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Jamestown historic site is ‘losing its battle with climate change’ and more Va. headlines

By: - May 4, 2022 8:04 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Virginia’s Court of Appeals overturned the assault and battery conviction of a Hanover County mom who used a belt to discipline her 12-year-old twins, ruling a lower court had overstepped by finding fault with a “debatable parenting decision.”—WTOP

• Experts say the 400-year-old Jamestown historic site is “losing its battle with climate change.”—Washington Post

• The U.S. Navy is offering alternative housing options to sailors on an aircraft carrier undergoing work at Newport News Shipyard after three suicides among its crew.—Daily Press

• A member of the Buchanan County board of supervisors was indicted on election fraud and embezzlement charges. He faces a total of 82 felony counts.—Cardinal News

• A Virginia judge allowed actor Johnny Depp’s defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard to move forward after Depp’s legal team rested their case.—USA Today

• Amazon is spending $55 million to boost affordable housing in the Tysons area of Fairfax County.—Washington Post

• A Roanoke police officer has been charged under a criminal defamation law over Facebook posts about a Tazewell County lawyer.—Roanoke Times

• The Mountain Valley Pipeline is still moving forward despite a delayed timeline and higher cost estimates.—Roanoke Times

• Lee Enterprises, the media company that owns several Virginia newspapers, “has been quietly laying off dozens of employees across its local papers.”—Axios

• Candy heiress Jacqueline Mars remains Virginia’s richest person, with a net worth estimated at $34.2 billion.—Culpeper Star-Exponent

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