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 […]

Three teenagers shot in Va. Beach; police union calls for more officers

Police in Virginia Beach say three teenagers were shot—one of them fatally – in a shooting in Virginia Beach Saturday night.  Two men, who are ages 18 and 20, have been arrested     It happened one week after two people were killed and several people were injured during a spate of shootings along the city’s oceanfront.  […]

UPDATE: Police identify suspect in chase through Bedford

Bedford Police have a released the name of the  armed robbery suspect  they say led them on  pursuit through the town of Bedford Friday aftenroon.  They say 47-year-old Robert Gordon Wiggins of Sandston faces numerous charges including robbery, use of firearm while committing Robbery, and eluding police. Earlier: Bedford Police have a suspect in custody […]

Lynchburg Prosecutor moves to dismiss remaining charge against teen in fatal shooting

The Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office has moved to drop the remaining charge of unlawful wounding against AUSTIN ROZDILSKI. He’s the Campbell County teenager who fatally shot one EC Glass High School senior and injured another in 2019.   Rozdilski claimed self -defense and was acquitted of murder, but convicted of unlawful wounding.  Earlier this week a […]

University of Lynchburg announces free laptop initiative

The University of Lynchburg announced today that every new student entering in the who has filed the FAFSA will be given a laptop at no charge.  The FAFSA is the free application for federal student aid.  The laptops will be loaned to students while they’re at University of Lynchburg, and they’ll get to keep it when they […]

“Fallen Heroes Memorial” visits Monument Terrace

Veterans who gather at Monument Terrace for support the troops rallies each Friday are welcoming a special exhibit this week:  The Fallen Heroes Memorial is made of more than 7-thousand dog tags that are assembled in the shape of an American Flag. The dog tags have all the names of those who have fallen in […]