GOP vote counting underway; Miyares wins AG nomination

The Republican Party of Virginia has begun counting votes from its convention, announcing its nominee for attorney general late Sunday. State Del. Jason Miyares won the race against three other candidates. John March is a spokesperson for the party. He says the several dozen people managing the hand-counting effort began their work Sunday afternoon. Next, […]

Lynchburg’s Teacher of the Year: Rachel Parr

Rachel Parr (aka Miss Parr) has been voted Lynchburg City Schools 2021 Teacher of the Year who teachers 4th grade at T.C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation. She talks about her passion for teaching and the kids. Rachel also shares some inspirational quotes that have helped her approach to leading and guiding her students & […]

Area veterans remember Desmond Doss on anniversary of his heroics

The Lynchburg area Veterans Council  is asking everyone to remember Lynchburg native Desmond T. Doss today.  It was on the night of May 4 and into the early morning hours of May 5, 1945, that Doss, as an Army Medic, saved the lives of an estimated 75 men with  heroic actions that are depicted in […]

Woman, boyfriend face charges in 2-year-old’s abduction

One suspect in the kidnapping of a 2-year-old boy Sunday in Giles County faces charges in two counties.   According to WDBJ-7, 44-year-old Nancy Fridley of Clifton Forge is charged with abduction and child endangerment in Giles County, where Noah Trout was kidnapped, and with drug possession in Alleghany County, where she lives. Fridley’s boyfriend Bobby Lee Taylor is charged […]

UPDATE: Giles County 2-year-old found safe

UPDATE: 2-year-old Noah Trout, abducted from Giles County Sunday, has been found safe, and an AMBER Alert has been canceled.    State police had issued the Alert after Noah was taken from a church nursery in Ripplemead yesterday afternoon.   No word yet on what has happened to the person who took him.    A news conference is […]

Man killed after fall from Riverside Park trestle

Lynchburg police say a man fell to his death from the railroad trestle at Riverside Park yesterday morning when a train approached.    Lynchburg Fire Battalion Chief Kenny Turner says a woman who was with him survived:  The male victim hasn’t yet been identified.   Turner says it’s a reminder for residents not to venture out onto […]

Lynchburg Police reopen homicide investigation

Lynchburg Police

Lynchburg Police have reopened a homicide investigation from almost four years ago.  In August 2017,  officers responded to a car accident in the 600 block of Rodes Street.   They found 34-year-old Jermaine Hawkins in the vehicle with several gunshot wounds. He died two months later.   Lynchburg police have reopened the investigation and are asking anyone […]

Experts react to Chauvin guilty verdict

Why this trial was different: Experts react to guilty verdict for Derek ChauvinAlexis Karteron Rutgers University – Newark(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)Alexis Karteron, Rutgers University – Newark ; Jeannine Bell, Indiana University, and Ric Simmons, The Ohio State University(THE CONVERSATION) Scholars analyze the guilty […]

UPDATE: Jerry Falwell Jr. responds to Liberty lawsuit against him

  Former Liberty University president Jerry  Falwell responded to a lawsuit against him, saying it’s full of “lies and half truths” and called it an attempt to defame him and discredit his record.   Liberty University is seeking millions in damages from Falwell – claiming  that he negotiated an employment agreement while withholding  information about a […]