Two Arrested on Meth Charges

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

mwthDOE RUN - The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says they found an active meth cook in a home in the 1600 block of Tripple Creek Road in Rocky Mount, March 25.

Items from the meth lab were removed and tested with help from the Virginia State Police.

On March 30, acting on a search warrant, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office located meth and marijuana at a home on Doe Run Road in Rocky Mount and Kenz Tatto Shop.

Joseph Amos and Amanda Amos were both charged with possesion of meth.



SML Wine Festival Moves to the Water

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

c1f5e884-eabe-46a0-86c2-dc051be66518Organizers of the Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival in September say this year's festival will be held at Crazy Horse Marina. 

Although the size of the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is substantial today (12,000-13,000 attendees), it traces back to humble beginnings in 1989 at The Manor at Taylor’s Store. It

expanded from one-day to two when it moved to Bernard’s Landing in 1991. It moved to LakeWatch Plantation in 2008.


Now in its 28th year, the Wine Festival moves to its fourth home at Crazy Horse Marina for 2016. Today, the event has a significant positive economic impact on local businesses by attracting

visitors to the Lake during the off-peak season.





824f8414-efe3-4655-9cae-8d99bcc40424Wine Festival Sites

 The Manor at Taylor’s Store (1989-1990)

 Bernard’s Landing (1991-2007)

 LakeWatch Plantation (2008-2015)

 Crazy Horse Marina (2016)

 Bring the Wine Festival back to the Lake for the 50th Anniversary of SML.

 Crazy Horse Marina offers a fabulous, lake-side setting with all the amenities and an easy-

    to-access location.

 Strong interest by Wine Festival fans in holding it at a waterside venue.

 Sat./Sun., Sept. 24-25, 2016

 Crazy Horse Marina, 400 Crazy Horse Dr., Moneta

 29 wineries, 80 crafters, 20 food vendors, live music

 Chalets available for private parties, VIP tickets, General Admission tickets available.

 Advance Tickets go on sale in June at

Parking Prerequisite Specifications:

- Must be a Non-Profit Organization to apply

- Must have 25 volunteers and 5 back-up people

- Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age


- Application must be completed and submitted by 5:00 pm, Friday, May 31, 2016.

For an application, e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . 


State Police Searching For Answers After Fatal Callaway Crash

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

CALLAWAY - State Police received an emergency call from a citizen which had found an overturned vehicle on Gap Gate Road in Callaway. Trooper Eames was dispatched to the crash scene at 4:33 a.m. Thursday and located a 2001 Ford Mustang convertible approximately 20 feet off the roadway.

The vehicle had been traveling east on Route 739, a tenth of a mile west of Route 742, when it ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned. The time has of the crash has not been determined, but the investigation has found that the driver was last seen at approximately 10:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The 2001 Ford was driven by Chad Goodwin Nichols, 39, of Callaway. Mr. Nichols was wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

If you have any information regarding Mr. Nichols between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Wednesday and 4:00 a.m. Thursday, please call the Virginia State Police.