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Confederate Flag Stays

A ruling two decades ago to allow a Confederate flag monument in Danville can’t be reversed.  

Officials requested removal of the banner currently located at the Museum of Fine Arts and History, however the city manager said Danville has no legal right to take down the flag.

Strange Ways To Play Hookey

A survey is revealing the strangest excuses people use to get out of going to work ; lets just say people are getting pretty creative.

A CareerBuilder survey shows one of the more outrageous sick day excuses given in the past year was a worker who said he accidentally got on a plane. 

About 30% of employees calling in were bold enough to admit they just didn't feel like working, needed the day to relax or wanted to catch up on their sleep. 

Over 10% blamed weather conditions.

About one in four employers have caught employees in lies by checking social media.

Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society to Hold 20th Annual Spirit Walk

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is gearing up for its 20th Annual Spirit Walk begins this Friday night and runs through Sunday. For the first year people may tour and meet the souls of Oakwood Cemetery.

Bench Warrant Issued for Jesse Matthew

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - A judge in Fairfax County has issued a bench warrant to bring the man accused of abducting a missing University of Virginia student to Fairfax to face charges in a separate crime.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Picked 10th in ACC Preseason Hoops Poll

The Virginia women's basketball team is expected to finish in the lower half of the ACC this coming season.

'Hoos Use Second Half Rally to Beat Duke

No. 3 Virginia rallied from a one-goal deficit at halftime to beat Duke 3-1 in women's soccer Thursday night in Durham.

Cavaliers Put Historic Season in Past

Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett says the key message to his players this preseason has been simple: Put last year's historic season in the past.

Cavs' Doull "Probably Doubtful" for UNC Game

It sounds like sophomore guard Ryan Doull is going to miss his second straight game for the Virginia football team.

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Activists: Syrian government forces step up shelling of rebel areas, killing 9 in village

Activists say that Syrian government forces have stepped up shelling of rebel-held areas, killing nine people in a village in the country's north.

Australia says hunt for missing Malaysian plane progressing but likely to take many months

Australian officials say the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but is likely to take many months because of huge area involved.

Tunisian forces end 24-hour standoff, killing man and 5 women

Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man.

Overcrowded bus drives off Nepal mountain road, killing 9 and injuring dozens

Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others.

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