Campbell Co. fire was started by space heater

Campbell County public safety officials say a fire that damaged a residence on Red House Road early Tuesday morning was accidentally caused by improper use of an electric space heater.  Two firefighters fell from the second floor when the ceiling collapsed but were able to escape uninjured. Officials say the’ve seen an increase in residential […]

Centra officials: “We’re in a dark place right now”

Centra’s Medical Director Dr. Christopher Lewis says Lynchburg General hospital currently has 105 COVID patients, 19 of them on ventilators.  A few weeks ago, the hospital had 87 total COVID patients.    Centra CEO Dr. Andrew Mueller says it’s stretching the hospital’s resources: He says he hopes the picture will be much brighter after a couple […]

$1.80 fee approved for Appalachian Power customers in Va.

AP-VA-Appalachian Power-Service Fee Jan 07, 2021 8:24AM (GMT 13:24) ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — State regulators have approved a service fee of $1.80 a month for most customers of Appalachian Power Co. in western Virginia. The Roanoke Times reported Wednesday that the fee will be used to protect lower-income customers from the increased costs of switching […]

Busch Gardens Williamsburg to open during winter months

BC-VA-Busch Gardens-Winter Jan 05, 2021 5:12PM (GMT 22:12) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A popular Virginia theme park is keeping its gates open during the winter for the first time since it opened 45 years ago. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Busch Gardens Williamsburg is looking at ways to rethink its operations by hosting smaller limited […]

More than 1400 long-term care facilities in Va. about to receive vaccines

More than 1,400 long-term care facilities in Virginia are expected to receive doses of the coronavirus vaccine in the coming weeks.  Virginia is putting front-line health care workers and long-term care residents in the top tier priority group for immunizations.  Until more people get vaccinated,  Dr. Thomas Eppes with CVFP Medical Group says there are […]

Lynchburg shooting victim dies

Lynchburg police say the victim of last week’s shooting at McCausland Ridge Apartments has died.    31-year-old Ricky Johnson, Jr. was shot on December 28, 2020.   Police say he died Saturday.       Police haven’t named any suspects. Their investigation is continuing.

Centra welcomes first baby of 2021

After a year of unprecedented illness, election fatigue and social unrest, 2020 was a year most people want to put behind them. As we enter 2021, the hope of better times to come begins almost immediately with the birth of one of our newest citizens! Kaleb and Piper Van De Perre welcomed their second son, […]

Lynchburg Police investigate convenience store armed robbery

– The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for a suspect after an armed robbery that occurred at the Marathon Quick-E Food Store on Fort Avenue tonight.  On December 30, 2020 at 9:20 p.m., officers responded to 6015 Fort Avenue for a report of an armed robbery. A male armed with a handgun entered the store and obtained an undisclosed amount of money […]

Campbell Co. authorities probe cause of fatal fire

Campbell County authorities today said they continue to investigate the cause of an early Christmas morning fatal fire – but that it does not appear to be in suspicious in nature.  The fire broke out around 12:30am Friday at 46 Spruce Lane.  When fire crews got there, they found the residence fully engulfed and were […]