News in Brief — 12/27/13

Published 10:12 am Friday, December 27, 2013

Slide affects traffic on Big Branch Road

CHESAPEAKE — A mudslide closed Big Branch Road to one-lane for approximately four hours on Monday as county engineer crews handled the cleanup.

“Due to all the rainfall, mud just ran off the hill,” County Engineer Doug Cade said. “There was no rock involved.”

The county engineer’s office got the call at 5 a.m. about the slide at the 700 block of Big Branch or County Road 31 between the Chesapeake Bypass bridges and the Chesapeake Little League Field.

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“It never blocked the road but there were trees lying on telephone lines,” Cade said. “It did impede traffic and we had one lane open.”

By Benita Heath


Rushton joins St. Mary’s Medical management staff

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Thomas C. Rushton, MD, FACP, FSHEA, FIDSA, has joined the staff of St. Mary’s Medical Management.

Rushton is board certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine. He has a doctor of medicine from the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

He did his residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and his fellowship in infectious diseases and tropical medicine at University of South Florida College of Medicine.

A member of the West Virginia State Medical Association, Rushton is a fellow of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine.

Rushton has more than 19 years of experience in treating and preventing infections.

To make an appointment with Rushton, call (304) 399-7213.


OLBH to offer free health screenings at breakfast

ASHLAND, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) will conduct free health screenings in conjunction with the Wednesday, Jan. 8 Mall Walkers breakfast.

The event takes place at the Ashland Town Center beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m.

OLBH’s screenings will include checks for blood pressure, blood sugar and hemoglobin.

For more information, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).