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Candidates File For Special Elections

  • Written by Ed Smith

Tim Petrie will apparently be serving on Buena Vista City Council for another three years.

Petrie, recently appointed to the seat formerly held by Lewis Plogger, was the only candidate to file to run in a special election Nov. 4 to fill the remaining three years of Plogger's term. The filing deadline was this past Friday, Aug. 15.

In Glasgow, meanwhile, there will be a contested race in a special election, also on Nov. 4, to fill the remaining year of former Town Council member John Hill's term. Monica J. Dock and E.L. “Lee” Duke are vying for this seat.

The special election in Glasgow is separate from the Nov. 4 regular elections for three other seats on Town Council. In the regular election, incumbents Roger Funkhouser, Michael Turner and James “Sonny” Williams are being challenged by R. Guy Kindle and Thomas “Tom” McClanahan. The three winners in the regular elections will serve two-year terms.

GOP To Open Headquarters

  • Written by Submittted

The grand opening of the Rockbridge Republicans' new headquarters at 9 N. Main St. in Lexington will be this Monday, Aug. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. Del. Ben Cline will join Chairman Roger Jarrell in welcoming members.  Refreshments will be served.

Crash Kills Martinsville Resident In Rockbridge

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

A fatal crash that killed a Martinsville resident shortly after 9 p.m. Friday on U.S. 501 approximately 1.5 miles south of Va. 130 in Rockbridge County

The preliminary investigation from the Virginia State Police revealed that a front seat passenger, Cristy Geneva Reynolds, 37, of Martinsville, was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 1988 Honda CRX, Terry Whorley, age 32 of Hopkinsville, Ky., was traveling northbound on U.S. 501 when he ran off the right side of the roadway striking an embankment and then a tree.

Whorley was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash and he was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for his injuries.

No further information is available at this time and the crash remains under investigation.


Downtown Shopping

  • Written by Darryl Woodson


Shoppers were out early as the Lexington downtown sidewalk sales got under way Friday morning. The sales continue through Saturday.


Claudia Schwab photos

Blood Drive Next Week At Fairfield Rescue Squad

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

The Fairfield Volunteer Rescue Auxiliary is having a blood drive Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the squad building. The national blood supply is currently low and donors are needed. For more information, call (800) Red Cross or go to