Suspect captured in Campbell County after a vehicle pursuit

(Sheriff’s office release) RUSTBURG, VA – On July 21 the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple calls describing the reckless handling of a firearm in the 1400 block of Hat Creek Road area (Brookneal) of Campbell County. Upon investigation of these concerns, law enforcement officials received information that the suspect had been exhibiting peculiar […]

Northam signs slew of new gun control measures

On the one-year anniversary of a special session he convened last summer to address gun violence – one gaveled down by Republican lawmakers who then controlled the General Assembly – Governor Northam today signed a number of new measures dealing with gun control issues. There are new state laws to require background checks on all gun […]

Dominion and Duke Energy Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced Sunday that they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project, citing delays and increasing cost uncertainty. Despite a victory last month at the United States Supreme Court over a critical permit, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy said in a news release that “recent […]

Two dead, eight wounded in SC nightclub shooting

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A shooting at a nightclub early Sunday left two people dead and eight wounded in South Carolina, a sheriff’s official said. Two Greenville County sheriff’s deputies noticed a disturbance at Lavish Lounge just before 2 a.m., and saw a large crowd running out of the building, Sheriff Hobart Lewis said at […]

Former Virginia Governor Wilder accuses state’s library of racism

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder is accusing the state’s library agency of racism for its slow pace in processing and publicly presenting records from his tenure as the nation’s first elected Black governor. Wilder, 89, says he doesn’t understand why the Library of Virginia has been processing papers from his […]

Lexington will change name of Stonewall Jackson cemetery

Lexington City Council voted – after a four hour meeting yesterday – to change the name of the city-owned Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery. The meeting was done by Zoom because of social distancing, but that didn’t limit the amount of response. “We got both sides,” Vice Mayor Marilyn Alexander told WDBJ-7. “But the majority of […]

SCOTUS ruling could pave way for completion of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down an appeals court ruling that would have blocked construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline beneath the Appalachian Trail. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the court voted 7-2 to overturn the ruling by the 4th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Richmond. The ruling will allow construction of […]

Campbell County sheriff’s office releases statement on noose seen from road

RUSTBURG, VA – On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, through internal social media intelligence efforts, became aware of an apparatus on display appearing to resemble a noose in the Concord area of the locality.  While staff did not receive any calls pertaining to this concern, as the residence is visible from […]

Confederate statue toppled in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A small group of demonstrators toppled a statue of a Confederate general in the former capital of the Confederacy late Saturday, following a day of largely peaceful protests in the Virginia city. The statue of Gen. Williams Carter Wickham was pulled from its pedestal in Monroe Park, a Richmond police spokeswoman […]

Fatal crash in Bedford County

(from VSP)  Virginia State Police Trooper T.M. Wertz is investigating a two vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred on Friday, (Jun 5) at 10:53 p.m. on Route 460, two tenths of a mile west of Dixie Lane in Bedford County. A 1993 Toyota Corolla was traveling east in the westbound lanes […]