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Northam announces plans to refinance college bonds

Sep. 22, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is announcing a new plan to refinance debt related to construction on college campuses, a move he said will save public colleges $300 million over the next two years. Northam made the announcement Tuesday at George Mason University, which the governor's...

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantwell went on trial Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute.  (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

New Hampshire white nationalist on trial over rape threats

Sep. 22, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he had been feuding with for months. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire...

Washington Football Team offensive guard Brandon Scherff (75) lies on the turf after an injury against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. Washington will be without its best offensive lineman for at least a couple of weeks after guard Brandon Scherff injured his right knee and missed the second half of a 30-15 loss at Arizona. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Washington guard Brandon Scherff heads to IR with hurt knee

Sep. 22, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Football Team right guard Brandon Scherff went on injured reserve Tuesday after hurting his right knee and receiver Cam Sims was brought up from the practice squad. Scherff, Washington’s top offensive lineman, is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who is playing under a...

Roanoke to give monument to cemetery, historical society

Sep. 22, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia city of Roanoke plans to give a Confederate memorial that had stood downtown to the owners of a cemetery and historical society. The Roanoke Times reported Monday that the 10-foot granite pillar is being given to the Evergreen Burial Park and the Historical Society of...

Prosecutor will probe mayor's removal of Confederate statues

Sep. 22, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia has appointed a county prosecutor to investigate whether Richmond's mayor broke any laws when his administration hired a company to remove the city’s Confederate monuments. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Monday that Richmond Circuit Court Judge Joi...

Norfolk State to host 2nd debate between Warner and Gade

Sep. 22, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk State University says it will host the second debate between U.S. Senator Mark Warner and Republican challenger Daniel Gade. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the debate will be Oct. 3 at the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center. The second debate will focus on...

2 face charges after found with gun, shovels near airport

Sep. 21, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — Two Virginia residents were arrested Monday after authorities said they were found walking on railroad tracks behind an Ohio airport with shovels, a pitchfork and a backpack containing a gun and ammunition. John Davison, 38, and Vicki Davison, 33, both of Virginia Beach, were...

James Madison University to resume in-person instruction

Sep. 21, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — James Madison University says it will resume in-person instruction. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the school in Harrisonburg will welcome students back on Oct. 5. School officials say they now feel confident that they can keep students safe through the fall semester....

Virginia ski resort announces winter season reopening plan

Sep. 21, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

NELLYSFORD, Va. (AP) — A ski resort in Virginia has announced that it expects to reopen for the winter season with precautions in place amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wintergreen Resort in Nellysford plans to open on Dec. 11 with social distancing, capacity limits and a mandatory mask mandate in place,...

Grant to help North Carolina buy rail for high-speed service

Sep. 21, 2020 5:12 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina will use a $47.5 million federal grant to purchase a rail line needed to advance planned high-speed passenger train service between Raleigh and Richmond, Virginia. The money, announced on Friday by four North Carolina members of Congress, will let the state...