Magna Vista and GW Danville advance in postseason play while Franklin County, Halifax County and Patrick County seasons come to a close. Last night in high school football it was Magna Vista 36, Bassett 7 – Landstown 35, Franklin County 27 – GW Danville 27 – Halifax County 6 – Radford 35, Patrick County 0.
The Leonid Meteor Shower will light up the sky this weekend. It peaks Sunday night to Monday morning, although the Leonid meteor shower is actually active from about Nov. 6 to 30 each year. Skygazers can expect to see about 10 to 15 meteors per hour.
An area of deepening low pressure will move from the southeast U.S. to off the coast of the Carolinas today and tonight. High pressure will build into the area by the middle of the week. A cold front is expected to cross our region Friday or Saturday next week. For Martinsville, partly sunny today and 46 with wind gusts up to 30 mph. Mostly cloudy tonight and 30 with wind gusts up to 22 mph. Mostly cloudy Sunday and 48 with gusts up to 22 mph. Slight chance of rain Monday and then sunny through Friday. Highs in the 50’s and lows in the 30’s reaching 60 on Thursday with a low of 43 Thursday night.
The US Marine Corps has issued a statement about a man wanted out of Franklin County for killing his mother’s boyfriend, saying he is officially listed as a deserter. 22-year-old Corporal Michael Brown of Roanoke is listed as a combat engineer with the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
It’s looking like an anti-robocall bill will get sent to President Donald Trump this year, helping tackle an infuriating problem in the U.S. House and Senate leaders said Friday they’ve reached an agreement in principle on merging their two versions of bills against robocalls.