Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com September 20

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for September 20th. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Local Professor Voted as Hottest in the Nation

Reporter: Amelia Nahmias

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A local psychology professor was voted the hottest professor in the nation.

The votes came from an annual survey from ratemyprofessor.com.

David Daniel held the top spot for the second year in a row. He's not just a pretty face, his reviews on the website also talk about his passion for teaching and his interest in his students and their success.

He's not judged only on his looks. Last year, he was also voted Best of the Burg by the students.

"It's kind of a burden, because, you know I want people to know that I'm a really good teacher, so I really push the teacher stuff. The looks are just an added bonus, or a distraction," said Daniel.

Last year he also won a teaching award from the American Psychological Association. Daniel may turn some heads with this dreamy charm, but he really is quite the teacher.

 

Town Left Without a Bank

Reporter: Anna-Lysa Gayle

CRAIGSVILLE, Va. -- The Mayor of Craigsville says the only bank in town moved out a few weeks ago, leaving the town with no bank in close proximity.

"It makes it very hard on the elderly people, trying to do their banking each month and just makes it tough on the whole community," said Richard Fox, who is the Mayor of Craigsville.

Fox said this is the first time that the town has been without a bank since he was a child. He was told it's all apart of BB&T's efforts to consolidate its branches.

The closest bank is nearly 35 miles in either direction of the town.

Fox said he has asked 9 different banks to open a branch in the area. So far, none has been able to grant his request.

 

More Bears Involved in Car Crashes

Reporter: Morgan Donnelly

WAYNESBORO,Va. (WHSV) -- Bears are getting closer and closer to the road and causing car crashes. Over the weekend, state police responded to some car accidents in Rockingham and Augusta County involving bears.

Dr. Dave McRuer, the Director of Veterinary Services at The Wildlife Center of Virginia, said right now the bears are trying to find food before going into hibernation and because of poor food crop they are coming into more populated areas.

"Right now we are dealing with one or two phone calls a day from people who has seen bears hit or wandering around near the road and we have seen wild bears wander down or close to the Wildlife Center," said McRuer.  

McRuer said if you do see a bear do not stop and feed them. Instead, you should call police or the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

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