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Blue Ridge Herb Lore Gathering on July 20-22 offers Unique Experience focused on Healing and History

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

blue ridge herb lore gathering imageFerrum - The Blue Ridge Herb Lore Gathering at Ferrum College on July 20-22, 2018 will offer a unique herbal experience focused on healing and history. Herbalists whose expertise draws from Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Wise Woman Tradition, and Rastafarian beliefs, will share their knowledge about how to naturally nourish the body and mind. Those attending the gathering may choose from six classes, including making salves and tinctures, experience onsite acupuncture, shop with vendors supporting all classes, enjoy catered vegan food by Potted Plants of Blacksburg, and take a herbal identification walk, all after starting their day with morning yoga. In addition, there will be a pre-conference excursion to Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary in Floyd County on Friday, July 20. Registration is $95. For more information or to sign up, visit http://www.ferrum.edu/blueridgeinstitute/events/blue-ridge-herb-lore-gathering/. For questions, please contact the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (540) 365-4412.

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Sheriff's Office Warns of Publisher's Clearing House Scam

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam where the scammer calls and pretends to be from Publisher's Clearing House. The caller says you have won millions of dollars and asks you to purchase redeemable cards as high as $1,500. A number is given to call to redeem the cards. The operation is a scam. Just hang up. 

 

 

 

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Investigators Find $90,000 in Meth in Bassett Man's Home

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

JoshuaToddArringtonBASSETT - The Henry County Sheriff's Office says they found drugs, firearms, body armor and thousands of rounds of ammunition at the home of a Bassett man in the 700 block of Melrose Drive Friday after an undercover drug investigation.

Investigators say they found around $90,000 worth of meth, heroin, 14 illegally possessed firearms, over 1,000 rounds of ammunition, ballistic body armor, $8,900 in cash, and "multiple vehicles used to distribute narcotics" Friday after executing a search warrant. 

Joshua Todd Arrington, 29 has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, felony possession a controlled substance while also possessing a firearm and felony possession a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony. 

Arrington is being held inthe Henry County Jail without bond. 

The Henry County Department of Public Safety, Martinsville Police Department, FBI and DEA helped in the execution of the search warrant. 

Anyone with information on drug trafficing can contact the Henry County Sheriff's Department Crimestoppers at (276) 63-CRIME (276-632-7463). The Crimestopper Program offers rewards up to $2,500.