ONLEY, Va. (WAVY) - Folks in Accomack County got together Saturday afternoon to say thanks to local firefighters, who have battled more than 70 arsons.
Organizers sent WAVY.com pictures of their Firefighters Appreciation Day at Pan Pizzeria in Onley.
There were fire trucks, a visit from Sparky the Dog and games for kids of all ages.
The goal of the event was to celebrate the volunteer firefighters who have battled more than 70 arsons in the last four months.
State Police are offering a $25,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in the arson cases.
A local convicted robber will serve 15 years behind bars for his part in a robbery at the Oceanfront two years ago.
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.