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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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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