No texting while driving law takes effect July 1
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) Virginia Highway Safety Office encourages motorists to avoid distractions, such as texting while driving. Last year 28,395 crashes occurred in the Commonwealth involving driver distraction. Of those, 114 people died and 14,480 were injured.
posted 06.27.2009Marine police step up efforts to catch drunk boaters
This weekend, June 26-28, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) will team up with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Virginia Marine Resource Commission and the U.S. Coast Guard to patrol state waters, looking for those boating under the influence, a charge as serious as driving under the influence.
posted 06.26.2009Flag retirement ceremony held
Boy Scouts from Troops 341, 345 and 370 participated in a flag retirement ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 82 in Saluda last Saturday. Under the U.S. Flag Code, burning is the preferred manner of disposal.
posted 06.24.2009Deltaville to honor four on July 4th Heritage Day
The Deltaville Community Association (DCA) will have four grand marshals of the 22nd Annual Heritage Day on Saturday, July 4. Elaine Miller, Cathleen Norton, Dr. David G. Brown Jr., and Raymond Burrell are all going to ride in the parade as grand marshals in the July 4th parade at 2 p.m.