“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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The fate of College Lake in doubt

lynchburg logo - city councilState regulations concerning earthen dams have tightened in recent years and that leaves the fate of College Lake on the Lynchburg College campus in doubt.WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Smith Mtn Lake alternative to July 4th travel

Smith-Mountain-LakeOne way to avoid July 4th holiday traffic on the highways – and major storms at the beach resorts – is a “staycation,” at venues like Smith Mountain Lake. WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Lynchburg’s Parks and Rec. Department polishes communications skills

WLNILynchburgButtonIt’s training also given to Lynchburg police officers who are part of the Crisis Intervention Team … communication skills that Parks and Rec. employees might find helpful when dealing with children and their caregivers at various park programs. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Registrar ready to help with new voter ID law

WLNI-SAs of July 1st voters must have valid identification with a photo when they go to the polls — a current driver’s license, passport, employee or college photo ID card will work. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Planned Parenthood of VA critical of Hobby Lobby ruling

WLNILynchburgButtonPlanned Parenthood of Virginia will study any impact from yesterday’s “Hobby Lobby” Supreme Court ruling. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Group supports Medicaid expansion without General Assembly OK

virginia-general-assembly-logoAn organization that supports Medicaid expansion to provide more Virginians with health care coverage believes it would stand up in court if Governor McAuliffe goes it alone. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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The “Bedford Artisan Trail” is gearing up

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More than 80 arts and cultural institutions in the area have signed on to become part of the “Bedford Artisan Trail”, which makes its official debut in September.WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Kaine speaks at D-Day Memorial in Bedford

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine was one of the speakers at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford today, where 70th anniversary events drew thousands. Kaine talked about the “Bedford Boys,” from a National Guard unit that gave their lives on the beaches at Normandy – and about Virginia’s military impact in general.  About 300 veterans were expected at today’s observance. Click here for more from Kaine:

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D-Day vets arrive for 70th anniversary observance in Bedford

Hundreds of well-wishers gathered at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport this morning as dozens of World War Two D-Day veterans deplaned from an “Honor Flight” on their way to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford for a ceremony tomorrow on the 70th anniversary. The Honor Flight originated in South Florida.  Kurt Leurchter was a corporal in the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division and took part in the Allied invasion at Normandy. Leurchter is also a Holocaust survivor and fought for the French Resistance before joining the Army. He spoke with WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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