NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• “The Navy on Tuesday ordered most ships and aircraft in the Hampton Roads area to leave to avoid potentially dangerous winds and high seas caused by Hurricane Dorian.” – The Virginian-Pilot
• Officials in Danville threatened to shut down 30 businesses operating slot-like “skill games,” sidestepping questions about their legality under state gaming statutes by citing zoning code that requires a special permit to offer arcade games and other types of commercial indoor recreation. – The Danville Register & Bee
• The Richmond Times-Dispatch says it wouldn’t have run two opinion columns backing a major coliseum development and signed by local university presidents if it had known they were actually written by the project’s developer. – VPM
• Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, says Democrats won’t ditch the state’s right-to-work-law if they take control of the statehouse. “It’s not going to disappear,” he said. “Quite frankly, a large part of the public doesn’t care or doesn’t know it exists.” – Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Heather Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, filed a $12 million lawsuit against James Fields, who was convicted of murdering Heyer in 2017. “Bro said she is not interested in Fields’ ‘blood money,’ but wants to make sure that he will never profit from selling the rights to his story or publishing a memoir.” – The Daily Progress
• Virginia is getting $20.4 million from the Trump administration to help fight the opioid crisis. It will go toward treatment, prevention and recovery services. – Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Virginia Western Community College opened an expanded food pantry after a survey found “as many as 5,000 students may go hungry on campus each day.” – The Roanoke Times
• Campbell County officials said they don’t want neighboring Bedford County’s trash coming to their landfill. – The News & Advance
• Local wineries rushed to harvest grapes ahead of Hurricane Dorian as it continues to move up the coast. – Daily Press
• Celebrity chef Guy Fieri – why does it feel like we’re hearing so much about Guy Fieri all of a sudden? – is in Richmond filming episodes of his Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” – Richmond Times-Dispatch
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