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Friday, May 18, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   After conducting a comprehensive study on the Central Virginia Community College Transition program, Lynchburg City Schools’ Director of Exceptional Learners Wyllys VanDerwerker said the program will continue for the next school year with a few changes. The division previously briefly considered discontinuing the program due to declining enrollment. ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   Liberty has accepted an invitation from the Atlantic Sun Conference and will move its non-football sports to the new league beginning with the upcoming 2018-19 athletic season. A press conference is set for 2 p.m. to formalize the move. The Atlantic Sun does not sponsor football, which allows Liberty to become a full member of the conference with the ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. News & Advance Publisher Robert E. MacPherson is retiring June 1 after a three-decade career in the newspaper business, and veteran newspaper executive Kelly Mirt will succeed him as publisher on that date. “We are excited to have a leader with Kelly’s knowledge, experience and skills taking the helm of The News & Advance,” said BH Media Regional Vice ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   AMHERST — After a 25-year education career in Campbell County, Assistant Superintendent Robert Arnold is set to become neighboring Amherst County’s superintendent in July.  Arnold, a University of Virginia graduate who began his career as a seventh-grade science teacher in Campbell County, said at a special called Amherst County School Board meeting ...read more
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Monday, May 14, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. AMHERST —For the Sweet Briar College Class of 2018, commencement seemed like it never would arrive. This wasn’t the typical pining for a day beyond late-night papers fueled by coffee benders — first-year students in 2015 faced an entirely different obstacle: Sweet Briar was going to be shut down. Save for a few transfer and graduate students, nearly all ...read more
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Monday, May 14, 2018
View full story in the News & Advance. A new class of Randolph College graduates donned their academic hoods on Sunday. In all, 165 graduates marked Mother’s Day by earning their degrees as proud families clapped, waved and cheered for their students on a warm day on The Dell. The commencement address was delivered by retiring Associate Dean of the College, Paula Wallace, who began teaching ...read more
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Monday, May 14, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Lynchburg’s newest little bakery is set to open later this month in a 1,200-square-foot shop on Jefferson Street. Owners Hannah Predmore, Harry Luis Rivera and his wife, Josephine, are in the process of renovating Harry’s Bakery & Catering located in Riverviews Artspace downtown where Simply Irresistible Bakery once operated. Simply Irresistible closed ...read more
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Monday, May 14, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine has received initial accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation after operating under a provisional status since 2013, when the medical school was established. Liberty University announced the accreditation status in a Thursday news ...read more
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Friday, May 11, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Nearly 1,000 freshly minted graduates took the next step into their individual futures Thursday night at the 50th commencement exercise for Central Virginia Community College. The college recognized 968 graduates and conferred a “combined total of 1,387 credentials for associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, career study certificates, and Workforce ...read more
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Lynchburg, VA (May 11, 2018) – The Salvation Army of Lynchburg has several events scheduled in honor of National Salvation Army week, which will be celebrated locally May 14-18 this year. National Salvation Army week was first declared by President Dwight D Eisenhower in 1954 with this proclamation: “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the ...read more
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Campbell County-based Point Source Audio Music has reopened in a new location at 235 Progress Drive after the April 15 tornado destroyed the business’s original building off Timberlake Road. Sales manager Matthew Howard said the showroom reopened last Friday with assistance from the community.“I was really surprised and happy to see how the community and ...read more
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The Altavista-based parent company of First National Bank has raised its quarterly cash dividend. Pinnacle Bankshares Corporation (OTCQX:PPBN) announced Wednesday it will pay 11 cents per share June 1 to shareholders of record as of May 18. The dividend is up from 10 cents per share last quarter and is the company’s 23rd consecutive quarterly ...read more
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Runk & Pratt Companies is proud to announce the acquisition of the Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center in Lynchburg, Virginia.Under the ownership of Runk & Pratt Companies, the Kirkley Hotel is now under the flag of the prestigious Wyndham Hotel Group and their Trademark Brand. Wyndham Hotel Group is comprised of over 7,074 properties across the globe. The highly regarded Aimbridge Hospitality ...read more
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Monday, May 07, 2018
Lynchburg, Virginia, May 4, 2018...Bank of the James has announced the promotion of Bianca Allison to Senior Vice President, Mortgage Division Sales and Development.  Mrs. Allison joined the bank’s mortgage division in May 2013 and was promoted to Vice President in 2015.  She has over thirty years of mortgage experience and is headquartered in Forest. Mrs. Allison earned an AAS in Banking and ...read more
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Monday, May 07, 2018
View full story in the News & Advance. In the midst of the $40 million first phase of expansion of Liberty University’s Williams Stadium, LU announced Friday in a news release it plans to also upgrade and expand the Arthur L. Williams Football Operations Center. “The renovated football operations center will have a high impact in recruiting top prospective student-athletes to Liberty and ...read more
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Friday, May 04, 2018
Robert A Sears, Jr- New Assistant Vice President, continuing his role as Facilities Manager at First National Bank. Mr. Sears received his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Virginia Tech, and worked for J.E. Sears for 33 years in the general contractor and building material supply industry. Sears joined First National Bank in 2013.  Robert Warren- New Assistant Vice President, ...read more
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Friday, May 04, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The work couldn’t be more different. A photography series that documents the five stages of grief. A set of illustrated children’s book pages, hung together in sequential panels. A presentation detailing a newly designed smartphone app. Three-dimensional prints that nearly pop out of their frames. What looks like an Etsy shop come to life, featuring ...read more
