Nature Zone debuts at new home

Miller Center

Miller Center

After a six-million dollar renovation the Miller Center officially reopened this week … and today the “Nature Zone” animals and displays are once again open to the public. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has an update:

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Ranking future transportation projects – what’s the best way?

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)The General Assembly passed a bill last year, requiring future transportation projects to be “scored” based on need … finalizing that scoring system starts with meetings that begin today…more from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Delegate promotes “Virginia Food Freedom Act”

WLNI-GENERAL-ASSEMBLYA Virginia Delegate is advocating a bill promoting the sale of homemade food. WLNI’s Alexis Manley reports.

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New Year’s lottery a sell out

VA-Lottery-LogoThree Virginia Lottery players will start off the New Year a million dollars richer. WLNI’s Alexis Manley has more.

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Delegate proposes new bill on college reporting of violent felonies

UVA-LogoStudent boards and college administrators should not be determining whether or not a charge of sexual assault is reported to law enforcement agencies … so says a delegate ready to co-sponsor a bill in the General Assembly session next month… more from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Lynchburg wants residents to take a survey

City of Lynchburg“Tell us how we’re doing,” asks the City of Lynchburg … and residents can do that via an on-line community survey … more from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Longtime WSLS-TV anchor Karen McNew leaving for Carilion

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Karen McNew (Ieft) and fellow WSLS co-anchor John Carlin at Drumstick Dash

Long-time WSLS-10 news anchor Karen McNew is leaving TV for a communications position with Carilion Clinic; she starts there in January. McNew was with Channel 10 for more than 16 years. “I have accepted the position of Senior Communications Consultant for Carilion Clinic. I have enjoyed my 16 1/2 years with WSLS 10. However, I am thrilled to be part of the Carilion Clinic mission of health and wellness through quality patient care and community programs! I start January 5, 2015,” said McNew on her Facebook page.

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Liberty is going to the big dance

Liberty Flames

Liberty Flames

For the first time in school history the Liberty Flames football team is headed to the NCAA Football Championship Series playoffs after upsetting number one Coastal Carolina…. Liberty plays at number 15 James Madison this Saturday. WLNI’s Gene Marrano has more on that:

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Webb announces exploratory campaign for President

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb

Former Virginia
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb

Jim Webb … for president? The former one-term U.S. Senator announced on-line today that he is launching an exploratory committee. More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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Fourth graders in the city will get to “Experience the James”

lynchburg-museumAll City of Lynchburg public school fourth grade students will have an opportunity by the end of November to “Experience the James,” at the Lynchburg Museum. A grant from the Museum Foundation will help pay for the buses and drivers.  More from WLNI’s Gene Marrano:

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