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Fire chiefs make case to raise taxes for hard pressed departments

Calls may come into one of the county’s 12 volunteer fire departments reporting a blaze. But if there’s no one available to drive the fire truck, that’s a problem.

Police urge caution with prom coming up Saturday

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Peters takes Showdown win

Timothy Peters avoided a spinning Lee Pulliam on the final lap of the green-white-checkered finish to claim his first win in the charity race.

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81-year-old struck by vehicle in parking lot

SoVaNow.com / December 13, 2012
An 81 year old Virgilina resident, Norma Elliott, suffered severe head trauma yesterday after being struck by a vehicle in the Supply Line parking lot.

The accident occurred at 1:22 p.m. yesterday when 80 year old Janie Thorne of Randolph, the driver of a 2004 Ford Escape, drove over the yellow marked concrete curbing in front of the building, striking the pedestrian. Supply Line is located on U.S. 58 at its intersection with U.S. 360.

Elliott was airlifted to Duke Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, which authorities indicated could be life threatening.

Charges are pending in the accident which is under investigation by Virginia State Trooper A. D. Dishman.

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