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Friday, May 26, 2017
AREVA Technologies Recognized with Top Industry Awards CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24, 2017 – Three U.S. utilities received awards for their use of innovative AREVA NP technologies. Exelon and Duke Energy received Top Innovative Practice awards from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) for applications of AREVA NP’s ultra-high pressure cavitation peening and a phased array ultrasonic testing ...read more
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Lynchburg, VA (May 25, 2017) – National Donut Day 2017 will be celebrated on Friday, June 2. This day was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to help those in need during the Great Depression and to commemorate the work of the “Donut Lassies” who served donuts to soldiers during World War I and are often credited with popularizing the donut in the United States. The ...read more
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Liberty University announced Tuesday it has finalized the purchase of the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research along U.S. 460 in Bedford County after months of negotiations. Those negotiations appeared to have been slowed by concerns over how revenue for the sale would be split and how the tax base of Bedford County would be affected by selling the ...read more
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Monday, May 22, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The Lynchburg Economic Development Authority has passed a resolution recommending Centra receive $50 million in new Virginia Industrial Development and Revenue Bonds to add and improve facilities in and around the Lynchburg area. In a unanimous action Thursday, the board signaled its approval of a bond package totaling $280 million that combines the new ...read more
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Friday, May 19, 2017
The 3rd Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show will be held on Sat., Jun 10, 2017 9 am – 2 pm at the Tree of Life Ministries 2812 Greenview Dr. Lynchburg, VA. This family fun event includes food, swag bags, music, door prizes, craft and vendor fair, silent auction and of course…lots of awesome cars, trucks and bikes. All entries are eligible for trophies. Special trophies that will be ...read more
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Working in the nearly 90-degree weather, organizations, corporations, businesses and individuals came together to lend a helping hand during the annual Day of Caring’s 25th anniversary Wednesday. Day of Caring, sponsored by the United Way of Central Virginia, is the largest one-day volunteer initiative in Central Virginia, according to United Way ...read more
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Horizon’s Therapeutic Day Treatment summer camp is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.) Children who are part of households that ...read more
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Centra Health will be going before the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority on Thursday morning to request $50 million in new Virginia Industrial Development and Revenue Bonds to add facilities and improve existing ones in and around the Lynchburg area. Combined with other revenue and $230 million of refinanced bonds Centra is requesting, the health ...read more
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Starting July 1, workforce development programs in the Lynchburg region will come under new management. At a meeting Tuesday of the Region 2000 Workforce Development Board — made up of local economic development officials, representatives from the business community and education professionals — members voted to take control of the Youth Works ...read more
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Award‐winning Author Julia Cook to offer the Keynote Presentation at HumanKind’s Community Resource Conference Community members come together to strengthen skills for resilience in our community. Lynchburg, VA – HumanKind will have a full house for the annual Community Resource Conference on Thursday, May 17 bringing together 200 community participants to Central Virginia ...read more
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Monday, May 15, 2017
The Region 2000 Local Government Council and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance have invited the local members of the Go Virginia Region 2 Council to a Regional Briefing. For more information contact Megan Lucas, MeganLucas@LynchburgRegion.org or Gary Christie, gchristie@region2000.org. Agenda Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Briefing to the Region’s GoVA Members May 18, 2017, ...read more
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Monday, May 15, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and the Region 2000 Local Government Council have invited the local members of the Go Virginia Region 2 Council to a Regional Briefing. For more information contact Megan Lucas, MeganLucas@LynchburgRegion.org or Gary Christie, gchristie@region2000.org. Agenda Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Briefing to the Region’s GoVA Members May 18, 2017, ...read more
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Monday, May 15, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. In 1971, Lynchburg Baptist College launched its inaugural semester with 154 students enrolled. Today, 46 years and two name changes later, Liberty University will confer 18,000 degrees at a commencement that will feature an address from President Donald Trump to the graduating class. Those 18,000 LU graduates represent a student body that has mushroomed ...read more
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Monday, May 15, 2017
Lynchburg, Virginia, April 2017- April 2017 marks the 534 anniversary for Appalachian Orthodontics of Lynchburg, one of the most advanced orthodontic practices in the city of Lynchburg. Appalachian Orthodontics of Lynchburg has grown since its inception to become a multi-dimensional practice that offers orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages from age 5 to 85. Office Doctor, Elena Black ...read more
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Monday, May 15, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Randolph College’s class of 2017 graduated Sunday with a challenge: to show kindness. The theme echoed throughout the commencement addresses to 144 graduates. Leah Hughes, president of the senior class, in an address urged fellow graduates to stay positive in the face of the negativity that seems to permeate modern society.
