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The past is still present in a changing Virginia

Once the home of the capital of the Confederacy and the hub of the segregationist movement known as massive resistance, Virginia has been eager to reinvent itself as a more diverse, tolerant and welcoming place.

Screenshot/Charlottesville: Race and Terror—Vice News Tonight on HBO (Via YouTube)

WATCH: Vice Media’s immersive Charlottesville report gets traction

For all the words flowing since last weekend in Charlottesville, the most striking television reporting has been Vice Media’s insider account of the white nationalist movement and what it has wrought.

Broad Run Supervisor Ron Meyer (R)  is a frequent political commentator, often appearing on Fox. File Photo

Republican supervisor calls on county to relocate Confederate statue in Leesburg

In wake of the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Loudoun County Supervisor Ron Meyer (R-Broad Run) has become the first Republican member of the Board of Supervisors to publicly call for the Confederate statue on the courthouse grounds in Leesburg to be moved.

Officials clear graffiti from the Confederate statue on the Leesburg courthouse grounds. Courtesy Photo/Dorothy Beal

MORE: Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office releases surveillance footage of vandalism suspects

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating vandalism to the Confederate statue on the courthouse grounds in Leesburg.

Racial politics haunt GOP in the President Trump era

The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville was the focus of an emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race.

Report: Jail contractor operating in Loudoun under FBI investigation

A Nashville-based company and one of the largest campaign contributors to Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) that was recently awarded a $4.7 million jail contract by the Board of Supervisors is reportedly under investigation by the FBI.

Majority of residents seek changes to vision, topics in Loudoun’s Comprehensive Plan

A majority of Loudoun residents have offered suggestions and changes around the vision and topics addressed in the county’s new Comprehensive Plan, according to a preliminary report issued by the county during its ongoing “Envision Loudoun” public input process.

UPDATE: Organizers cancel rally in support of Confederate monument in Leesburg

A "Save Our History" event in support of the Confederate monument in Leesburg, slated for Sept. 16 outside Loudoun County Courthouse, has been canceled.

MORE: Loudoun chairwoman to ask General Assembly for greater discretion over Confederate monuments

Amid renewed calls to move the county’s Confederate soldier statue on the courthouse grounds, Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) says she plans to ask the General Assembly to give localities greater discretion over monuments and memorials within their jurisdiction.

Local residents gather Monday at St. David’s Episcopal Church and School in Ashburn to honor the victims of the Charlottesville riots. Courtesy Photo

Loudouners, Herring convene for second Charlottesville vigil in as many days

Prominent Loudoun County voices, including that of Attorney General Mark Herring (D), reflected on a trying weekend of hate and racism during a vigil in Ashburn Monday night.

Loudoun County Animal Services hosts ‘Clear the Shelters’ this Saturday

Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) will provide local families the opportunity to adopt a pet in need during “Clear the Shelters,” a no-cost pet adoption event on Aug. 19 from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than 70,000 pet adoptions nationwide.

Supervisors set new rules on temporary political signs

After more than a year of debate, county supervisors voted unanimously last month on new rules for temporary political signs as the county and the state begin gearing up for November’s elections.

Attendees at Sunday’s rally to remember the victims in Charlottesville and to “root out hate.” Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

In wake of Charlottesville, Loudoun Democrats host gathering next to Confederate statue in Leesburg

Around 50 people gathered Sunday afternoon at the Loudoun County Courthouse lawn in Leesburg -- just steps away from a perched 1908 statue honoring fallen Confederate soldiers -- to combat hate and racism and to honor the Charlottesville woman who died during Saturday's race-fueled riots.

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UPDATE: Chaos in Charlottesville: 1 dies during riots, 2 state troopers die in helicopter crash

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) around noon Saturday declared a state of emergency amid a white nationalist protest and gathering in Charlottesville.

Loudoun leaders say alternative Metro funding scenario would allow the transit system to issue its own debt. Times-Mirror/Alexander Todd Erkiletian

Loudoun leaders pitch alternative Metro funding plan to rival regional sales tax proposal

Regional leaders continue to grapple with the idea of a one-cent regional sales tax proposal to fix the beleaguered Metro system.
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