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December 5, 2023

Photo by Jason Armesto for The Daily Progress

Charlottesville rallies around high school after recent turmoil

By Jason Armesto for The Daily Progress

Charlottesville High School students received an especially warm welcome on Monday morning.

For the first time in more than a week, students returned to school after class was unexpectedly canceled for three days leading into Thanksgiving break. A week before Thanksgiving Day, a series of brawls broke out on school grounds, prompting teachers to call out of work the following day and the school district to declare Monday and Tuesday teacher workdays.

It was the culmination of months of rising violence and disorder at the school.

Read the full article at The Daily Progress.

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Roanoke Deputy Police Chief Resigned Amid Scrutiny of His Military Record

By Henri Gendreau for Roanoke Rambler

Roanoke deputy police chief David Morris resigned from the department in September, around the time that a group was scrutinizing how Morris portrayed his military service.

Read the full article at Roanoke Rambler.

Photo by Whitney Pipkin for Chesapeake Bay Journal

States give pollinators pit stops in rights-of-way

By Whitney Pipkin for Chesapeake Bay Journal

Here’s an item to add to your bingo card for long car drives: “no-mow” signs.

More highways and byways across the region are posting them next to strips of land — in medians, at intersections and along shoulders and curbs — as part of reduced mowing practices being integrated into their culture.

Read the full article at Chesapeake Bay Journal.


Stepping up: Hospice volunteers honor veterans and celebrate their service

By Carol Diggs for C-VILLE Weekly

The community of people who have served in our country’s military is a tight fellowship. So when University of Virginia grads Jim and Gina Mallon (Jim was in the Marines, Gina in the Air Force) got the call for a program called We Honor Veterans, they stepped up.

Read the full article at C-VILLE Weekly.

Photo by Michelle Smith for Northern Neck News

Kilmarnock Presents Plan to Double the Town

By Michelle Smith for Northern Neck News

Kilmarnock’s ambition isn’t just expansion, the Town wants to double its size, pushing further toward Irvington and White Stone, Susan Cockrell explained to Lancaster Supervisors at their November 16 board meeting.

Read the full article at Northern Neck News. 

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