Photo: Lynchburg City web site

Lynchburg’s new mayor is Treney Tweedy, who becomes the city’s first African-American woman to hold the position. Her City Council colleagues elected Tweedy today, and she tells Reporter Andre Whitehead she hopes it serves as an example to others:

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Mary Jane Dolan was selected to serve as the city’s new Vice Mayor. In each case, it was a four-to-three vote, with Tweedy, Dolan, Sterling Wilder and Council newcomer Beau Wright voting in the majority.