Rabies clinics scheduled throughout Lee County
Virginia Intermont fund raising continues
Scott County delinquent taxes due by May 15
Free health fair offered in Jonesville today
Gray man detains intruder until police arrive
GRAY - The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary call early Friday morning and responded to find the resident had captured the suspect. According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, officers responded to 137 Jax Drive, Lot No. 1, Gray, about 1:40 a.m. There they found the homeowner physically detaining a man inside his residence. The homeowner said he came home and noticed the rear door had been forced open. When he entered his home, he found the man standing in the living room next to the front door. Charles Michael Brown, 30, of Knoxville, was charged with aggravated burglary. Brown was being held at the Washington County Detention Center Friday on a $10,000 bond.
JONESVILLE - A traveling rabies clinic will make seven stops across Lee County today from 9 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Virginia state law requires all dogs and domesticated cats over four months of age to be vaccinated against rabies. Pets that have never received a rabies shot can only be given a one-year vaccination. Vaccinated pets will be registered, and certificates and tags will be provided by Lee County Animal Hospital. Rabies vaccinations will cost $7 each, with a number of other vaccinations for both dogs and cats available at various prices. The clinic begins at Lee High School at 9 a.m., stops at Deep Springs Church at 9:45 a.m., Seminary Church at 10:45 a.m. and at Clarks Grocery at noon. The clinic will be at Stickleyville School at 1:30 p.m., Davis Chapel Church at 2:30 p.m. and the Blackwater Post Office at 3:15 p.m.
BRISTOL, Va. - Virginia Intermont College has received a fund-raising challenge from a local businessman. Anne Shumaker, provost of the college in Bristol, said faculty, staff and students were informed Friday of the college's progress in vital fund raising. "At this point, we are confident that a short-term solution will be reached," Shumaker said. "We are also working on a longer term fund-raising and refinancing plan." Shumaker said details of the fund-raising challenge are confidential at this point. She said the college continues to explore all options, and enrollment figures for fall continue to meet or exceed expectations. Donations can be sent to Virginia Intermont College, 1013 Moore St., Bristol, VA 24201. Call the college at (276)669-6101 for more information.
GATE CITY - Scott County residents are reminded that delinquent real estate taxes from 2004 and years prior will be referred to Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP in Richmond for collection after May 15. The Scott County Treasurer's Office can only accept these delinquent taxes through that date. Office hours at the courthouse in Gate City are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
JONESVILLE - Students from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a free health fair at the gymnasium beside the Lee County School Board Offices from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today. Medical students will provide health screenings for children and adults. The fair will offer bone density testing, cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, spine, skin, vision and hearing checks for everyone. Free physicals will be provided for student athletes. Children's events include free face painting, snacks and a moonwalk. And information will be available concerning health insurance, nutrition, women's health, decreasing the risk of cancer, smoking cessation and osteoporosis. All activities will be supervised by faculty from the medical school. The public is invited to attend.