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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Tucked away about three miles south of U.S. 460, near the old New London Dragstrip, the New London Steak House has been drawing a steady stream of repeat customers for 50 years now. For Jackie Tucker, a Lynchburg resident, the steakhouse not only has been a place to order a great filet and spiced steamed shrimp, it has been a source of fellowship and ...read more
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Centra Health will be expanding its forensic department to more directly serve patients in Pittsylvania County, Halifax County and Danville who have suffered through domestic assault, sexual assault and other crime-related traumas. Currently, patients living in Centra’s Danville service area can come to the Gretna Medical Center and receive transportation ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
The Public Works Department announced Graves Mill Road will experience temporary lane closures next week. Beginning Monday, July 15 and continuing through Wednesday, July 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays, a portion of the eastbound lane on Graves Mill Road (from Gristmill Drive towards the intersection of McConville Road and Nationwide Drive) will be closed in order to accommodate crews ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
JULY 12, 2019 | CONCORD, VA Gleaning For The World is responding to Tropical Storm Barry located in the Gulf Coast. After several days of threatening Louisiana and Texas residents, this slow-moving storm is due to make landfall within the next 24 hours. Louisiana has declared a state of emergency; evacuations have been ordered, and only time will tell just exactly where Barry will hit.   Today, ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. James River Day School rising first grader Tyler Paul cut a piece of masking tape and walked over to his miniature tree house. He carefully put the piece of tape on a small cardboard rectangle and then attached it to the stick floor to serve as one of the walls of his tree house. Standing about a foot off the table, Tyler’s tree house rested in a small ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Gleaning for the World is hosting a disaster relief supply collection for those in Texas and Louisiana effected by tropical storm Barry. Barry made landfall in Louisiana, which has declared a state of emergency and have ordered evacuations, Saturday afternoon.   The nonprofit will collect donations throughout the week at Sam's Club on Wards Road. 
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
NASHVILLE, TN, July 11, 2019 – Pinnacle Financial Partners is among the top companies in the country for millennials. The firm earned the No. 12 spot on the list of Best Workplaces for Millennials from FORTUNE magazine and Great Place to Work®, rising from No. 24 on the same list in 2018. In February, both groups named Pinnacle the overall No. 27 Best Company to Work For in the United ...read more
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. The Altavista-based parent company of First National Bank reported Wednesday a second-quarter profit of $1.368 million, or 89 cents per basic share and 87 cents per diluted share, up from a profit of $1.115 million, or 72 cents per basic and diluted share, during the same quarter last year. Total assets for the parent company, Pinnacle Bankshares, at the ...read more
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Monday, July 08, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. FOREST--As hundreds of guests explored the grounds at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest on Thursday for the 243rd anniversary celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Savhanna Long dug into a patch of soil just east of the plantation’s only surviving slave quarters. Long, a rising fourth-year archaeology student at the University of ...read more
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Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Centra announces the retirement of Patti Jurkus, Vice President and CEO of Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital and names William Bass, Jr. (Bill) as new Vice President and CEO. Patti has spent the last 30 years in healthcare and has held the position of CEO at Bedford since 2009.  As the hospital’s first female CEO, Patti has been instrumental in driving change, growth and stability during her ...read more
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Monday, July 01, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. A new choice will be added to the menu of cable television and internet providers in Lynchburg. During Lynchburg City Council’s meeting Tuesday, council unanimously approved a franchise agreement to allow Shentel to operate a non-exclusive video franchise in the Rivermont Avenue and Fort Avenue areas. The company hopes to begin work by the end of the ...read more
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Monday, July 01, 2019
The July 4th Independence Day program at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill has been a tradition since 1976 (43 years). This is a community event bringing families and neighbors together to celebrate our nation's birthday. This event also brings visitors from around the nation to Red Hill. This family friendly event emphasizes family values while imparting the principle of freedom and liberty on which our ...read more
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Friday, June 28, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Horizon Behavioral Health is preparing to open a new home for Central Virginia Training Center residents to move into. A new home at 999 Lakeview Drive in Lynchburg is in its final stages of construction as an Intermediate Care Facility, or ICF, which provides around-the-clock services to a small group of people with special needs. CVTC is slated to ...read more
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Friday, June 28, 2019
Viewers Using Antennas Will Need to Rescan TVs Roanoke, VA – WSLS announced today that it is moving frequencies on September 6, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. and viewers who watch TV for free with an over the air antenna must rescan their TVs to continue watching the station. Rescanning is when a TV finds all of the available channels in an area. Viewers do not need to purchase new equipment or services, ...read more
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
JUNE 26, 2019 - CONCORD, VA –The staff at Gleaning For The World is inviting business owners, pastors, local leaders, and area residents to visit their Volunteer Center on August 2, 2019, from 11:30 am until 2 pm for a free, educational, Active Shooter Response training event. (Light refreshments will be served.)  Professional trainer, Marko Galbreath will give an in-depth presentation in ...read more
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. BWX Technologies, Inc. announced Tuesday it has appointed former NASA astronaut Leland D. Melvin to its board of directors. Melvin spent more than 24 years with NASA as an astronaut, research engineer and administrator, a news release sent Tuesday states. He served twice on board the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist to support the ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
MEDIA ALERTWho: HumanKind celebrates the unveiling of the historic marker honoring the Shoeless Wonders  on Saturday, June 22.  What: Join with the Department of Historic Resources, members of the Shoeless Wonders football team and Mayor Treney Tweedy in a ceremony unveiling a historic marker honoring their contributions to history in Virginia.   A light dinner will be served on HumanKind’s ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. With more members asking for programming, additional space for classes and child care, the YMCA of Central Virginia has responded and is doubling its facilities at 3408 Old Forest Road — home of the Y Express. Currently, the Y Express is only offering yoga and H.I.I.T classes — high intensity interval training — which was the most the 9,000-square-foot ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA -- The Miss Virginia Competition will return to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, in June 2019. The Miss Virginia Organization is looking forward to awarding more than $75,000 in cash scholarships and additional in-kind scholarships to 48 candidates from across the Commonwealth. The Miss Virginia Competition will be held June 20 – 22. Tickets may be purchased ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
Timberlake Family Pharmacy announces new name and rebranding to Timberlake Health & Wellness. We are excited to announce that Timberlake Family Pharmacy is now Timberlake Health & Wellness. This name change emphasizes our strategy to serve our community with exceptional health care by providing sterile and non-sterile medications as well as integrative medical team approaches to personalized, ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
View full story in the News & Advance. The first stop for new or returning visitors often is the local welcome center. And though that always has been the goal of the Lynchburg Visitor Center on Church Street, recent renovations have made a way for visitors and residents alike to use the space in a new way. “This is a place where we can engage the community so they can have more pride in the ...read more
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Study finds opportunities and successes in developing, attracting and retaining talent to grow and diversify regional economy The 18 jurisdictions in the Lynchburg, New River Valley, and Roanoke regions have many strengths when it comes to talent development, attraction and retention but there are opportunities to implement new initiatives to increase the talent pool as a way to grow and ...read more
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Monday, June 17, 2019
The Virginia Small Business Development Center – Lynchburg Region is located at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance office.  The SBDC -Lynchburg Region serves the City of Lynchburg, and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties with expert advisors ready to assist both budding ideas and existing businesses looking to expand. Thanks to funding from the U.S. Small Business ...read more
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