(WSLS 10) - The man charged in the murders of Maryland sisters Katherine and Sheila Lyon returns to court today for a pre-trial motions hearing. Welch is charged with two counts of first degree felony murder. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. The Lyon sisters were 12 and 10 years old when they disappeared from a Maryland shopping mall 40 years ago. Welch's jury trial is currently scheduled to begin in March.
The Salem Civic Center hosts the 2016 Winterfest Beach Bash Friday night. Warm up on a cold winter night to the summertime hits of The Band of Oz. Tickets are $10 at the door. The show is Friday night starting at 6 p.m.
The W.E. Skelton 4-H Center at Smith Mountain Lake hosts the Virginia Biological Farming Conference starting today. The conference is a gathering of organic farmers and gardeners with an exhibit hall and speakers talking ways to make your garden grow. The event continues through Saturday.
The Campbell County Sheriff's Office holds its annual awards ceremony today. Outstanding and heroic efforts of members of the Sheriff's Office will be recognized. People in the community will also be honored for their assistance to the office.