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Friday, February 17, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The NCAA on Thursday approved Liberty University’s request to join the Football Bowl Subdivision as an independent program, one of just a handful of colleges competing in the top-tier division without a football conference affiliation. The approval means Liberty can enter into the two-year FBS reclassification process for this upcoming season and ...read more
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Friday, February 17, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Spending a night in a treehouse is a childhood fantasy that could come true for Lynchburg couples and visitors starting a month from now. Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters is bringing a new honeymoon treehouse to the grounds of the Bella Rose Plantation on Graves Mill Road just in time for the wedding season. Treehouse Masters specializes in ...read more
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Academy Center of the Arts is elated to host one of our state’s most storied theatre companies, The Barter Players, as they bring to life on stage the classic story of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. The Barter Theatre, The State Theatre of Virginia, was founded by Robert Porterfield in 1933. The theatre developed its name due to Porterfield’s creative and effective ...read more
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Next Saturday, February 25, the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Virginia State Championship Robotics Competition is being hosted in Lynchburg at Virginia Episcopal School’s Van Every Gym (400 VES Road, Lynchburg) from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. This event brings together some of the best and brightest middle and high school students from across the state to showcase their engineering and programming ...read more
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Richmond, VA – Virginia Business Systems (VBS) of Virginia has been named one of the country’s Elite Dealers by ENX Magazine. The award is presented annually by the publication to the top office equipment dealers in the U.S. According to the publisher, Susan Neimes, the prestigious 2016 Elite Dealer awards were selected from a record number of entries. “It takes something ...read more
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. No matter the bank, most branches have similar, familiar features. Customers stand in line to be waited on by tellers behind tall counters, while employees specializing in different areas of banking see customers in their offices. Instead of going down this traditional path, Lynchburg-based Bank of the James decided to take a different route with its new ...read more
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. With Valentine’s Day looming, a love for arts and crafts was in the air Sunday at Randolph College. A free family program titled “Love at the Maier Family Program: Sharing our Passions” brought visitors of all ages to the Maier Museum of Art to craft mixed-media valentines, learn lace-making and take part in a scavenger hunt in the ...read more
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The News & Advance will host two free sessions next month aimed at informing attendees on how to successfully advertise businesses and understand digital marketing solutions. Both sessions will be held Feb. 28 at the Fairfield Inn at 3777 Candlers Mountain Road in Lynchburg. The session will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., while the second will be from noon ...read more
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Friday, February 10, 2017
New Officers and new Directors lead the Board in 2017 Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that provides vital support through guidance and fiduciary responsibilities. The board is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and fairly represents the geographical regions served by the organization. New Board Officers for 2017 are: James Laub, ...read more
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Friday, February 10, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Central Virginia Community College will host a partnership informational meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at Merritt Hall, in room 5122, on the Lynchburg campus. The meeting will focus on specific high-demand career areas including cybersecurity, EMT, paramedic, fire, EMS, health sciences, HVAC, machine tool and welding. Inclement weather make-up date is Feb. 27. ...read more
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Friday, February 10, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. A small group of Liberty University students and professors never expected to make history, especially when, for most of them, it was their first archaeological dig. The 20-member group, working with a team from Hebrew University in the West Bank in December and January, found compelling evidence of a cave in the Judean desert that once may have ...read more
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Lynchburg, VA - Horizon Behavioral Health and FCS, Inc., a janitorial services company, have entered into a public/private partnership in order to improve efficiency, quality, and cost effectiveness at Horizon. Horizon’s leadership has decided no one organization is able to do it all and must increase collaborative relationships in order to leverage resources and expertise. Beginning March ...read more
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Monday, February 06, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The Altavista-based parent company of First National Bank, Pinnacle Bankshares Corporation, reported Friday a fourth-quarter profit of $734,000, or 48 cents per basic and diluted share, down 27.1 percent from $1,007,000 million, or 66 cents per basic and diluted share, during the same period last year. Total loans increased 11.5 percent from $306,088,000 ...read more
