Appomattox High School football coach Doug Smith is currently the leading vote-getter in a national competition for most valuable coach. Smith was one of 50 coaches U.S. Cellular chose for the first round, and he and is now one of the 15 finalists. The two coaches receiving the most on-line votes will be honored lived on ESPN during the Under Armour All-America Game. Click here for a link to The U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach website.
From Amherst County Sheriff: The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office needs your help with locating Matthew Jade Ogden, 23, of Madison Heights. Ogden is wanted on Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny charges related to separate incidents in Madison Heights. If you have any information about his whereabouts please call the Sheriff’s Office at 434-946-9300 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or text your tip to 274637.
Trump recovers slightly from ‘Access Hollywood’ depths, but Clinton still holds 12-point lead among Virginia voters
From Christopher Newport University:NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Republican Donald Trump rebounded slightly from his low point after the “Access Hollywood” tape disclosure, but Democrat Hillary Clinton still holds a double-digit lead in Virginia, according to a tracking survey released Friday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Clinton leads Trump among likely voters in Virginia, 45-33 percent.
While most attention goes to the presidential election next month, also at stake is which party controls the Senate and House of Representatives. Experts say a congressional district in our region could become important if Democrats come close to achieving a House majority. More from WLNI’s Evan Jones.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) _ A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. Judge Claude Hilton on Thursday ordered an immediate reopening of voter registration in the commonwealth through Friday. At a hearing in federal court in Alexandria, state officials actually wanted to extend the deadline even longer, through Monday. But Hilton said he only wanted to extend the process long enough to make up for the computer glitches that occurred in the hours leading up to the original Oct. 17 deadline. A voter advocacy group sued state officials this week seeking the extension. Virginia elections commissioner Edgardo Cortes says the department will notify voters of the extension. He says they can register online or by mail with a Friday postmark.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The ACLU of Virginia is urging the elections commissioner to allow voters who could not complete their online registration when the portal crash to complete their applications.The organization sent a letter yesterday to Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortes, saying two sections of Virginia law require the department to determine who is standing in line when it is about to close on the last day of registration.The letter says officials must allow such voters to complete their registration later.Virginia’s online voter registration system crashed Monday, preventing some Virginians from signing up to vote.