Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two WDBJ journalists, were killed August 26 during a live broadcast. Photo courtesy of WDBJ7.

Two Virginia journalists slain by former station employee

At 6:43am August 26, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department received a phone call that shots were fired at Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake. A reporter and cameraman from Roanoke’s WDBJ news station were killed and another victim, who was reportedly shot in the back, was taken to Carilion Clinic. At a 2pm press conference, […]

Homeowners associations keep property values high

Homeowners associations keep property values high

The primary purpose of a Homeowners Association (HOA) is to preserve a subdivision’s property values so owners can enjoy a consistent quality of neighborhood and lifestyle. One way they do this is by enforcing standards for the external appearance of homes and yards as defined in the neighborhood’s restrictions and covenants.  Another is by maintaining […]

Kurt Kroboth found his name “inconvenient and embarrassing,” he said on a name 
change application. Photo courtesy of the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail

Shattered Glass? Kroboth’s name change lands him in jail

If Kurt Kroboth was hoping for a better life with a new identity in California, the ex-convict received a painful surprise last week when he was arrested for a parole violation that may, ironically, have stemmed from something he put on his name change application. Kroboth is being held (under that name) without bond at […]