What had been an ordinary Nottoway Board of Supervisors meeting ended Thursday night with the announcement that long-time County Administrator Ronnie Roark will retire April 1st.
Shelli Hinton opened Thursday night’s School Board meeting by praying for “peace, love, and hope,” but any Christmas spirit in the room soon vanished after a dispute between Madam Chair and outspoken District Three rep Clive Pettis. Moments before going into
Blackstone officials next Monday night will be asked whether or not they want to allow metal detecting on Town property.
A retired Miami-Dade police Major, whose dream was to serve as a Chief of Police, will lead the Town of Crewe’s PD.
Many want to know who was driving the vehicle that struck and killed David W. Williams on Rt. 460 in Crewe early December 5th and left the scene. State Police once again told me Monday that the vehicle has been located, but still no charges have been filed. Our efforts to learn the make, model, and owner of that vehicle have been unsuccessful. We’ll keep trying. Newspapers typically are bad about following up -- but not this one.
COMMUNITY SPREAD AFTER THANKSGIVING, SAYS OFFICIAL
Remains of a canine -- one that authorities say appeared to have been badly mistreated and suffering -- were discovered Friday evening in a crate that was placed at the end of Luke Street in Blackstone.
SUSPECT’S NAME NOT RELEASED AT PRESSTIME
Three persons have been displaced by a Sunday morning fire that destroyed a one-story rental home on 2nd Street, between Lunenburg and Academy Avenues.
I’m writing this under quarantine. Like a lot of you, I’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and am taking necessary precautions. All members of my family and I feel fine, and I’m able to do most of my work from home -- thanks to technology and a super staff at the office.
Nottoway County is now under a State Police investigation for potential violation of state procurement law.
The suspect accused of killing Leslie D. Crews -- the 82-year-old Nottoway County man who was murdered two years ago today (Dec. 2nd) -- pleaded Guilty last week to First Degree Murder, Robbery, Grand Larceny, and Breaking & Entering.
VOLUNTEERS RESPOND TWICE TO APARTMENTS
Long Night In Nottoway
Blackstone officials have decided against appointing a committee to help it come up with uses for the Harris Memorial Armory, which the Town is now planning to renovate for a multi-use community center after results of the Nov. 3rd referendum.
In the true spirit of gratitude and giving, members of a Blackstone family who recently recovered from COVID-19 each spent more than two hours Friday donating their plasma to potentially help other victims of the dreaded coronavirus.
In an effort to make a planned hotel at VUMAC a reality, Blackstone officials have agreed to hire a bond attorney and use the Town’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to help developers secure necessary financing for the estimated $10-11 million project.
Once one of Blackstone’s biggest community assets, the former Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center has sat idle since 2016. The 1922 building originally was home of Blackstone College for Girls, which closed in 1950.
5-0 VOTE, BUT SCHOOL REP. WANTS ‘FEAR’ AMONG STAFF