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Thursday, September 21, 2017
September 19, 2017 – On Tuesday, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) awarded the City of Lynchburg two Excellence in Economic Development Bronze Awards for promotional projects:  Lynchburg Innovation Week and “This is Lynchburg: Welcome Home” video. IEDC’s prestigious awards program recognizes the world’s best economic development marketing materials, programs and partnerships, ...read more
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. A new riding season at Sweet Briar College comes with a step up in competition. Sweet Briar announced in late August that the college had joined the National Collegiate Equestrian Association. SBC becomes the first Division III team to enter the NCEA ranks, a governing body of equestrian sports, which has been identified as an emerging sport by the NCAA. ...read more
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. E.C. Glass High School’s graduation rate for the Class of 2017 rose two percentage points to 87 percent, and Heritage High School’s graduation rate rose three percentage points to 89 percent from 2016, according to April Bruce, Lynchburg City Schools’ director of testing, counseling, gifted and schools for innovation, who made the announcement at Tuesday’s ...read more
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Randolph College economics professor John Abell showed a photograph depicting a 1940s-era view of Main Street with a Piggly Wiggly that was only a storefront away from a Kroger. “People had downtown choices back in the day,” Abell said. “We don’t have any of that anymore.” Abell was a speaker Tuesday at a quarterly faith community forum at St. John’s ...read more
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. For many customers the proposed decrease in their monthly electricity bill would not buy a large latte. Yet it would be a savings nonetheless, tied to the continuing low costs of coal and natural gas used as fuel to generate power. If the State Corporation Commission approves Appalachian Power’s request to reduce its fuel factor by about 1 percent, the ...read more
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
(Danville, VA) Tammy Moss Finley has been appointed to the boards of American National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ: AMNB) and American National Bank and Trust Company. Her initial term will begin September 19, 2017 and will expire at the company’s annual meeting in May 2018, at which time she will be subject to election by the shareholders. Ms. Finley is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and ...read more
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. For parents who homeschool, one part of their children’s education can be surprisingly daunting to take on: physical education. Elisa Forshey, who homeschools her two kids, said P.E. doesn’t work without large groups of kids who are roughly the same age. At 6 and 10, her kids can’t compete with each other fairly. “They’re operating with different skill ...read more
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights organizer and longtime activist for African-American issues, denounced ignorance, fear, hatred and violence at a Monday stop at Randolph College. Jackson, who spoke for a little more than an hour at Randolph, discussed issues of race and unity in his second Monday appearance in Lynchburg as part of a ...read more
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Blue Ridge Ragtime Festival, a first-time festival hosted by the Academy Center of the Arts, will be held October 6-8, 2017, in Lynchburg, Virginia. The festival will kick off its first year with a full weekend of events and happenings featuring four professional ragtime pianists from across the nation.  The festival’s events include two unique concerts, a seated educational symposium, free ...read more
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Friday, September 15, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Appalachian Power Company is asking for the public’s input as it prepares a $20 million, multi-year upgrade to its high-voltage transmission system in Lynchburg’s Rivermont and Dearington areas. APCo will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, at Dearington Elementary School for Innovation at 210 Smyth St. The utility also is contacting about ...read more
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Friday, September 15, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Nurse Robin Wrabley uses her own money to buy things like pretzels, hair bands, contact solution, mints, tweezers and Chapstick for her Heritage High School clinic. That list used to include pads and tampons. “We would get 30 pads for the month [from the school division]. I would go through those in two weeks,” said Wrabley, who then would use her own ...read more
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Friday, September 15, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The proposed acquisition of Genworth Financial Inc. by a China-based company has cleared a regulatory hurdle in Virginia. Henrico County-based Genworth said Thursday that the Virginia State Corporation Commission Bureau of Insurance approved the company’s proposed acquisition by China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. Ltd. Genworth, an insurance company with ...read more
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Dozens of men and women from Randolph College and the community were called to action Monday by Jackson Katz, an internationally renowned educator, filmmaker and cultural theorist, to stand and speak out against men’s violence against women. Katz gave Randolph College’s 2017 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture, named for a respected retired Randolph history ...read more
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power says it's sending hundreds of employees and contract workers to Florida and Georgia to help areas affected by Hurricane Irma. The utility says more than 120 employees are departing Tuesday for Georgia, and more than 260 employees and contract workers will go to Florida to assist in recovery. The workers are going ...read more
