The Lynchburg City School Board approved the appointment of Ron Proffitt as the new associate principal for Heritage High School. Proffitt replaces Dennis Knight, who will be serving as the school’s athletic director.
Proffitt was previously the assistant principal at Bassett High School where he served as the 10th grade administrator and activities/athletic director since 2010. He also has been an English teacher and boys’ track coach at Bassett High School.
From The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam in which the suspect offered to purchase the victim’s advertised pet care services. The victim was sent a MoneyGram in the amount of $1740. The victim was advised to keep $350 for herself and then wire the rest of the money to another account. That routing number was for the Forest Wal-Mart and the recipient was listed as Joseph Williams. The adult black male suspect who collected the money at the Wal-Mart can be seen in the attached surveillance photos. When he picked up the money, he used a fake New York driver’s license with the name William Joseph. The bank advised the victim that the original MoneyGram was not valid.
Anyone who can identify the suspect in this incident is asked to contact Investigator R. Scott Arney with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800 ext. 4063, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS” plus your message to 274637.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will review a districting plan for the Virginia House of Delegates that challengers say gives too little power to African-American voters in an effort to boost Republican strength. The justices on Monday added the Virginia case to their docket for the fall. The case concerns claims that black voters were illegally packed into a dozen legislative districts. The challengers say the plan made neighboring districts safer for Republicans because those districts had fewer black voters who tend to support Democrats. The court last month dismissed a Republican-led appeal that sought to preserve a congressional districting map that similarly concentrated black voters in one district and improved GOP prospects elsewhere in the state.
Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Appomattox County.
The crash occurred Saturday at 9:33 a.m. on Route 26, approximately 1.5 miles south of Route 60. Officials say a 2011 Mazda 6 was traveling northeast on Route 26 when it ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times before striking a tree.
The driver, Kevin A. Angus, 30, of Gladstone, Va. died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. The crash remains under investigation.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A trade mission to Europe involving Gov. Terry McAuliffe cost the state of Virginia more than $186,000. Citing state records, The Daily Press reports that the governor and state economic development officials made expenses on travel arrangements, hotels, restaurants and professional photography. The governor met with officials across Europe to discuss potential business deals. He spent time in Belgium, England and Germany, and attended the Hannover Messe, an industrial technology trade show. The trade team dined in restaurants as they tried to woo potential importers of Virginia products in Europe. During a trip to Brussels, Netherlands beer importers met with officials about potentially bringing in beer from Virginia. McAuliffe says international trips are crucial for making deals between Virginia and other parts of the world.