Government & Courts

The petition already has over 400 signatures and Christopher Woodfolk hopes to reach 500 by the end of the night.

UPDATED: STAB students praised for presenting to City Council

Three St. Anne’s-Belfield seniors hoped to draw attention to the current positioning of a nearly hidden plaque that commemorates the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Vinegar Hill that was razed by urban renewal in the ’60s. The students presented a petition to City Council February 1. Christopher Woodfolk, 17, says he and his classmates created the […]

Anthony Martin ends his term as Nelson commonwealth's attorney in February. Publicity photos

Randy Taylor prosecutor Anthony Martin resigns

Anthony Martin, the Nelson County commonwealth’s attorney who got a murder conviction without a body in the case of missing teen Alexis Murphy, resigned from his position January 26 after being reelected in an unopposed race in November. In an e-mail, Martin says, “[R]eally it boiled down to wanting a change after 10 years of prosecution. […]

Delegate Matt Fariss was found not guilty of his breaching the peace charge.
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More misdemeanors: Delegate Matt Fariss charged with hit-and-run

Southern Albemarle County’s infrequently seen representative to the House of Delegates, Rustburg resident Matt Fariss, R-57th, has been charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run as well as breach of the peace in two separate Campbell County incidents. In a story originally reported by the Lynchburg News and Advance, a 2014 Dodge Ram truck traveling north on Red […]