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Monday, November 13, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Eight months after Lynchburg Mayor Joan Foster delivered a call to action to address poverty in Lynchburg and kicked off a long-term push by City Hall to help put people to work in higher-paying jobs, City Council is considering changing the messaging surrounding the program that aims to decrease the city’s 24 percent poverty rate. In a wide-ranging ...read more
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Monday, November 13, 2017
Lynchburg, VA (November 13, 2017) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg has kicked off the 2017 Red Kettle Campaign with a plea for volunteers. The Red Kettle Campaign comprises on average 20 percent of The Salvation Army’s total budget. Last year, The Salvation Army provided more than 32,000 hot meals, 12,000 nights of lodging, and financial assistance to more than 6,000 people. In ...read more
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Monday, November 13, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine addressed a friendly crowd of around 150 people Saturday at Lynchburg College, where he discussed a wide range of issues in a visit hosted by the College Democrats student organization. In his introduction of Kaine, LC student Carter Elliott IV described Kaine as someone who “can play a mean harmonica” and is lovingly referred to as ...read more
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Friday, November 10, 2017
View here for full story. The City of Lynchburg recognized by Digital Cities as a first place winner this year. The Center for Digital Government (CDG) announced the winners of the 2017 Digital Cities Survey. Now in its 17th year, the annual survey recognizes cities using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement. “This year’s leading digital ...read more
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Friday, November 10, 2017
Centra Lynchburg General Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Top 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health, now part of IBM Watson Health. This annual study identifies the top U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services in the nation. This is the seventh time Centra has been named. Notably, only two other hospitals in the state of Virginia have received this award that many ...read more
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Lynchburg-based nuclear-services firm BWX Technologies reported Monday a third-quarter profit of $46.7 million, or 47 cents per basic share and 46 cents per diluted share. That was up 13.7 percent from a net income of $41.1 million, or 40 cents per basic share and 39 cents per diluted share, during the same quarter the year before. The company said it ...read more
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Friday, November 03, 2017
LYNCHBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) President and Chief Executive Officer Rex D. Geveden, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Black will be presenting at Baird’s 47th annual Global Industrial Conference in Chicago on November 9, 2017. BWXT is a leading supplier of nuclear components, fuel and services to government and commercial customers ...read more
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Thursday, November 02, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. New certificate programs at Central Virginia Community College that will launch next fall aim to fill workforce needs. At Wednesday’s Local Board meeting, members unanimously approved the addition of three new career studies certificates in fire and emergency medical services; health sciences fundamentals; and introduction to hospitality management. The ...read more
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
View full story in the News & Advance. A new partnership between Virginia Legal Aid Society and the Liberty University School of Law aims to serve underprivileged clients and develop law students nearing the completion of their degrees. In development since early 2016, a law clinic for four LU students offered through VLAS became a reality this fall. Through the clinic, LU students have a ...read more
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. In years past, middle school students at James River Day School were cramped. “We’d have classes all over the place, like I had grammar in the gym one year,” eighth-grader Katharine Caprise said this week. “I feel like it was really obvious that we needed more space.” This school year, the private school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade ...read more
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
View story at  https://goo.gl/BY121W    As a former principal, Darla Edwards has always understood the importance of family engagement with schools. Successful Innovations, Inc. equips schools with meaningful resources to help parents support their child's learning and success. Edwards said she knew it would be a challenge to start the business as access to capital is a huge challenge for ...read more
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Leaders in business, transportation, economic development and the state legislature from Central and Southwest Virginia gathered Tuesday evening in an annual celebration to discuss upcoming regional projects and mark their successes. Held at The Bedford Columns event center in the town of Bedford, the gathering — called Jefferson’s Assembly — was attended ...read more
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. As the nation continues to debate gun rights, Roanoke indoor range and firearms retailer SafeSide Tactical is preparing to educate local residents about gun safety at a new location in Lynchburg. The new indoor, state-of-the-art shooting range located in what was once a 1940s lumber processing mill on Mayflower Drive — and in the midst of its soft opening ...read more
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