Archives for June 2018

Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Ararat

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing at a farm in Ararat. Police say it happened on June 18 and the pilot reported there was a fuel delivery problem that caused the engine to fail. No one was hurt. According to the Enterprise after the FAA completed its investigation into the incident the wings and propeller were taken off and the Cessna 172C was loaded on a trailer for transportation to Tennessee.

Patrick County Man Arrested In Shooting

A man from Patrick County is arrested after opening fire with a pellet rifle on Tuesday. Police say the 53-year-old man was a passenger in a car following another vehicle when occupants of the car being followed saw the man firing shots. There were no injuries reported and no damage was found. Authorities booked the man into the Patrick County Jail but there’s been no word on if bond was set.

Martinsville Church Burglarized Twice

The suspects in a pair of break-ins at a Martinsville remain at large. According to the Bulletin the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church was burglarized on June 3 where the thief took around $200 and on June 10 another burglar did around $5,000 in damage to the church’s cabinets, safes and doors. Investigators say they are trying to determine if the burglaries are tied to similar recent crimes in Pittsylvania County. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 632-CRIME

Human Remains Found In Henry County

A report of a car fire in Henry County on Thursday turned into a death investigation after human remains were discovered nearby. Police say the fire was reported in the 4700 block of River Road in Fieldale and the vehicle’s registration was traced to another jurisdiction so investigators are working that evidence as a possible missing person’s case. The remains are now with the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke for an autopsy.

Floyd Looks At Comprehensive Plan

Town of Floyd lawmakers are looking at making some changes to its Comprehensive Plan. The Floyd Press reports the town’s Planning Commission held a joint meeting with the New River Valley Regional Commission which surveyed 500 people on issues such as housing, infrastructure, transportation, traffic, business growth, tourism, and education. The survey found most respondents want to keep Floyd’s small-town ways but town leaders say they want to see the town grow but there’s no room to expand.

Area Schools Receive State Awards

The Virginia Board of Education honored four area schools for their academic achievements during the 2016-2017 school year. The Bulletin reports Rich Acres Elementary in Henry County and Woolwine, Blue Ridge and Meadows of Dan elementary schools in Patrick County all earned the Board of Education’s Distinguished Achievement Award. In addition the The Patrick County school system finished the 2016-2017 year with one of the Top 20 test scores in the commonwealth.