Building Our Future: Grayson West

Forest Middle School 8th Grader, Grayson West, joins Mari and Brian on The Morningline for Building Our Future to talk about winning the 2022 Spartan Kids World Championship, what goes into a Spartan Race, how the Kids World Champion race went for him, other things that he enjoys doing in his spare time, what’s next […]

Building Our Future: Bailey Morris

Rustburg High School Senior, Bailey Morris, joins Mari and Brian on The Morningline to talk about her favorite subjects in school, her love of learning, her Governor’s School Research Project on Renewable Energy, being apart of FFA and competing in Agronomy, playing basketball, the colleges that she’s applied to, where she sees herself in the […]

Building Our Future: Lynchburg String Students

Ginger Paris and four of her students Blake, Eliza, Graham, and Annabel join Mari and Brian on The Morningline to talk about the Lynchburg Strings program, what music they like playing, the teamwork that it helps develop, if they want to continue to play, the upcoming Day in the Park performances, as well as playing […]

Building Our Future: Logan Anderson

Logan Anderson joins Mari and Brian on The Morningline to talk about how he got his love for birds, the types of birds that are found in the Lynchburg area, keeping cats inside, his upcoming trip to New Hampshire and what he’s going to do there, the most unusual bird that he has ever seen, […]

Building Our Future: Wyatt Childress

Wyatt Childress and his parents JC and Amanda join Mari and Brian on The Morningline to talk about recently competing in the National Junior High Rodeo and how he got into doing rodeos, what goes into a rodeo competition, how he practices for these events, light rifle shooting events, what he sees himself doing in […]

Building Our Future: Brady Mandeville

Brady Mandeville joins Mari and Brian on The Morningline for Building Our Future to talk about the start to his journey of playing the violin, learning skills through music at a young age, the Lynchburg Symphony Youth Orchestra and winning the Concerto Competition, and plays a piece of music! WLNI · Building Our Future: Brady […]

Building Our Future: Ellee Dowdy

11 year old Ellee Dowdy joins Mari and Brian on The Morningline to talk about her love for baseball and softball, getting her inspiration from Melanie Newman (the play by play announcer for the Baltimore Orioles), how she got into the booth with Melanie and calling an Orioles game with her, what Ellee’s career aspirations […]

Building Our Future: Dakoda Hostetter and Kailey Smith

Mari and Brian are joined by Dakoda Hostetter and Kailey Smith from Campbell County Technical Center to talk about their Signing Day and the trades that they have signed on to work with, juggling work and school, and advice they would give to others their age. WLNI · The Morningline: Building Our Future 05/26/2022

Building our Future: LCA Bulldog Theatre

Mari and Brian are joined by Gavyn Falwell, Kaylee Bullman, and Rachel McLinden from LCA Bulldog Theatre to talk about their current production of Bye Bye Birdie, do the themes of the show still hold up after all of this time, the cast that LCA has, and performing at the Tower Theatre at Liberty University. […]

Building Our Future: Caitlyn Six

Caitlyn Six and Tim Saunders from Central Virginia Career Works join Mari and Brian on The Morningline to talk about The Welding Wars and what it is, how Caitlyn got into welding, winning the College level of the Central Virginia Welding Wars, what she hopes to do with her Welding and Cad Drafting skills, being […]