Category WFLO News

Modest Tuition Hike Announced at Longwood

 
Apr22

Longwood officials have announced a modest tuition hike of 2.8 percent at the university,compared with the University of Virginia’s hike of 11 percent. The Longwood Rotunda reports that for in-state undergraduates carrying a full course load in 2015-16, tuition will be $11,910 per year at Longwood

Tanner Won’t Run Again

 
Apr22

No incumbents will be running in the three supervisors elections in Appomattox County this year. Two term supervisor Gary Tanner has announced that he won’t be running again, because he has a new career opportunity that will involve travel. Appomattox River Supervisor Willie Craft has already announced that he will not seek re-election, and Falling River Supervisor Ronnie Spiggle is expected to make a similar announcement soon.

Woman Was Reaching for Mountain Dew When Car Ran Off Road

 
Apr22

A Dinwiddie woman reportedly lost control of her car on Highway 360 in Keysville, because she was trying to “do the Dew.” State police say 69 year old Linda Ramsey was reaching for a Mountain Dew when her car ran off the side of the road, down an embankment and through the median, coming to rest in the eastbound lanes. Ramsey was hospitalized for injuries suffered in the crash,and her Cadillac sustained about 8-thousand dollars worth of damage. No charges were filed, according to a report in the South Side Messenger.

They’re marching for babies in Farmville

 
Apr21

They’re marching for babies in Farmville this weekend. Families, sponsors, supporters and volunteers will come together at Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, in an effort to promote healthy babies and full-term pregnancies as part of March for Babies, a walk fundraiser for the March of Dimes. Organizers said last year, more than 200 people joined the walk which covers the counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward. If you are interested in joining the fundraising efforts for a worthy cause, Visit marchforbabies.org.
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Reaching for a can of soda pop is being blamed for a one car crash in Dinwiddie

 
Apr21

Reaching for a can of soda pop is being blamed for a one car crash in Dinwiddie. According to Virginia State Police, the driver was reaching for a Mt. Dew when she lost control of her vehicle on Hwy. 360 in Keysville, ran off the road and went down an embankment through the median, before coming to a stop. She was taken to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. No charges were filed in this incident.
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Area Seniors Win Scholarships

 
Apr21

Six area high school seniors will each receive scholarships awarded by the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.
Rebecca Brookman, a senior at Louisa High School and the daughter of Reuben and Tracy Brookman of Louisa, has earned a $1,000 K.M. Beasley Memorial Scholarship. She has been accepted into the University of Virginia, where she plans to study psychology.Jessica Yoder of Dillwyn, Shay Louvase Townsend of Palmyra, Kiara Samuels of Cartersville, Hope Spoonhower of Gordonsville and Katherine Topf of Louisa have each earned $1,000 Worth M. Hudson Scholarships:

Two Killed in Separate Weekend Crashes

 
Apr21

There was a fatal car crash in Prince Edward County over the weekend. State trooper are investigating the accident that killed 22 year old Joshua West. West was driving a pickup truck that ran off the road early Saturday morning on Route 696, a mile south of Route 629. The pickup struck an embankment,and then a tree. There was also a fatal crash in Charlotte County on Saturday. This one happened just past 3:30 in the afternoon on Route 360, about a half mile east of Route 623. A pickup truck ran off the road and hit a tree, killing a passenger, 60 year old Shelly Carter. The driver, 58 year old John Carter was transported to Centra Southside Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was charged with reckless driving.

FATAL CHARLOTTE COUNTY TRAFFIC CRASH

 
Apr20

 

Virginia State Police Trooper D.L. Hughes is investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Charlotte County on Saturday (April 18). The crash occurred at 3:39 p.m., on Route 360, approximate a ½ mile east of Route 623.

A 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck was traveling east on Route 360 when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The impact of the crash caused the pickup to spin around and strike several more trees.

The passenger, Shelly S. Carter, 60, of North Chesterfield, Va., died at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt.

The driver, John S. Carter, 58, of North Chesterfield, Va., was transported to Centra Southside Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was charged with reckless driving.

The crash remains under investigation.

