The Lynchburg Hillcats have narrowed down the list of names to six for its “Name the Team” contest. The current name is one of the six, and there are the other five possibilities: Lamb Chops, Doves, Derechos, River Runners, and Love Apples. The team explains the reasoning for each one on its web site, where you can vote until July 19th for your favorite. The name change, if any, takes effect next season.
Click here for the Hillcats “Name the Team” web site. Voting ends July 19th.
Lynchburg and state health officials are advising some city residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for safe drinking and cooking. It’s the result of a water line break on U.S. 460 near Falwell Airport affecting Pleasant Valley, Tyreeanna, and U.S. 460 east of the Campbell Avenue interchange. Lynchburg Director of Water Resources Tim Mitchell tells Reporter Andre Whitehead the problem started when a VDOT contractor broke a service line Wednesday evening. He says the order is precautionary:
Mitchell says the advisory will not be lifted until satisfactory lab tests come back:
Until then, boiling is the preferred method to assure that the tap water is safe to drink
Liberty University is sending a student disaster relief team tomorrow to hard-hit Greenbrier County West Virginia. The LU Send NOW program is one in which qualified students sign up in advance, go through training and be ready for deployment whenever needed. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for full LU Send NOW program information.
Virginia Tech professor and WLNI Political Analyst Bob Denton says yesterday’s Supreme Court decision overturning former Governor Bob McDonnell’s corruption convictions should be welcomed by any and all elected officials. And as WLNI’s Evan Jones reports, Denton did not spare his words for federal prosecutors:
Lynchburg Police say three armed robberies in the city this month appear to be related. The latest occurred last night at the Dollar General store on Memorial Avenue, where a man walked in with a handgun and demanded money. Police believe the same suspect appears responsible for similar holdups at the Express Lane on Memorial Avenue June 11th and the Wendy’s on Memorial Avenue June 2nd.
(Continue reading for police news releases of each robbery.)
With the Republican primary out of the way, attention turns to November in the 6th Congressional District. The Democratic party candidate is Kai Degner, who is already tying his campaign in with the presidential contest. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for the Kai Degner campaign website