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Lunenburg’s abrupt school system closure and more Va. headlines

By: - September 13, 2022 7:56 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Insisting he has the power to pull Virginia out of the RGGI carbon market, Gov. Glenn Youngkin said the anti-climate change bill Democrats approved in 2020 was discretionary, not mandatory.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Facebook message deemed threatening led Lunenburg County to abruptly shut down its entire school system on Monday with little explanation, frustrating some parents who said they should’ve gotten more info.—NBC12

• Roanoke’s jail might drop “jail” from its name as the facility launches a new program aimed at giving inmates the skills they need to succeed when released.—Roanoke Times

• “Virginia Board of Censors sought to enforce Jim Crow on the big screen.”—VPM

• Norfolk officials are set to make a decision on revoking the permit for a local nightclub where four people were shot last month.—Virginian-Pilot

• The debate over whether the city of Martinsville should revert to a town in Henry County has led to dueling Facebook videos from spokesmen for the two localities.—Martinsville Bulletin

• University of Virginia students protested at a statue of the Greek poet Homer after someone hung a noose around the statue’s neck last week.—Daily Progress

• Former President Donald Trump was spotted golfing at his Northern Virginia club on Monday.—New York Post

• An Elkton Town Council member was cleared of assault charges after a worker at a local community center accused him of trying to grab her facemask. The judge said it looked like a “joke that’s gone too far.”—Daily News-Record

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