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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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February 28, 2019 - 11:00 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state government is holding a public hearing on a plan to enact permanent rules for rallies at a massive statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Richmond's historic Monument Avenue. The Department of General Services announced Wednesday the hearing is set for...
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January 11, 2019 - 12:05 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A school board in northern Virginia has picked a new name for a school that had been named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee. News outlets report that Washington-Lee High School will now be known as Washington-Liberty High School. The Arlington County school board voted 5-...
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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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August 31, 2018 - 1:50 pm
By JAY REEVES , Associated Press ARAB, Ala. (AP) — The fight over Confederate symbolism has landed in an Alabama town where education leaders have banned the high school marching band from playing "Dixie" as the fight song. Dozens of opponents of the decision packed a city school board meeting...
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August 11, 2018 - 9:35 am
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , The Associated Press Charlottesville, VA (AP) - Police are blocking off streets and mobilizing hundreds of officers for the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, alarming activists who plan to rally against the hatred and bloodshed that...
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August 04, 2018 - 9:28 am
Richmond, VA (WRVA) - The Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue has been vandalized. The incident took place between Friday Night (8/3) & Saturday Morning (8/4). It appears that a large amount of red paint was thrown on the statue’s base. The letters BLM were also painted in red on that...
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June 08, 2018 - 2:54 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A black man accused of using an improvised flamethrower during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has been convicted of disorderly conduct. Local news outlets report Corey Long was found guilty Friday and ordered to serve 20 days in jail. An Associated Press...
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