Monthly Archive for June, 2002

Break in the Lisk Case?

Cecil writes: There’s a story on the AP Wire about a suspected serial kidnapper who killed himself–there’s a suggestion that he may have been the one responsible for the murders of the Lisk sisters in May 1997.

Sandridge Visits Ivy Graveyard

Belle writes: Last Saturday, Leonard Sandridge visited a graveyard in Ivy, following emerging clues that a body thought possibly to be in a grave found on the property on which the University hopes to soon build a parking garage (and, later, perhaps some student housing) might have been exhumed and moved off the property in the 1950s. UVa News Services has the story (and some nice photos).

Nelson Festival This Weekend

The annual Nelson County Summer Festival will be held this weekend at the Oak Ridge Estate. There will be music, agricultural displays, artisans’ work, food vendors, wineries and a children’s area. Musical acts include Seldom Scene and Terri Allard Band, among others. It runs Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 6pm. Admission is $5.

City Cleans House on School Board

Belle writes: WINA is reporting that City Council has made ‘a clean sweep’ of incumbent School Board members who sought reappointment. The new members are: Peggy Van Yahres, Michael Heard, and William Igbani. The news report suggests the ‘sweep’ was a result of Council’s unhappiness with the Board’s failed superintendent search.

Trucker Drives off Afton Overlook

A trucker drove his tractor-trailor through the Afton Mountain scenic overlook on 64 and straight off the side of the mountain at 55 mph, WINA reports. Astoundingly, neither the driver nor his passenger were seriously injured. WINA has kind of a cool picture of the truck being hauled back up.