An Eden woman remains jailed following her arrest Monday night after police say she left her two small children in her hot car for nearly thirty minutes. Officers responded to the Walmart on East Arbor Lane in Eden just before 8 p.m. Monday after receiving a report that two children, ages 8 and 2, had been left unattended in a car by their mother. Both children were taken to UNC Rockingham for evaluation, but either is believed to have been affected by the heat. Both were later released to family members. The mother, 28-year-old Heather Renee Wilson, was arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor child abuse. She was placed in the Rockingham County jail under a $10,000 bond.
Vietnam veteran Adrian Joseph Cronauer has died at the age of 79. Cronauer was a U.S. Air Force sergeant who was the co-author of the story that inspired the movie Good Morning Vietnam. In the movie, he was loosely portrayed by Robin Williams, who won an Academy Award for his performance. Cronauer lived in Troutville with his late wife. Many here still remember his voice many years ago on WVTF in Roanoke.
A Henry County grand jury on Monday indicted three men on murder and robbery charges in connection with the shooting death of Eric Adams on Feb. 17 in Axton. Twenty-three-year-old Jake Andrew Lewis and 19-year-old Dylan Alan Day, both of Reidsville, North Carolina, and Landon Chase Handy, 18, of Liberty, North Carolina, were each indicted on charges of first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of robbery and robbery with a deadly weapon. Lewis also was indicted on a charge of use of a firearm in the commission of murder. On Feb. 18, Adams’ body was found inside his home on Keen Drive.
Ford is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gear shift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly. The recall covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion sedans and some 2013 and 2014 Escape small SUVs. Ford says a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can fall off. If this happens, the driver could shift into park but the vehicle could be in another gear. That could let the vehicle roll, increasing the risk of injury or crash. The company says it doesn't know of any crashes or injuries. Ford is advising owners to use the parking brake. Dealers will replace the shifter bushing at no cost. Owners will be notified by July 30. Parts should be available late this quarter.
High pressure will remain north of the area today before sliding offshore New England tonight into Friday. This should keep overall dry weather along with slightly cooler temperatures in place through the end of the week. Moisture returns ahead of a complex low pressure system by the weekend resulting in possible daily rounds of showers and storms into early next week. In your forecast - Sunny and 88 today and 85 tomorrow. Showers and thunderstorms likely after 2 pm Saturday with a high of 85. Showers and thunderstorms likely again Sunday afternoon with a high of 85.
The Mustangs fell to Forest last night, 10-6. Martinsville is 17 and 22 on the season with 12 games left and 7 home dates. They play the Grizzlies tonight at Hooker Field.