Lynchburg man and living donor wife need your help during medical crisis
Communities across the nation can help this couple out – after his life was saved in 2017 through a liver transplant procedure, he is now facing emergency complications that put his life at risk, and medical expenses are piling up faster than ever.
MLB builds a ‘Field of Dreams’ as Rustburg Dixie Softball does the same in Campbell County
On Thursday, the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox are playing a Major League Baseball game in a cornfield in Iowa, inspired by the movie ‘Field of Dreams.’ Meanwhile in Campbell County, leaders of the Rustburg Dixie Softball League continue to build a field of dreams of their own.
31 Campbell County residents indicted on meth, heroin and cocaine charges
RUSTBURG, Va. – A year-long narcotics investigation ended in 31 people in Campbell County being indicted on 62 federal charges on Sunday. The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office canine unit along with the Central Virginia Drug and Gang Task Force (CVDGTF) worked on “Operation Crystal Clear” together. Authorities said more than 7,532 grams of methamphetamine, 227 grams of heroin and 688 grams of cocaine with a total estimated street value of $773,654 were seized during the investigation. 26 illegal firearms were also confiscated in Campbell County. The charges for the 31 people are:Distribution of methamphetamineConspiracy to distribute methamphetamineDistribution of heroinDistribution of cocainePossession of schedule I/IIPossession of schedule I/II while in possession of a firearmFelon in possession of a firearmDistribution of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearmThe individuals arrested on Friday are being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Rustburg and the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Amherst.
Heritage wins big on the road against Rustburg
Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved. CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – Heritage continued its winning ways on Friday night, moving to 3-0 on the year, beating Rustburg, 69-16. Heritage wins big on the road against Rustburg Pioneers beat the Red Devils, 69-16If you need help with the Public File, call 540-512-1558.
Rustburg Dixie Softball breaks ground on Campbell County sports complex
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – If you build it, they will come. Campbell County residents broke ground Tuesday on a field of dreams of their own. Rustburg Dixie Softball turned the soil on their new James B. The $600,000 project includes three softball fields, dugouts, lighting and a concession stand. You know, that’s what we’ve always wanted and that’s what we have worked so hard for.” Said Roman.
Man indicted in connection with 2019 murder in Campbell County
28-year-old Codi Dunbar, of Lynch Station, will face charges of murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – Officials have indicted a Campbell County man in connection with a 2019 homicide. 28-year-old Codi Dunbar, of Lynch Station, will face charges of murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The office of the Campbell County Commonwealth’s Attorney presented the charges against Dunbar to a grand jury on Monday. The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office said the lengthy investigation into Tench’s murder led them to Dunbar as the killer.
Authorities searching for Dollar General armed robbery suspects in Campbell County
RUSTBURG, Va. – The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects they say are responsible for an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Rustburg Wednesday night. At 8:00 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a call for an armed robbery at the Dollar General located at 329 Campbell Highway. According to authorities, deputies were on the scene within a minute of being dispatched and found the suspects left the scene before they arrived. Video surveillance showed two men entered the store just before the initial call for help was made, but their faces were partially covered by their jacket hoods, deputies say. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at 434-332-9707.
Altavista police arrest 23-year-old man in connection with July sexual assault
ALTAVISTA, Va. – On Thursday, police arrested a 23-year-old Altavista man they believe sexually assaulted someone in July, according to the Altavista Police Department. Nelson O’Neal Dews II was indicted on the following charges by a grand jury:Object sexual penetration Sodomy StrangulationPolice arrested Dews and took him to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Rustburg, where he’s being held without bond.
Two people wanted after four dogs stolen from Campbell County Animal Shelter
UPDATEThe Campbell County Sheriff’s Office says two of the stolen dogs were returned. ORIGINAL STORYThe Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the two people it believes stole four dogs from a local pet shelter Friday night and early Saturday morning. At 10:35 p.m., the two people stole a German shepherd who is in need of medical treatment from the Campbell County Animal Shelter. Then at 4:34 a.m. on Saturday, the two returned and took three other dogs, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Authorities believe these men range from 5 feet, 5 inches to 6 feet tall with slim builds.
Campbell County authorities ask for help identifying suspects in breaking and entering case
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. Authorities in Campbell County are asking for the publics help in identifying the person or people responsible for stealing several items, including guns and other weapons, from a house over the weekend. It happened on Sunday just after 12 p.m., according to the Campbell County Sheriffs Office. A person or group broke into a home in the Rustburg area and stole guns, other weapons and accessories, according to the Sheriffs Office. The Sheriffs Office said the drivers and occupants of the vehicles pictured are being sought for questioning in connection with this crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Stuart Herndon with the Campbell County Sheriffs Office at 434-332-9574 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.
Pedestrian killed after being hit by a car in Rustburg
RUSTBURG, Va. A woman has died after being hit by a car on Timberlake Road in Rustburg late Saturday night, according to Virginia State Police. The driver remained at the scene and the woman was taken to the Lynchburg General Hospital where she later died. The crash remains under investigation. Police are working to notify the next of kin