Don Litten, the owner and editor of Old Virginia News has passed

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I must report that this stalwart southern gentleman who fought so hard for a better way of life in Virginia has taken his last ride, made his last active post.

Don had been very sick since last fall. He battled cancer, received radiation and chemotherapy treatment plus had several surgeries. He had been unable to eat but the return to better health seemed to loom on the horizon when a medical emergency took him back to the hospital yesterday morning before dawn.

Shortly after a beautiful sunny day (4/25/16) began, Don simply and quietly expired leaving behind a lovely wife and two grown children.

He will be with us always. He will live in our hearts.

Submitted by D. Welch (editor)  aka Grapeshot


Memorial Service for Don
Bennett’s Funeral Home
8014 Lee Davis Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 746-8665
Sunday, May 1st, 2:00 pm

Greentops employee shoots self

2015-10-17 16.24.21While looking for a shell holder for my Lee Loading Tool today in Greentops Sporting Goods, I heard a gunshot from the front of the store. Everyone froze other than to get their hands closer to their holsters.



One of the people guarding the front door had shot himself in the hand while unloading a customers gun.


An eyewitness said the employee pointed the gun at the gun barrel and the customer said ” that’s not how you unload it”. The customer reached for the gun and the employee jerked it and fired at the same time, missing the barrel but hitting his hand.


The employee is also an off duty Hanover Sheriff’s Deputy.



It appears the Deputy shot the customer who brought in the guns and bullet spatter hit another customer.




It is a hate crime

Two white reporters were murdered today by an angry black man…an angry gay black man. He wrote a manifesto and pointed out two of his reasons was blacks murdered by whites and his being discriminated against.

Our President hasn’t called it a hate crime, our Governor hasn’t called it a hate crime, instead they blame the tool…his gun.

Well I’ll go on record saying it was an obvious black on white hate crime committed by a black bigot.

If he hadn’t had a gun, he’d have found another way to kill his white enemies, so let’s call it what it is.

If we’re going to talk about hate crimes let’s be unbiased about it.

Va. Legislators linked to Adultery

Legislators’ names appear in hacked Ashley Madison data


By MARKUS SCHMIDT AND JOHN RAMSEY Richmond Times-Dispatch| Posted 11 hours ago

Records revealed by the recent data hack of the adultery website Ashley Madison show that the names of two prominent state senators from Virginia appear among its user base.


Customers using the names and personal information of Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, R-James City, and state Sen. A. Donald McEachin, D-Henrico, have made payments to the Canada-based dating service marketed to people in marriages or committed relationships, according to an analysis of the user data by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.


is Virginia Headed For A Range War

Yesterday while speaking to a legislator about trespass and abuse by dog hunters, I was told they were getting more complaints. We both agreed violence was about to break out if the general assembly didn’t do their jobs and repeal the so called right to retrieve.

This morning I read where the courts have given pipeline surveyors the green light to enter private property under a simular law.

While there are efforts to block access using nonviolent means, one has to wonder just who or what will light the fuse to an old fashioned range war. 981-3324 | Posted 14 hours ago


CHRISTIANSBURG — Foes of the Mountain Valley Pipeline project suffered a setback Monday when a circuit court judge found that a controversial state law that allows natural gas companies to survey private property without an owner’s permission is not unconstitutional.


property for surveying even if its owner has denied permission as long as the company has followed the statute’s notification requirements.


The judge said temporary access for surveying does not represent an unconstitutional “taking” of property without compensation.


The law in question “takes away the criminal aspect of trespass, something the Virginia legislature has the right to do,” he said.



Two pipeline surveyors were recently charged in Franklin County with misdemeanor trespass after an Aug. 10 confrontation with a property owner.


Those cases remain active, according to court records. Interim Franklin County Commonwealth’s Attorney Cooper Brown declined to comment Monday. But he was quoted last week by the Franklin News-Post as saying he planned to prosecute the cases because the relevant statute did not address how to respond if a landowner specifically denies permission for entry.


Officials in Franklin and Roanoke counties have expressed concern that confrontations between property owners and surveyors could lead to tragic consequences. Mountain Valley has said its survey crews will leave if asked to do so, in person, by a property owner. But an email earlier this month to Roanoke County from Shawn Posey, project manager for the pipeline project, reported that surveyors “would leave the property respectfully if the landowner became physical or belligerent.”



Violent ABC Agent’s back on the Job







Three state alcohol control officers returned to active duty Monday for the first time since participating in an arrest in March that left a black University of Virginia student bloody and fed a national debate over police relations with minorities. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control determined that the officers could return to active duty after reviewing an investigation conducted by Virginia State Police


McAuliffe won’t arm Guardsmen







Gov. Terry McAuliffe said on Tuesday that Virginia state police will beef up patrols around military recruiting stations following attacks on two military facilities in Tennessee, but he will not order National Guardsmen to be armed. McAuliffe (D) said he consulted with Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams of the Virginia National Guard on Monday about the need for extra security


Bagby gets Morrissey’ old seat






Lamont Bagby, a member of the Henrico County School Board, on Tuesday easily defeated independent David M. Lambert in a special election for a seat in the House of Delegates. Bagby won the right to finish the term of former Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, which expires in January.



Clinton may win Va.






Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) predicted Tuesday that Hillary Clinton would win Virginia in the 2016 presidential election, but he said he didn’t expect it to be easy. A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday from the state has three Republican presidential contenders polling within Clinton’s margin of error. Kaine said he was not “overly” concerned.



Dave Brat Cosponsors Bill To End LEGAL Immigration

David Brat

Dave Brat has consistently tried to clarify his history of proble2ms with immigration datings back to his campaign againwst Eric Cantor last year. From stating that educated immigrants need to “stay home” to comparing immigrants to ISIS and beyond, Brat has on many occasions had to try to reassure us that his opposition to immigration is strictly concerning ILLEGAL immigration, not legal, and thaers

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