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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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Thursday, January 19, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Gray Television, the company that owns WDBJ (Channel 7), and Dish Network reached an agreement that allows the satellite provider to carry WDBJ and other Gray stations across the country. A news item on WDBJ's website reported that the two sides made a deal before Tuesday's 7 p.m. deadline. Gray Television and Dish had until 7 p.m. to reach an ...read more
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The 13th president of Sweet Briar College could be announced within the next 30 days. Current Sweet Briar President Phillip Stone made the announcement during a “town and gown” meeting Tuesday between Lynchburg officials, Lynchburg City Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand and leaders of the Lynchburg area’s higher education community. ...read more
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The Central Virginia Community College Local Board unanimously approved the creation of a health sciences certificate program at Wednesday’s quarterly meeting. The new certificate, attainable over two semesters, is designed to better prepare students interested in a career in nursing and other health care professions, CVCC’s Dean of Business and ...read more
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. A theater is never completely dark. Even after the actors give their final bows and audience members vacate their seats, after the crew has replaced the props and the costumes have been returned to their hangers, a single bulb, commonly referred to as a ghost light, is left on for safety purposes. Or — as the theatrical superstition goes — to ...read more
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The exhibitions Investigating Identity: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art and Prints from the Permanent Collection will open Fri., Feb. 3 at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. during Lynchburg’s First Friday. Investigating Identity , curated by Randolph art history professor Lesley Shipley, brings together works from the ...read more
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The new Centra Urgent Care facility located at 16890 Forest Road in Forest, will open to patients on January 23 rd . The community is invited to a celebration on Sunday, January 22 nd at 2:00 pm. The event will include comments from Centra, light refreshments, a tour of the new medical center and an opportunity to meet the staff. Urgent care centers are designed for patients whose illnesses or ...read more
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Lush carpets of fast-growing native flora feed on the landscape, dotted with clusters of blueberry and blackberry plants and mountain laurels, and tulip trees are sprouting everywhere on the land, which happens to feature one of the highest elevations in the nearby countryside. It sounds like a bucolic scene fit for a painter’s canvas, but this ...read more
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Monday, January 16, 2017
AREVA NP signed a multimillion-dollar agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide fleet-wide refuel equipment upgrades. Under this contract, AREVA NP will upgrade existing refueling platforms, manipulator cranes, fuel transfer systems and used fuel bridge components. This modern equipment will help operators increase efficiency, strengthen performance and reduce time when ...read more
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Sweet Briar College’s Spring 2017 Explore Engineering Weekend now is open for registration, the college announced in a news release Monday. The weekend, scheduled for March 24 and 25, is open to female high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Attendees will work with Sweet Briar engineering faculty and students on a project that will give insight ...read more
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The Lynchburg Hillcats will be reducing ticket prices this season, the team announced Monday in a release introducing the new mascot, Southpaw 2.0. General admission tickets will be reduced from $9 to $6 for the 2017 season, and that reserved chairback seats (previously $10-$11) will be reduced to $9. The Hillcats introduced Southpaw 2.0 in ...read more
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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Thanks to a gift of land from a local alumnus, Lynchburg College is expanding the Claytor Nature Study Center, a move that will provide students and scientists with new opportunities for study and research. Bob Kibler, of Evington, gave the College 21 acres of a tract that borders the northern boundary of the Claytor Center. Finalized in December, the gift increases the Center’s footprint ...read more
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Lynchburg-based BWX Technologies has been awarded a competitive bid for the development and fabrication for module launch tubes for Virginia-class submarines. The $35 million contract was awarded by General Dynamics Electric Boat and will be completed at BWXT’s Mount Vernon, Indiana facility. Development efforts have already begun and the company ...read more
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
View full story Liberty News As Liberty University’s campus continues to grow and expand, the university’s impact on the economy is not only seen in the greater Lynchburg area, but also throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, according to an independent study conducted by a Richmond-based firm. During the 2014-15 academic year, Liberty University, its associated enterprises, ...read more