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Monday, February 06, 2017
Once again, United Way of Central Virginia invites you to walk the red carpet at the 2nd Annual Red Carpet Gala Oscar pre-party on Saturday, February 25th. Held in celebration of the 89th Annual Academy Award Ceremony taking place on the following Sunday, this year's event will be held at the Academy Center of the Arts at 600 Main Street. Guests will walk our red carpet, hosted by: Mike ...read more
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Monday, February 06, 2017
Noted scholar, global leader in higher education, experienced administrator is ‘ideal’ fit for College’s new era SWEET BRIAR, Va. (Feb. 6, 2017) — Sweet Briar College today announced the appointment of noted scholar, liberal arts advocate, experienced administrator and global leader for women’s education Meredith Woo as the College’s 13th president. She will ...read more
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Thursday, February 02, 2017
View full story in The Burg. The arts first took to the sky in the late 1800s, when French choreographer Charles Didelot lifted his ballet dancers onto their toes with wires. Audiences were so enthralled by the ethereal quality of the dancers’ movements created by Didelot’s “flying machine” that other choreographers began to incorporate pointe work into their routines. It ...read more
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Thursday, February 02, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Liberty University is the new owner of the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research building in Bedford County after the $4.3 million sale was approved Tuesday by the Virginia Tobacco Revitalization Commission at a meeting in Richmond. According to a news release from the commission, LU will not “take over the entire facility, but the ...read more
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said he will lead two new presidential task forces to be created by President Donald Trump to reform the Department of Education. “I’ve been in conversations with [presidential adviser] Steve Bannon and others, and the president is forming some education task forces that I’ve been asked to ...read more
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Sweet Briar College is recognizing National Engineers Week with two programs on Thursday, Feb. 23. An afternoon session for high school girls in honor of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day will be followed by the region’s National Engineers Week Banquet. This is the second year in a row the College is hosting the banquet, an annual event that brings together industry professionals, high ...read more
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Friday, January 27, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Keeping children safe from online threats — that’s the goal for a series of workshops put on by Lynchburg City Schools to make parents aware of tips, tricks and tools to promote internet safety. LCS instructional technology staff members are leading the workshops, which have five stops in all, at various community sites. Topics taught include ...read more
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Tuesday’s Lynchburg City School Board meeting featured a full agenda as members approved the budget and calendar for the 2017-18 school year and heard an update on the accreditation statuses of T.C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation and Linkhorne Middle School. In a fourth round of discussion on the proposed budget, the school board ...read more
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
(Lynchburg) The Academy Center of the Arts is thrilled to host the first 70’s Soul Cinema and Funk Party in tribute to the old Warner Theatre in Lynchburg. Tony Camm, member of the Board of Trustees for the Academy Center of the Arts, was responsible for the idea of the event. The event is “targeted specifically to the African-American community in our area,” says Camm, ...read more
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, last week, U.S. Cellular joins hundreds of students from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lynchburg to kick off the 4th annual Black History Month Art Contest. Hundreds of students with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lynchburg are encouraged to create an original 8.5 x 11 piece of artwork in tribute of influential African Americans both past and ...read more
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Former U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt will lead Liberty University's new center for law and government, LU announced this morning. "In collaboration with the Liberty University School of Law and Liberty’s Helms School of Government, the center will develop and propose public policy at every level of government that promotes the fundamental ...read more
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Monday, January 23, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Amherst County has commissioned an appraisal of the Winton Country Club property following an unsolicited proposal by Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities to buy all or part of the country club, located off Patrick Henry Highway near the Clifford area. Runk & Pratt is a Lynchburg-based firm that specializes in “destination” ...read more
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Friday, January 20, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The Region 2000 Local Government Council passed a resolution by unanimous vote to request $430,000 from the state to fund an environmental study on the 391-acre campus of Central Virginia Training Center. Slated to close by 2020, the state facility in Madison Heights serves patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The resolution is the ...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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