McDermott Report

Video: Bachmann, Palin, Egypt controversy and a king for Canada?

June 29, 2011

Former Front Royal, Va. Vice Mayor Bret Hrbek appeared on McDermott Report Tuesday, discussing Michelle Bachmann’s recent surge in the Republican presidential field and his thoughts on her chances. Hrbek discussed a variety of other topics in a wide ranging [...]

Lynchburg Police

Crime of the week: Burglary

June 28, 2011

On Thursday, June 23, 2011 at approximately 3:05am members of the Lynchburg Police Department responded to 1704 12th Street, the business of Glenn A. Trent Tire and Wrecker Service in reference to a burglary. Upon arriving on scene, police officers [...]

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Wayward driver

June 28, 2011

Bashirat Olubunmi Are, a 20 year old local college student from Homestead Gardens in Forest, was arrested Monday morning ….. running late to work …. on Rt 29 at 100 MPH. The interesting thing, her license was already suspended by [...]

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Lynchburg Museum offering free admission July 1, 2011

June 28, 2011

  From Lynchburg’s founding days, the steep terrain of downtown was challenging. When the first court house was built on what is now Court Street in 1813, moving to and from streets closer to the river was a problem. The [...]

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Legacy Museum hosts program on spiritual music

June 28, 2011

The church has long been central to the African American experience and spiritual music has been a key element of religious expression. In recognition of this important aspect of American history, the Legacy Museum of African American History will host [...]


Local ways to work awarded $9,000

June 28, 2011

Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family Alliance has received $9,000 from The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust through the Sackett-Graves Fund. This grant is for our Ways to Work program. Ways to Work provides small interest loans of up [...]

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Lynchburg municipal offices closed on Independence Day

June 27, 2011

All Lynchburg municipal offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2011 in observance of Independence Day. Trash normally collected on Monday, July 4 will be collected on Friday, July 1. The Concord Turnpike Regional Landfill will be closed on Monday. [...]

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Bugs University opening at Amazement Square on July 1, 2011

June 27, 2011

Lynchburg, VA – June 27, 2011 – On July 1, Amazement Square will introduce the museum’s latest exhibition Bugs University (Bugs U.). Through exploration of Bugs U., visitors learn the importance of insects in maintaining a healthy environment for all [...]

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Needless deaths – Wasted lives

June 27, 2011

Every eight days a child in the state of Virginia dies from injuries attributable to abuse and neglect. From July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, 44 precious children (in founded investigations) lost their lives needlessly. Two of these children [...]


Virginia teen participating in national scholarship program

June 27, 2011

Mobile, Ala. – Today marks the start of competition for Addison Walker, the Lynchburg teen competing in the 54th Distinguished Young Women National Finals. Walker, along with 49 other state representatives, has been in Mobile, Ala. for the past two [...]