Mead’s Tavern added to historic landmarks register

The Liberty University-owned property of Mead’s Tavern in New London was recently added to the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  Mead’s Tavern was built in 1763 and served as an ordinary that provided meals and a night’s stay to travelers.  It is the oldest standing structure in Central Virginia.   Liberty purchased Mead’s Tavern in 2015,  and history students […]

UPDATE: John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, to be freed from oversight

AP-US-John-Hinckley-Jr., 4th Ld-Writethru Sep 27, 2021 1:30 PM A federal judge says the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan four decades ago can be released unconditionally from the restrictions he’s been living under next year if he remains mentally stable. John Hinckley Jr. was 25 when he attacked the president. Jurors found him […]

UPDATE: Lynchburg Police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run

UPDATE: Lynchburg Police have made an arrest in the hit and run vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian yesterday.    Charles Beaty, 24, of Jamestown, TN was taken into custody Sunday evening and charged with felony hit and run and reckless driving in the incident that killed Daniel Bathurst, 59, of Lynchburg.   EARLIER: The Lynchburg Police Department continues to […]

Suspect arrested in hit-and-run that injured boy getting off school bus

Authorities have made an arrest in the a hit-and-run that injured an 8-year-old boy as he got off the bus in Henry County yesterday afternoon.  State police say 57-year-old David Paul Walker of Martinsville hit the boy and drove away. The boy was flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Walker s charged with one felony […]

Poll shows Virginia governor’s race tightening

  A new poll by the University of Mary Washington and Research America shows Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin leads Democrat Terry McAuliffe among likely voters, 48 to 43 percent.  However, McAuliffe leads among registered voters, 46 percent to 41 percent.   The poll’s author says “The large number of undecided voters demonstrates that either major party candidate can become the next governor of Virginia.”  About a month and […]

Court throws out ruling on handgun sales to people under 21

AP-VA–Handguns-Young Adults Sep 22, 2021 5:52 PM RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out a ruling that found a law banning licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults under 21 is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Wednesday that the […]

COVID cases decrease at Lynchburg General Hospital

COVID numbers are dropping at Lynchburg General Hospital.  The hospital has 94 total patients, down from 120 on Monday, which had marked the highest volume seen during this surge.   Centra officials say they are hopeful numbers will continue to decline this week.   They say staffing continues to be a challenge, with high demands on hospital bed capacity as well as increasing number of furloughs of caregivers for COVID.  […]

COVID cases down, masks required for employees at Liberty University

 COVID cases at Liberty University have fallen dramatically for the second straight week.  The school now has 71 active cases, down from 175 cases a week  ago.  Earlier this month, Liberty used mitigation period to stop a dramatic increase.   Liberty also says that all employees are wearing masks while working inside in compliance with new state mandates.   Masks and vaccines […]

Church Street will convert to 2-way traffic October 8th

First it was Main Street, and now Lynchburg’s Church Street will convert to two-way traffic on Friday, October 8th. City officials are making the change in part to make downtown more pedestrian friendly.  They say the conversion of Main Street in July has been a success so far.  For the next couple of weeks, traffic will be restricted on Church Street while crews work on […]

Lynchburg Police investigate Florida Avenue shooting

Lynchburg Police are investigating a shooting on Florida Avenue Monday afternoon.   IT happened shortly after 2pm.  Police say a woman was injured from shattered glass when the car she was sitting in was hit by gunfire.   Police don’t have any suspects.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Lynchburg police.