Former Amherst Police Chief Kelvin Brown was presented with a resolution in his honor during a visit to the Virginia General Assembly last week.
Amherst County Relay for Life plans to hold its main event in May back at the Amherst County High School track this year and now is recruiting teams that would like to help raise money for cancer research.
A woman escaped to a neighbor’s home after being shot by a man in a house on Brightwell’s Mill Road Friday night, the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.
Here’s a look at crime reported to the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office recently:
Brightwells Mill Road was swarmed by officers responding to reports of a shooting Friday evening.
MADISON HEIGHTS — A second suspect faces charges in connection with a Madison Heights home invasion robbery that killed an 81-year-old woman and critically injured her son.
The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a female suspect who stole several items Wednesday afternoon from the Wal-Mart in Madison Heights.
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It only took Amherst swim coach Amanda Stanbery a few years to turn the boys and girls teams into winners, rather than the ones at the back of the pack at the finish line.
The Amherst junior varsity basketball team dropped an overtime game to Heritage before picking up two wins to close out the week.
The Amherst varsity boys’ basketball team had a tough week, losing all three games and extending its losing streak to four.
Last week, the Lady Lancers basketball team handed out a whipping, blowing out Heritage 55-28 on Saturday at home. But the Amherst girls were on the other end of a whipping as Fluvanna came in and took over early with an 18-8 first-period lead and left with a 70-36 win.
The Amherst County wrestling team finished 5th out of 26 teams last weekend at the Big Blue Wrestling Tournament at Christiansburg High School.
Sarah Coleman in her first year as an Amherst pole vaulter set a new school record on Jan. 9, when she cleared 9-9 during an invitational meet at Liberty University.
The boys’ varsity basketball team picked up a win this past week before suffering a tough loss to end the week.
An exhibition opening Feb. 5 at Sweet Briar College’s Benedict Gallery features exceptional works by former Sweet Briar students that were judged “best in show” by studio art faculty at their senior studio art majors’ exhibitions.
Amherst County’s homegrown IRON Lives Inc. continues to expand, but it needs the community’s help.
For 40 years, in painting after painting, artist Richard Crozier has recorded the shifting view in and around Charlottesville on his canvases — often while sitting in his car.
Sweet Briar College piano instructor Anna Billias and soprano Alina Kirshon Goldman will join together for a recital this Sunday at 3 p.m. in the college’s Memorial Chapel.
Sweet Briar College’s financial aid and academic computing offices will host Financial Aid Super Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 in Benedict Computer Lab. The session is open to Sweet Briar employees and students, as well as local high school students and their families.
Shadow boxes, mixed-media dolls, hanging clay pieces and ethereal drawings inspired by dreams are just some of the artwork visitors can expect at a new exhibition debuting at Sweet Briar College.
After 10 years in business, Health Nut Nutrition, a local healthy foods grocer, has expanded into a roomy location at Wyndhurst nearly twice its former size.
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Give the man credit. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been exceptionally active in economic development during his first year in office.
‘The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”
‘People are ready for change,” said Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton, referring to reform of the state Standards of Learning (The Daily Progress, Dec. 28).
Virginia Democrats sure talk a good game about the right to vote. Too bad they don’t play one.
On Dec. 16, the Amherst County Board of Supervisors offered to lease the former Amherst Baptist Church building in the Town of Amherst to Second Stage.
We knew that terror suspects were being tortured.
Just as there were numerous layers and angles and necessary responses to the Rolling Stone’s original allegations of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, so are there with the magazine’s apology and admission that it did not verify many aspects of the story.
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