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Monday, September 11, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. A plan to provide solar energy on the Lynchburg College campus is powering up. In late August, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced four colleges in the commonwealth, including LC, had signed contracts with Tesla-owned energy firm Solar City to establish solar arrays on campus. Other schools with contracts are Virginia Union University, Randolph-Macon College ...read more
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Monday, September 11, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Greater Lynchburg Transit Company is developing an update to its Transit Development Plan, a requirement of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for transit operators that receive state funding. According to a DRPT document, the purpose of the plan, which is conducted every six years, is to enhance services by identifying transit ...read more
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Friday, September 08, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. A reset is coming to Sweet Briar College that will change the core curriculum, reduce tuition and abolish traditional academic departments in favor of three collaborative interdisciplinary centers. The academic calendar also will undergo a major change, moving from traditional 15-week semesters to a system of periods consisting of 12 weeks of classes and ...read more
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Friday, September 08, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. United Way of Central Virginia kicked off its 2017-18 campaign Wednesday to raise money for agency programs in the area, though a specific goal has not yet been set. The campaign, which runs through March, will be the first for the local United Way’s new CEO Bill Varner, who took the helm about six weeks ago. He replaces Marie Martin, who stepped down in ...read more
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Friday, September 08, 2017
View full service in The News & Advance. In its first seven days of operation, a total of 74 passengers rode The Hopper, a free circulator bus service in the downtown area. Greater Lynchburg Transit Company General Manager Brian Booth presented ridership information Wednesday during the monthly meeting of GLTC’s board of directors. While pleased with the Hopper’s ridership in its first week, ...read more
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Friday, September 08, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Long & Foster Cos. Inc., the largest private residential real estate company in the United States by sales volume, was sold to HomeServices of America Inc., a Minneapolis-based affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway, the companies announced Thursday. The acquisition includes Long & Foster’s family of companies, including Long & Foster Real Estate and its ...read more
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The next superintendent for Lynchburg City Schools could be hired before the beginning of 2018. A timeline and salary requirements for the superintendent search became clearer with a work session at Tuesday’s LCS school board meeting led by Ray and Associates, the search firm tasked with finding new leadership for LCS, following the departure of Scott ...read more
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Sweet Briar College is reinventing the traditional organizational model for a liberal arts education and changing the business model for college affordability. Over the summer, a faculty-led academic initiatives task force developed a proposal for three curricular changes. The first adopts a core curriculum with a focus on women’s leadership. Another reorganizes academic departments around three ...read more
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
The Lynchburg law firm of Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards is pleased to announce that it has formed PLDR Properties, LLC, which has purchased the BB&T Bank building at 925 Main Street in downtown Lynchburg. After the completion of renovations, the firm will occupy the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building which will house the firm’s 11 attorneys and its support staff. BB&T will remain as a ...read more
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg is offering a hand to students unable to continue their education at Miller-Motte Technical College, CVCC Dean of Enrollment Michael Farris said Saturday. “I feel, and we all feel in our administration, that we can do a lot of good for these students, that they won’t have to start over,” he ...read more
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Friday, September 01, 2017
The Salvation Army Anticipates it to be the Largest and Longest Emergency Response Effort in the History of the Organization in America Lynchburg and Roanoke, VA – A team of Salvation Army personnel from Virginia and the Washington, D.C., area is preparing to leave for Texas on September 8, 2017, to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Captain Trey Jones of the Greater Lynchburg Corps ...read more
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. JT Wood, a rising high school senior in Florida, traveled to Liberty University with his father in July. Other college programs in the top-tier Football Bowl Subdivision also were recruiting the 6-foot-2, 205-pound wide receiver, including Coastal Carolina and South Alabama. Long a member of the second-tier Football Championship Subdivision, Liberty is ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
