NOVA’s last Republican delegate draws a challenger and other news to know
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MAJOR FLOODING IN LYNCHBURG
Heavy rain has prompted evacuations in Lynchburg over fears that a dam is about to fail. A flood warning in the Lynchburg area is in effect until 11:30 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
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- A small tornado touched down in Albemarle, damaging a high school and knocking a chimney off a home. – The Daily Progress
- In Warrenton, a 10-year-old girl died when a tree fell on her home. – Associated Press
- Charlottesville officials said they’re closing all city parks and pools during the anniversary of the Aug. 12 white nationalist rally. – C-Ville
- Del. Tim Hugo, R-Fairfax, already has a Democratic challenger for his seat in the House of Delegates, the last Republicans hold in Northern Virginia. Dan Helmer is an Army veteran who lost this year’s primary to run against Rep. Barbara Comstock. – The Washington Post
- As post-recession wages have improved for white workers, black and Hispanic workers have seen their wages decrease. — WVTF
- The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is seeking a court order to stop a taxi company from picking up passengers after the business refused to pay a $25-a-month fee. – The Roanoke Times
- Passersby rescued a 66-year-old woman from her PT Cruiser as it burst into flames. – The Virginian-Pilot
- With the jury deadlocked, a judge declared a mistrial the case of Hampton congressional candidate Shaun Brown, who runs a nonprofit accused of defrauding the feds by charging for meals for the needy it never served. –Daily Press
- High school students in Norfolk talked to an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Among other things, he told them “food can feel like it’s hovering in the upper chest,” but “what comes in still comes out.” – Associated Press
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