Craigsville man threatens Mom and Brother
A Craigsville man is in custody for opening fire on his younger brother and mother.
The Augusta County Sheriff's Department reports that a family dispute turned violent when Thomas Marhx tried to end it with a shotgun blast.His first shot was stopped by a pull down staircase to the attic. His brother was able to wrestle the gun away before Marhx got off the second shot. Marhx faces six charges
Search committee for Steger replacement
Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors has appointed a search committee to find a replacement for retiring President Charles Steger.
A 22 member committee was formed today including members of the board,faculty and students. Their first meeting is set for June 2nd.
Steger has been Tech President since 2000.
Wanna Buy A Bridge??
Natural Bridge,one of Virginia's most famous historic landmarks,is on the market again.
The principal owner has hired a company to market and sell the 215 foot high bridge,the 150 room hotel,Natural Bridge Caverns and about 1,600 acres.
The attraction drew about 200,000 people last year . The last time it was on sale,it had an asking price of 32 million dollars. There were no takers.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ROAD
A street, a bridge, a section of highway...which should Harrisonburg rename in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?
A meeting set for tonight of the task force to figure it out, is expected to come up with a recommendation.
The discussion started with the proposed renaming of Cantrell Avenue, then a bridge was proposed and then former City Manager Roger Baker suggested the eight mile
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oklahoma country singer Blake Shelton said on Friday that he will headline a concert to benefit the victims of the Oklahoma tornado that swept through the city of Moore earlier this week, leaving 24 dead and thousands homeless. Shelton, a native of Ada, Oklahoma, which is 75 miles northwest of Moore, said the "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" will be held on May 29 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, and will be televised live at 9 p.m. EDT on NBC. ...
By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - British boy band One Direction has swept the inaugural awards recognizing the most popular people in social media globally, coming top in four out of 10 categories at a star-studded ceremony in Singapore. One Direction was named most popular music group, most popular UK musicians, most popular in the UK, and most popular in west Europe, at the Social Star Awards, but did not show up to collect their prizes, sending their thanks by videolink. ...
PARIS (Reuters) - French singer and songwriter Georges Moustaki, beloved in France for his songs celebrating liberty and collaborations with Edith Piaf, died on Thursday after a long illness. He was 79. The Greek-born singer grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, and arrived in Paris in 1951, where he began to play guitar at nightclubs and met some of the period's best-known singers. He was introduced to Edith Piaf in the late 1950s and started to write songs for the Parisian star, the most famous of which was "Milord" about a lower-class girl who falls in love with an upper-class British traveler. ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oklahoma country singer Blake Shelton is planning a televised benefit to raise money for victims of the massive tornado that swept through Moore, Oklahoma, this week, music magazine Billboard reported Wednesday. "The Voice" judge Shelton, a native of Ada, Oklahoma, which is 75 miles northwest of Moore, said he would have more information on the NBC concert in the next 24 hours. "I'm hoping it will raise a lot of money. Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickly," Shelton told Billboard after the conclusion of Tuesday's "The Voice. ...
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Indie rock band Vampire Weekend on Wednesday grabbed the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, besting new albums from country legend George Strait and pop singer Demi Lovato. "Modern Vampires of the City" sold 134,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, and became the second album to debut at the top of the weekly Billboard 200 for the New York-based rockers. It was also the first independently distributed album to debut at No. ...