T4Tactics, LLC has numerous out of state presentations planned on Active Shooter Awareness and Response Training. North Carolina in September, Washington DC and Texas in October, and Minnesota and Delaware in November. If you would like T4Tactics, LLC to give your business, house of worship, school, or facility a quote, please contact us at http://www.t4tactics.com/ or "like" their Facebook ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. For some people, a lack of transportation may mean having to skip a medical appointment. To help eliminate that barrier to health care, Johnson Health Center began offering a van service earlier this month at no cost to patients who require transportation. The 15-passenger van began serving patients Aug. 14. The van was made possible through an anonymous ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci will be speaking at a November convocation at Liberty University. Via Twitter, Scaramucci confirmed to The News & Advance he will be at LU in November. Scaramucci served as President Donald Trump’s communications director for 10 days before he was removed from the post following an ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. A $40 million-plus expansion to Williams Stadium that boosts seating capacity by nearly 25 percent is targeted for completion next fall, just in time for Liberty University’s inaugural year as a member of the top tier division of college football. A major stadium feel with a grand entrance were two of the priorities Liberty highlighted when it recently ...read more
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Friday, August 25, 2017
View full story in the News & Advance. New details were unveiled Thursday on the recently announced partnership between Liberty University and the Miss Virginia Pageant, which is moving its competition to Lynchburg in 2018. In a news conference at Liberty, pageant officials announced the competition will be held in LU’s Center for Music and the Worship Arts Concert Hall, and the Miss Virginia ...read more
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Friday, August 25, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Business leaders and economic development officials met at Oakwood Country Club on Thursday morning to hear from newly hired Virginia Economic Development Partnership CEO and President Stephen Moret. Moret was hired Jan. 1 and came to Virginia from Louisiana. The breakfast meeting was hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. As a new academic year is ushered in at Sweet Briar College, a new president is at the helm. Meredith Woo, hired in February, joined the all-women’s school this summer. On Wednesday, she addressed the student body at the opening convocation of Sweet Briar’s 112th academic year. Throughout her address to students, faculty and staff, Woo outlined her goals ...read more
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
JOHNSON HEALTH CENTER Transportation Monday, August 14th marked the first day of providing transportation for Johnson Health Center, a local nonprofit federally qualified health center. Johnson Health Center patients can now schedule transportation when they call to make their appointment. Last November, Johnson Health Center was asked for a wish list of items they needed. Because of feedback ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Randolph College welcomed 239 new students to campus Wednesday during the College’s annual move-in day. “It is always a pleasure to introduce yet another class of students to the Randolph family,” said President Bradley W. Bateman. “The Class of 2021 is a diverse, academically strong group that will bring an array of talents to our community, and we are excited for all that awaits them—and the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The Lynchburg Regional Airport has received $1.1 million to continue converting all lights to LED, which officials say will save the airport between $15,000 and $20,000 per year in electric bills. Funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced Tuesday nine Virginia ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
WSLS 10 launches “Opioid Nation: An America Epidemic” an on-going campaign that includes public service announcements, news reports, original broadcast specials, digital media resources and community outreach.  WSLS 10’s initiative is part of Graham Media Group’s multi-station commitment to addressing the opioid crisis in our communities.  “Our reporters have been covering the opioid epidemic in ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. As the school year opens for Liberty Christian Academy today, it does so with a new partnership in place with Liberty University after the LCA facility was purchased by LU in January. According to LU President Jerry Falwell Jr., bringing LCA under the wing of LU will allow for greater collaboration, reduce duplication by combining some services and ...read more
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Students are returning to college campuses in the Lynchburg area as the fall semester is set to begin in the coming days. Sweet Briar College was the first local school to welcome students as they moved in Friday.  Move-in day for Lynchburg College is Saturday, and for Randolph College it’s Wednesday. Liberty University students will occupy their ...read more
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Friday, July 28, 2017
The Lynchburg Area Veterans Council is planning a parade honoring veterans on Nov. 11, Veterans Day on the campus of Liberty University. Charles Olson, president of the Veterans Council, said the organization wants to attract as many veterans from the region as possible to include World War II, Korean War, Vietnam. The council also wishes to attract younger veterans who deployed to Iraq, ...read more
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Sunday, July 02, 2017
View full story in the News & Advance. After last year’s attempt to hold the city’s first Veterans Day parade in 80 years fell through, the Lynchburg Area Veterans Council is once again planning to stage a parade honoring veterans on Nov. 11, this time on the campus of Liberty University. Charles Olson, president of the veterans council, said the organization wants to attract as many veterans ...read more
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