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Police Have Concerns About i-Phones


Police are not happy with Apple and the i-phones. Jack Murphy explains.

Apple and the Police


Police are not happy with Apple and the I Phones Jack Murphy Explains.

Myers Is LWU’s New Head Women’s Tennis Coach


Bruce Myers, former head coach at North Carolina A&T and Randolph-Macon College, was named the new head coach of the Longwood women’s tennis program, director of athletics Troy Austin announced Friday.

Myers comes to Longwood after a stint as interim head women’s coach at North Carolina A&T for the 2014 season. Before his time with the Aggies, Myers served as the first head tennis coach in Randolph-Macon College history and held that post with both the men’s and women’s programs for the 2012-13 season.

“I am excited to join the Longwood family, not only for the opportunity to lead this program, but also to become a part of this great university,” Myer said. “I had not been to Longwood’s campus in over 20 years and so much has changed since I played a tennis match on the courts. Longwood has certainly grown up and come of age, and I am excited to both coach and compete in the Big South Conference.”

A 1993 graduate of Randolph-Macon, Myers enjoyed a decorated playing career with the Yellow Jackets, earning All-ODAC honors in 1992 and 1993 in singles as well as captaining the squad for three years. Following his graduation, he delved into the business sector and held the title of Chief Executive Officer at The National Financial News Services (1993-2006) and (2004-07) before returning to tennis as a tennis pro at Radnor Valley Country Club in 2008. He would eventually parlay that experience into a stint as assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach at Immaculata University before rejoining his alma mater as the Director of Tennis in 2012.

Alongside his foray into the business world, Myers continued his tennis career and became one of the top Mens 35 players in Philadelphia. A certified tennis professional by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), he was the top-ranked Mens 35 pro in the USTA Philadelphia Section in 2011, the second-ranked in the Middle State Section and No. 15 nationally. He has competed in the USTA Talbert Cup three times and won championships at the 2012 Sportime Randalls Island February Adult Championship, 2011 Courtside Adult Classic, 2011 Royal Sims Tennis Classic, 2011 Friends of Chamounix Summer Classic and the 2011 Straub Brewery Clay Court Championship.

“Bruce is passionate about developing young people and the sport of tennis,” Austin said. “I am excited he has joined the Longwood family, and I look forward to helping him build the women’s tennis program.”

Myers took over the Lancer program prior to the fall opener at the Mary Washington Fall Kickoff on Sept. 12. He inherits a squad that includes four returning letterwinners, including last year’s No. 1 Malin Allgurin, No. 2 Paloma Alatorre, No. 4 Anna Pelak and No. 5 Mason Thomas.

“I would like to sincerely thank Mr. Austin for the opportunity and for welcoming my family and me into the Longwood family,” Myers said. “The instant I stepped on campus, I knew that this place was special and it was the perfect place to settle down and get to work on formulating an immediate gameplan for the team’s short-term and long-term success.

“This program already has a history of great academic success, and with that being the foundation that is already established, it will be much easier to attract talented student-athletes to campus in the years to come.”

Myers owns a B.A. in business economics from Randolph-Macon. He and his wife, Samantha, have three sons: Joel Brett and Xavier, and two stepsons: Evans and Ben. 


Chris Cook

Longwood University

Assistant Vice President/Athletics Communications

Police still haven’t located an Amelia man suspected of a stabbing in Powhatan County last week


Police still haven’t located an Amelia man suspected of a stabbing in Powhatan County last week. Powhatan police officers have issued a warrant for Erin Scott Knipe, of Amelia, in connection with the stabbing incident at a New Hope Road address, Sept. 18, where the homeowner was stabbed during a heated argument involving his son, Knipe, another man, and two women. The victim was flown to an area hospital and is expected to survive, according to reports. Mr. Knipe is still at large. He is described as a black male; 18 years of age; five feet, nine inches; weighing approximately 170 pounds with brown hair and eyes. Anyone with information on Mr. Knipe’s whereabouts is asked to call the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office.

Fun at the Library


Fun at the library today. Johnny Apple Seed Day is observed on September 26th, and the Jamerson Library will be passing out apples to recognize this American pioneer who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indianan, and Illinois, as well as northern counties of present day West Virginia. September 27th, Saturday, is “International Rabbit Day”, and Richard Hunkley, who has bred and raised rabbits since the 1970s will be in the conference room of the Jamerson Library from 10am – 1pm with rabbits to pet.

Second Child Dies After Lynchburg Fire


A second child died Wednesday night from injuries suffered in an accidental house fire at an unlicensed day care in Lynchburg . her name was 9-month-old Dakota Aubrey Penn-Williams. Kayden Rain Curtis, 21 months old, died Sunday morning at the University of Virginia Hospital from complications of her injuries from the fire. A funeral service was held Thursday.A 1-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, remained in critical condition as of Thursday afternoon.
These three children were among the seven being watched by Doris Lee when her house caught fire shortly after 10 a.m. Sept. 19. Investigators determined she was not a state-licensed day care provider and she does not have a city business license.

The Cost of Health Care


There’s a new study out about the cost of health care. Jack Murphy reports.

Amelia County will soon be home to a couple new pizzeria’s


Amelia County will soon be home to a couple new pizzeria’s. Amelia County administration office documents show that Pizza Hut and Papa John’s filed applications earlier this month for plans to open their restaurants in the county. The two nationwide food chains are expected to be located on Patrick Henry Hwy. (U.S. Rt. 360), with Pizza Hut in the Village Square Shopping Center across from Food Lion, and Papa John’s will be inside the Circle K convenience store. Pizza Hut said the restaurant hopes to open the first or second week of November. Circle K said the Papa John’s is expected to be open Oct. 1. Both will be a carry-out only restaurant.

Healthcare Costs


New study out about the cost of healthcare Jack Murphy reports.

Drug Takeback Day Is Saturday


You’re invited to get rid of all the unused or expired prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet this weekend. The Drug Enforcement Administration ,Virginia State Police, and Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office are collaborating to host the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday , from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event takes place at Hometown Pharmacy, located at 199 Old Courthouse Road, Appomattox.

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