Popular Empty Bowls fundraiser is the weekend

daily bread logoThe 7th annual “Empty Bowls” event this weekend will include a simple meal, a handcrafted pottery bowl – and a good cause … more from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Poly-sci professor weighs in on Ted Cruz announcement

Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz

The early announcement by Texas Senator Ted Cruz at Liberty University that he will seek the Republican nomination to run for president next year could encourage several other hopefuls to follow suit … WLNI’s Gene Marrano spoke with a political science professor watching the race closely:

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Civil War book study begins today

Campbell CountyCampbell County is celebrating its 150th birthday and the same anniversary for the end of the Civil War by examining three books at the public library … we have more from WLNI’s Gene Marrano on the “Civil War Study Event” :

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Anne Spencer House partners with Lynchburg Schools

PIERCE STREET_ Ann spencer house markerThe “Partners in Education” program that provides Lynchburg City schoolchildren with field trips and classroom learning materials welcomes a new member today … as WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Poll shows consumer sentiment is up statewide

STATE-NEWSA statewide consumer sentiment survey due out tomorrow shows Virginia residents feeling better about jobs and the economy … more from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Click below to hear more from Alice Kassens about the new statewide consumer sentiment poll:

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Meeting on Community Market parking tonight

WLNI---local-business-2Tonight the City of Lynchburg will lay out plans for metered parking around the Lynchburg Community Market … and for the parking deck there in need of repairs. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Huckabee talks about future plans

Huckabee bookHe was in Lynchburg signing copies of his new book yesterday … you hear him every morning on the “Huckabee Report” … former Arkansas governor and potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee also spoke to WLNI’s Gene Marrano yesterday:

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Click here to for more from Mike Huckabee on his new book and future plans:

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Classical music concert on TV Monday morning

WLNI-arts-and-cultureA unique concert being held on Monday morning will have a much wider audience than just that venue … as WLNI’s Gene Marrano explains:

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New winter program at Poplar Forest

WLNI-SThomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest retreat in Bedford County started opening during the winter months three years ago … but this off-season they’re taking a lower-key approach … as WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Click here for more from Wayne Gannaway at Poplar Forest about “Winter Reflections at Home with Mr. Jefferson”

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Commonwealth’s Attorney asks for help in Lyons case

Bedford CountyBedford County officials have identified a spot on Taylor’s Mountain near Thaxton where they will search for the remains of two young girls that vanished 40 years ago…WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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