Celebrate America at Thomas Road Baptist Church

Thomas Road Baptist Church invites you to Celebrate America this Sunday evening. Mike Tilley has the info.

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Dominion wins approval for contested substation, power line

Virginia regulators have awarded approval to Dominion Energy for a hotly contested substation and powerline to provide electric service for an Amazon data center in Northern Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the State Corporation Commission gave the final approval last week. The transmission line will run from Gainesville to Haymarket and many residents along its proposed path have been stridently against it, asking that Dominion’s request be denied or that the line be buried underground. The commission has said it would be too expensive to bury the line.

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UPDATE: Bedford County authorities locate man who resisted arrest and ran

UPDATE: Cameron Duckworth was located and arrested in Campbell County early this morning.

Earlier today: The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office needs help locating 24-year-old Cameron Duckworth. Deputies have arrest warrants for fraud, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. When authorities tried to arrest him yesterday morning, he ran. Duckworth is a white man with brown hair, brown eyes, 6-foot-4-inches and weighs about 185 pounds. He was last seen near Cottontown Road and Forest Road wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark pants.

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Location isn’t the only thing different about Beale’s Brewery and BBQ

The first brewery in Bedford is taking a contrarian approach to the craft beer industry. WLNI’s Ian Price has more:

06-26 Beale’s Brewery WLNI-WEB-WRAP

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Groundbreaking held for American Indian monument

Representatives of several Native American tribes are celebrating a new monument planned near Virginia’s Capitol. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that tribal representatives and others celebrated a groundbreaking Saturday of a new monument entitled “Mantle.” The monument will recognize Native Americans’ legacy in Virginia. The Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission was established in 2009 to install a permanent monument on Capital Square. “Mantle” by artist Alan Michaelson will be in the shape of a nautilus and
include natural landscaping. The Virginia Capitol Foundation said the monument’s
total cost will be $900,000, and so far $400,000 has been raised.

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Amherst Co. drug bust: 272 pounds of marijuana seized, two men charged

From the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office: This office working together with the Virginia State Police, Central Virginia Drug & Gang Task Force, and Roanoke City Police Department made a substantial seizure of marijuana on Thursday afternoon. A total shipment of 272 lbs. of marijuana was intercepted and seized prior to its delivery to  subjects in Amherst County. The marijuana has an estimated street value of over $350,000. The investigation led law enforcement to a residence at 1624 Apt. B., Elon Road, in Madison Heights. As a result of this collaborative effort, David Jason Trail , 35, of Madison Heights and Cedrick Herman Stephens, 51, of Lynchburg have both been arrested. Both men are charged with § 18.2 – 248.1 , Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana .  In addition, (2) firearms and $1800 in U.S. Currency was seized.  The suspects were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Amherst Adult Detention Center, where they are being held on $15,000 bonds. Additional charges are pending.

David Trail

Cedrick Stephens

Amherst Co. Sheriff’s Dept. photo

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