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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Thanks to its thriving culture, engaged workforce, and dedicated employee-owners, Wiley|Wilson has been named the 2017 ESOP Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Company of the Year. The award was announced at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s annual spring meeting in Charlottesville, VA. With this win, Wiley|Wilson is now in the running for National ESOP Company of the Year, which will be announced at the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Lynchburg-area residents now can see a health care provider for non-emergencies like the cold and flu without visiting a doctor’s office. Centra recently launched Centra 24/7, a program that lets anyone visit a doctor virtually via phone, tablet and computer 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Since it was introduced last month, 364 people have ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Wiley|Wilson, a 100-percent employee-owned architecture-engineering firm, is the 2017 runner-up in the ESOP Association’s Annual Award for Communication Excellence (AACE). The company received this honor for its Ownership Retreat, an annual event that brings together all employee-owners to learn more about Wiley|Wilson’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and to grow its ownership ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Academy Center of the Arts is proud to welcome Jad Abumrad, creator and host of the podcast RadioLab, to our stage on April 8 at 7:30pm. His one man show, “Gut Churn,” is kicking off a new speaker series where professionals can share their stories, inspirations, and experience. Each week in Radiolab, Abumrad and others attempt to approach broad, difficult topics such as ...read more
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Monday, March 27, 2017
Horizon Behavioral Health is responding to the statewide effort to address the opioid epidemic by doubling bed capacity in its detoxification and crisis stabilization programs and opening a recovery residence for women with co-occurring disorders. The new Virginia Medicaid Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) Benefit, under the direction of the Department of Behavioral Health and ...read more
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Friday, March 24, 2017
AREVA Awarded Three Patents for Nuclear Energy Innovations CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 23, 2017 – AREVA NP recently received three patent awards for employee-developed innovations that solve unique problems faced by the nuclear energy industry. The patents address invention in the fuel operation as well as anticorrosion and maintenance tooling fields. “Success in a technical industry like ...read more
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Friday, March 24, 2017
The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will host Alison Saar as its 2017 Outten Visiting Artist. A public lecture by Saar will be held on Tues., April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Maier. Saar’s artistic style encompasses a multitude of personal and cultural references that reflect the plurality of her own experiences. Her sculptures, installations, and prints become powerful totems exploring ...read more
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. President Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address at Liberty University’s commencement May 13, the university announced this morning. Trump spoke at Liberty University during convocations in September 2012 and again in January 2016, while on the campaign trail. "It is a tremendous honor and privilege for any university to host a sitting ...read more
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Critically acclaimed author and speaker Charlene Li will present “Responsible Leadership in the Digital Age” for the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Leadership and Ethics on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Hall Campus Center Memorial Ballroom. Charlene Li is a principal analyst at Altimeter, a Prophet company. As one of the foremost experts on social media and ...read more
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. In 1904, the Disciples of Christ denomination chartered a new institution of higher learning on the outskirts of Lynchburg. Known as Virginia Christian College, it joined Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Sweet Briar College and Virginia Theological Seminary and College, all founded within a 25-year period. Fifteen years later in 1919, the ...read more
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Monday, March 20, 2017
The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg is experiencing substantial supply shortages in breakfast items. Last year, the Community Feeding Program provided more than 39,000 meals to individuals in need. This is a 40 percent increase in individuals served over the previous year. Since the beginning of 2017, the amount of individuals needing assistance has continued to grow. “We are seeing more ...read more
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Monday, March 20, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Lynchburg-based Dodson Pest Control has acquired Lexington-based Local Pest Control, according to a news release from Dodson Pest Control. Local Pest Control formerly was owned by Thurman W. Clark. It has been in business since 1997. Clark retired to spend more time with family, Dodson said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Local Pest Control office ...read more
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Monday, March 20, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Central Virginia Community College has launched a new website at www.CentralVirginia.edu . In a news release, the college touted the new site’s improved design and software that allows staff to update the site’s content more easily and more often. The website debuted March 15. CVCC worked with Roanoke-based Access Inc. to create the site. CVCC ...read more
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Horizon’s Got Talent is back and better than ever! The talent show, a benefit for Horizon Behavioral Health, will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at 3410 Old Forest Road in Lynchburg. This year, the show’s top winner will receive a $400 cash prize, a recording session at MG Productions, and a full scholarship to the 21st Annual World Championships of Performing Arts, ...read more
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Friday, March 17, 2017
On Thurs., March 30 at 7 p.m. the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will host art historian, Karen Sherry, who will present the lecture, “Picturing Modern Womanhood: Suffragettes, Flappers, and Other New Women in American Art, 1900-1950.” The lecture will explore the early decades of the 20th-century which witnessed dramatic changes in American society and women’s lives in ...read more
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Friday, March 17, 2017
A long-awaited new gym is in the works for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg and could help the organization reach dozens more young people through increased recreational opportunities. The club, which serves children ages 6 to 18 through a variety of after-school and summer programs that emphasize mentoring, leadership and recreation, opened in 2005 in a former industrial property ...read more
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Randolph College aims to bring science to the Lynchburg community through a week of on-campus events at its ninth annual Science Festival of Central Virginia. “It’s supposed to show people the beauty of science, the connection of science to their lives,” said Peter Sheldon, a Randolph physics professor and organizer of the event. The ...read more
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Academy is thrilled to welcome back The Second City whose alumni list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of comedy including Bill Murray, Jim Belushi, Steve Carell, George Wendt, Tina Fey, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Rick Moranis, and many more. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City brings to Lynchburg their world-class satire and ...read more
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Mayor Joan Foster joined U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lynchburg to announce the winners of the Black History Month Art contest at a special ceremony at the Club’s location at 1101 Madison Street in Lynchburg. The contest was designed to honor influential African-Americans and inspire students’ creativity and knowledge of these heroes. ...read more
