MARTINSVILLE-Are residents of Henry and Patrick counties paying too much for electricity? That was a question at the center of a case the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.A group of utility customers called the Old Dominion Committee for Fair Utility Rates challenged a state law created in 2015 known as Senate Bill 1349, arguing that it is unconstitutional.
MARTINSVILLE-Is it legal to remove a Confederate monument? Or would doing so violate a nearly 20-year-old portion of the Virginia Code? The discussion will come up this Monday, during the Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting.For Lock Boyce, the law is clear. The way he reads the Virginia Code, you can’t remove, relocate or otherwise change anything about a monument to the Civil War, be it Union or Confederate.“To me, it’s written in plain English,” Boyce said.
MARTINSVILLE-Jamie Rary sees it as a way to help local kids. When he goes to a gas station and picks up a lottery ticket, the Axton resident first and foremost wants to win the jackpot. But he said he feels better, knowing where the money is going.“I'm just glad the money is going to help the kids,” Rary said. “Henry County schools can use all the help they can get.”The problem is that the majority of that money isn't making it to local school districts.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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