PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Some Portsmouth community leaders are rallying around embattledMayor James Holley.
The handful of church, civic and city leaders are urging votersto vote 'no' on July 13 for a recall election. Holley faces therecall after a judge certified more than 9-thousand signatures fromcitizens asking him to step down.
During a news conference Tuesday, Holley said a change wouldhurt the city.
"We would think it would be in our best interest that wecompleted it with the commission that's already in place, thepresent council that's focused on Portsmouth's future."
Organizers plan a rally for Holley Wednesday at noon at NewBethel Baptist Church on Greenwood Drive.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation said work to secure the Bonner Bridge could take anywhere from a week to 90 days.
WAVY News 10's Andy Fox sat down with outgoing Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for a one-on-one interview.
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