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Roanoke school board sets date for Stonewall Jackson Middle School decision

Confederate icon Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was labeled a scapegoat by one speaker and a traitor by another, as Roanoke City School Board members grapple with whether to rename a local middle school. ... read more

City will consider renaming Stonewall Jackson Middle School

ROANOKE, Va. (AP, WHSV) — Officials in Roanoke will consider renaming Stonewall Jackson Middle School ... in the building. School board Chairwoman Annette Lewis said a committee is being formed to add... read more

Petersburg School Board sets temporary vote date for renaming Confederate schools

Richmond, Henrico County and Hanover County all have schools that pay tribute to Civil War-era leaders. In Hanover, a group is calling on the School Board to change the names of Lee-Davis High School ... read more

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Virginia school board votes to keep Confederate school names

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Hanover County’s school board voted 5-2 Tuesday night to preserve Lee-Davis High School and its Confederate mascot, as well as Stonewall Jackson Middle School ... H... read more


Meetings planned in March for feedback on Stonewall Jackson Middle's name

The committee considering whether to rename Roanoke’s Stonewall Jackson ... to the Roanoke School Board, which will make the final decision on whether to rename the city’s only remaining school named ... read more

Maynard Evans doesn't deserve to have name on a high school

But the Orange County board seems content to stick with Maynard Evans High School, Stonewall Jackson Middle School and Robert E ... but were named after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in 1... read more

Augusta officials working to secure school buildings

Last year, several Waynesboro schools saw new security systems installed. Now the same is happening in Augusta. In December, the school district awarded a contract of approximately $64,000 to Roanoke- ... read more

Richmond's J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School — honoring a Confederate — will be renamed for Barack Obama

The school system received $20,500 in donations to fund the renaming. In Hanover County, the School Board voted in April to keep the names of Lee-Davis High School (Confederates) and Stonewall Jackson ... read more

Principi targets Confederate names in Prince William County

Principi announced a series of proposals at the Board ... the Stonewall Jackson Volunteer Fire Department and the county middle and high schools similarly named for the Confederate general. Principi’s ... read more

Rumors swirling over Virginia Tech starting QB Josh Jackson’s eligibility for 2018 season

the school’s compliance office would be reviewing athletes’ eligibility this month.” As for the rumor that Jackson has been indefinitely suspended? Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times writes that, “[c]on... read more

Woman sues employer after sexual assault

“How long it's been going on, how deep it goes." WDBJ7 reached out to the company's lawyer, but didn't hear back. A judge hasn't ruled on the motion to dismiss the lawsuit. No hearing date has been se... read more

Confederate memorials remain, but days could be numbered

Residents and visitors talk about the decision to remove the ... no such push to change the name of Stonewall Jackson Middle School, which opened in 1964 south of Azalea Park and is now 75 percent His... read more

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