[Posted on Jan 17, 2018 | 515 views]
Saturday’s gubernatorial inauguration was a cold and windy affair. Shown during the ceremonies are, from right, Governor Ralph Northam and his wife Pam, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax and his wife Cerina, and Attorney General Mark Herring and his wife Laura. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Deborah Pratt of Jamaica in Middlesex County took part in the inaugural parade on Saturday as the eight-time oyster-shucking champion of Virginia. She also came in second in the world oyster-shucking contest in Ireland in 1997. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Blessing of the Ground by representatives of Virginia's Indian tribes during inaugural ceremonies. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Comite Pro Bolivia of Arlington marched in the inaugural parade. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center Boy and Girl Scouts of Sterling. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Among the past governors who attended the inauguration ceremonies on Saturday were, from left (with others in between), Chuck Robb, George Allen, Jim Gilmore, Bob O'Donnell, and Gerald Baliles. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
The Charlottesville Cardinals Wheelchair Basketball Team participated in the inaugural parade. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
The Corps of Cadets from Governor Ralph Northam's alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, marched smartly during the inaugural parade. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Governor Terry McAuliffe and his wife, Dorothy, are welcomed on the grandstand as inaugural ceremonies began. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Governor Ralph Northam and his wife Pam bow their heads in prayer during the inaugural invocation by Pastor Kelvin F. Jones of the First Baptist Church in Capeville. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
 

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History comes alive

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Descendants attend homecoming at Warner Hall

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Library expansion sprints to the finish line

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Outdoor courtyard will have a living wall of plants

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Mountain bike trail proposed in Gloucester

Parks and Rec looking at site near Home Depot

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Alternatives considered for emergency shelter

Supervisors chair says current plan is “good money going after bad”

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Paving projects underway in Mathews

Three projects expected to be completed by early August

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