The arraignment for a man accused of killing his mother, sister and her toddler has been rescheduled to next week. According to the Pittsylvania County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Clerk’s Office, the arraignment has been continued until next Thursday at 8:30 a.m. No explanation has been given. Matthew Bernard is accused of killing his mother, 62-year-old Joan Bernard; his sister, 25-year-old Emily Bivens; and his 14-month-old nephew, Cullen Bivens, who all lived at 1949 Keeling Drive.
As Hurricane Dorian moves up the Carolinas coast, forecasters are predicting high storm surges and drenching rains that could trigger widespread flooding and unleash environmental hazards. Hurricane Dorian, back to a Category 3 storm, has begun raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard, threatening to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to southwest Virginia with a dangerous storm surge after its deadly mauling of the Bahamas. The National Weather Service on Wednesday issued a Hurricane Warning for the entire Atlantic coast from northern Georgia to southern Virginia, predicting a “potentially life threatening storm surge” up to 8 feet around the North Carolina-South Carolina line.
Hurricane Dorian, which strengthened slightly Wednesday afternoon as it heads toward the Carolinas, will impact the Outer Banks and Virginia Friday. The storm’s core is forecast to approach the coast of South Carolina, near Charleston, on Thursday morning, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected to run parallel along the coast of the Carolinas through Friday.
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man in connection to a robbery at the Scrub Board Laundry Mat on Virginia Avenue in Collinsville. Please contact Inv. Mike Price at (276) 656-4243 with any information you have.
Virginia will receive $20.4 million from the administration of President Donald Trump to help fight an opioid addiction crisis that doesn’t appear to be abating in the state despite expanded access to overdose-reversing drugs. The money is part of a $1.8 billion commitment announced by the Trump administration on Wednesday to help state, local and territorial governments respond to the opioid crisis with improved access to treatment and prevention services.