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McAuliffe and Youngkin split on COVID mandates, abortion and energy policy in first debate

The first gubernatorial debate between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin Thursday was a combative standoff over political differences as much as personal jabs.

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Southwest Virginia landowners still fighting pipeline's use of eminent domain

A lawsuit that challenges the taking of private land for the Mountain Valley Pipeline remains pending in an appeals court. Read more

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Runways lit up with LED at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

There’s a new sight visible from the Mill Mountain Star overlook. No, not the moon growing bigger and brighter toward fullness next week. I… Read more

Roanoke car dealer admits to accepting drug-tainted cash payment

Abdul Ahad Nahibkhil was charged Wednesday with failing to report the cash transactions to the Internal Revenue Service. Read more

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CASEY: Woman waits weeks for thousands SunTrust seized from her account

Jessica Quison-Kress has banked with the Georgia-based financial institution since 2015. Early in August, it removed $3,224 from her checking account, citing "confidential" suspicions of fraud. Wednesday, she finally got her money back. Read more

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Appalachian Power asks state for another rate increase

The utility company is seeking to recoup costs associated with increased prices for coal, with which it generates 60% of its electricity, and natural gas. Read more

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Virginia's COVID-19 workplace rules could be up for revision or repeal

A mask mandate and other statewide rules adopted in January to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Virginia’s workplaces could be headed for revisions or possibly a repeal. Read more

Customers welcome new diner to Floyd's old Blue Ridge Restaurant building

The Blue Ridge Diner is open for business in a familiar place. Read more

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Roanoke council approves land swap and $750,000 settlement to bridge the greenway gap

Roanoke will swap an abandoned railway line and cash for the Walker Machine & Foundry property in Norwich. Read more

Real Estate Transfers

Real estate transactions for Sept. 12, 2021

The Roanoke Times lists real estate transfers from the Roanoke Valley weekly as a matter of public record. Read more

Around Virginia

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Virginia Tech's real estate program named for Richmond-area family after their $10 million donation

A Richmond-area developer and his family have donated a total of $10 million to Virginia Tech’s real estate program. Read more

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30 Richmond employees are on unpaid leave for not complying with vaccine mandate; 360 applied for exemption

About 10% of Richmond city employees will not be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine after applying for an exemption to the city’s shot mandate. Read more

Names & Changes

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Lisa Lambrecht

ValleyStar Credit Union announced the promotion of Lisa Lambrecht to executive vice president.

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