A Staunton River High School student faces a disorderly conduct charge for a Facebook post officials say he made as the school was sending off its football team for tomorrow’s state championship game. The Bedford County Sheriff’s office says 18-year-old Joshua Amos posted a message saying “He’s got a gun” on the school system’s Facebook page. Officials say no one had a gun at the school and no one was ever in any danger.
(Continue reading for the full Bedford County Sheriff’s office news release.)
Many Christmas tree growers from our region are joining a new national campaign in efforts to promote the sale of real trees. They hope to make it their equivalent of well-known campaigns like “Got Milk”. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for the “It’s Christmas – Keep It Real” web site
VDOT is preparing long-sought safety improvements to a busy Botetourt County highway — and the work is now set for completion sooner than first anticipated.The two-lane stretch of US 220 between Eagle Rock and Iron Gate is narrow and winding in place for the traffic it handles. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
VDOT will conduct a design public hearing hearing today at Eagle Rock Elementary School, starting at 5:00 pm.
Click here for full information on the US 220 project.
75 years after Pearl Harbor, local historian says it was a day that changed the U.S. and the world ever since
This is the 75th anniversary of the day that profoundly changed the United States and the world — the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. At the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, educators say many people wondered at the time if our country had the resolve and ability to successfully meet the challenges and sacrifices needed to prevail. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
The leader of the association representing Virginia public school teachers says just because student achievement is showing gains statewide, Virginians should not be satisfied with current state funding levels. Jim Livingston is president of the Virginia Education Association, and he speaks tonight in the Roanoke area. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
The Virginia Lottery encourages the purchase of its scratcher game tickets as Christmas gifts — especially as stocking stuffers — but lottery officials say it is illegal to give them to minors. And as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, don’t count on getting any share if you give away a big winning tickets:
Liberty University has hired former Baylor University Athletic Director Ian McCaw to direct Liberty’s athletics program. McCaw helped lead Baylor to national prominence in several major college sports — but he also left the university amid a scandal involving student-athletes. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.