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 local public health authorities, Blue Ridge Parkway is increasing recreational access at campgrounds in both Virginia and North Carolina. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities […]

Police seek man who broke into Lynchburg home

NEWS RELEASE: LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a breaking and entering that occurred overnight. On July 25, 2020 at 10:45 p.m., officers responded to the 6200-block of Old Mill Road for a report of a breaking and entering. After investigation, officers determined an individual entered a residence through a window before fleeing on foot. Anyone with information about this incident, or who […]

Hillcats to host Dogwood District Senior Game

NEWS RELEASE: Lynchburg, Va.- The Lynchburg Hillcats are pleased to announce the Dogwood District Senior Game that will take place at 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 2nd at Bank of the James Stadium. “After the success of the Ronnie Roberts Classic and seeing the impact the game had on not only the Seminole District Seniors […]

Randolph College changes plans; no students on campus this fall

NEWS RELEASE: Randolph College announced Thursday that it would be moving classes online for the fall semester. In a message to the Randolph community, President Bradley W. Bateman said the College originally planned to return to campus in the fall. However, recent developments have prompted a change to the plan. Central to the decision was […]

7 years after man disappears, his submerged van is found

NEWS RELEASE: On June 18th, 2013 Thomas W. Sprinkle Jr. was reported missing to the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office. At the time Mr. Sprinkle went missing, he was driving a white 2001 Dodge Van. On 7/21/2020, The Virginia State Police dive team was assisting in the recovery of a vehicle that was accidentally lost on […]

All Lynchburg water is coming from the James River TFN

NEWS RELEASE: Due to a break on the raw waterline from the Pedlar Reservoir, Lynchburg Water Resources is using the James River as our source water until further notice.There will be no interruption in water service during this time. Water sourced from the James River is treated to the same strict standards as water sourced […]

$2,000 reward offered for info on who fired at Lynchburg Police

NEWS RELEASE: LYNCHBURG, Va. – An anonymous donor is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) who fired shots at Lynchburg Police Department Officers the night of June 1, 2020. On June 1, 2020 at 10:42 p.m., two officers were patrolling the area of Park Avenue and […]

9 new coronavirus cases attributed to Lynchburg region

The Virginia Department of Health reports 9 new confirmed or “probable” COVID-19 cases in the Lynchburg region. The VDH attributes 5 new cases to Bedford County, 3 new cases in Lynchburg, and 1 new case in Appomattox County.

Man drowns in river near Smith Mountain Lake

NEWS RELEASE: Wirtz,VA. (July 12, 2020) –On Saturday, July 11, 2020, the Franklin County Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 9:00 pm alerting of a subject in the river in distress. Witnesses were unable to locate the subject. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin County Public Safety responded to the incident in […]

Senior Alert: Woman with cognitive impairment missing

SENIOR ALERT: The Virginia State police is looking for Sonya Babiy Riche, race: white, sex: female, age 80 years old, height 5 foot 2 inches, weight 148 lbs., with hazel eyes and gray hair. She was last seen on July 11, at 1430 hours leaving her residence on Larboard Drive in Moneta, Virginia, traveling to […]