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  1. Revenues up as South Boston prepares for budgetRead the original story

    Yesterday | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Council Monday afternoon got good news from Finance Director Erle Scott who reported that year-to-date revenues had surpassed expenses which have only reached 56 percent of the budgeted amount. Scott also reported the Town has collected 96 percent of its real estate taxes, leaving less than $37,000 yet to be received.

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  2. Mystery shoveler kept Boston Marathon finish line clean in winter stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WTVR Richmond

    Three photos, two men, one mystery: Who kept Boston's historic landmark free of snow during one of the city's worst storms? More than two feet of snow covered the streets and sidewalks, shutting down Boston's schools, businesses and roadways this week. Although streets were plowed, snowfall obscured the iconic Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street.

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  3. Fast-food workers to rally at McDonalda s on Spring StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Post and Courier

    A rally of fast-food workers protesting racism and harassment was scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday outside McDonald's restaurant at 230 Spring St. in Charleston. The rally is in support of McDonald's workers in South Boston, Va., who filed a federal lawsuit against the fast-food giant a week ago, alleging racial and sexual discrimination and harassment in three restaurants in Virginia.

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  4. Davis, GateHouse upbeat about community papersRead the original story

    Wednesday | New England Newspaper Association

    ... Davis will be the keynote speaker and open NENPA's winter convention Feb. 20 at the Seaport Boston Hotel in South Boston. In his talk, Davis will explain the motivation behind GateHouse's more than $300-million investment in print and online ...

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  5. Bill introduced to end Board impasse - in NovemberRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | SoVaNow.com

    McDonald's workers who were fired last year in South Boston and Clarksville have filed suit in federal court against the fast-food giant, alleging a widespread pattern of racial and sexual With divisions on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors showing no signs of weakening, Del. James Edmunds has moved forward with legislation that could end the stalemate - although not until November.

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  6. Solar Power Cooperative Gains MomentumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | SoVaNow.com

    McDonald's workers who were fired last year in South Boston and Clarksville have filed suit in federal court against the fast-food giant, alleging a widespread pattern of racial and sexual Aaron Sutch, director of Sun VA explained to some 50 people how they might become a solar co-op member during a meeting Saturday at the STEM Center in Halifax. Judging from the number of people who turned out for a meeting Saturday, the solar power movement in Halifax County is gaining energy.

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  7. McDonald's lawsuit gets widespread attentionRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | SoVaNow.com

    McDonald's workers who were fired last year in South Boston and Clarksville have filed suit in federal court against the fast-food giant, alleging a widespread pattern of racial and sexual McDonald's workers who were fired last year in South Boston and Clarksville have filed suit in federal court against the fast-food giant, alleging a widespread pattern of racial and sexual discrimination and harassment at three area McDonald's. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, was brought by 10 former workers at three South Boston and Clarksville McDonald's stores.

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  8. Raab named South Boston finance directorRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | SoVaNow.com

    Downtown business owner and former South Boston Council member Thomas S. Raab has been named South Boston's new Finance Director, effective February 17. Raab will succeed Erle Scott, who is retiring. In a press release announcing the appointment, Town Manager Timothy Wilson said Raab brings a wealth of local government knowledge and experience to the position which will be invaluable in meeting Town Council's goals and objectives.

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  9. South Boston council holds work session this afternoonRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | SoVaNow.com

    McDonald's workers who were fired last year in South Boston and Clarksville have filed suit in federal court against the fast-food giant, alleging a widespread pattern of racial and sexual South Boston Town Council will hold its monthly work session this afternoon in Council Chambers on Yancey Street beginning at 5:45 p.m. The Finance Committee, headed by Chairman Coleman Speece, will review the monthly financial statement and will report on possible refinancing of some of the Town's debt. The Current Issues Committee, headed by Bob Hughes, will review a recommendation from the Town Planning Commission to add a new section to Chapter 114 of the Town Code.

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  10. Sticking to his racing rootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | The Robesonian

    ... every year. His father is NASCAR Hall-of-Famer and broadcasting legend Benny Parsons, who won his first race at South Boston Virginia Speedway in 1971, a NASCAR championship in 1973, and the Daytona 500 in 1975 on his way to 21 career victories. ...

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  11. Racing in the bloodlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    ... and Connie along with Kevin and his brother, Keith, moved back to North Carolina. Benny won his first race at South Boston Virginia Speedway in 1971, a NASCAR championship in 1973, and the Daytona 500 in 1975 on his way to 21 career victories. ...

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  12. Employees claim racial discrimination against fast-food giantRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    ... "turns its back" on its workers when they face discrimination, said the Rev. Kevin Chandler, president of the South Boston, Virginia, Chapter of the NAACP. Franchisees operate the vast majority of McDonald Corp.'s more than 14,000 U.S. restaurants, ...

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  13. Former McDonald's Employees File Lawsuit Over Racial DiscriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | NewsOne

    On Monday, 10 former McDonald's employees filed a lawsuit against the chain, claiming that they were fired from their jobs last year due to their race. The federal civil lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, claims that 15 African-American employees were dismissed from locations in Clarksville, Va., and South Boston.

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  14. 'Get the ghetto out of the store'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | NEWS.com.au

    ... sexual pictures, and soliciting sexual relations from female employees. The stores in the Virginia towns of South Boston and Clarksville were taken over by the franchisee, Soweva Co., at the end of 2013. At the time, the majority of the employees ...

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  15. McDonald's Facing Discrimination AllegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | CSP

    The National Labor Relation Board's designation of McDonald's USA as a "joint employer" has landed the franchisor in a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at three franchised stores in Clarkesville and South Boston, Va. The action in effect asks a federal court to hold McDonald's responsible for hiring and firing employees of the restaurants, which are wholly owned and operated by a franchisee, Soweva Co., a business owned by Michael Simon.

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  16. McDonald's and Franchisee Accused of Civil Rights Violations, Racism, HarassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Blue Maumau

    SOUTH BOSTON, Virginia Ten McDonald's fast food workers who were fired last year because they were told "there are too many black people working in the store" filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today against the franchisor. They are alleging there is a widespread pattern of racial and sexual discrimination and harassment at three restaurants in Virginia.

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  17. McDonald's faces employee lawsuit over franchisee behaviorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | KEPR CBS 19

    ... "turns its back" on its workers when they face discrimination, said the Rev. Kevin Chandler, president of the South Boston, Virginia, Chapter of the NAACP. "McDonald's must be held responsible for permitting this unconscionable mistreatment of its ...

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  18. Fired McDonald's workers bring lawsuit against fast-food giantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | SoVaNow.com

    ... the fired workers have sued McDonald's in U.S. District Court. McDonald's workers who were fired last year in South Boston and Clarksville have filed suit in federal court against the fast-food giant, alleging a widespread pattern of racial and ...

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  19. This 2009 file shows the red and yellow signs withRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Town Talk

    ... 'fit the profile' they wanted at the store," said a statement by plaintiff Willie Betts, who was a cook at a South Boston McDonald's until he was fired last May. "I had no idea what they meant by the right profile, until I saw everyone else that ...

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  20. Former McDonald's Workers Sue Over Racial Discrimination, Sexual HarassmentRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Common Dreams

    ... subjected to "rampant racial and sexual harassment" by supervisors at three store locations in Clarkesville and South Boston. The suit, filed under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination in the workplace, ...

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