Martinsville, VAWBTM

Martinsville grand jury declines to indict suspected restaurant shooter

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – A Martinsville man charged in a deadly restaurant shooting was set free Tuesday after a grand jury declined to return a murder indictment against him. The grand jury returned “not true” bills on three charges against Jamal Jenkins, one of three arrested in a shootout that left two men dead inside the El Norteno restaurant. Keilo Anton Martin, 23, and 33-year-old Shavon Lamont Reid — both of Martinsville — were gunned down in the restaurant’s bar area on the night of February 5. Two others were seriously wounded in the melee.
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Forest, VAWSLS

Family displaced after lightning strike sparks house fire in Forest

A family has been displaced after a lightning strike sparked a house fire in Bedford County, according to the Forest Volunteer Fire Department. Officials said the fire on Winewood Road in Forest started just after 1 a.m. No injuries have been reported and the fire is still under investigation. Stick...
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August Summerfest Cruise Inn & Car Show Planned For Axton, Virginia Right Outside of Martinsville – Mike Swanson (07/28/2021)

A lot of people are anticipating the coming of the big Blue Ridge Rock Festival to be held in Blairs, Virginia in September. It’s already caused a sell-out of the hotel rooms in and around Danville, Virginia and is going to be intense. Another, smaller, more laid back, event is being planned for Axton, Virginia for Saturday, August 7, 2021 for the hours of 2:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST. It’s going to be a cruise inn and car show to be held at the Smith River Complex, right outside of the Martinsville, Virginia city limits. Here is a poster for the event, billing it as the “biggest car & bike show to hit Southside VA.”
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Bassett Bulletin

4-Day Weather Forecast For Bassett

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Bassett: Wednesday, July 28: Patchy fog then sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Thursday, July 29: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Friday, July 30: Mostly sunny then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while

Bond denied for Pittsylvania County murder suspect

CHATHAM, Va. – Bond has been denied for a Pittsylvania County man who allegedly killed a lifelong friend in an argument over some compact discs. A Pittsylvania County judge has denied bond for 44-year-old Montel Oakley, who is charged with murder in the shooting death of 44-year-old Corey Moon. The...
Franklin County,

Summit View Business Park cuts ribbon on first tenant

Still under development, the 550-acre Summit View Business Park in Franklin County will eventually feature recreation amenities like trails and event space. Today however the first business to open there – Stik-Pak Solutions – cut the ribbon to make their opening official. Stik-Pak Solutions is a contract packaging firm and relocated to Franklin County from Pennsylvania over a decade ago. Their brand new home represents a 10-million dollar investment; 60 people are currently employed at the Summit View Business Park on US 220, just south of Boones Mill. Kennon Marshall is the CEO:
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Police investigating after Roanoke man found dead in abandoned quarry

ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke Police Department is investigating after a 54-year-old Roanoke man was found dead in an abandoned quarry over the weekend. Dive teams with Virginia State Police were seen in the area off Old Mountain Road NE near the old quarry that’s now full of water, which is where they found James Hall.
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1 dead in rollover crash on Rt. 460 in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — One person was killed in a rollover crash Monday evening. Right at 8 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to the 7900 block of East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike, Rt. 460, in Bedford County. One vehicle overturned during the crash which led to one person being entrapped.
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One person dies in Rt. 460 wreck

One person died in a vehicle accident on Route 460 tonight. At 7:58 p.m. Monday, Virginia State Police responded to a crash in the 7900 block of E. Lynchburg Salem Turnpike (Route 460) in Bedford County. There is one confirmed fatality, and the crash remains under investigation. No other information...
Rocky Mount, VAFranklin News Post

Improvements to operating rooms underway at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital

A long-planned $15 million renovation of Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount has gotten underway. “The project involves a complete renovation of operating rooms, surgical services and our pharmacy,” said Carl Cline, vice president and administrator at Franklin Memorial. “The timeline is that this project will be completely finished in June of 2023.”
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Roanoke Journal

Weather Forecast For Roanoke

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Roanoke: Wednesday, July 28: Patchy fog then sunny during the day; while mostly clear then patchy fog overnight; Thursday, July 29: Patchy fog then sunny during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Friday, July 30: Mostly
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Sun forecast for Axton — 3 ways to hit it head-on

(AXTON, VA) The forecast is calling for sun today in Axton. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: With COVID-19 restrictions lingering around the country, this beloved pastime has taken on new relevance. Meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks and a blanket can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.