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Friday, May 04, 2018
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected "Nurses Inspire, Innovate and Influence" as the theme for 2018. The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Braley and Thompson Foster Parent Recruiter Mark Reed is proud to announce a wonderful opportunity in conjunction with the ongoing partnership with Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Member The Lynchburg HillCats.  Reed states "The HillCats and Braley and Thompson are promoting National Foster Care Month during the HillCats game on Sunday, May 6th, at Calvin Falwell Field.  The HillCats will ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
MedExpress on Linkhorne Drive is open to care for you   Our center on Timberlake Road was severely damaged by a recent tornado and will be closed until further notice; however, most importantly, we’re incredibly grateful that all of our patients and team members are safe. We’d like to offer our sincere appreciation to the first responders who cared for our patients and team. We remain committed ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Bedford Hills Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Tracie Tkacik was announced as Lynchburg City Schools’ Teacher of the Year for 2018 Monday. Tkacik has worked in LCS since 1994, teaching at William Marvin Bass Elementary School then moving to Bedford Hills Elementary in 2016. With only two years so far at Bedford Hills Elementary, Tkacik’s selection ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   The Lynchburg Regional Airport Commission unanimously voted to recommend a one-year lease agreement renewal with the airport’s sole fixed-based operator during a special meeting Monday. Aviation Resources Inc., which is owned by a Liberty University subsidiary, has provided aeronautic services such as fueling and aircraft maintenance at the airport ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Fifth & Federal Station is building a stage at the former Adams Motor Company building next door in efforts to host shows for bigger crowds. Ralph Beck owns the restaurant at 801 5th St. serving bourbon, burgers, brisket and other fare. He purchased the 50,000-square-foot Adams Motor Co. building at 811 5th St. about eight months ago. The building will ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
View editorials in The News & Advance... Small businesses are the engine of our economy in the Lynchburg region. There are many positive impacts of small business on our regional economy: Small businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses such as banks, service providers, and farms; for every $100 you spend at small businesses, $68 will stay in the community; and more than half ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Read Editorial in The News & Advance.... When individuals and employers choose to buy local, it helps the regional economy grow and allows a business owner like myself to get to know numerous other area businesses and establish a personal relationship that expands beyond getting paid for our services. As a small business owner for over 75 years I have been able to grow my business to serve most ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
View Editorial in The News & Advance.... For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) has recognized National Small Business Week because of the importance of these companies to our economy. According to the SBA, small businesses create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. every year. They drive growth and innovation in our nation, increase our ability to ...read more
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Ben Shapiro was on friendly turf Wednesday as he addressed a large and enthusiastic audience at Liberty University — a departure from how some other colleges have welcomed him. Shapiro, a conservative commentator and former Breitbart editor, previously has been met with protests, some resulting in student arrests, at campuses such as UCLA and the ...read more
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. A pilot shortage is expected to worsen in the coming years as airlines struggle to meet growing travel demands on a global scale, and while that’s bad news for companies trying to fill cockpits, it’s a good time to be in the business of training the next generation of aviators. For the Liberty University School of Aeronautics the shortage is a growth ...read more
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
ITG has the privilege of being the title sponsor for the 6th Annual Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center golf tournament this year.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
LYNCHBURG, VA. — Terry Sharpe, a Vietnam Veteran, better known as The Walking Marine, makes a stop at River Ridge on May 9 from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. for a meet and greet located in center court, near New York & Company. Terry begins his sixth walk to Washington, D.C., from Stokesdale, North Carolina on May 2 and will be passing through Lynchburg May 9 and 10.  As he makes his way up 29 North, he will ...read more
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Monday, April 23, 2018
The Liberty University engineering program continues to take shape with the coming addition of a new dean and a grant to boost LU’s Center for Energy Research & Education in Bedford County, which is slated to become home to the department. Now nicknamed CERE, the facility previously was known as the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research. LU purchased the property along U.S. 460 for $4.3 ...read more
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Monday, April 23, 2018
The law firm of Petty Livingston Dawson & Richards has moved to its new offices at 925 Main Street in downtown Lynchburg.  The firm renovated the upper floors of the building, formerly known as the BB&T bank building, and its 11 attorneys and support staff will receive clients and conduct business on the third floor.  While the building will be known as the PLDR Law Building, BB&T will continue ...read more
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Alliance is here for the Lynchburg Regional Business Community. If a business was impacted from Sunday’s storms and are without power or WIFI this week we have extra offices, large conference space with tables and chairs for businesses. Our doors are open and your business is our business and we have the resources to help your keep your business up and running. The Alliance has coffee and a ...read more
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Monday, April 16, 2018
 Applications for the 44th class are now being accepted. The program provides in-class instruction, interaction with community leaders and rewarding community projects.  Ideal applicants are open to learning about how they present themselves, discovering new insights about their leadership style, and connecting with other regional leaders. Alumni role models and coaches support the ...read more
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
View story in The News & Advance...Just a few months after visiting Lynchburg to answer questions about politics, education and the economy ahead of the General Assembly, Virginia legislators returned to the Hill City to give their thoughts on the most recent session. Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County; Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Del. Scott Garrett, R-Lynchburg; and Del. Ben Cline, ...read more
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