Category Archives: Local News

Groups Wants Sugary Drinks Taxed

(Metro) Two major health organizations are calling for taxes on sugary drinks. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association today cited the effect of too much sugar on obesity and other health problems like heart disease and diabetes. The groups are calling for more beverages like milk and water on kids’ menus…MORE INFO »

UVA ROTC Blood Drive Today

The University of Virginia ROTC and the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center are holding their annual blood drive to benefit military personnel. Today’s blood drive will be held at UVA’s Newcomb Hall starting at 10:00 am this morning. Sergeant Cadet Eva Bogdewic (Bodgewick) says the blood collected today will be used directly by military hospitals”…MORE INFO »

I-64 Fatal Claims One

The Virginia State Police report one person is dead after a three car crash on Interstate 64 near Mile Marker 135 Sunday night. Police say the crash occurred around 9:30 pm Sunday when a Nissan SUV overturned several times after hitting a disabled car on the shoulder. The unidentified driver of the Nissan was reportedly…MORE INFO »

Benefit Dinner For Lovingston Girl

The Nelson County community of Lovingston held an auction and benefit dinner Sunday might to raise money for funeral expenses for Lexi Fincham, who died in a car crash March 11th. Fincham’s aunt Shannon Hughes says Lexi she had a bright future waiting for her. Hughes says Lexi had planned to graduate this summer and…MORE INFO »

Kaine, Warner Want Report Release

(Metro) Both of Virginia’s U.S. Senators are calling for the full release of the Mueller report.  Democrats Tim Kaine and Mark Warner say Americans deserve to see the complete findings.  In a summary released by Attorney General William Barr yesterday, Barr pointedly says Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence President Trump or any members of…MORE INFO »

Triple-A Pushes For Cellphone Ban

(Metro) Triple-A is adding to the call for Governor Northam to ban cell phones from the hands of Virginia’s drivers.  The Richmond-Times Dispatch is reporting that the auto club group and the Virginia Sheriff’s Association are urging the governor to amend a bill that bans handheld phones in highway work zones to include any road…MORE INFO »

UVA Makes It To Sweet 16

(Metro) UVA is heading to the Sweet 16.  Yesterday in Columbia, South Carolina, the University of Virginia beat Oklahoma 63-51.  They will face off against Oregon or the University of California Irvine next week.  They play next Thursday night in Louisville, Kentucky.MORE INFO »

Powertball Jackpot Grows

  (Metro) The Powerball jackpot is now at an estimated 750-million-dollars after no one won Saturday night’s drawing. It’s the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history. No one has won the big prize since December. The next drawing is Wednesday, March 27th and the odds of winning are one in 292 million.MORE INFO »

Tax Bill Solutions Are Available

Got a big fat tax bill and the IRS is on your back? You do have legal options.  If you don’t have the money to pay all at once, your best options is to borrow it from somewhere, almost anywhere, says Enrolled Agent Bonnie Lee of Taxpertise in Sonoma, California. Lee says the penalty for…MORE INFO »

New Cavity Treatment For The Very Young

Local children’s dentists are talking about a new treatment that helps them deal with cavities in young children. The treatment is a liquid that’s placed on the cavity and allows the child to get a little older before the cavity has to be treated. Doctor Joe Castellano with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says…MORE INFO »