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Dragons Split Two in First Week

The visiting Halifax County varsity girls’ softball team overcame a 6-0 deficit to top homestanding Park View HS 13-8 last Wednesday afternoon in a non-district contest in South Hill.


Virginia man found guilty in crash that killed woman

Leonardtown, MD - A Danville, VA man charged with several counts in connection with a September 2017 motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a St. Mary’s County woman, was found guilty Friday, March 22 criminally negligent manslaughter with a motor vehicle, court records stated. A jury found th


Search continues for Midlothian man who fell off boat in Mecklenburg County

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- Authorities are searching for a 50-year-old Midlothian man who has been missing since reportedly falling off a boat in Mecklenburg County on Saturday afternoon.


Police: Virginia Gymnastics coach had sexual relationship with teen

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) - A Virginia gymnastics coach has been arrested on charges that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Fairfax County police said 28-year-old Aryan Mazloum-Yazdi has been charged with five counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one c


Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signs bill, life sentence for the murder of a law enforcement officer

May 26 will mark two years since a Virginia State Police Special Agent was shot in the line of duty. Agent Michael T. Walter died after being shot during an operation in Richmond, Virginia in 2017.


Mecklenburg County to ax two dumpster sites, build trash convenience center

In a short business meeting Monday night, the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors agreed to eliminate two roadside dumpster sites on the eastern end of Mecklenburg County and create a new manned solid waste convenience center on the western end to reduce the amount of trash often left at unmanne


Woman critically injured after shooting in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A woman was severely injured Saturday evening after being shot, officials say. It happened in the 400 block of East Pilot Street near Eagle Point Apartments around 7:45 p.m.



After more than four years of planning, the Southern Virginia Food Hub and Maker’s Market is finally ready to make its debut. “We’re close, really close,” said founder Ann Taylor-Wright during a special event held March 7 in South Hill to show off the facility and share some of the foods that local


Woman ejected from car, dies in Virginia Beach crash

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A 28-year-old woman was killed when she lost control of her car in Virginia Beach Saturday morning. Virginia State Police was called to a car crash around 2:11 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 264 near the Witchduck Road ramp, Sgt. Michelle Anaya said in a news release


Sturdifen, Kelly launch bids for state senate seat

The 15th Virginia Senate District has two Republican primary challengers vying for the seat currently held by Clarksville incumbent Frank Ruff, who announced his bid for re-election last week.


Virginia Beach crews battling fire at Oceanfront house

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach Fire Department crews are on scene of a fire on 16th Street Saturday morning. Dispatch said the fire was a working incident at 408 16th Street.


Man dies after Durham house fire

Durham, N.C. — A Durham house fire killed one person Saturday, authorities said. Emergency officials responded to the fire, at 1205 W. Horseshoe Road, at 1:40 a.m. Three people were in the house when the fire broke out, and one was able to escape.


Durham police investigate shooting

Durham, N.C. — Durham police were investigating Saturday night after a woman was shot in the 400 block of E. Pilot Street. Authorities said the shooting happened at about 7:45 p.m., and that the woman suffered serious injuries.


18-year-old charged after firing pellet gun at Cary Barnes and Noble

CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- An 18-year-old man has been charged after walking into a Cary Barnes and Noble and firing two pellet guns on Friday night. Jonathan Kyle Courtney, 18, of Cary, was charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon and one count of discharging a barreled weapon into


Challenger steps up to square off with Ruff in GOP primary

After serving for 21 years with the Virginia State Police, Chase City resident Dale Sturdifen decided to trade his badge for a spot on the ballot come June 11. A member of Mecklenburg’s Republican committee, Sturdifen said he decided to challenge longtime incumbent Frank Ruff, who’s represented Dist


Battle shapes up for 15th District

Incumbent Senator Frank Ruff officially announced last week that he had filed as a candidate in the June 11, Republican Primary for the 15th District Senate Seat. Ruff, who was first elected to the House of Delegates in 1993 was elected to serve the unexpired term of the late Richard Holland in 2000


Drugs, scale seized in traffic stop

LAWRENCEVILLE – Keith Andrew Roberts, 55, from Warfield is charged with the manufacture, sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance on March 9, 2019.


Friday Night Shooting Suspect Named

MECKLENBURG – The investigation into a shooting incident near the Chase City area continues with a suspect being named and searched for by area departments. According to police officials, on March 15, 2019, a shooting took place in the Chase City area. After an investigation by the Mecklenburg Count


Woman gets six years as bank getaway driver

A Roxboro, N.C. woman will spend the next six years in prison for her role in a bank robbery that took place in Bracey in 2015. On Friday, Circuit Judge S. Anderson Nelson sentenced Shermika Jessica Lea to 100 years in prison, with all but 10 years suspended for her role as the getaway driver in the


Suspect at large in Chase City shooting

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office responded an early Friday morning shooting incident in Chase City that stemmed from an apparent “love triangle.”. Deputies were called to the 400 block of Stumps Dead End Road around 12:15 a.m. Friday after receiving a report of a person being shot.