Campbell County begins anti-litter campaign

A new program seeks to help beautify Campbell County.  The ‘Keep Campbell County Beautiful‘ awareness program will feature opportunities for locals to help take care of various roadways and parks in Campbell County.    Citizens and groups can volunteer for “Green Teams” , which Campbell County will pair with areas that have higher litter volume.    Each team […]

Lynchburg Council rejects 12 more condos in Cornerstone

Lynchburg City Council last night denied a request to allow more condos in the Cornerstone subdivision.  Crosswhite Holdings wanted to build 12 condominium units on Greenview Drive, which would exceed the maximum number of 600 units that were  approved for the Cornerstone Traditional Neighborhood Development.  Several neighbors from the nearby Windsor Hills neighborhood expressed concern […]

Virginia halts J & J vaccine over clot concerns

 Virginia is ceasing the use of all Johnson & Johnson vaccines while the federal government investigates rare reports of potentially dangerous blood clots among recipients of the vaccine. Virginia State Vaccination Coordinator Dr. Danny Avula said in a statement Tuesday morning that the state was halting use of the vaccine until the federal investigation is […]

Appomattox Co. Sheriff’s Office arrests 14 people on drug charges

The Appomattox County Sheriff’s office has arrested 14 people on drug charges.  They were arrested after a 6-month investigation by the sheriff’s department and the Central Virginia Narcotics Task Force.  The 14 are charged with distribution and possession of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine. Here is the news release from the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office:

Three Lynchburg police officers injured in weekend police car collision

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Three Lynchburg police officers were slightly injured when two police cars crashed Saturday morning.  It happened around 8 a.m. at the intersection of Biltmore and Fort Avenues.   Police were responding to a call with their emergency lights and sirens activated. The three officers were treated for minor injuries.    This marks was the second collision in  a […]

Jeff Helgeson discusses a proposed 5% salary increase for city employees

Lynchburg City Council has heard a proposal from staff that includes a 5% salary increase for all state-funded city positions. The proposal comes after the same report projected an increase in city revenues of more than $3M for fiscal year 2022. Raises to city staff would eliminate the more than $280,000 currently budgeted to only […]

Steve Newman weighs in on July 1st date for VA legalization of marijuana

The recreational use of marijuana will become legal in Virginia on July 1st, 2021. Governor Ralph Northam approved amendments to Senate Bill 1406 and House Bill 2312 on Wednesday making Virginia the first Southern state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana by adults. As of July 1st, adults can grow up to four […]

Wanted Campbell Co. man in custody

A man who has been wanted in Campbell County for almost a month is now in custody.  Authorities had been looking for 33-year-old Joel Cory White of Evington since March 11th when he ran away from Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies near the Sprint Store on Timberlake Road. White was  wanted for multiple charges including failure to […]

LPD warns of identify theft for unemployment claims

The Lynchburg Police Department recently has received multiple unemployment identity theft reports. Scammers are using stolen identities to file unemployment claims for Virginia residents in Virginia and in other states.      If you have been a victim of this type of fraud, report it to the appropriate state’s labor or unemployment board. You may also need to file […]

Central Va. Health District moves into Phase 2 for COVID-19 vaccines

The Central Virginia Health District is now in Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccinations.  That means that everyone, 16 and older, who lives or works in the City of Lynchburg, and the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  According to health district director Dr. Kerry Gateley, over […]