Two dead in apparent murder-suicide

WFIR-LOGO-1From the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office: At 11:10 PM on Thursday, May 28th, 2015, the Rockbridge Regional Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call requesting emergency medical services at a residence on the 700 block of Longhollow Road in Rockbridge County. Emergency services responded to the residence and discovered a husband and wife that had been fatally wounded by gunfire. No other persons were found to be occupying the property. The married couple, Brooks A. Rowles, 50, of Lynchburg and Rita K. Rowles, 51, of Buena Vista, have been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for an autopsy. The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this matter.

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LOA: “Let’s Do Lunch”

Do LunchThe LOA is taking orders now for its popular “Let’s Do Lunch” fundraiser. Director of Senior Services Shannon Abell says all the money raised from the $15 box lunches will go to to the LOA’s Meals on Wheels. He says that program was hard-hit last year by sequestration budget cuts.

“We had to drop 100 eligible seniors from our routes,” he said. “Now we’ve been able to get back about 25, but we are frozen right now at 600 seniors.”

“Let’s Do Lunch” is Friday June 19, and it’s available for eat-in, pickup or free delivery for orders of five lunches or more. The deadline for setting that up is Friday, June 5. Here’s the link to an order form.

 

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New administrator named in Franklin County

Brent Robertson

Brent Robertson

Roanoke County’s director of management and budget, Brent Robertson, is leaving to take the county administrator post in Franklin county. The Board of supervisors named Robertson to the job yesterday. He’ll start work in Franklin County June 29th. He replaces Rick Huff, who resigned to take a job in the private sector. Read the rest of this story »

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“Colors VA” magazine will celebrate diversity

colors vaA new publication that will celebrate diversity in Southwest and Central Virginia will debut in early July … WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more on “Colors V-A”:

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Robert Jeffrey 2Click here for more from Robert Jeffrey about Colors VA … speaking with WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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