City Council Reviewing Process for Reimburing Developers

lynchburg logo - city councilLynchburg City Council has begun the review process of the current policy for reimbursing residential and commercial developers, but work still needs to be done regarding code requirements. At a retreat on Monday, Council discussed incentives for future projects for developers; and debating guidelines for negotiating with the city for payments for amenities that benefit the public. According to the News & Advance, City Manager Kimball Payne suggested nixing several city code requirements for developer reimbursements. No final decisions were made Monday. Members plan to review the matter in upcoming months.

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ICAC Celebrating 15 Years

icacSouthern Virginia’s Internet Crimes Against Children Division is celebrating 15 years of keeping children near and far safe from online predators—an event was held on Tuesday to mark the occasion. The Task Force is one of 61 ICACs across the country. With more than 88 million children using the internet on a daily basis. All work with together, collaborating with hundreds of affiliate local, county and state law enforcement agencies. The Southern Virginia division celebrated its 15th anniversary yesterday; and was recognized at a special ceremony. Actor Erik Estrada was one of several diplomats there to honor the division and its work. Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown says his squad is ready to continue the fight.

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Senate Candidate Ed Gillespie Is a Guest on WLNI

Ed Gillespie

Ed Gillespie

GOP challenger Ed Gillespie is running against Democratic Sen. Mark Warner in November’s election. Gillespie took calls from WLNI listeners Wednesday morning on the Jack Murphy Show and answered question on a broad range of topics to learn more about where he stands on issues like right to work, voting rights for convicts and the Affordable Care Act. Other topics included his thoughts on the secret service, national intelligence and ebola.

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Salvation Army Needing Assistance

indexThe Salvation Army of Lynchburg
CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS
“The Angel Tree Program”
Applications will be taken for residents of the
Cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst,
Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson

October 6-11 and 13-17
From 9-11:30am & 1-3pm

2215 Park Ave
Corps Community Center
Main Entrance
The following documentation is required
at the time of sign-up:
Valid Photo ID (Drivers license, DV ID, Picture ID or Passport)
Social Security cards for every member in the household
Birth Certificates for all children ages 12 & under
Proof of total household income
(Payroll check, social security, child support, etc.)
Proof of expenses (Utility bills, rent receipts, etc.)
Children’s clothing, underwear, & shoe sizes

If you are missing any of the above mentioned documentation, you will be asked to return with the correct information during the normal sign-up dates and times. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS, so please come prepared.

This program is for children Birth – 12 years
Please Do Not Bring Children During Sign-up

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Almost 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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Anthony Lee Bowling to Serve Less Than a Year for Strangling and Assaulting a Woman

police lineA Lynchburg man will serve less than a year in jail for strangling and assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute. 29 year old, Anthony Lee Bowling, pleaded guilty to the charges on Monday and was sentenced to a total of six months for the strangulation and assaulting of a family member back in March. According to the News & Advance, Bowling was arrested in May after being accused of strangling and shooting a woman. The woman later admitted she accidentally shot herself. Bowling will be credited for the time he has already served.

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Fill the Boot Campaign Celebrates Successful Donation Period

indexThese boots are made for fundraising and that’s just what they do. Hill City firefighters are celebrating a successful Fill the Boot Campaign.Lynchburg Fire Department and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1146 presented a check to the Muscular Dystrophy Association Monday. According to WSET, this year’s Fill the Boot campaign raised more than $46,500. The money raised will assist the families of children and adults affected by muscle disease with lifesaving and day-to-day support. Some will pay for children to attend MDA summer camp at Smith Mountain Lake. It also supports research and specialized clinics in Charlottesville and Roanoke.

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Holy Cross Regional Catholic School Going the Extra Mile

indexPupils at one Lynchburg private school will be going the extra mile for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students at Holy Cross Regional Catholic School are wearing pink shirts to raise awareness; not just about breast cancer, but all forms of the disease. On Monday, middle and high school volleyball and soccer teams played games in remembrance of loved ones who have battled various illnesses. Student organizers of the school’s “Pink Out” event say it’s a way to support those living and fighting. Students also held a bake sale to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Holy Cross will continue to hold events to spread awareness about breast cancer through the month of October.

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2014 Bedford County Invitational Marching Band Competition

bedford county schools logoCome join the Liberty, Jefferson Forest, and Staunton River High School Marching Bands as they host the 2014 Bedford County Invitational Marching Band Competition at Staunton River High School Stadium on Saturday, October 4th. The performances will begin at 3:50 pm and will feature exhibitions from all three Bedford County marching bands, as well as exciting performances from nine other competing bands that have received local, regional, state and national recognition for their excellence in music.
All proceeds from the Bedford County Invitational go towards supporting music education for Bedford County Public School students. Tickets will be available at the gate: $5 for adults and $3 for students. There will be plenty of free parking as well as souvenirs, concessions, and great shows to enjoy! We want to extend a special welcome to those who have participated in BCI over the years to come and enjoy the show. We will be recognizing alumni who have been involved in the past 25 years.

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Verizon Wireless Announcing 4G Voice Data in the Next Couple of Weeks

verizonThe long wait is nearly over for some Amherst County residents. Verizon Wireless has announced that 4G Voice Data will soon be available along the US-60 Corridor. Three recently built communications towers were activated for data service earlier in the year, but at the time did not permit voice transmissions. The company has announced that VoLTE would be available within the “next couple weeks.” The New Era Progress reports AT&T recently also announced that it has expanded 4G LTE coverage. According to the article, those customers will see improved coverage along the intersection of U.S. 29 and U.S. 60.

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More than 50 Students Attend YOVASO Training

Virginia-flagMore than 50 middle school students from across the Commonwealth attended a YOVASO training at Jefferson Forest High School on Friday afternoon.  400 thousand plus people were hurt in car crashes in the U.S. in 2012. . The Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety Organization’s mission is to change that number by reinforcing safe teen driving habits! Corporal Ryan Hilbish with the Bedford County Sheriff’s office says the highlight of the program is for students to build a peer to peer relationship. Hilbish tells WDBJ-7 distractions behind the wheel are a problem with drivers of all ages.

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