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  • Friday March 06th, 2015

    Virginia State Police Trooper J.V. Bavely responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash in Charlotte County March 2, 2015. The crash occurred at 4:50 p.m. on Route 611, less than a mile south of Route 634.

    A 2007 Chevrolet C10 was traveling south on Route 611. As it came through a curve, it ran off the right side of the road, Its driver, William M. Gregory, 85, of Chase City, Va., overcorrected causing the vehicle to run off the right side a second time and strike a tree.

    The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

  • Friday March 06th, 2015

    ameliamonitor.com – They’re racing against the clock as more snow closings threatened to shutdown Amelia County schools again, Thursday (March 5). The Amelia County School Board said they’re out of time and made some changes to the school calendar during its Monday (March 2) budget meeting to try and make up days missed due to inclement weather. The schools have now missed nine days because of snow. AND…..
    Snow days mean longer school days for Appomattox County Public School students. For the next five weeks there will be an extra 30 minutes added onto the school day to make up for missed days, which means the third nine weeks will end on March 20 instead of March 13, and students will receive report cards on March 26, instead of March 19.
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  • Friday March 06th, 2015

    timesvirginian.com – The future of a “meals tax” lies in the hands of Appomattox County voters. The Board of Supervisors agreed, Monday night, to place the matter on a voter referendum during the Nov. 4 general election. The measure, if approved by voters, would allow Appomattox County to impose a meals tax of up to 4 percent per dollar on restaurants located within the county but not the town because they already have an 8-percent “meals and lodging tax.” All revenues generated would be used exclusively for education, economic development and/or tourism, as reported at timesvirginian.com.
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  • Friday March 06th, 2015

    Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015 3:01 pm.
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Longwood student has disappeared while at home on springbreak this week. Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell, 18, was was reported missing by her parents after she was last seen at her home in the Tarrallton Area of Norfolk, Tuesday (March 3) around 5:30 a.m.. According to unconfirmed police reports obtained by 13 News, she may have been spotted on Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus, Thursday. Investigators say there are currently no signs of foul play and the department is actively searching for the Longwood Sophomore, according to social media reports. If you can help find Anjelica Hadsell, call Norfolk Police.
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  • Friday March 06th, 2015

    FARMVILLE—Think of downtown Farmville on a busy Saturday afternoon, the stores and the streets full of shoppers, baby strollers and college students.

    Now think of that same scene without Mainly Clay, Green Front Accessories, Walker’s Diner, Rug Rats and Caryn’s Bridals. These are just a few of the 18 downtown businesses owned solely by women, and it’s clear that, without them, downtown would be a quite different place. With the advent of International Women’s Day on March 8, Farmville Downtown Partnership is celebrating the positive impact of businesses run by women in the Main Street District. 

    What’s happening in Farmville reflects national trends. In the Farmville Downtown Main Street District, about 30 percent of the privately-owned downtown businesses are owned solely by women, and several more are co-owned by women. Recent U.S. Census Bureau figures show the national average for women-owned businesses is 28.8 percent, and Virginia ranks in the top 10 states with a rate of 30.1 percent. (The Census Bureau defines women-owned businesses as those in which women own at least 51 percent of the company.)

     “The contribution of women-owned businesses to the success of downtown Farmville cannot be underestimated,” said Dr. John Miller, president of Farmville Downtown Partnership. “Much of the variety found in the downtown experience—from custom rugs to unique crafts and antiques—is due to the influence of these businesses.”

  • Friday March 06th, 2015

    AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding motorists that driving in icy conditions can be very challenging. The key to safe driving is to adapt to these conditions. “Over-confidence on icy roads can be both dangerous and deadly,” said Martha M. Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Ice is slippery no matter how good your tires are and even with four-wheel-drive. If you absolutely must go out and drive in icy conditions, slow it down and increase your following distances.”
    AAA Mid-Atlantic provides the following tips for dealing with icy weather:
    ” In temperatures at or just above 32 degrees, a thin layer of water can cover the ice, causing extremely slipper conditions. The distance needed to stop on ice at 32 degrees is twice as long at zero degrees.
    ” Look farther ahead and pay particular attention to “hot spots”: bridges, culverts, on and off ramps and elevated highways. Be alert for “Black Ice.”
    ” Slow down and increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
    ” Don’t be afraid to shift into a lower gear to reduce speed.
    ” Don’t let frigid temperatures tempt you into starting your car in a closed garage or idling your engine for long periods with the windows closed. Carbon monoxide, present in exhaust fumes, is almost impossible to detect and can be fatal when breathed in a confined area.
    ” Frozen door locks can be overcome by carefully heating the end of a key with a match or lighter. A squirt of de-icer spray is another quick method. Remember not to leave the de-icer in your car as you won’t have access to it if your locks freeze; keep it in your home, office, purse or briefcase. Do not pour hot water over a frozen lock or ice-covered vehicle, as it could damage your car.

  • Friday March 06th, 2015

    On March 8 at 2 a.m. EST, Daylight Saving Time will officially begin as we turn our clocks forward one hour. Fire officials say the time change is a good reminder to check your smoke alarms. A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke. So, when you spring forward this weekend, make sure you have a working battery in your smoke alarm.

  • Friday March 06th, 2015

    A driver fled from a state trooper Wednesday afternoon,and the chase got kind of crazy. It started in Nottoway County when the trooper tried to pull over a speeding car that refused to stop for him. He chased the speeder down Route 460 and onto Route 607. That’s where the speeder hit a mailbox , went through two fences, then struck the state patrol squad car, forcing it off the road and into a field. The driver sped off, but was later arrested at his home. Joseph Page was charged in Prince Edward County with Attempt to Maliciously cause bodily harm to a State Trooper and Hit and Run.

  • Friday March 06th, 2015

    A Longwood student has been reported missing while on spring break . Anjelica Hadsell’s parents reported her missing Tuesday night. They last saw her about 5:30 Tuesday morning. Hadsell might have been seen on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University yesterday. Police are actively searching for her this morning.

  • Friday March 06th, 2015

    As we wake up to a bitterly cold Friday morning, the kids are lucky. They get to stay snuggled down under the covers. No school today in Prince Edward County. The windchill values are down close to zero. Temperatures have been in the teens overnight, and that allowed areas of slush and water to refreeze. That means a dangerous commute for you this morning. Anyone planning to venture out should be alert for areas of Ice, especially near bridges and overpasses, as well as along secondary roads.

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