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Virginia’s voter registration site goes offline on deadline date

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The outage was caused by a broken cable near the Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center.


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This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.

The last chance to register to vote in Virginia was temporarily interrupted on Tuesday, after a severed cable took the state’s voter registration website down. It’s the last day to register to vote in the state, but the outage could potentially lock out thousands of voters. 

Election officials already anticipated a surge of voters for the 2020 presidential race, many of whom would be registering online because of the coronavirus pandemic. While its website was down, Virginia’s department of elections encouraged people to register to vote by printing out a paper application. 

“Due to

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Cottonmouth restaurant in Village of the Arts announces opening date

BRADENTON – The most highly anticipated Sarasota-Manatee restaurant opening to be planned since the start of the pandemic should take place a bit earlier than expected.

Chef/owner David Shiplett aims to unveil Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen to the public Wednesday – the last day of September – after announcing earlier this summer he would open in October. The restaurant occupies a historic cottage on the main road through Bradenton’s Village of the Arts, near Shiplett’s other eatery Birdrock Taco Shack. 

A casual dining destination, Cottonmouth has indoor seating adorned with local artwork as well as al fresco options including a spacious, fenced backyard area with sprawling trees providing shade and dangling Edison lights. There will also be a covered stage in the back, too, where musicians will begin performing when Sunday brunch launches with the Brown Bag Brass Band on Nov. 8, followed by nationally acclaimed Bradenton-based blues artist Doug

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Opening date set for Trader Joe’s store in South Richmond | Business News

The second Trader Joe’s store in the Richmond region is slated to open on Friday Oct. 9.

The store opens at 8 a.m. on that day, the chain announced Tuesday afternoon.

The California-based retailer is taking over part of the former Martin’s Food Markets grocery store in the Stony Point Shopping Center off Huguenot Road in South Richmond.

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Trader Joe’s announced in April that it planned open the second area store in the Stony Point Shopping Center, where it is

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