The Campaign to restore and reopen the historic Academy Theatre in downtown Lynchburg has met – and exceeded – the original fundraising goal set in 2012. Now a free “Donor Recognition party” is planned this Saturday as WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports:
In the end it was no contest: incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte won the 6th district primary handily tonight by a margin of 78 to 22 percent in the sprawling 6th district over challenger Harry Griego – who suffered from lack of name recognition and a lack of campaign funds. At Hotel Roanoke tonight Goodlatte thanked his supporters early – and saluted his constituents. The 12-term Congressman – who will face a Democratic challenger in November – says he took the Griego primary challenge seriously – hitting the campaign trail and spending money on advertising. Harry Griego did not respond when asked for a comment on his losing bid for office.
Promoting safety awareness and helping to locate and advocate for the missing – the new AWARE Foundation honors a missing Nelson County teen as WLNI’s Gene Marrano reports: