Lynchburg School Board keeps “opt out” policy for sexually explicit materials

The Lynchburg School Board is keeping its policy regarding sexually explicit instructional material.  The discussion and vote Tuesday night came after Lynchburg City Council said the current policy, which notifies parents of sexually explicit content in school curriculum and allows their students to opt out – didn’t go far enough.    Martin Day introduced a motion […]

Lynchburg firefighter slightly injured in structure fire

A Lynchburg firefighter was slightly injured yesterday in a fire at Masterbrand Cabinets in the Millrace Industrial Park off Graves Mill Road yesterday. Authorities said workers were performing maintenance on the building when insulation between the interior and exterior walls on the back side of the building caught fire and they were unable to extinguish […]

Lynchburg Vice Mayor Chris Faraldi outlines tax relief framework

Here is a news release from Lynchburg Vice Mayor Chris Faraldi: Lynchburg, VA — Vice Mayor Chris Faraldi opened a new resource for taxpayers to be informed on what they can expect from City Council on adopting bold tax relief in the upcoming budget. Through his website, the Vice Mayor is offering a version of a “Frequently […]

Lynchburg GOP wants citizens to weigh in on tax relief options

Here is the news release from the Lynchburg GOP: During these very difficult economic times as we continue to see price increases on necessities such as groceries, there may be an opportunity to revisit immediate tax relief at the February 14, 2023 City Council meeting.  If you would like to see the Republican Majority add […]

Senate Democrats kill Youngkin-backed bill on school awards

Virginia Senate Democrats have voted down a priority measure for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that would have required student and parental notification about certain scholastic awards. Youngkin sought the legislation in response to concerns about how some northern Virginia school districts delayed recognizing student achievements on a standardized test. Democrats on the Senate Education and […]

Lynchburg City Schools officials react to statewide budget mistake

State lawmakers are scrambling to address an error in school funding. Virginia schools could have 200-million fewer dollars than they expected because the education department miscalculated how eliminating the state’s portion of the gas tax would affect school funding.  Officials with Lynchburg City Schools told WLNI they’re still looking at their numbers, but they say their initial figures show Lynchburg […]

Lynchburg man dead after officer-involved shooting

An officer with the Lynchburg Police Department was involved in an officer-involved shooting following a vehicle pursuit last night.   On February 2, 2023, at 9:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 700-block of Grady Street in reference to multiple shots fired. An officer attempted to stop a vehicle that was believed to be involved […]

Lynchburg woman convicted of assaulting a police officer after stabbing incident

A jury has convicted a Lynchburg woman of assaulting a police officer who was questioning her.  Prosecutors say in February of 2020, police tried to interview Whitney LaShae Miller as a suspect in a incident where a victim had been stabbed in the back. They say during the interview, Miller appeared intoxicated and tried to leave […]

UPDATE:

(photo courtesy Lynchburg News and Advance) UPDATE: State police have identified the body of a fourth person who died last month when an SUV was swept into the Rockfish River in Nelson County. Authorities say the body recovered by divers Friday was that of  18-year-old Myson Sylvestre, 18, of Arrington.  The bodies of 17-year-old Christopher […]

Elementary school where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

Summary NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher has reopened with stepped-up security and a new administrator. Nervous parents and students expressed optimism Monday as they returned to Richneck Elementary School in Newport News. Jennifer Roe and her fourth-grade son, Jethro, were among the first to […]