Category WFLO News

Wealth Gap Hurts State Budget

 
Sep16

The wealth gap is hurting the Virginia state budget. Jack Murphy explains.

Arrest Made in Crewe Town Office Hit and Run

 
Sep15

 

Chief A.A. Booth, II announces an arrest has been made in a Friday afternoon hit and run that resulted in property damage at the Crewe Town Office. Carmen Gonzalez, 31, of Crewe was charged within hours of the hit and run on 9/12/14.

Gonzalez was driving another individuals van heading south bound on Tyler Street. The vehicle left the roadway, travelled onto the sidewalk and struck the brick wall surrounding the town hall. The hit left the brick wall with significant damage. Gonzalez then fled the scene. There were witnesses to the crash and within hours, Officer R. Hite had located the vehicle and Gonzalez. She was taken into custody without incident.

Hit and run with property damage is a class 1 misdemeanor.

Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park is getting a facelift

 
Sep15

Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park is getting a facelift. The Appomattox Town Council and County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to restore several structures at the park, including painting the Clover Hill Tavern, the guest house, the kitchen and the bookstore. And, at the Courthouse building they repainted the porch along with other work. The next building that will receive cosmetic work is the Woodson Law Office, which dates back to the American Civil War. The makeover, officials say, is to make the park more appealing in anticipation of the thousands expected to visit the park during the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War in April. Renovations could be finished by December 2014.
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Care Giver

 
Sep15

Taking care of a loved is a lot money than people thought, Jack Murphy has the story.

WEalth Gap

 
Sep15

WEalth Gap is hurting VA state budgets, Jack Murphy explains

Bridge Work Begins Today

 
Sep15

There will be a construction closure starting today on the Route 665 Bridge over Buffalo Creek in Prince Edward County. Starting today a temporary signal will be in place to help motorists negotiate the structure while milling and patching of the deck take place. Then, the bridge will close to all traffic on Monday, September 29 and a detour will be put in place for the duration of the work to overlay the deck on the structurally deficient bridge. The term “structurally deficient” does not mean the bridge is unsafe; it does mean that there are issues that require annual inspection and increased maintenance costs. In the case of the Route 665 structure, the condition of the deck is why it is designated in this way. Crews under contract to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will mill and patch the existing bridge deck and will place an overlay on it. This work will improve the deck condition and extend the service life of the structure. During these operations, motorists will use Moore Road, Five Forks Road, College Road, Farmville Road, and Abilene Road)to reach Route 665 West (Darlington Heights Road) to bypass this structure. The estimated completion date of this operation is October 27, 2014.

The Anniversary of Childhood Favorite

 
Sep15

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of a Kelloggs Pop Tarts, Jack Murphy with more.

Pop Tarts

 
Sep14

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of a Kelloggs Pop Tarts, Jack Murphy with more.

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood for two Farmville florists this week

 
Sep12

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood for two Farmville florists this week. In celebration of “Good Neighbor Day,” Wednesday, Rochette’s Florist and Carter’s Flower Shop offered customers a dozen roses FREE, under one condition: they keep one for themselves and give out the other 11 as random acts of kindness. The annual “Good Neighbor Day” giveaway is 10 years strong, and has expanded to help local charities. This year the Flower Shops collected donations to benefit The Farmville Junior Women’s Club “Christmas Wish List.”
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Updates on a variety of ‘back to school’ related issues was the focus of the Amelia County School Board meeting

 
Sep12

Updates on a variety of ‘back to school’ related issues was the focus of the Amelia County School Board meeting. Board members heard reports on everything from, the newly implemented “Return to play requires medical OK” law that now requires schools to have a release from a doctor for student athletes with possible concussions, to the schools’ new Parent Portal, a website where parents can follow their child’s progress, as well as an update on technology improvements made during the summer, including faster internet speed. Members were also reminded to mark their calendars for the Virginia School Board Association/Amelia school board retreat scheduled for Sept. 18. The meeting ended on a sad note with the announcement that a memorial service for former school employee Jimmy Maples was scheduled for this Saturday (Sept. 13) at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
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