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Election day clothing charge dropped

Madison County Commonwealth’s Attorney George Webb III has decided not to prosecute a woman for wearing a McCain T-shirt to the polls during last November’s election. The American Civil Liberties Union had taken on the case, appointing four lawyers to ...

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Legal Aid numbers on the rise

Demand for legal help is up at the Legal Aid office in Winchester. The Winchester Star reports that, due to the financial crisis, lawyers at the Blue Ridge Legal Services’ Winchester branch are having trouble keeping up with the demand ...

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Murder suspect’s lake house burns down

A house at Smith Mountain Lake owned by a former educator accused of killing his wife has burned to the ground. Wesley Earnest, a former high school assistant principal, was charged last year with the Dec. 2007 slaying of his ...

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