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Centra is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19 th by honoring its board-certified nurses. These nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care. Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like healthcare in general has ...read more
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Monday, March 13, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance . As negotiations continue on Liberty University’s purchase of the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research in Bedford County, plans for the facility are beginning to become more clear. Liberty has proposed making the CAER facility a “full-scaled energy research complex,” including the addition of new classrooms and academic offices, ...read more
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Monday, March 13, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Almost three years ago — just before 10 p.m. on March 15, 2014 — a fire spontaneously ignited inside of a Volkswagen parked inside Sandrof Auto Body’s largest workshop on Lakeside Drive. The low roof with exposed insulation quickly caught fire, and the blaze consumed the building. The fire burned so hot it melted the Volkswagen’s ...read more
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Monday, March 13, 2017
View story in The News & Advance. Brian Booth has just completed his first week on the job as the new general manager of Greater Lynchburg Transit Company. Booth, 31, officially began his new position with GLTC on Monday. He succeeds Josh Baker, who accepted a position as general manager and CEO of the Alexandria Transit Company. “I’m here to do what is best for the system and the ...read more
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Monday, March 13, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. On a sunny Friday afternoon, about 25 people attended a Lynchburg College forum to learn how solar power soon could provide energy at LC. In a presentation led by Steve Bright, LC vice president of business and finance, students, staff and faculty members learned about a new proposal that would allow LC to enter a power purchase agreement. The proposal ...read more
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Monday, March 13, 2017
The Academy Center of the Arts is excited to announce their ninth annual Empty Bowls event to benefit the Lynchburg Daily Bread on March 18, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Warehouse Theatre. Empty Bowls is a national program recognized and participated in across the country in efforts to spread awareness of the issue of hunger in America. For $20 a ticket, patrons can select a ceramic ...read more
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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Appalachian Power, a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), today unveiled a new logo and tagline as part of its focus on providing innovative energy solutions for customers and communities. “Appalachian Power is investing in energy infrastructure, vegetation management and new technologies to provide better, more reliable service and cleaner energy for our customers. ...read more
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Girls on the Run of Central Virginia to present the documentary, SCREENAGERS Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7 p.m-9 p.m.-Thomas Jefferson High School We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about one of the biggest parenting issues of our time. Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician ...read more
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Through a weekly clinic, Liberty University nursing students are providing hand and foot hygiene to homeless residents staying at Lynchburg’s Salvation Army Center of Hope shelter. The program, which began in spring 2016 and ends in April, fits into a nursing curriculum with a focus on community outreach. Dana Woody, who is LU’s lead faculty ...read more
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Monday, March 06, 2017
View full story in the News & Advance. Students at Lynchburg City Schools lifted off Friday with drones they built, from the circuit board up, as part of an information technology class offered to advanced students during the division’s weeklong winter break. The 14 students built their own quadcopter-style drones under the direction of information technology staff who taught them ...read more
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Monday, March 06, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Kroger customers may not have noticed, but their milk containers have changed. Beginning in September, the company rolled out a new, lightweight gallon milk jug. Designed by MidAmerican Machining and manufactured at Lynchburg’s Westover Dairy facility, the jug has saved 82,000 pounds of plastic so far. Made with six grams less material, the new ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Investors on Tuesday cheered BWX Technologies’ fourth-quarter results, sending the stock up more than eight percent. The Lynchburg-based nuclear-services firm reported a fourth-quarter net income of $34 million, or 34 cents per share. Fourth-quarter results were announced Monday afternoon after markets closed. On Tuesday, BWX Technologies stock (NYSE: ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. After nearly 40 years in law enforcement, Keith Smith has traded his sidearm for a syllabus. A criminology professor at Lynchburg College, Smith, who joined LC in the fall, brings experience as a former beat and motorcycle cop, a DEA agent, and international military operations consultant. Though this is his first classroom gig, Smith already has some ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
On March 9 th , The Academy Center of the Arts will present Top Mixologist: The World Awaits from 6:00pm-9:00pm. This is the second annual Top Mixologist event for the Academy and is a fundraiser for the Community Outreach Program which aims to better the Lynchburg community by giving everyone access to the arts. Through this program the Academy is able to offer free classes to those in need in ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has exercised options with BWXT Nuclear Op-erations Group, a subsidiary of Lynchburg-based BWX Technologies, on $784 million in contracts to manufacture nuclear reactor components for Ford-class aircraft carriers and Virginia-class submarines. The work will be completed in Lynchburg; Barberton and Euclid, Ohio; and ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Resurrected from the brink of closure in 2015, Sweet Briar College officials are working to sustain and strengthen the private all-women’s school and keep it alive for years to come. Those efforts were on display Saturday at a town hall-style meeting in Wailes Lounge. Current President Phil Stone and Teresa Tomlinson, chair of the SBC board of ...read more
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
The leadership of Horizon Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that the organization has received a three - year Accreditation by CARF International. This represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to a behavioral health organization. Horizon was put through a rigorous on - site peer review process that included a team of surveyors visiting from across the country. ...read more
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
View story at ABC13WSET The restaurant serves southern style fare, with meats smoked on site, ribs, wings, steak, barbecue, and pasta. The old service station turned restaurant has a whole lot of character, including a full service bar made from a batteau dating back to the 1850s. The owner said there will be a fire pit outside and eventually a stage for a live band. The bar has more than 100 ...read more
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Monday, December 12, 2016
View story in Work It . The second round of Altavista’s entrepreneurship program, Pop-Up Altavista, has wrapped up, and four business owners were awarded grant money to start up or expand their ventures. Altavista On Track, the town’s downtown-revitalization program, and the Small Business Development Center at Central Virginia Community College led the nine-week program that walked ...read more
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