Archives for February 2016

Firefighter resigns

The Roanoke County man charged with one count of forcible sodomy against a minor has resigned his position as a Roanoke City firefighter. David Bocock resigned as a member of Roanoke Fire-EMS Department, effective Wednesday afternoon. He was denied bond yesterday in the
Botetourt County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. His attorney has appealed the ruling to Circuit Court. A hearing date for the appeal has not been set yet. Bocock was a lieutenant with the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department. He worked for the department for 25 years. Additionally, Bocock was on the substitute teacher list for Botetourt County Public Schools. Bocock was a substitute for one day at Lord Botetourt High School.

Helping victims of Tornado

So many people got together yesterday helping victims salvage what they could after Wednesday’s tornado touchdown in Appomattox County. People from this area and all over the state rolled up their sleeves and got to work to start the rebuilding process. Power crews were also out working to restore power to the area. While volunteers are out lending aid to victims, others are out lending aid to the volunteers. Members of the humanitarian group, Gleaning for the world, were out making sure volunteers and victims had enough supplies.

State of emergency declared in wake of deadly storms

Appatamatox County is declaring a state of emergency after a storm passed through, damaging scores of buildings, injuring several people and killing one man.
Appomattox County Administrator Susan Adams said by phone Thursday morning that about 100 structures were damaged. She says about 20 of those were severely damaged, including some that were flattened. She says those numbers may go up as damage is assessed around the county.
Adams says the governor has been informed of the extent of the damage and may visit the area Thursday.