By PATRICK WILSON , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)
Gov. Terry McAuliffe was mistaken when he said during an interview Monday that police picked up weapons “stashed around the city” during Saturday’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. McAuliffe’s comment came during an interview for a podcast with civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson.
Janelle Noble wants you to know she’s not your average candidate for Congress. The 35-year-old Louisa County resident is making a run for Rep. Dave Brat’s seat in the 7th Virginia Congressional District, emphasizing she is an “ordinary person” with no political experience.
By FENIT NIRAPPIL, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)
Republican Ed Gillespie has been fighting to keep the focus of his campaign for Virginia governor on state issues and away from President Trump. That task grew more challenging this week after Trump defended some of the white nationalists who marched in Charlottesville and bashed efforts to remove Confederate statues — directly injecting national politics into the Virginia governor’s race.
By TAMARA DIETRICH, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)
The violence that erupted in Charlottesville last weekend over plans to remove a Robert E. Lee statue has many other localities hastening to remove monuments to the Confederacy in their midst. On Thursday, Sen. Mark Warner said such a decision should be left to each Virginia municipality.
By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)
There’s the leader of the deadliest slave revolt in U.S. history, and another slave who planned an uprising against Richmond but was hanged when white authorities found out about the plot. There’s the man who shipped himself to New England in a box, becoming a powerful symbol of enslaved people’s thirst for freedom.
By FRANCES ROBLES, New York Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)
Tadrint R. Washington is not one to attend protests. So when she and her sister, heading home from a friend’s house in a 2005 Toyota Camry, neared the site of a white supremacy rally last Saturday, she was stunned. She saw a sea of white faces. But they were chanting, “Black lives matter.”
By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)
If (as Rudyard Kipling might have said, if he cared about Virginia legislative redistricting) you can keep your head (well population count) when all about you/ Are losing theirs … You probably aren’t in Hampton Roads.
By BOB STUART, News Virginian
The message in one Shenandoah Valley community about manufacturing resonates across Virginia, according to the commonwealth's secretary of commerce and trade. Todd Haymore said this week that manufacturing is alive and well in Virginia, and he anticipates more manufacturing jobs coming soon.
By JILL PALERMO, Prince William Times
Calling the Potomac River “the last unused highway in the region,” Prince William County Supervisor Frank Principi is pushing forward with his effort to launch “fast ferry” commuter service between Woodbridge and Washington, D.C.
By MIKE HOLTZCLAW, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has filed a request with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management requesting that Virginia be exempted from a newly revised program to open up the East Coast to offshore drilling. In a letter dated Aug. 11, which was made public on Thursday,