Webb announces exploratory campaign for President

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb

Former Virginia
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb

Jim Webb … for president? The former one-term U.S. Senator announced on-line today that he is launching an exploratory committee. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Fourth graders in the city will get to “Experience the James”

lynchburg-museumAll City of Lynchburg public school fourth grade students will have an opportunity by the end of November to “Experience the James,” at the Lynchburg Museum. A grant from the Museum Foundation will help pay for the buses and drivers.  More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Affordable Care Act gears up for new open enrollment period

healthcare.govThe Affordable Care Act’s new open enrollment period, starts tomorrow and runs through February 15th. Governor McAuliffe says he wants 160,000 Virginians sign up by the February 15th deadline … WLNI’s Gene Marrano spoke with a local “certified navigator”:

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United Way Food Drive nets 10,000 lbs

UNITED WAY of C.VATomorrow morning at its Miller Park Square office, United Way of Central Virginia will recognize the private businesses and Lynchburg City departments that contributed to its October food collection drive. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has the story:

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Lynchburg police seek murder suspect

ChavesLynchburg police are looking for Ivan Rico-Chaves … they went to serve a warrant on Chaves for a suspected murder in Mexico this morning but he fled the scene in the 2600 block of Mayflower Drive … he may have been seen around 11-am near Thomasville Furniture.

Suspect name and description: Ivan Rico-Chaves H/M 5’7 140 lbs. wearing a dark hoodie and sunglasses. The suspect has some facial hair (see attached picture). If anyone sees a person matching this description please dial 911 in Lynchburg and do not approach the subject.

 

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What to do about College Lake Dam

City of LynchburgA study team has been looking at alternatives for aging College Lake Dam at Lynchburg College. Thursday night at 7:00, the public can weigh in during a community meeting at the Lynchburg Public Library. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Libertarian Party is fielding a candidate for 6th District Congressional race

Will Hammer6th District Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte doesn’t have a Democrat challenger on November 4th … but the Libertarian Party is fielding a candidate. WLNI’s Gene Marrano spoke with Will Hammer:

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Documentary on black film pioneer gets screening at Academy

Oscar Micheaux

Oscar Micheaux

 

“The Czar of Black Hollywood,” was a title given to Oscar Michaeux… a pioneering African-American filmmaker in the early days of the 20th century … tomorrow night at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg they’ll screen a new documentary with that title at 7:30. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has the story:

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Lynchburg City Schools has added another organization to its “Partners in Education”

Lynchburg City SchoolsLynchburg City Schools has added another to its “Partners in Education” roster … Virginia University of Lynchburg will provide students as mentors and tutors for elementary school students in the city…WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Lynchburg Community Market recieves grant

lynchburg - emergency logoThe Lynchburg Community Market is located in a “food desert,” as designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture … and now an $81,000 grant will help spread their message. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has the story:

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