Politics

Middletown mayor at White House during lockdown

April 29, 2016

Middletown mayor Charles Harbaugh got more than he bargained for during a White House tour on Wednesday when a man threw what were described as personal belongings over the White House fence, triggering a lockdown of the building and adjacent Lafayette Park.

Litten to run for mayor of New Market

April 18, 2016

Councilman Eddie Litten is running for mayor of New Market. Litten has served on New Market’s Town Council for the past eleven years and is the chairman of the town’s Personnel Finance Committee.

Former principal seeks seat New Market seat

Peter Hughes

April 14, 2016

Peter Hughes will seek election to New Market’s Town Council when the town votes on May 3. Hughes is a retired school administrator who served as principal of Stonewall Jackson High School for eight years.

Bill will allow gun purchases with one ID

April 11, 2016

Gun purchasers in Virginia will need one less form of identification to complete their transactions under legislation signed by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and sponsored by Del. Michael Webert, R-Marshall.

McAuliffe vetoes domestic violence gun bills

Todd Gilbert

April 7, 2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe Thursday vetoed legislation that would have eased rules governing the carrying of concealed handguns for individuals who obtain a protective order against other individuals.

McAuliffe vetoes bill that defies gay unions

Todd Gilbert

March 30, 2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed religious organizations to discriminate against same sex couples while prohibiting state agencies from taking action to deter such practices.

Bennett emerges as Democrats’ candidate in 10th

March 30, 2016

The chairwoman of the Democrats’ 10th Congressional District Committee has announced that LuAnn Bennett is the party’s presumptive nominee against U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, in this year’s general election.

Council discusses better deal with water treatment facility

March 21, 2016

The New Market Town Council met Tuesday night. The agenda was fairly light, but among the things discussed was a change to wastewater agreement with the town of Broadway, which owns the water treatment used by New Market and other surrounding towns.

New Market mayor seeks reelection

March 16, 2016

Current mayor Douglas Bradley will seek reelection when the town votes May 3. Bradley has served as the town’s mayor for the past four years.