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Friday, July 21, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Dan Foutz has spent more than enough time on the sidelines of college football stadiums to know what makes a football team successful. When it comes to archery, disc golf, racquetball and ultimate frisbee — several of the sports offered during the Virginia Commonwealth Games’ Main Games weekend at Liberty University — the Roanoke ...read more
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Friday, July 21, 2017
View full story in Amherst New Era-Progress. Sweet Briar College will participate in Virginia Private College Week from Monday, July 24 to Saturday, July 29. The annual open house, hosted by the members of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, is offered as a cost- and time-saving way for prospective students and their parents to visit a number of the state’s private colleges and ...read more
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Harvard no more — the road to Central Virginia Community College soon may have a new name. At Wednesday’s Local Board meeting, CVCC leadership opted for the name CVCC Campus Drive. The rationale behind the change, which has been discussed at previous meetings and still has to be approved at the state level, is that updated signage will offer ...read more
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Students are out for summer, but Heritage High School is a busy place, abuzz with the sounds of construction as crews work through the summer heat to complete the final phase of the new facility. Though the new school opened last year, work still is underway, and final plans are beginning to snap in place as the track, tennis courts, athletic fields and ...read more
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Main Games Weekend is July 21- 23 and kicks off at Liberty University on Friday, July 21 at 12pm with Athlete Village festivities and the Grand Home Furnishings Athlete Tailgate Party at 4pm. Bigger and better, in addition to food, prizes and games, Liberty is opening up their campus ice rink and Snowflex, and more. New this year is a Parade from the Athlete Tailgate Party to the Vines Center ...read more
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The Sheetz at 14480 Wards Road, near the Lynchburg Regional Airport, has closed for demolition, and a new store is scheduled to reopen there Dec. 21. The store opened in March 1999. Each year Sheetz tears down and rebuilds several stores to build larger ones, Sheetz spokesperson Nick Ruffner said. The new store will be about 6,000 square feet with indoor and ...read more
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Johnson Health Center is celebrating its Third Annual Back to School Care Fair on Saturday, August 5th from 2pm-4pm. This year the Care Fair will be held at a new location: 2402 Atherholt Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24501. This is the newly renovated location of Johnson Health Center’s OB/GYN and Pediatric center- Lynchburg Women’s and Pediatric Health Services. The event hosts community ...read more
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Friday, July 14, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. From soft serve to cybersecurity — what was once a Tastee-Freez is being repurposed by Lynchburg College as the new high-tech headquarters for its latest informational technology program. Most recently, the building located at 1405 Lakeside Drive was Seven Hills Auto before LC purchased it in February to house a cybersecurity graduate certificate ...read more
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Friday, July 14, 2017
Lynchburg, Virginia – July 13, 2017 - At a recent Board of Directors meeting, the following employees received promotions. Phillip Brown has been promoted to Vice President and Collections Manager. Mr. Brown began his banking career with Bank of the James in August 2001. Prior to joining Bank of the James, he was employed with Central Fidelity Bank for 24 years. His expertise is in the ...read more
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Friday, July 14, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Amira Mosley, 7, and Joshua Jackson, 9, didn't hesitate before diving into a dirt garden to pull up Yukon Gold potatoes in 90-degree heat Thursday. The two, along with about 20 others, had been waiting for this day since March, when they planted the potatoes as part of a St. Patrick’s Day tradition at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater ...read more
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Westminster Canterbury Lynchburg is moving forward with its plan to construct a new building and renovate existing facilities in support of its new philosophy in care after Lynchburg City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday authorizing the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority to issue revenue bonds not to exceed $45 million to be used for the project. ...read more
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Lynchburg, VA (July 11, 2017) – Santa is arriving on Tuesday, July, 25 at Mister Goodies Ice Cream on Timberlake Rd in Lynchburg, VA to help raise funds for The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg. All monies donated in The Salvation Army Red Kettle on this evening will be matched up to $1,000 by Mister Goodies. In addition, Mister Goodies will be providing a free small ice cream cone or ...read more
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Friday, July 07, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. With the aid of summer student research, Randolph College is working on a plan to keep Lynchburg communities strong and steadfast in the face of predicted climate change. Two students, rising juniors Arnav Upadhyay and Shataaxi Joshi, are presenting research they’ve gathered on climate resilience locally at the college’s Summer Research ...read more
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named a new senior resident inspector for BWX Technologies’ nuclear fuel facility in Lynchburg. Charles Stancil joined the NRC in 2004. Before that he served 12 years in the U.S. Navy and 20 years in the commercial nuclear industry, according to the NRC. He earned a bachelor’s in ocean engineering from the ...read more
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Appalachian Power announced Wednesday that it hopes to acquire two wind power projects — one in Ohio and one in West Virginia — to add more renewable energy sources to the electric utility’s portfolio. If regulators approve the purchases, these two wind farms will be the first two directly owned and operated by Appalachian, which has long ...read more
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Your voice matters: that’s a lesson 11 students learned at Lynchburg College’s first debate camp. The camp, which ran from June 19 to 23, featured a mix of debate and public speaking topics. Students ages 10 to 14 spent their mornings learning how to debate and about parliamentary procedure, and their afternoons were focused on public ...read more
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Monday, July 03, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Local teachers can cash in on savings at Sweet Briar College through a new fellowship program. The James Alouf Fellowship is named for a longtime faculty member in the education department, who after 35 years teaching at SBC, retired from the school for the second time this summer. “It was quite a surprise and an honor to have this initiative named ...read more
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Friday, June 30, 2017
LYNCHBURG…Christian Neal, M.D., MPA, board certified adult psychiatrist, has joined Centra Mental Health Services in Lynchburg. He is seeing patients at Centra Medical Group Piedmont Psychiatric Center. Dr. Neal received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his residency at Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine. ...read more
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Centra Oakwood Health and Rehabilitation has re-opened its second-floor rehabilitation wing after completing a four-month renovation project. The renovation converted the wing from six semi-private rooms to nine private rooms for patients. Following the renovation, Oakwood will utilize the space for skilled care rehabilitation patients. “These patients aren’t quite ready to return ...read more
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Lynchburg, Virginia - June 21, 2017- Kevin M. Gill has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Lynchburg Commercial Team Leader. This leadership role has responsibility for managing and leading the bank’s Commercial and Construction Loan Officers located in the Region 2000 area. A twenty-eight year commercial banking veteran, Mr. Gill holds a MBA from the College of William and Mary and a ...read more
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Monday, June 26, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Roderick Farmer stood in front of 30 Heritage High School football players Wednesday afternoon and quoted all four stanzas from William Ernest Henley’s famous poem, “Invictus.” The players, clad in the trademark orange and navy Pioneer uniforms, were tired and sweaty. They had just finished a grueling three-hour workout in early morning ...read more
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Monday, June 26, 2017
View full story in The Amherst New Era-Progress. Sweet Briar College has announced Melissa Farmer Richards was recently appointed as vice president for communications and enrollment management. She will begin the post July 17. Richards, a native Virginian from Bassett, comes to Sweet Briar from St. Lawrence University, a private liberal arts college in New York. At St. Lawrence, she has served as ...read more
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Monday, June 26, 2017
AREVA NP recently signed three fuel contracts totaling $560 million. The company will supply its ATRIUM™ 11 advanced boiling water reactor (BWR) fuel, and GAIA and HTP™ pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel designs to four different nuclear energy facilities beginning in 2020. These contracts provide utilities with a secure future fuel supply, which helps ensure the continued ...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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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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