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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Centra has named Chris Thomson, M.D., as their new Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Thomson currently serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs. Dr. Thomson will succeed Dr. Daniel Carey who was recently appointed the Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the state of Virginia. Dr. Thomson will resume his Chief Medical Officer duties immediately.  “Without ...read more
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Internationally renowned botanical researcher and evolutionary plant scientist Peter Crane is one of the first speakers slated to visit Randolph College in 2018. Crane, who is president of the Oak Spring Garden Foundation and author of Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot, will give a free, public lecture on January 24 at 7 p.m. in Nichols Theatre. During the event, Crane will discuss the ...read more
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 200 blood drives forced to cancel. As a result, over 6,500 blood and platelet donations have gone uncollected. In addition, hectic holiday schedules as well as seasonal illnesses collectively contributed to more than 28,000 fewer donations in November and December. There is an urgent need for ...read more
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
New NP, a subsidiary of AREVA NP, becomes Framatome, a company whose capital is owned by the EDF group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI - 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).Framatome confirms its recognized manufacturer’s ambition: being the supplier of safe and competitive nuclear solutions, supporting its electrical utility customers all over the world. Framatome, 14,000 employees ...read more
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Centra Lynchburg General Hospital and Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital a five-star rating. These ratings can be found on CMS’ Hospital Compare website that has information about the quality, safety and customer experience at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country and is provided to the public to help ...read more
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   Lynchburg’s downtown circulator bus will see big changes by the end of the month in an effort by the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company to increase ridership. After the free bus service dedicated to downtown — called “The Hopper”— saw low ridership numbers since its August launch, the GLTC Board of Directors decided to shrink The Hopper’s route to cut ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   From enhanced social media monitoring to magnetometers and increased security personnel, new safety measures have been implemented at Liberty University, and others still are being rolled out. LU President Jerry Falwell Jr. said he paid close attention to security when he attended the Liberty vs. Baylor University football game in Waco, Texas, in ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Johnson Health Center, an independent, nonprofit, federally qualified community health center, is expanding once again.  CVFP Medical Group and Johnson Health Center announced in November that Johnson Health Center would assume operations of CVFP Rustburg, located at 925 Village Highway.     Rustburg Health Center, a division of Johnson Health Center, will offer primary care to adults and ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Major changes in the works at Sweet Briar College are beginning to take shape. The school released details Friday on its new core curriculum and restructured academic offerings, outlining its core courses for women’s leadership, a list of majors going forward and those to be eliminated. The college will shift from 33 majors to 17 next academic year. For ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   By next school year, Lynchburg College will be known as the University of Lynchburg. The name change proposal first was floated in April 2015 but didn’t become a reality until February, when the Board of Trustees opted to trade the college moniker for university. The change came after a full day of deliberations and was not unanimous, board chair Polly ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   While many spent Christmas Day inside the warmth of their homes, several good Samaritans spent the day giving back to the community by serving hot lunches at Daily Bread. “People get away from the idea of what Christmas is really about,” said social worker Tiffany Boydoh, who had only volunteered twice at the nonprofit before working on Christmas Day ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Greg Wormser, deputy chief of operations for the Lynchburg Fire Department, will serve as acting fire chief until a new fire chief is appointed, according to a news release issued by the city of Lynchburg on Friday.Lynchburg Fire Chief Brad Ferguson retires Jan. 1. Ferguson served Lynchburg for 41 years, with 12 years as fire chief. Wormser has worked ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The Lynchburg City School Board on Thursday announced the appointment of a new superintendent who is expected to take the helm of the 8,000-student division in May. Crystal M. Edwards has 31 years of experience in education and has been the superintendent since 2011 for Lawrence Township Public Schools in New Jersey, which has about 4,000 students. “The ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Dr. Dan Carey, Centra’s chief medical officer, was appointed Virginia’s next secretary of health and human resources by Gov.-elect Ralph Northam on Wednesday. Carey will replace William Hazel Jr., who first was appointed to the position under former Gov. Bob McDonnell and continued to serve in the post under Gov. Terry McAuliffe.  Carey is the second ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson was named Tuesday as graduation speaker for the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s first graduating class May 19. “His medical accomplishments and professional achievements as well as humble personality are qualities of a true leader. I have no doubt his message to the inaugural class ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
A retired child protective services investigator is now working to make sure children in the foster care system have a loving home.  Mark Reed worked for the Department of Health and Human Services for nearly 15 years.  He is now highlighting the need for foster parents. Down a dirt road in Amherst County is where you will find Jaela and Stevie Hine living with their 15-month-old son ...read more
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
View full story here. About 100 business leaders met Thursday at the newly renovated Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance on Lucado Place to hear how November’s election results could affect local economic decisions. Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center for Leadership & Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, was ...read more
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
View full story here Pancakes were not the only item on the menu Tuesday morning during the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Pancakes & Politics Outlook Breakfast. The breakfast, held in Smith Hall at Randolph College, was attended by area businesspeople to hear their legislators’ priorities before the General Assembly reconvenes Jan. 10. About 75 business leaders were in attendance. Sen. ...read more
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Monday, November 20, 2017
The Alliance welcomes Denzel Jones as the Director of Public Policy and Special Programming after serving 5th Congressional District representative the Honorable Thomas A. Garrett. Denzel’s duties on Capitol Hill included oversight of the Congressman’s eventful political agenda spanning from committee meetings to keeping the Representative abreast of all voting times and dates conducted on the ...read more
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Monday, February 27, 2017
View story in The News & Advance.... Nine months after the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance announced plans to relocate its headquarters to the former James River Conference Center on Lucado Place, construction began over the weekend. The organization currently works out of a small office on Memorial Avenue. According to Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance CEO Megan Lucas, the ...read more
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