The Bulletin

Silver Line to Dulles opens and more Va. headlines

By: - November 16, 2022 7:45 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A University of Virginia student who witnessed Sunday’s shooting that left three football players dead said the alleged gunman mostly stayed to himself during the field trip to see a play in D.C. as part of an African American theater class. On the bus ride home to Charlottesville, she said, he sat alone in the back before opening fire.—Washington Post

• Athletics officials say they haven’t made a decision about whether the UVA football team will play again this season, but classes and other sports events are resuming today.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Metro’s long-awaited Silver Line to Dulles officially opened Tuesday, with numerous political leaders on hand to celebrate the occasion.—NBC4 Washington, Washington Post, DCist

• Lexington building officials overruled Washington & Lee’s plans to construct a wall in a university chapel to shield a statue of former school president and Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The officials said the plan created safety concerns, but it’s come under fire from conservatives looking to maintain Lee’s presence.—Roanoke Times

• Carnival Cruise Line announced plans to double its number of ships taking off from Norfolk next year, with plans for “year-round cruising” by 2025.—Virginia Business


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