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Relocated from its familiar spot next to The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar to make room for a proposed riverfront amphitheater, the statue of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad is in its new spot at The Valentine.

The fallout from the shooting of a teacher by a first-grader in Virginia has prompted a staff shakeup in the Newport News school district. In addition to the firing of  Superintendent Gary Parker this week, the principal and assistant principal of Richneck Elementary School have also left their jobs. Principal Briana Foster Newton is no longer listed as the school’s principal on the Richneck website. A spokesperson for the school district said Newton is still employed by the Newport News Public Schools, but she didn't say what position Newton now holds. Assistant Principal Ebony Parker has resigned. Karen Lynch, who has worked as a principal in Newport News for 17 years, has been assigned as administrator of the school.


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