Old City Cemetery’s “Angel Statue” wins online voting competition

              Lynchburg’s Old City Cemetery “Angel Statue”  is getting a $1000 award for conservation, thanks to the people of Lynchburg and Virginia.  The statue – which dates back to 1909 and marks the grave of a 2-year-old boy —  received the most votes in the Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts online public voting competition.  Denise […]

Lynchburg officials plan mass vaccination site

Lynchburg officials announced today that they city has partnered with the Central Virginia Health District and Centra Health to work on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.  Surrounding counties will be included as well.  Acting City Manager Reid Wodicka: City officials aren’t saying yet where that site is.      The Central Virginia Health District will be getting 3,050 […]

Lynchburg police investigate homicide

The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred near 12th and Pierce Streets yesterday afternoon.    Just before 5:00 yesterday, officers responded to 12th and Kemper Streets for a report of a shooting and found 28-year-old Samantha Robinson of Lynchburg. with a gunshot wound. She was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where she later succumbed to her […]

Loudoun board: delegate who attended mob march should resign

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Loudoun County’s governing board is calling for the resignation of a Republican delegate who attended the Jan. 6 mob march on the Capitol. The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution early Wednesday urging Del. Dave LaRock to resign. LaRock represents western Loudoun County and is the only Republican in northern Virginia’s […]

Genworth begins telling some workers their jobs will be cut

Insurance giant Genworth Financial has started notifying some of its workers that their jobs are being cut after its planned merger with a China-based investment firm was delayed. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports a spokeswoman for Genworth  confirmed on Wednesday that the company is starting to notify employees of job reductions. The company didn’t say how […]

Virginia Senate moves to censure Sen. Chase over Capitol riot

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate is advancing a resolution to censure a GOP lawmaker for “fomenting insurrection against the United States,” saying she helped incite the storming of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. A Senate committee voted Tuesday to approve the censure resolution against Sen. Amanda Chase, an outspoken supporter of President […]

New daycare center opening in Brookneal

The town of Brookneal is getting a daycare center.  Campbell County officials say the Lynchburg Community Action Group (LYN-CAG) will run the daycare in the lower level space of the Patrick Henry Memorial Library.   The Brookneal community has been referred to as a a child care desert – with the nearest daycare center nearly 30 […]

Amtrak cancels Virginia trains to DC ahead of inauguration

All Northeast Regional Amtrak trains south of Washington D.C will be canceled Tuesday and Wednesday amid heightened security concerns following the attack on the U.S. Capitol. The railroad service said Saturday the cancelations will affect all stations in Virginia. Additionally, VDOT says Interstate 66 and Interstate 395 bridges connecting Virginia to Washington will be closed […]

Lynchburg police investigate armed robbery

Lynchburg police are searching for a suspect after an armed robbery that occurred at the Dollar General on Boonsboro Road tonight.    It happened just before 9pm.  They say a man entered the store, indicated he had a handgun, and obtained an undisclosed amount of money from the business before fleeing on foot. The suspect is a white male who wore khakis, black shoes, and […]

Lynchburg honors MLK Jr. legacy with online ceremony

Remembering Martin Luther King’s Legacy: The MLK Lynchburg Community Council held the a virtual ceremony today. Facilitator Gloria Witt explained the theme,   “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” A multi-generational panel of area residents reflected on the theme, which came from an open letter King wrote in 1963 while jailed in Birmingham, Alabama, […]