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Friday, September 21, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   Republican Corey Stewart was on friendly turf at conservative Liberty University Thursday evening, but it was Sen. Tim Kaine’s crowd that turned out. Kaine received overwhelming applause — and a few jeers — from an audience of around 500 at a town hall with Stewart, who received a polite ovation. Each candidate appeared for a half hour, answering ...read more
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Friday, September 21, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The college diet is legendary: ramen noodles, pizza, greasy fast food, and other cheap eats. But hunger among college students is just as prevalent. Nearly 40 percent of college students struggle with food insecurity, according to a survey released in April by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a higher education research arm of the University of Wisconsin. To ...read more
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Friday, September 21, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The college diet is legendary: ramen noodles, pizza, greasy fast food, and other cheap eats. But hunger among college students is just as prevalent. Nearly 40 percent of college students struggle with food insecurity, according to a survey released in April by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a higher education research arm of the University of Wisconsin. To ...read more
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
LYNCHBURG, VA. — Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy (SMIHA) located in River Ridge is expanding with the launch of a new massage therapy program.  SMIHA provides a total of four professional programs including, cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, and now massage therapy.  About the Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy massage therapy program  The massage therapy program is a ...read more
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Gleaning For The World will collect disaster relief supplies at Sam’s Club on Ward’s Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Sept. 11 through 15 in preparation for delivering disaster-relief supplies to shelters filled with evacuees later this week once Hurricane Florence reaches land on the East Coast. Hurricane Florence is headed toward South Carolina, North ...read more
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
View full story in the News & Advance. Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and Republican nominee Corey Stewart will face off in Lynchburg at a Sept. 20 town hall at Liberty University ahead of the upcoming midterm election. Liberty announced the town hall Monday afternoon. According to its website, the event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in Liberty’s Center for Music and the Worship Arts. The ...read more
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   Starting in October, children in Campbell County who’ve been referred to crisis stabilization services will be receiving treatment at Horizon Behavioral Health’s new facility in Concord. The Horizon Wellness Center at Concord, which staff aims to open in October, will take over ambulatory crisis stabilization services for children from the Horizon ...read more
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
LYNCHBURG, Va. – BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that Heatherly H. Dukes has been named president of BWXT Technical Services Group, Inc. (TSG). Dukes has 31 years of nuclear industry experience, including leadership in diverse management roles for projects, engineering, facility operations, maintenance, waste management and decommissioning and demolition (D&D). She started ...read more
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   At the next Lynchburg City Council meeting Tuesday, council members are scheduled to hold a closed session at the end of the meeting to discuss Liberty University’s plans to illuminate the LU monogram on Candlers Mountain. On Aug. 28, the Lynchburg Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3-2 to overturn a decision by City Zoning Administrator Kevin Henry to not ...read more
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
As we prepare for the unknown effects of Hurricane Florence in the area;  I wanted to reach out and share some key points as you prepare your families and workplaces. Keep in mind – we do not know the wind or rain levels but it is always in best interest to be prepared for anything including flooding, power outages and strong winds.  Although, I have no doubt each of you are taking precautions for ...read more
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Lynchburg, VA (September 10, 2018) – Local Salvation Army Corps are preparing as Hurricane Florence continues moving towards the eastern coast. “Our emergency disaster services division is communicating with local emergency management services throughout our region to determine what steps need to be taken now in preparation of the storm,” stated Lynchburg Corps Officer and Regional Disaster ...read more
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Friday, September 07, 2018
View full story in the News & Advance. From gridiron glory to the depths of addiction, Ryan Hall’s journey has taken him full circle, overcoming dashed football dreams and a prison stint to sit center stage with Gov. Ralph Northam, sharing his story on how he became hooked on opioids and then kicked the habit. Hall joined Northam Wednesday at the Liberty University College of Osteopathic ...read more
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Friday, September 07, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Market at Main will soon open its second location in the Boonsboro Shopping Center by the end of the year. Owner Rodney Taylor said the restaurant, which opened its first location on Main Street in January 2000, will open its second location in the former Phila-Deli.  Phila-Deli closed in August of last year. The 1,500 square-foot space is located ...read more
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Friday, September 07, 2018
View full story in the News & Advance. The Department of Rail and Public Transportation has chosen the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company as a pilot program for new Strategic Plans required for the Commonwealth’s 16 largest transit agencies. This comes on the heels of an update to GLTC’s Transit Development Plan, which the agency’s board unanimously approved in a Wednesday meeting. The purpose ...read more
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Friday, September 07, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Students, faculty and staff were able to check out more than just books Wednesday at the University of Lynchburg’s library. They were able to check out people, too. The library — in conjunction with the University of Lynchburg Office of Equity and Inclusion — hosted a human library, an event where people served as the books, and reading was the ...read more
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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
It’s easier to stay charged-up these days in Lynchburg, VA. LYNCHBURG, VA – August 24, 2018 – A sustainable future starts with making EV charging technology fully accessible. That’s why BMS Direct (BMS) has teamed up with Tesla to provide an increasingly desirable amenity – vehicle charging stations. Several factors motivated BMS to install workplace charging. The direct mail company is committed ...read more