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Hurt & Proffitt (H&P) and Anderson & Associates, Inc. (A&A), are excited to announce that we are combining the two employee-owned companies. The combination of H&P and A&A brings together two well-respected, Virginia civil engineering and surveying firms, who have both been serving clients throughout the Commonwealth for over 40 years. On January 1, 2017, Anderson & ...read more
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg today announced that its 2016 Red Kettle Campaign raised $269,314, surpassing its $250,000 goal. This is the largest amount raised to date since the Red Kettle Campaign came to Lynchburg in the 1950s (it originated in San Francisco in 1891). The fundraiser runs annually from the first week in November through Dec. ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg announced today that the 2016 Red Kettle Campaign raised $269,314 surpassing its $250,000 goal. This is the largest amount raised to date in the more than 60 years the Red Kettle Campaign has been part of the Greater Lynchburg community. “Reaching this goal was essential for us to be able to maintain the work we do in the community 365 days a ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Holding a statuette that pays homage to his line of work, Lynchburg Police Department Detective Kenneth L. Gavin said it was strange to accept an award for doing work he loves. Gavin was recognized Thursday as LPD Officer of the Year during an annual program of the Optimist Club of Lynchburg. “I love coming to work to the police department every ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The number of patients treated by a Lynchburg health center serving uninsured and underinsured people continues to rise, according to its chief executive officer. The Johnson Health Center gained the most new patients of any other federally qualified health center in Virginia from 2014 to 2015, CEO Gary Campbell said Thursday after learning about the ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Two area law enforcement agencies will receive state funding for community policing initiatives in 2017. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that a total of $756,327 will be distributed to agencies statewide through 36 “Policing in the 21st Century” grants. The funding is meant to boost community policing efforts. The Lynchburg Police ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Ian McCaw says to just give him a chance. Liberty University’s controversial new athletic director, who resigned from Baylor University after 13 years amid an investigation into the school’s handling of sexual assault allegations, wants LU fans and supporters to have an open mind. “I think what people will find as they get to know me ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Henrico County-based insurance company Genworth Financial Inc. said Wednesday its board of directors has elected two members, expanding the size of the board to 10. The company said the board chose Debra J. Perry and Robert P. Restrepo Jr. to serve as new directors. Genworth said in an announcement that its board believes it is “prudent” to add ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. BWX Technologies Inc. announced Monday its subsidiary BWXT Canada Ltd. acquired the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. joint venture. The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed, according to a news release sent by BWXT. GE Hitachi, renamed BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc., is a leading supplier of fuel, fuel handling systems, tooling delivery ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. United States Olympic gymnast Simone Biles will be among the speakers at Liberty University’s convocation in the coming semester, according to David Nasser, senior vice president for spiritual development. Nasser made the announcement via social media site Twitter. In the post in which he addresses Biles, Nasser said she was one of the “most ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Emily Hahn has worked in restaurants up and down the east coast and spent four months cooking off the grid in Patagonia, Chile. But she says nothing could have prepared her for “Top Chef.” “I would love to tell you and anyone else that asks me what I did or could have been done to prepare myself for ‘Top Chef,’ but the ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Two longtime regional engineering and surveying companies are merging, with Blacksburg-based Anderson & Associates scheduled to start the new year by becoming part of Hurt & Proffitt. “We are excited about the opportunities that the combined forces of our two firms will hold for the future,” Hurt & Proffitt President Bif Johnson said ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Construction crews were hard at work on a chilly Thursday afternoon when Brant Tolsma led a tour of Liberty University’s new indoor track & field facility. Tolsma, who is in his 31st season as the Flames’ track & field coach and has won 100 conference championships during his tenure, knew exactly where everything was supposed to go. ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Vision 2020, the new strategic plan for Lynchburg College, has three key areas of focus: engagement, facilities and stewardship. Adopted in October, Vision 2020 was developed after engagement with on-campus stakeholders — such as students and faculty through town hall-style forums — alumni and the LC Board of Trustees. “We spent 12 ...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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