Drive to help Syrian refugees in Jordanian camps

wlni-fbA local mosque and Islamic association is reaching out to the larger community during an effort to help Syrian refugees. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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AWARE Foundation is Alexis Murphy’s legacy says Aunt

Alexis Murphy

Alexis Murphy

Promoting safety awareness and helping to locate and advocate for the missing – the new AWARE Foundation honors a missing Nelson County teen as WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports:

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State seeks money back from incentive gone awry

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Most times you win but sometimes you lose. That’s the message from Governor Terry McAuliffe regarding a grant given to an overseas company for a new factory that never opened in Appomattox County. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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McAuliffe praises gun compromise during visit to region

WLNI-gun-lawsVirginia Republicans and Democrats have come to a meeting of the minds on several issues regarding guns, a compromise Governor McAuliffe praised Friday while making an economic development announcement in Botetourt County. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Trump speaks at Liberty this morning

(Mark East Photography)

(Mark East Photography)

He took a few potshots at rivals in both parties and laid out his campaign planks to “Make America Great Again.  Donald Trump was at Liberty University this morning as WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Health Fair will answer insurance questions

WLNI-HEALTH-NEWSOpen enrollment for health insurance that is now mandated ends on January 31st.  Franklin County residents with questions can get some help tomorrow – as WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Harvester poised for 2016 season

WLNI-arts-and-cultureThe Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount has drawn rave reviews for the acoustics and its lineup of performers. Now the 2016 season is taking shape as WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Pastor, author secures rare foreword from Falwell

Being the BelievingHe almost lost his nerve but a church pastor finally asked Jonathon Falwell to write a foreword for his new book – and was overwhelmed by the response. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Academy of Fine Arts announces events for 2016

Academy of Fine ArtsThe Academy of Fine Arts has announced an ambitious schedule for 2016 – more from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Commonwealth Games coming to Liberty and Lynchburg

Liberty University logoThe Commonwealth Games of Virginia are moving to the campus of Liberty University for the most part next July – after 25 years of being based in Roanoke … The amount of funding pledged by local governments in the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas was about the same … but Liberty’s five-year sponsorship commitment and the opportunity to use the school’s athletic facilities were deciding factors…Pete Lampman is president of Virginia Amateur Sports runs the statewide event … he says the sponsorship commitment from Liberty sealed the deal for the new “Virginia Commonwealth Games Presented by Liberty University”:

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