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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
“310 Miles - Longest Range on the market.” - Tesla Model 3 LYNCHBURG, VA – August 24, 2018 – BMS Direct (BMS) continues to take steps to minimize its environmental impact while reducing their carbon footprint with purchase of an electric vehicle. BMS’s new 100% electric Tesla Model 3 replaced a Honda Civic, and has a range of up to 310 miles at full charge. This vehicle will decrease BMS’s fleet ...read more
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Liberty’s Football Bowl Subdivision debut has been delayed by lightning around Williams Stadium. The kickoff time, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. against Old Dominion, is tentatively scheduled for 6:56 p.m. Both teams will have 45 minutes to warm up. When the game begins, the Flames will be short-handed for the first half against the Monarchs. Kicker ...read more
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Friday, August 31, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. WDBJ is adding a channel that will offer more news, more sports and more Andy Griffith. Gray Television, which owns Roanoke station WDBJ (Channel 7), bought two television stations owned by Liberty University and will start broadcasting news and programs on Channel 24. The new station will be called WZBJ24 and launches Monday. The two stations that Gray ...read more
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Friday, August 31, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. After 17 years at the helm of the University of Lynchburg, formerly known as Lynchburg College, President Kenneth Garren announced on Friday morning that he will retire in 2020. Garren informed the campus of his decision to step down in an email to faculty and staff. “It has been my honor to serve as president of this beloved institution for the past 17 ...read more
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
CloudFit Software, the leader in Managed Digital Transformation and Cloud Services, announces that Joe Martin will assume the role of CEO, Sept 4. Joe is an established industry leader with two decades of hands-on Microsoft experience. He will lead the company through its growth phase as it adds enterprise customers, government agencies, and strategic partnerships to its growing ...read more
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
We are excited to announce 'Food Truck Tuesdays at City Stadium' starting Tuesday, September 4th from 11:30am-2:00pm. We'll host the city's finest food trucks every Tuesday until November 27th. We can't wait to see you next Tuesday to enjoy great food right outside of our stadium! 
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Monday, August 27, 2018
Southside Electric Cooperative will host the Opportunity Fund Skeet & Trap Classic on Oct. 6 at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox at 8 a.m. Includes breakfast, lunch, prizes, awards and two rounds of shooting. All proceeds to local scholarships. Call 434-645-3276 or email mark.thomas@sec.coop for more information.
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Monday, August 27, 2018
LYNCHBURG, Va.—Centra will go live with a new Electronic Health Record, an effort that has been years in the making, on September 1st, 2018. This is single handedly the largest undertaking in Centra’s 32-year history.  Centra is consolidating several electronic health record applications into one integrated system with Cerner. The list of patient benefits, while too long to list in its entirety, ...read more
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The Virginia Small Business Development Center which serves the City of Lynchburg and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties has relocated from the campus of CVCC to a new host organization, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.  The SBDC – Lynchburg Region is a free, confidential business advising service open to all small businesses in the region. Committed to providing small ...read more
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Monday, July 30, 2018
Alexandria, Va. (July 26, 2018) — Christine Kennedy, IOM, CPC, ELI-MP, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance COO and Executive Vice President, has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Alexandria, Virginia-based ACCE is an association of more than 7,500 chamber of commerce professionals, and 1,300 chambers of commerce, ...read more
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Monday, July 16, 2018
Alliance welcomes Chris Faraldi as the Director of Public Policy and Special Programming who comes to us after serving U.S. Senator Charles Grassley. Chris was the director of correspondence and led a team of seven legislative correspondents, along with three interns to ensure incoming and outgoing correspondence was managed efficiently.   He also provided administrative and technical support ...read more
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Lynchburg took center stage in the featured article “What America Can Learn from Lynchburg, Virginia” written by Ron Starner, Executive VP of Conway, Inc. and a writer for Site Selection Magazine.  After Starner’s visit to the Region, he discussed Lynchburg as a role model for successful economic growth. Contributing high tech manufacturing firms BWX Technologies and Framatome put our region as ...read more
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
The Alliance is excited about our new Inside Lynchburg Region magazine that showcases the Lynchburg Region. A BIG thank you to our advertising partners that made the publication happen. Copies are available at the Alliance. The new digital magazine is featured online and the website will be ready soon. Contact Ruth Martineau if you are interested in an online ad.View here for debut of magazine.
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Monday, April 30, 2018
View editorials in The News & Advance... Small businesses are the engine of our economy in the Lynchburg region. There are many positive impacts of small business on our regional economy: Small businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses such as banks, service providers, and farms; for every $100 you spend at small businesses, $68 will stay in the community; and more than half ...read more
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Alliance is here for the Lynchburg Regional Business Community. If a business was impacted from Sunday’s storms and are without power or WIFI this week we have extra offices, large conference space with tables and chairs for businesses. Our doors are open and your business is our business and we have the resources to help your keep your business up and running. The Alliance has coffee and a ...read more
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
View story in The News & Advance...Just a few months after visiting Lynchburg to answer questions about politics, education and the economy ahead of the General Assembly, Virginia legislators returned to the Hill City to give their thoughts on the most recent session. Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County; Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Del. Scott Garrett, R-Lynchburg; and Del. Ben Cline, ...read more
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