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Video shows Youngkin comments on abortion, bye-bye to Byrd statue, Edwards Virginia Smokehouse sells operations, and more headlines

By: - July 8, 2021 8:01 am
Virginia Mercury

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• “A liberal activist released a video late Wednesday of GOP gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin saying that he has to limit his antiabortion comments on the campaign trail for fear of alienating Virginia’s independent voters, but that he would go ‘on offense’ if he wins office and Republicans take a majority in the House of Delegates.”—Washington Post

• Workers removed a statue of Harry F. Byrd Sr. from Capitol Square. Among those in attendance to mark the occasion were Grindly Johnson, Gov. Ralph Northam’s Secretary of Administration, whose high school was forced to close as a result of Byrd’s fierce opposition to school integration.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• “Gov. Ralph Northam announced an extension for the Child Care Subsidy Program to help Virginia’s working families with young children have access to child care.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The Hampton School Board threw out its chairman. “He’s not good at communication, and I’ve said that to him.”—Daily Press

• Much of Virginia is under storm warnings and flood watches as Tropical Storm Elsa approaches.—Virginian-Pilot

• Authorities identified the remains of a Roanoke Marine killed 50 years ago in a firefight during the early months of the Korean War. He will be buried next month with full military honors.—Roanoke Times

• After 95 years in the ham business, Edwards Virginia Smokehouse is selling its operations and recipes to a Missouri-based smokehouse.—Virginian-Pilot

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Ned Oliver
Ned Oliver

Ned, a Lexington native, has been a fulltime journalist since 2008, beginning at The News-Gazette in Lexington, and including stints at the Berkshire Eagle, in Berkshire County, Mass., and the Times-Dispatch and Style Weekly in Richmond. He is a graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, in Great Barrington, Mass. He was named Virginia's outstanding journalist for 2020 by the Virginia Press Association.