law to remove the flag.


10/23/2014 09:59 AM

RICHMOND The state Board of Education this morning unanimously approved a recommendation that Norfolk's Booker T. Washington High School be denied its request for conditional accreditation. The recommendation came from Steven Staples, the state superintendent of public instruction. The board approved without comment at its monthly meeting.


10/23/2014 09:24 AM

Hampton Roads should be treated to an unusual sight in the skies this evening when the moon partially blocks the sun during a solar eclipse. The partial solar eclipse will begin shortly before 6 p.m. and should be visible to most of North America, according to NASA's website.


10/23/2014 09:13 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. Registered voters who can't wait until Election Day to decide on U.S. Senate and down-ballot races now have the opportunity to vote in person across North Carolina. The 10-day early voting period was slated to begin this morning in all 100 counties. It runs through midday Nov. 1. Some counties also are offering Sunday voting this weekend.


10/23/2014 05:52 AM

WALLOPS ISLAND The next commercial resupply rocket launch to the International Space Station is scheduled for Monday. The Antares rocket will launch at 6:45 a.m. from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility and is expected to rendezvous with the space station on Nov. 2, a NASA news release says.


10/23/2014 05:01 AM

Virginia’s millennial generation, many with large student debts, say they’re facing tougher economic challenges than their baby-boomer parents endured when they were young and have little confidence that the government is trying to help them, according to a new poll released Thursday.


10/23/2014 04:02 AM

CHESAPEAKE A single lane of the Centerville Turnpike Bridge will be closed Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Workers will be installing traffic signs, according to a news release from Chesapeake Public Works. Flaggers will be guiding traffic, in both directions, through the open lane on the bridge.


10/23/2014 04:02 AM

CHESAPEAKE Police are searching for two people after a shooting Wednesday night sent one person to the hospital.


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