Late last month, the remnants of Hurricane Ida produced flash flooding in Buchanan County, killing one person and destroying many homes. On Friday morning, Governor Ralph Northam surveyed the damage, and thanked those who are helping with the recovery.
He will coordinate activities and programs between the city, community groups, stakeholders, and agencies in the "awareness, suppression, intervention and prevention of youth and gang-related activity.”
In an effort to relieve some of the pressure on the hospital, Martinsville Fire and EMS made the decision Wednesday to focus the majority of its transportation services on those with life-threatening emergencies.
One day after Republican Glenn Youngkin addressed the state’s sheriffs, Democrat Terry McAuliffe took his turn in front of the group. McAuliffe defended his record on public safety during a session that included a testy exchange with a local law enforcement official.