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April 26, 2019 - 11:44 am
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia county is asking a state board to rename a highway that currently honors Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The Arlington County Board voted unanimously Thursday night in favor of a resolution asking the Commonwealth Transportation Board to change the...
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April 19, 2019 - 11:50 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam is calling for the removal of an arch honoring the former president of the Confederacy at Fort Monroe, where the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia 400 years ago. Northam's office reportedly presented a letter to member of the Fort Monroe Authority...
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March 13, 2019 - 1:01 pm
CROZET, Va. (AP) — An Albemarle high school student was been sent home for wearing a hat bearing a Confederate insignia. Albemarle County Public Schools spokesman Phil Giaramita says it happened Tuesday, the first day of the school system's new dress code banning hate symbols. The Western Albemarle...
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December 18, 2018 - 2:23 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia museum has halted plans to display a battle flag used by a Confederate regiment during the Civil War. The News & Advance reports the Lynchburg Museum's advisory board raised concerns about its history and associations when Museum Director Ted Delaney notified...
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October 19, 2018 - 1:13 pm
RICHMOND, VA. (AP) - A man facing a capital murder charge has asked that a portrait of General Robert E. Lee and other Confederate memorabilia be removed from the courtroom where his trial will be held. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that lawyers for Darcel Nathaniel Murphy argued in a motion...
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July 02, 2018 - 1:44 pm
Richmond, VA _ The Monument Avenue Commission formed by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney to come up with recommendations for the city's historic avenue, has released a 117 page report containing its recommendations. The commission recommends removing the Jefferson Davis Monument, pending litigation or...
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