SMS students promote a healthy river and win

April 29, 2011

Lynchburg – The art of two Sandusky Middle School students will adorn the halls of the new James River Ecology School at Presquile National Wildlife Refuge in Hopewell, Virginia. Rebekah Chun and Emily Adams placed second and third, respectively, in [...]

Robert Miller photo

Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library hosts photography exhibit featuring work by internationally known photographer Robert Miller

April 29, 2011

During the months of May and June, the Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library will exhibit work by an exceptionally talented group of local photographers, including the internationally known photographer and Lynchburg resident, Robert Miller. Since 2005, Miller’s work has been published [...]

HeritageHS courtesy Va Tech

Heritage High School govt. student to attend congressional seminar

April 29, 2011

Lynchburg – Heritage High School senior, Natasha Chowdry, is headed to Washington, D.C. to participate in a Congressional Seminar as a result of writing a winning essay in a national competition. The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America [...]

VA lynchburg firepatch

Members of Lynchburg Fire Dept. to assist tornado stricken area

April 29, 2011

Members of the Lynchburg Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team are traveling to the Glade Spring area of Washington County, Virginia to assist in search and rescue operations as a result of damages sustained there by a recent tornado. The Lynchburg [...]

LCPS seal

Education Foundation gives more than $50,000 in teacher grants

April 29, 2011

Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc.’s 19th Annual Education Grant Awards program and reception will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at the E.C. Glass High School Cafeteria. 46 corporate sponsored grants have been awarded to [...]


Arrests in Bedford home invasion case

April 29, 2011

Bedford County, VA – Sheriff Brown reports that a desperate call for help was received from a woman on April 23rd, at 1:02 AM who advised that several individuals had broken into her home and were assaulting her husband. Bedford [...]


McDermott: I just want a scale, okay?

April 29, 2011

By Dan McDermott The Lynchburg Times Okay, so I am in Wally World a national big box retail store to buy a cheap imported Chinese-made bathroom scale. You used to just go buy a scale. Remember? Maybe number dial versus [...]

School House by InAweofGod'sCreation on Flickr.

New performance evaluations ready for teachers

April 29, 2011

By Alissa Smith Virginia Statehouse News RICHMOND — Virginia’s teachers will be facing a new set of performance standards that could be used in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s “performance-pay” plan. The state Board of Education met Thursday and voted unanimously to approve [...]

Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell by Dan McDermott

McDonnell will sign new redistricting plan

April 29, 2011

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement regarding the redistricting legislation passed by the General Assembly this evening: “I thank the General Assembly for passing this new redistricting plan. I will sign this legislation as soon as it [...]

Virginia State Capitol by Rob Shenk on Flickr

Senate closes deal on voting districts; map goes to governor

April 29, 2011

By Amanda Iacone Virginia Statehouse News RICHMOND – A majority of state Senate Republicans voted for a compromise redistricting map after days of negotiating with Democrats in an effort to garner bipartisan support and send a new bill to the [...]