Local students emphasized political accountability and gun safety as key priorities.
The pay raise plan, for all state employees, ends nine days of school closings.
U.S. officials question whether North Korea is sincere about its reported offer of abandoning its nuclear weapons program.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has promised to veto the bill.
City officials are still working out logistics for the second weekend of January, when Lexington will likely host an unprecedented four parades from Friday to Monday.
The mayor-elect hopes to be an approachable leader for the city.
He defeated Chuck Smith, who remains on the Council.
Incumbent Marylin Alexander and newcomers Michele Hentz and Leslie Straughan secured seats on the council.
The Community Anti-Racism Education (CARE) initiative secured a permit to parade down Main Street during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend next year.
The ballot brings together years of governmental, professional, and volunteer experience among the two incumbents and three newcomers running for three open seats.