Obama sharply criticizes Youngkin in Va. governor’s race

Oct 23, 2021 9:45 PM RICHMOND, Va (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has offered a sharp rebuke of the Republican candidate for Virginia governor while campaigning for the Democrat in the closely contested race. Obama spoke at a rally Saturday in Richmond and accused Republican Glenn Youngkin of encouraging what Obama called “lies and […]

Youngkin’s school warnings intensify the GOP’s suburban push

Oct 25, 2021 10:16 AM ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Republican Glenn Youngkin is highlighting cases of alleged sex crimes in schools to help repair the GOP’s standing in the Virginia suburbs, where educated moms and dads have turned against Donald Trump’s Republican Party. Youngkin’s suburban strategy in the Virginia governor’s race emphasizes an approachable image […]

Lynchburg school officials defend early dismissals as students struggle with math and reading

Lynchburg School officials are defending a decision to add several early dismissal days at a time when students across all grade levels are struggling academically.  That’s superintendent Dr. Crystal Edwards, who says the most recent 90-day academic report shows that of students in 3rd through 5th grade, 56% were below grade level in math, while 43% were below […]

Lynchburg Symphony presents: “Happy Holidays with the LSO” Dec. 4

Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra to perform Holiday Concert LYNCHBURG – The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will perform their popular annual concert“Happy Holidays with the LSO”, from the stage of the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, on Saturday,December 4, at 7:30 PM.The concert will feature beloved carols, popular classics, and a visit from Lynchburg’s favorite Santa, OldFuzzy […]

FBI offers $10,000 reward in Samantha Robinson murder case

The FBI is offering a 10-thousand dollar reward to help solve the murder of Samantha Robinson.    The 28-year-old Lynchburg woman was killed by a stray bullet as she drove down 12th Street in January.  Lynchburg Police Chief Ryan Zuidema says they need the public’s help: Zuidema_reward :27  Here’s FBI Special Agent Stanley Meador:         Police have interviewed four teenagers in connection with the […]

Still wanted: Authorities seek bank robber, vehicle owner

RUSTBURG, Va. – The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is searching for a suspect after a robbery that occurred at the Timberlake Wells Fargo last week.   On Thursday, October 14, 2021, at approximately 4:40 PM, a man entered the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 21513 Timberlake Road and proceeded to demand money.  He fled the bank with […]

Crown Sterling restaurant closing its doors

A longtime popular restaurant in Lynchburg is closing its doors for good.   The Crown Sterling Steakhouse on Fort Avenue will close this weekend. Its owner told the News and Advance that he’s closing for several reasons including labor shortages, increased market prices, and his own personal health.   The Crown Sterling opened in February 1970 and became a restaurant where many area residents celebrated special occasions.