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Monday, May 15, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Faith, football and future were three themes that emerged in President Donald Trump’s commencement address at Liberty University on Saturday in a speech rich with nationalistic fervor. Trump praised LU for its values, thanked evangelicals for their votes, and shared his advice with the 6,000-plus graduates in Williams Stadium. The president opened ...read more
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Friday, May 12, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Pinnacle Bankshares, the Altavista-based parent company of First National Bank, on Thursday declared a quarterly cash dividend of 10 cents per share. The dividend is payable June 2 to shareholders of record as of May 19. The bank company said this marks its 19th consecutive quarterly dividend. Assuming a recent share price of $28.40, Pinnacle Bankshares ...read more
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Danville, VA – American National Bank and Trust Company, a multi-state bank holding company with total assets of approximately $1.7 billion, will celebrate a special milestone for the 90-year legacy of its Trust and Investment Services division. “Over the past 90 years, generations of families have placed their trust with American National for preserving their assets, planning their ...read more
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. With President Donald Trump set to speak to Liberty University graduates in two days’ time, the campus is abuzz with preparations for tens of thousands of people expected to be on hand for its 44th commencement. Lee Beaumont, LU’s senior vice president of auxiliary services, would not speculate Wednesday about how many total people would be in ...read more
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Randolph College will hold its 2017 Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 14 at 10 a.m. in The Dell on Randolph’s campus. The event will be streamed live online at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/randolph/ , and updates will be posted throughout the weekend on College social media accounts with #RandolphGrads. In addition to Sunday’s Commencement, other traditions and events are ...read more
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Lynchburg, VA--Consumers nationwide can now see what heart patients in Central Virginia already know; Centra Lynchburg General Hospital is one of the best hospitals nationally for heart surgery. Centra is one of roughly 70 hospitals in the country to be recognized by a consumer analysis of best hospitals for heart surgery. Lynchburg General Hospital is one of fewer than 20 medical centers in the ...read more
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is buying Tribune Media Co. for about $3.9 billion, a deal made possible after the Federal Communications Commission voted last month to ease a limit on TV-station ownership in the U.S. Sinclair is the parent company of Lynchburg's ABC affiliate, WSET. Sinclair will pay $43.50 a share for the Chicago-based broadcasting ...read more
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Friday, May 05, 2017
Richmond, VA – Two executives of Virginia Business Systems (VBS) have been named “The Difference Makers in the Document Imaging Industry” by ENX Magazine. Jim Dotter, President of VBS and Rick Lingon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of VBS were both identified as Leaders, Innovators and Builders of the Industry. According to the ENX publisher, Susan Neimes, the prestigious ...read more
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Lynchburg-based nuclear-services firm BWX Technologies reported Monday a first-quarter profit of $55.8 million, or 55 cents per share. First-quarter results were announced ‪Monday afternoon after markets closed. BWX Technologies stock (NYSE: BWXT) closed Tuesday at $49.53 per share, up 0.22 percent ‪from Monday’s closing price of $49.42 ...read more
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. After 20 years of teaching English in the classrooms of E.C. Glass High School, Heather McCormick has been named the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year for Lynchburg City Schools. McCormick was surprised with the news Monday afternoon at E.C. Glass after school let out. “If you were to ask me why I deserve to be teacher of the year — I ...read more
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Champions K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to Develop Youth to be Future Leaders LYNCHBURG, Va. (May 2, 2017) – U.S. Cellular announced a $5,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg to provide K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational opportunities to youth. U.S. Cellular is funding Boys & Girls Clubs and 4-H ...read more
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Monday, May 01, 2017
Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital will open a temporary emergency department on the second floor starting May 18 th , during the renovation and expansion of the current emergency department. The temporary emergency department will be located on the second floor and use the entrance from the administrative parking lot located on Whitfield Drive. While the emergency department is temporarily located ...read more
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Monday, May 01, 2017
ADDRESSING RISK FACTORS DURING MENTAL HEALTH MONTH Horizon Behavioral Health Campaign Aims to Start a Conversation Lynchburg, VA–One in five adults in the U.S. experiences a mental illness, yet only 40% of people are treated during any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Left untreated, mental illness often leads to substance use, homelessness, and overcrowded ...read more
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Monday, May 01, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The Region 2000 Workforce Center is hosting a job placement information session from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Bedford Central Library to help displaced workers from the closure at Valley Processing in Bedford. Valley Processing closed April 20 after the sale of the company to Hexpol Compounding, which did not include the Bedford plant. If workers are ...read more
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Friday, April 28, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Parental engagement was a key topic at Thursday’s Equity Task Force meeting where members discussed the need to create opportunities within Lynchburg City Schools to boost student success. One idea, floated by task force member Danny McCain, was to create a parental engagement pilot program at William Marvin Bass Elementary School and Dearington ...read more
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Lynchburg, VA –Horizon Behavioral Health will open a new recovery residence that will enhance the continuum of care for substance use disorders in Central Virginia. In response to the statewide effort to address the opioid epidemic, Horizon doubled its bed capacity in the detoxification and crisis stabilization programs in April and, on May 1, 2017, will open a licensed residential treatment ...read more
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Pinnacle Bankshares Corp., the Altavista-based parent company of First National Bank, reported Tuesday a first-quarter profit of $817,000, or 54 cents per basic share and 53 cents per diluted share. That was up 26 percent from $646,000, or 42 cents per basic and diluted share, during the same time last year. Total loans increased 9.9 percent from $314 ...read more
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Academy Center of the Arts is looking forward to bringing Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun to the stage. The performance will be directed by the former Theatre Director of EC Glass and loved community member, Jim Ackley. This landmark drama was one of the first stories on Broadway to examine African-American life on the cusp of the civil rights era. Following ...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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