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The fierce debate about filling the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court is likely to have an immediate impact here in Virginia.

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This month marks the 50th anniversary of Arthur Ashe’s U. S. Open victory. As the tennis world, along with some proud Virginians, prepare to commemorate this anniversary, many will visit Battery Park.

Mention Floyd, VA and one of the first images that comes to mind is the Floyd Country Store. And of course, bluegrass and old time music. Dylan Locke and his wife, Heather Krantz, purchased the store four years ago and continue to maintain its legacy. And, now, they are undertaking a new effort to preserve the music.

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Virginia is adding jobs, and that growth is happening across all parts of the commonwealth. But some parts are growing much faster than others.

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Amidst findings of fraud, a judge in Richmond is ordering the independent candidate in a competitive Congressional race off the ballot this November. Shaun Brown, a former Democrat running as an Independent in the 2nd District, says she will appeal the ruling.

There are still questions though about the involvement of incumbent Republican, Congressman Scott Taylor.

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A team of researchers at Virginia Tech is looking into the challenges facing refugees around the world as they try to integrate into life in their host countries.

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It’s back to school time in Virginia, and students are headed back to classrooms across the commonwealth. But those schools are not being funded at the same levels.

A new billboard has gone up in near the busy intersection of Route 250 and High Street in Charlottesville, rekindling the debate over what should be done with statues of two confederate generals.

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People locked up in at least 17 prisons around the country are in the midst of a three-week strike – organizing sit-ins, refusing to work or eat.  Virginia says no prisoners hereare taking part, but Buckingham prison is on lockdown, and one inmate at Red Onion is in solitary confinement after trying to organize a prison reform movement from the inside. 


A first of its kind study finds, even a small rise in sea level could lead to more coastal flooding worldwide.  A team of scientists, including experts from Virginia Tech, predicts a warming planet will see more ‘worst case scenarios’ more often if nothing is done to prevent it.


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