Region 2000 seeking transportation plan input

Plan 2040The Region 2000 Local Government Council wants the public to weigh in on what a long range transportation plan should look like … including their thoughts on rail, bike lanes and pedestrian pathways. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Lynchburg scores high in an on-line survey

City of LynchburgFewer hours worked … lower housing costs and shorter commute times. The City of Lynchburg scores high in an on-line survey. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Former photojournalist and educator from Lynchburg now an author-in-residence

WLNI-SThe Virginia Museum of Transportation has appointed an author-in-residence — a former photojournalist and educator from Lynchburg who has had a lifelong fascination with trains. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Goodwill Industries and Holiday Inn form unique partnership

WLNI-MGoodwill Industries and the Holiday Inn-Downtown Lynchburg have formed a unique partnership centered around training. Five days a week – for four weeks, prospective workers trained on site recently at the Holiday Inn for possible service jobs. WLNI’s Gene Marrano explains:

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City Stadium gets a facelift

City of LynchburgJust in time for the high school football season, the City Stadium Football Complex has finished its “Phase One” upgrade. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has the story:

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The City of Lynchburg is assessing a two-day emergency drill

City of LynchburgA mock shooting at Sandusky Middle School last week gave the City of Lynchburg a chance to assess its response to emergencies. Police, Fire-EMS, Lynchburg Schools and other agencies – from neighboring counties as well – took part. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has the story:

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Lynchburg area firefighters are putting together a special 9/11 event

911 imageLynchburg area firefighters are putting together a special event to honor members of the New York City Fire Department who perished when the World Trade Center Towers fell on 9-11. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Pictures taken along the James River could lead to a free kayak

WLNI-SThe Lynchburg Museum is offering area residents a chance to win a free 10-foot kayak via an Instagram contest. WLNI’s Gene Marrano explains:

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Campbell County’s 6th annual Heritage Festival is Saturday

campbell county sealCampbell County parks and recreation invites attendees to “un-plug from the modern world” for a few hours this Saturday at the 6th annual Heritage Festival. It will be held at William Campbell High School and the adjacent Community Park. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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“New” Peaks of Otter celebrates anniverary

Peaks-of-Otter_logoA year ago tomorrow the Delaware North Companies reopened the Peaks of Otter Lodge after the previous management company had left it shutdown in November of 20-12. The Lodge will celebrate that “rebirth” with a special anniversary celebration tomorrow. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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