Bringing broken spirits back to life: Local rescue overcomes the odds to save horses in need
While much of the business world was shutting down over the past year, life on the farm only got busier. This is especially true for a local horse rescue that despite facing a fire and financial hardships, managed to care for a growing number of horses in need.
Crews on scene of house fire in Bedford County
Crews are on scene of a house fire in HardyCrews are on the scene of a house fire in Bedford County, according to the Forest Volunteer Fire Department. The fire is in Virginia Ridge on Hardy Road in Hardy. Tanker 5 is responding to the Hardy community of the County for a working fire E13 @SC13FD on scene heavy fire showing from 3 sides. — Forest Vol Fire Dept (@FVFD51) March 5, 2021Crews said as of 8:15 a.m., there is heavy fire showing from three sides.
Authorities searching for burglars who grabbed cash, cigarettes from Franklin County stores
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Burglars broke into two local convenience stores early Tuesday, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the pair got away with cash and cigarettes. The pair burglarized the Eagle Mart located at 7645 Hardy Road in Hardy and the Redwood Express Mart located at 3362 Old Franklin Turnpike in Glade Hill. The Sheriff’s Office described the burglars as two middle-aged men wearing masks and head coverings. Anyone with information about these suspects is asked to contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 540-483-3000.
Headline-making missteps put focus on newsroom diversity
In electronic media, 12 percent of broadcast journalists are black, similar to the national population figure of 13 percent. It's not only insulting to me, but to black journalists around the country.A failure to include journalists of many different backgrounds means missing stories. Hardy, who just left a job in Greenville, S.C., said that without black journalists there, stories about gentrified neighborhoods would have gone untold. The sweep of national protests following the death of George Floyd has news leaders talking to their staffs about how the story affects them. An internal outcry over the essay wasn't apparent until a number of black journalists tweeted that Cotton's argument in favor of using federal troops to quell violence made them feel unsafe, and others throughout the newsroom supported them.
Attempted armed robbery investigation in Franklin County
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted arm robbery from Saturday night. They say a man entered Hardy’s Mart on Booker T Washington Highway around 8 p.m. demanding money and had a firearm. The suspect then fled the scene; there was no vehicle present. Deputies are searching for the suspect. If you know anything call the sheriff’s office.
All-women's fire crew heads to fight fires in Alaska
There are currently more than 200 active fires in Alaska, so the Women's Fire Crew headed off to The Last Frontier. The crew will be in the Upper Yukon of the state for the next 14 days, helping to fight the Hadweenzic River Fire. "I was going into the season a little nervous but ended up tackling challenges and am excited to overcome the unknown in Alaska," Hardy said on Facebook. Right now the need is in Alaska, so the Women's Fire Crew and others have headed up there to help. Jarden, Formiller, Descamps and Hardy are joined by fellow crew members Alex Perez, Patty Derner, Leah Katz and Hannah Zamorski.