Lynchburg man charged with murder in weekend shooting

A Lynchburg man is charged with 2nd degree murder after a shooting Friday afternoon. It happened in the 26-hundred block of Morson Street. Police say 34-year-old Dabney Thomas Jr fatally shot 62-year-old Carroll Mack.   Thomas is being held without bond.   Here is more information from Lynchburg Police: LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department […]

Centra wants input on community health needs

Centra Launches Tri-Annual Work on Community Health Needs AssessmentLYNCHBURG, V.A., February 5, 2024– Centra recently launched its tri-annual Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) on February 1, 2024, to identify the strengths and resources available to meet the needs of children, youth and families in central and southern Virginia.Every three years, Centra administers Community Health Needs […]

Gas prices on the rise in Virginia

Average gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 6.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.02/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 4,081 stations in Virginia. Prices in Virginia are 2.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 39.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price […]

Man charged with fatal hit-and-run on Interstate 81

Virginia State Police has charged Austin W. Eavey, 25, of Waynesboro, Va., with involuntary manslaughter and hit and run following a fatal crash early Sunday (Jan. 21. 2024) on Interstate 81.  At 3:54 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2024, Virginia State Police responded to a fatal hit-and-run crash on I-81 at the 210 mile marker. A […]

Lynchburg’s Salvation Army is a warming center during frigid conditions

Warming Center The City of Lynchburg’s Department of Human Services will partner with the Salvation Army, 2215 Park Avenue, to open an overnight warming center for unsheltered individuals and families in the community. The warming center will be open:  The shelter will close daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Guests will be allowed to […]

Commanders fire coach Ron Rivera as new ownership begins making changes

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Ron Rivera was fired Monday as coach of the Washington Commanders, a long-anticipated move new owners made as they put their stamp on the NFL franchise they bought last year. It’s just the first of several changes coming to an organization that has won just two playoff games over the past […]

UPDATE: Lynchburg man found safe and unharmed

A 66-year-old Lynchburg man who was missing since last Friday afternoon has been found.   Lynchburg Police were looking for Rodger Mensink after his family reported him missing. They were concerned because of a medical condition. The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office helped Lynchburg Police find Mensink safe and safe and unharmed yesterday.  EARLIER: Lynchburg Police are […]

Nelson County Sheriff’s Office asks for help finding missing man

The Nelson County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help finding a man who’s missing from his home on Front Street in Lovingston. 53-year-old Eric Allan Hart was last seen the evening of December 10th leaving in a cab. He may have associates in Danville or Farmville. He has medical issues which require attention. Please […]