Virginia budget includes money for local projects

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The politically divided Virginia General Assembly approved long-overdue budget legislation Wednesday, voting in an unusually fast-paced special session to both reduce taxes and boost spending on public education and mental health as part of the package. Lawmakers spent just a few hours in the Capitol considering the compromise plan before overwhelmingly […]

ACC clears way to add Stanford, Cal, SMU

The Atlantic Coast Conference has cleared the way for Stanford, California and SMU to join the league next year, two people with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Friday, providing a landing spot for two more teams from the disintegrating Pac-12. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because an official […]

Lynchburg School Board to consider closing TC Miller, Dearington Elementary School

The Lynchburg School Board Finance and Facilities Committee is recommending that two city elementary schools: Dearington and T.C. Miller be closed — possibly by next year – in a move that would save an estimated 3-4 million dollars a year.  The recommendation comes out of the discussion about the future of the division and the […]

Gleaning for the World to collect relief supplies for Hurricane Idalia

As Hurricane Idalia strengthens and approaches the coast of Florida, local Concord-based disaster relief nonprofit, Gleaning For The World is gearing up to provide supplies, and hope, for residents affected by this powerful storm. Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis has already declared a state of emergency in 46 counties across the state as Florida residents begin […]

UPDATE: Estranged husband charged with murder of Avril Hooks

Lynchburg Police arrested Michael L. Perry III (21) of Lynchburg, after he was detained in connection with the murder of Avriel Hooks.    LPD Detectives worked tirelessly over the past week, utilizing all available investigative resources and partnered with Hooks’ family, our community, local, state, and federal partners with hopes of locating Hooks safely.   Following the […]

12-year-old girl injured in shooting at Brookside Apartments

 Two Lynchburg men are under arrest for a shooting that injured a 12-year-old girl last night at the Brookside Apartments.  Just before 10pm, Lynchburg police went to the 100-block of Belle Terre Drive for shots fired. The 12-year-old girl had suffered a minor graze wound.  An apartment was also damaged by the gunfire.  Police were able to locate 22-year-old Savon […]

Lynchburg Police search for missing woman

The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) is investigating after a woman was reported missing.   On August 23, 2023, at 5:41 p.m., officers responded to the 1400-block of Gates Street for a report of a missing person. Avriel Hooks (20) was last seen by her family on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 8 p.m.   Hooks is a white female approximately five feet five inches tall with dyed red hair and has […]

Lynchburg police seize marijuana, weapons in weekend drug bust

Lynchburg Police seized more than 13 pounds of marijuana during a drug bust this weekend. Early Sunday morning, police went to the 1300-block of Jefferson Street for a domestic dispute and saw items that led to a search warrant.   Police seized 13 Pounds of Marijuana, 1,000 boxes of THC resin product, over $10,000 cash, […]

Bedford County brings back coyote lottery

Bedford County is bringing back the coyote lottery for the first time since before COVID to manage the over-population of coyotes.  They say coyotes are posing a substantial threat to crops and livestock in the largely agricultural county.    The lottery will run from Sept. 1 to next Feb. 29th.  Each coyote killed counts as an […]