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Hard work, hope gave young entrepreneurs a taste of success

Jun. 20, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — They wanted it, they went for it and they got it. Faith Kelley and Neil Wood are the two young entrepreneurs behind the new spring water company Civil Water. The aluminum-bottled and environmentally friendly beverage is popping up on shelves...

Judge denies bid to move trial over white nationalist rally

Jun. 18, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move the trial in a lawsuit filed against organizers of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally out of Charlottesville. U.S. District Court Judge Norman Moon first floated the idea of moving the...

High court rejects 2 Virginia white nationalist rally cases

Jun. 14, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the convictions of two men who as members of a white supremacist group participated in a white nationalist rally in Virginia in 2017 that turned violent. The high court said Monday that it would not take the case...

Police: Car abandoned, body found beneath highway

Jun. 14, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

WINGMEAD, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating how the apparent driver of an abandoned Cadillac sedan ended up dead beneath a highway. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the car had run into the jersey wall and was left across the travel lanes of a...

Virginia high court hears challenges to Lee statue removal

Jun. 08, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 131-year-old statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee took center stage Tuesday as the Supreme Court of Virginia heard arguments on whether the state has the right to take down the once-celebrated monument that is now widely seen as a symbol of white supremacy and...

Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate statues

Jun. 08, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials in a Virginia city have voted unanimously to remove two statues of Confederate generals from downtown parks, including one that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017. The vote came late Monday after more than...

Judge considering moving 'Unite the Right' civil trial

Jun. 05, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is considering moving the trial in a civil lawsuit filed against organizers of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Virginia because of potential logistical and safety issues. The Daily Progress reports that U.S. District...

For city fire marshal in Va., retirement means doing his job

Jun. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Stephen Walton officially retired in 2008 but his career kept on going. Now it’s old enough to start thinking about a retirement of its own. The part-time assistant Charlottesville fire marshal is working on 50 years as a paid public safety...

Mueller to participate in UVA class examining Russia probe

Jun. 03, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will participate in a University of Virginia School of Law course examining his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The six-session course called “The...

Judge sets bond for church deacon charged with raping child

May. 22, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge agreed on Friday to set bond for a church deacon charged with raping a preteen girl. The Daily Progress reports that Richard Murray Coe, 34, is charged in Charlottesville Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court with four counts...