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Lynchburg School Board: All Students will Learn Virtually to Start the Year

Lynchburg School Board: All Students will Learn Virtually to Start the Year
All Lynchburg City Schools students will go back to school completely online until October.  The School Board voted 7-1 last ...
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Jerry Falwell Jr. Discusses Former Coach Turner Gill Joining Liberty in Div...

Jerry Falwell Jr. Discusses Former Coach Turner Gill Joining Liberty in Diversity Role
Former Liberty University football coach Turner Gill is returning to Liberty in a non-football role as the executive vice president ...
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Crime of the Week: Police seek woman wanted for bank fraud

Crime of the Week: Police seek woman wanted for bank fraud
For Immediate Release: August 4, 2020 Crime of the Week - August 4, 2020 LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a fraud committed at the Langhorne Road ...
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Gateley discusses COVID-19 cases among 20-29 year-old age group

Gateley discusses COVID-19 cases among 20-29 year-old age group
Dr. Kerry Gateley with the Central Virginia Health District discusses  his interesting conversations when investigating COVID cases among 20-29 year ...
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Centra officials discuss increase in COVID-19, how it differs from the flu

Centra officials discuss increase in COVID-19, how it differs from the flu
Area health officials are concerned about a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Central Virginia.  Centra Health officials says Lynchburg ...
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Lynchburg Mayor Doesn’t Foresee Citywide Move to Defund Police

Lynchburg Mayor Doesn't Foresee Citywide Move to Defund Police
The Lynchburg Police Department is wrapping up it series of listening sessions tomorrow night at the Miller Center.    This will ...
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Lynchburg Mayor Discusses COVID-19, Race Relations, Confederate Monuments

Lynchburg Mayor Discusses COVID-19, Race Relations, Confederate Monuments
Lynchburg Mayor MaryJane Dolan joined the Morningline to discuss an increase in COVID cases citywide and the state of race ...
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Health Officials See Rise in Local COVID-19 Cases

Health Officials See Rise in Local COVID-19 Cases
Lynchburg area health officials are concerned about a recent increase in local COVID-19 cases.  Dr. Kerry Gateley is with the ...
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Sen. Newman Proposes Limiting Governor’s Emergency Powers

Sen. Newman Proposes Limiting Governor's Emergency Powers
Lynchburg Senator Steve Newman is among Republican lawmakers who want to set limits on Governor Northam’s emergency powers during the ...
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Judge starts new injunction barring Lee statue removal

Judge starts new injunction barring Lee statue removal
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge on Monday dissolved one injunction preventing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration from removing an ...
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Lynchburg alumni: rename part of building named for Falwell

Lynchburg alumni: rename part of building named for Falwell
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Former students of the University of Lynchburg in Virginia want to cut ties with Liberty University ...
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As one era ends, another begins at WLNI

As one era ends, another begins at WLNI
WLNI is changing hands. As of this weekend, local broadcaster James River Media will assume ownership and operation from Wheeler ...
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Summer travel in COVID era may be difficult, but it’s doable

Summer travel in COVID era may be difficult, but it's doable
With August arriving tomorrow, time is running short for families with school-age children to take a summer vacation. A Virginia ...
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End of an era: long-time broadcaster Larry Dowdy signs off

Larry Dowdy - WLNI
Long-time broadcaster Larry Dowdy called it a career today, 47 years after first sitting behind a microphone. For the last ...
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Cline defends AG Barr’s handling of DOJ matters

Cline defends AG Barr's handling of DOJ matters
A GOP Congressman from our area is defending the way Attorney General William Barr is running the Justice Department. WLNI’s ...
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Va Democrats lay groundwork for changes to sentencing, parole laws

Va Democrats lay groundwork for changes to sentencing, parole laws
Democrats in Richmond are laying the groundwork for changes in Virginia criminal justice laws when they meet next month in ...
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Two area campgrounds reopen along Blue Ridge Parkway

Two area campgrounds reopen along Blue Ridge Parkway
NEWS RELEASE: (Asheville, NC) - Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and ...
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Northam orders new COVID-related restrictions in Hampton Roads

Northam orders new COVID-related restrictions  in Hampton Roads
Governor Northam says most of Virginia is holding relatively steady in the rate of new COVID-19 cases, but the situation ...
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Lynchburg man charged with stealing clothing from woman’s home

Lynchburg man charged with stealing clothing from woman's home
NEWS RELEASE: LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating after burglaries involving women's clothing. On July 27, 2020 ...
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Convenience stores face particular challenges during coin shortage

Convenience stores face particular challenges during coin shortage
Business of all kinds have been finding creative ways to deal with the months-long coin shortage. Convenience stores in particular ...
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