CENTRAL VA. TASK FORCE DISMANTLES PRESCRIPTION DRUG RING

 
Apr20

 

RICHMOND, Va. – Fifteen Central Virginian residents are behind bars on charges related to their role in fraudulently obtaining, selling and using approximately $625,000 worth of oxycodone pills in the course of a year. Each individual faces one felony count of conspiracy to distribute a Schedule II narcotic.

The charges stem from an investigation initiated by the Central Virginia Regional Narcotics Task Force in late September 2014. During the course of the investigation, the Task Force tracked down 186 forged prescriptions connected to these 15 individuals. The prescriptions were filled at unsuspecting pharmacies in the Tri-Cities area, as well as the cities of Emporia, Richmond and Williamsburg, and the counties of Brunswick, Caroline, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Loudoun and Mecklenburg. Within a year’s time, the suspects had fraudulently obtained approximately 25,000 oxycodone pills that were then sold or used by the suspects.

“Through the use of sophisticated forgeries, multiple aliases and geographical targets, this was a complex criminal enterprise,” said Hopewell Police Chief John F. Keohane, Board Chair of the Task Force. “Thanks to the concerted and relentless investigative efforts of our task force members, we are able to not only successfully shut down the illegal operation, but also bring to light the serious, growing problem of prescription fraud and abuse.”

SIX AREA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS EARN VMDAEC SCHOLORSHIPS

 
Apr20

Six area high school seniors will each receive scholarships awarded by the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC).

Rebecca Brookman, a senior at Louisa High School and the daughter of Reuben and Tracy Brookman of Louisa, has earned a $1,000 K.M. Beasley Memorial Scholarship. She has been accepted into the University of Virginia, where she plans to study psychology.

Jessica Yoder of Dillwyn, Shay Louvase Townsend of Palmyra, Kiara Samuels of Cartersville, Hope Spoonhower of Gordonsville and Katherine Topf of Louisa have each earned $1,000 Worth M. Hudson Scholarships:

  • Jessica, the daughter of Westly and Donielle Yoder, was homeschooled and will be studying elementary education at Liberty University.
  • Shay, the daughter of Wayne and Kathy Townsend, will be graduating from Fluvanna High School and plans to major in accounting.
  • Kiara, the daughter of Angela Samuels, is graduating from Cumberland High School and has been accepted into the University of Virginia.
  • Hope, the daughter of Amy Spoonhower, is a senior at Goochland High School and plans to study communications at James Madison University.
  • Katherine, the daughter of John Topf, is a senior at Louisa High School and plans to study biology at James Madison University.

Students were awarded these scholarships based on a competitive screening process and were eligible for consideration because their parents are consumer-members of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative. Applicants must be entering their first semester of college, technical or trade school in the autumn of 2015.

This year, the VMDAEC Educational Scholarship Foundation received 319 applications from

students in areas served by electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. The

Foundation is awarding 45 Worth M. Hudson Scholarships, one K.M. Beasley Scholarship and one additional endowed scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. Recipients were chosen based on financial need (40 percent), academic achievement (40 percent) and a personal statement (20 percent).

The Foundation is funded through tax-deductible donations from individuals and VMDAEC cooperatives, as well as proceeds from benefit fundraiser events. Worth M. Hudson Scholarships are named in honor of the first chair of the VMDAEC Educational Scholarship Foundation and former chair of the board of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative in Chase City, Va. The K.M. Beasley Scholarship is named in honor of the former chairman of both VMDAEC and the board of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative.

“Donations from several VMDAEC member cooperatives were matched by CoBank’s ‘Sharing Success’ Program,” said Roberta Harlowe, chair of VMDAEC’s Educational Services Committee. Mrs. Harlowe also serves on the board of CVEC. CoBank is a national cooperative bank that provides loans and other financial services to rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.

Since its inception in 2001, the Foundation has awarded 517 electric cooperative scholarships totaling $416,500.  The number of scholarships awarded each year is based upon funds available and these grants can be used to pay for tuition, fees and books.

Headquartered in Lovingston, Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric-distribution utility serving more than 35,000 meters in 14 counties across central Virginia. For more information, visit www.mycvec.com.

Founded in 1944, VMDAEC is the trade association for Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and 14 other electric co-ops in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. It is based in Glen Allen, Va. and provides safety and employee training, governmental relations and other services. For more information, visit the Community Resources section of www.vmdaec.com.

 

 

 

 

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