The summer season is here, so how about some swimming, sunning — and “big air” ski stunts! Liberty University’s Snowflex ski center now has a giant airbag, and they’re finishing up a jump in front of it so skiing and snowboard competitors can safely practice aerial stunts before trying them out for real. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
Smith Mountain Lake State Park promises to show the good and bad in nature through its “ospreycam“, and in recent days, it’s been pretty cruel in the nest. The three chicks that were there a week ago are all gone, disappearing one by one on successive nights. Park officials say it’s nature at work, and as WLNI’s Evan Jones reports, it’s not always pretty.
Amazement Square may be mostly for children, but the museum is planning a special event Friday just for adults. As WLNI’s Evan Jones reports, “Museum After Dark” will let you live as a kid and an adult at the same time.
Admission is $50 for two hours or $75 for all four. Click here for full “Museum After Dark” information.
The Virginia Senate race is now set: Republican Ed Gillespie and incumbent Democrat Mark Warner. Gillespie captured the GOP nomination over the weekend at the party’s state convention in Roanoke. Political experts say Gillespie faces an uphill battle, but they expect him to run a strong campaign, as WLNI’s Evan Jones reports.
The Transportation Security Administration says a Forest man was arrested at Lynchburg Regional Airport this morning after TSA officers caught him with a loaded .45 caliber gun at the airport’s security checkpoint. This is the third time since mid-April that a Lynchburg passenger has been stopped for bringing a weapon in his carry-on luggage. The TSA says the gun was loaded with eight rounds of ammunition, including one in the chamber. The administration’s news release does not identify the man arrested.
(Continue reading for the full TSA News Release.)
Hundreds of D-Day veterans are converging on the region today in advance of tomorrow’s 70th anniversary observance in Bedford. National D-Day Memorial officials say it is likely to be the last time so many D-Day vets are assembled together and able to tell of their experiences on that day. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for full 70th anniversary observance information from the National D-Day Memorial.
(Continue reading for the full State Corporation Commission news release.)