Liberty sues Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages

Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year. The Associated Press obtained the complaint, which was filed Thursday in Lynchburg Circuit Court. It alleges breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and statutory conspiracy. Falwell’s departure from […]

Major General Cedric Wins unanimously selected as VMI Superintendent

 Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, who was named interim superintendent of Virginia Military Institute amid a controversy over the school’s ties to the Confederacy, has been unanimously voted to become the first Black man to lead the school. A news release from VMI says the vote was taken Thursday. Wins is a 1985 graduate of VMI. […]

State police investigating controversial Windsor traffic stop

Virginia State Police say they’re looking to hear from anyone who may have witnessed or has information about the traffic stop involving Windsor police and a Black Army lieutenant. The traffic stop occurred on the night of Dec. 5 on Route 460 about 70  miles east of Richmond. But videos of the incident drew nationwide […]

Brookneal police investigate break-in, damage at Brookneal Rec. Association

Brookneal Police say someone broke into the Brookneal Recreation Association on Riverside Drive sometime between the evening of April 5 and early yesterday morning.  They say the suspects severed a chained gate, got into the pool area and caused about 4-thousand dollars in property damage.  They also stole various items. Police are asking for the […]

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 […]