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Apex Day Support Services Announces Expansion

 
Aug29

Apex Day Support Services in the Charlotte Court House expanded their facilities this week to over 47-hundred square feet. Owner Lorene Wendelin says the business outgrew its previous location in a section of Charlotte County Fitness and Recreation. Apex Day Support Services provides day support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Now, the facility has expanded with a new all-open space to include an arts/crafts area, kitchen, media area, gym equipment and a separate dining area. Apex Day Support serves the counties of Appomattox, Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Prince Edward.

Love Sports? Work in Sports.

 
Aug29

Looking for a job? Try working for sports teams. Jack Murphy reports.

Sports Jobs on the rise

 
Aug28

Looking for a job try working for sports teams -Jack Murphy with more.

LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT

 
Aug28

August 31-September 6, 2014

 

LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.  Traffic may be restricted.  Items in italics contain new/updated information.  For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org

 

Amherst County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns and mill and pave. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Appomattox County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 675 over Big Cub Creek – Road closed 9/8/14 – 12/12/14 for bridge replacement. Detour: Rt. 700 west to Rt. 635 northwest to Rt. 720 southwest  to Rt. 644 southwest and back to Rt. 675.

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns and mill and pave. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Buckingham County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 60, Sprouse’s Corner to Cumberland Co. line – Milling and paving underway for approximately 4.5 miles. Traffic control devices in use.

Route 671 over Hunts Creek – Road closed 7/7 –9/19/14 for bridge replacement. Detour available.

Andersonville area – Crews will conduct ditch and shoulder maintenance and boom axe.

Dillwyn area – Crews will cut behind guardrails.

Various – Crews will make surface repairs, mow and respond to customer concerns.

 

Campbell County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 460 East over 29 Bypass & Opossum Creek – One lane closed at a time over the next several weeks for work on the bridge deck. Traffic control devices will direct motorists.

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns and mill and pave. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Charlotte County:  Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 47 and other routes  – Crews will work surfaces. 

Craftons Gate – Crews will do ditch work.

Phenix – Crews will replace mainline pipe.

Various – Crews will boom axe, mow and respond to customer concerns.

Various secondary routes–Milling and paving until 12/5/14. Signs and other traffic control devices in use.

 

Cumberland County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Various – Crews will work surface/shoulders, clean pipe/ditches, cut brush, mow and respond to customers.

 

Halifax County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Route 642 –  Grading, temporary seeding and work on asphalt will take place.

Cluster Springs – Crews will weed eat.

Various – Crews will mow, make surface repairs and respond to customer concerns.

 

Nelson County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 623 over Rockfish River– Closed for bridge replacement at intersection of 617/623. A signed detour in place. Estimated completion – 9/ 30/14.

Route 739 over Tye River- Bridge painting: Lane closures on Route 29 and Route 739. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use.

Various – Crews will respond to customer concerns and mill and pave. Signs and other traffic control devices will be in use. Minor delays expected through 12/5/14.

 

Pittsylvania County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Routes 29 & 58 in Brosville & Kentuck areas, and various other locations – Mowing.

Routes 29 and 58 in Kentuck area– Weed eating.

Route 29 in Gretna and other locations – Boom axing.

Route 676 (674-689)  – Road closed 8/11/14 – 11/18/15, for replacement of Whitethorn Creek bridge. Detour : Routes 903, 687, 649, 886 and 689. Signs and other traffic control devices in use.

Route 685 (686-690) – Road closed for bridge replacement. Est. comp. 9/12/14. Detour: 686, 683 to 649.

Route 924– Road closed 6/30-9/19/14 for structure replacement; detour via Routes 665 & 638.

Various – Crews will clean roadsides, work pipe, ditches and surfaces and respond to customer concerns.

 

Prince Edward County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 360, 658 and other locations– Crews will make shoulder repairs.

Route 623 –Bridge replacement over NS and Buckingham Branch Railroads. Est. comp. 6/30/15.

Route 633 (15 – 360) –Bridge replacement project. Estimated completion – 10/14.

Various – Crews will pick up trash, cut brush, mow, make surface repairs, conduct surface treatment operations and respond to customers.

 

District-wide activities:

Bridge and guardrail maintenance – Crews will perform bridge/guardrail maintenance, including bridge washing. Signs, flaggers and other safety devices will be used to alert motorists to these operations.

Latex schedules –Motorists should be alert to latex paving and, subsequent, line marking.

Appomattox Man Gets Prison Term

 
Aug28

An Appomattox man has been sentenced to two years in prison for being in possession of a firearm while a convicted felon. Matthew Mitchell has an extensive criminal record, including felony assault on a law enforcement officer. The charges against him said that in December of last year he purchased four boxes of ammunition from someone he contacted on Facebook. As part of his sentence, Mitchell got three years supervised probation.

Truckers Offer Driving Safety Tips

 
Aug28

Nearly a million drivers are expected to travel on Virginia’s highways this Labor Day weekend, and the Virginia Trucking Association is offering some safety tips from professional drivers. The number of drivers hitting the road for the holiday is the highest since 2008, according to Triple-A. The truckers advise you to perform a pre-trip inspection. Check the forecast. Pay attention, since distracted driving is a leading cause of crashes. And, buckle up.

Good News For Peanut Allergy Sufferers

 
Aug28

Good news for people with peanut allergies. Jack Murphy reports.

Two charges have been dropped against a suspected shooter

 
Aug27

Two charges have been dropped against a suspected shooter. 33 year old Carlton Edward Massenburg, was facing felony charges that stemmed from a shooting during a party at the Carver Price Cultural Center, March 16. During a preliminary hearing last Wednesday, a judge ruled that there was not enough evidence to validate a felony charge to a grand jury. Massenburg will still face charges for possession of a firearm while a felon. The next grand jury meets, November 3.
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A man busted for selling drugs in the parking lot of Walmart in Appomattox, will soon learn his fate

 
Aug27

A man busted for selling drugs in the parking lot of Walmart in Appomattox, will soon learn his fate. 48 year old Elliot James Bradley, pled guilty Friday to two counts of possession of cocaine with intent in connection to the January 2013 bust, in which he sold cocaine to an undercover officer, twice. Bradley will be sentenced on October 24.
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I am sorry

 
Aug27

I am sorry. That’s what, 22 year old Matthew Jared Mitchell, of Appomattox, said after he was sentenced last Wednesday to two years in prison on a firearm charge. As part of his sentence, Mitchell received three years supervised probation and 10 years good behavior upon release from incarceration.
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