Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy hosted a July 26 black male town hall summit to present a three-tiered plan of action about how African-American males can create change. Photo by Eze Amos

Bellamy calls on local black males

“I’m not a nigger, I’m not a nigga, I’m a king,” Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy said at a July 26 black male town hall summit he initiated on behalf of the local African-American population. “When I see all of you, I see kings.” Following the homicide of 23-year-old Denzel Morton, a black man who was shot […]

Frayser White IV has been charged with two felony drug possession counts and two misdemeanors in the death of Carolyn Wayne.
Photo Albemarle police

Driver in fatal accident faces four new charges

After Frayser White IV crashed into 81-year-old Caroline Wayne’s automobile on March 15 on Ivy Road, she died and he was charged with his second DWI. That charge was dropped and a grand jury indicted him on four new counts August 1. According to search warrants, police noted that White’s car had a lingering wine […]

Of the three venomous snakes in VA, copperheads can be found statewide. 

Photo courtesy of Edward Wozniak D.V.M., Ph.D.

Snake bites are up—and that’s normal

Virginia summers are notorious for a rise in snake sightings, and while you may be aware of this, your pet sure isn’t. One local vet sees between four to eight snake bites a week during the summer. “I would say that we see a lot of snake bites, but not necessarily compared to those seen […]