RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is on pace to break its annual gun sales record following record transactions on Black Friday.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch says Virginia State Police statistics show 3,902 gun transactions in the state on Black Friday. That broke the previous record of 3,856 transactions on the same day in 2012.
As of Monday, gun transactions totaled 431,693. The record is 432,387 set in 2012.
The firefighters struggling with more than 70 arson fires in Accomack County are getting some help from community groups and even those outside the state.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that local residents have stepped up by gathering items that fire companies need to restock their rehab unit as they find their resources strained by the string of blazes.
The offering range from things like hot chocolate and water to sports drinks and snacks that are coming through local businesses across the Eastern Shore.