Top Headlines on WHSV.com April 29

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for April 19th. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Two-Vehicle Crash Sends One Woman to Hospital

Reporter: Estephany Escobar

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. ---A crash on I-81 sends a 19-year-old woman from the Richmond area to Augusta Health.

It happened on mile marker 226 in Augusta county after 5:30 p.m on Sunday.

According to Virginia State Police, Caroline Lewis tried to switch lanes and hit a car. Her car then went off the road, into the median and rolled over several times.

She sustained only minor injuries. However, she faces charges for improper lane change. 

Riders Bike to Raise Money and Honor Student's Life in Waynesboro

Reporter: Carly Stephenson

 

WAYNESBORO, Va. -- Every year, riders get together to remember Michael Woodard's life.

Their 100 mile journey will help a cadet with his future academic plans. This year's goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000 dollars.

All of the money they collect goes to the Fishburne student assistance fund, as part of the Michael Woodard Memorial fund.

"Mike loved Fishburne and we loved what Fishburne meant to him and what it did for him and we're doing something positive as a result of his participation here and how much we miss him," said Woodard.

"Places like Fishburne help wonderful young men they help them learn discipline, they help them to focus, and they help them to concentrate on their future."

Superintendent and President Gary Morrison said that this scholarship is one of a number offered in rememberance of alumni.

"Anybody that's ever gone to Fishburne, anybody who ever will attend Fishburne becomes a membership of this brotherhood. And everybody sticks together, everybody supports each other," said Morrison.

Morrison said it's a memorial fund that started small and will keep growing.

"It was just me and then myself and my son and then more people were added. Now we're up to about 8 and so by the time I'm 80 we'll probably have 100 people here and be riding," said Woodard.

The first finisher biked the 100 miles in six hours and 22 minutes. Woodard said the scholarship has helped five students with tuition so far, thanks to the fund. 

Students Graduate from Same Local College as Family

Reporter: Estephany Escobar

 

HARRISONBURG, Va---More than 400 students graduated from Eastern Mennonite University on Sunday.

For six students, attending EMU is part of a family tradition.

Ryan Eshelman walked across the stage to get his diploma from EMU.

His grandfather and dad also graduated from the University.

He said his family's values and the University's are closely linked. Therefore, he decided to follow his relatives' footsteps.

Families and friends of Eastern Mennonite students are celebrating tonight.

"It's nice to have a legacy here. I'm very proud of this school first of all and also proud to be a third-generation student here," said Ryan.

His grandfather said he is proud he is continuing the family tradition.

"I love the college. It started me on a journey and I hope and pray that will start Ryan in the same journey," said Rohrer.

Students in the Seminary graduated on Saturday.

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