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Grave-robbing at UVA; Fraudulent crab meat; No separate Metro car for Nazis and other news to know

By: and - August 6, 2018 7:30 am

Corey Stewart gets the The New York Times treatment in this profile that scrutinizes his campaign’s strong appeal to white nationalists, some of whom have served as security at his campaign events.

“While Mr. Stewart has disavowed some on the extreme right, interviews with dozens of his friends, colleagues, supporters and fellow Republicans yielded a portrait of a political opportunist eager to engage the coarsest racial fringes of his party to advance his Trumpian appeal,” the Times wrote.

Other headlines:

  • A new report on slavery at UVA details the medical school’s history of digging up and stealing bodies from African American cemeteries. – The Daily Progress
  • A Newport News seafood supplier is accused of passing off thousands of pounds of cheap, foreign crab meat as locally caught in the Chesapeake Bay. Watermen say such crab fraud is rampant. – The Washington Post
  • The Washington Metro dropped a plan to offer separate trains for white supremacists headed to a rally planned for Saturday after the union representing employees said they wouldn’t staff it. – WAMU
  • A 13-year-old was arrested in Culpeper on allegations he planned to shoot someone who had bullied him in school and others he thought were “deserving.” – The Washington Post
  • New surcharges and fees sought by Dominion Energy might eat into any rate savings customers had been promised, though a spokesman said it’s too early to say. – The Daily Press
  • Sen. Tim Kaine’s first reelection ad will air today. – The Washington Post
  • That dam in Lynchburg people worried might fail over the weekend held up fine and the 150 evacuees returned to their homes. – The News & Advance
  • A Mountain Valley Pipeline spokeswoman said she expects construction to restart soon. – The Roanoke Times
  • Philip Van Cleave, the Virginia gun advocate who Sasha Baron Cohen got to film a gun training video for toddlers, says he doesn’t really think 4-year-olds should be armed. – The Roanoke Times
  • SOL scores are down in Norfolk after the school district stopped pulling struggling students out of classes to avoid having them take the tests. – The Virginian-Pilot
  • Charlottesville denied a resident’s request to organize a petting zoo with a giraffe downtown on Aug. 12. – The Daily Progress

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Robert Zullo
Robert Zullo

Robert spent 13 years as a reporter and editor at weekly and daily newspapers before becoming editor of the Virginia Mercury in 2018. He was a staff writer and managing editor at Worrall Community Newspapers in Union, N.J., before spending five years in south Louisiana covering hurricanes, oil spills and Good Friday crawfish boils as a reporter and city editor for the The Courier and the Daily Comet newspapers in Houma and Thibodaux. He covered Richmond city hall for the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 2012 to 2013 and worked as a general assignment and city hall reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 2013 to 2016. He returned to Richmond in 2016 to cover energy, environment and transportation for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He grew up in Miami, Fla., and central New Jersey. A former waiter, armored car guard and appliance deliveryman, he is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Contact him at [email protected]

Ned Oliver
Ned Oliver

Ned, a Lexington native, has been a fulltime journalist since 2008, beginning at The News-Gazette in Lexington, and including stints at the Berkshire Eagle, in Berkshire County, Mass., and the Times-Dispatch and Style Weekly in Richmond. He is a graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, in Great Barrington, Mass. He was named Virginia's outstanding journalist for 2020 by the Virginia Press Association.