Hanover primary remains contested; Richmond prepares to launch fleet of scooters; a poltergeist in Portsmouth and more headlines

Virginia Mercury

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• The contested GOP nomination fight between Del. Chris Peace, R-Hanover, and challenger Scott Wyatt, remains entirely unresolved and likely headed to court. Wyatt continues to declare himself the nominee. Peace continues to push his supporters to vote in a firehouse primary scheduled for tomorrow, which the district committee voted to cancel but the state central committee says is still on. – Richmond Times-Dispatch

• With the broader June primary less than two weeks away and still no word from the U.S. Supreme Court on a Republican challenge to new district lines, experts say it’s unlikely the court will intervene. “What I’m expecting now is a decision in June, probably after the primaries, that, for whatever reason — perhaps standing perhaps on the merits, favors the plaintiffs.” – WVTF

• U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-6th District, told voters at a townhall in Amherst that “if [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi] wants to go ahead with impeachment, that’s her right, but I encourage everybody to read the report.” The first term congressman also voiced frustration that he can’t get his bills heard in committee. – The News & Advance

• Richmond handed out its first electric scooter rental license to a company called Bolt, which plans to launch a fleet of 500 scooters next week. – RichmondBizSense

• The mayor of Petersburg shut down a councilman’s long running effort to rename city streets after prominent black residents. “Renaming streets all over the city is just going to cause a bunch of confusion,” she said. – The Progress-Index

• Police recovered a cow stolen from a Maryland farm at an animal sanctuary outside of Williamsburg and charged two women with theft, but the sanctuary is trying to get the cow back, arguing it had been neglected. – The Baltimore Sun

• A man who grew up in Portsmouth remains haunted by his paranormal past in the city, where people once flocked to his block to see “the noisy ghost.” – The Seattle Times

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