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Virginia's big question: Essentia or no?

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Rocci Lucarelli has lived in Virginia all his life -- 76 years, the same age as the Virginia Regional Medical Center.

Now, as a member of the Virginia Hospital Commission, Lucarelli will have a vote deciding what will become of the city-owned hospital.


"It's one of the biggest decisions we will make," he said.

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