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

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“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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Lynchburg resident/Tech student pens fantasy novel

Song in the RainHeather Smith calls her first fantasy novel “A Song in the Rain” … told from the viewpoint of a young sparrow as he searches for his purpose in the world. The Lynchburg resident is also a third-year engineering student at Virginia Tech … and she’ll sign copies at the Newman Library on the Tech campus … this Saturday from 1 to 5.  WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Public meeting tonight on Kanawha Canal

WLNI-SIt was once a major mode of transportation in the mid-1800’s … but the Kanawaha Canal has long since fallen into disrepair … tonight the City of Lynchburg wants to hear from residents about its future. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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“Safe swim for second graders” new at Franklin County Y

WLNI-SIts called “Safe Swim for Second Graders,” … an ambitious new program by the Franklin County YMCA that is teaching youngsters how to be safe in the water. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Old City Cemetery offers “Bawdy Ladies of 19th Century Lynchburg” tour on Sunday

Old City CemeteryOld City Cemetery offers a unique guided walking tour this Sunday afternoon – “Bawdy Ladies of 19th Century Lynchburg,” … all about the so-called “Sporting Ladies,” as they were often referred to. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has the story:

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Liberty Christian Academy’s new mobile phone “app” is a hit

LCA Liberty ChristianMore than 1,000 people have signed up for Liberty Christian Academy’s new mobile phone “app” in just a week and a half. It’s a better way these days for parent, students, faculty and staff members to stay in the loop, as WLNI’s Gene Marrano explains:

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