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Phoebus falls to Heritage-Lynchburg in Class 3 state title game
LYNCHBURG (WAVY) -- Phoebus failed in its bid to win its 8th state title since 2001 by falling to Heritage (Lynchburg) 24-20 in the Class 3 state title game. Quarterback Chris Daniels led the Phantoms with 246 yards passing, he also accounted for all three Phoebus touchdowns.
Sunday morning update: Forecast calls for 9 inches of snow in Lynchburg
Snow has begun falling across the region, and the latest National Weather Service forecast calls for 9 inches in the city of Lynchburg by the time it’s done. Areas to the north are expected to see less snow: northern Amherst County's forecast is in the 6-to-8-inch range.
Amherst man guilty of multiple felonies in Nelson County
LOVINGSTON — An Amherst man pleaded guilty last week to multiple felony charges, including two parole violation charges, stemming from his November 2017 arrest in Nelson County.
7am UPDATE: NWS Again Increases Snow Totals For Virginia
In their morning update, the National Weather Service has raised snow expectations in Virginia. Many places can now expect a foot or more. Snow began falling shortly after midnight and is expected to continue into the evening, perhaps ending by midnight.
Amherst County authorities arrest 17-year-old after shooting
Amherst County authorities arrested a 17-year-old boy Thursday in connection with an early-morning Madison Heights shooting that injured a man. Deputies were dispatched to 183 Longview Drive around 3 a.m. Thursday for a report of a shooting, according to a news release from the Amherst County Sherif
Cook Out in Lynchburg robbed at gunpoint
LYNCHBURG - The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a Cook Out in Lynchburg. According to police, it happened just after 8:00 a.m. at the restaurant on 2629 Wards Road.
Outdoor class at ACHS honors longtime educator
AMHERST — In a scene highly familiar to Amherst County High School, a large group surrounded Ernie Guill on Monday as the longtime educator shook hands, gave hugs and shared smiles with students and faculty members.
Winter Storm Warning for Lynchburg, most of ABC-13 area
A large winter storm will bring rain and snow to the Carolinas and Virginia on Sunday, and snowfall amounts could exceed 1 foot in Southside. Ahead of the storm, Saturday will be dry. Clouds will gradually thicken, the breeze will be light and highs reach the upper 30s.
Expected Snow Totals Increasing In Southern Virginia
As the storm approaches, expected snow totals are rising across southern Virginia. Up to 14 inches now for Roanoke, and 8 for Lynchburg and Richmond. Martinsville could see 18 inches.
Lake Taylor drops Class 4 state title game to Woodgrove 38-33
LYNCHBURG, Va. – In a back-and-forth affair, Lake Taylor couldn’t find the end zone one last time to overtake Woodgrove in a 38-33 Class 4 state title game. The Titans last won a state championship back in 2014. With Phoebus losing earlier in the day, this marks the fourth consecutive season that no
Phoebus falls to Heritage in Class 3 state championship game
LYNCHBURG — Heritage's Jabari Blake ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and Chris Megginson intercepted a pass at his own 10-yard line with 1:18 left as the Pioneers knocked off Phoebus 24-20 in the Class 3 state championship game Saturday at Liberty University.
Jessie Farinholt speaks out about guarding President George H.W. Bush's casket
LYNCHBURG, Va. - We’re now hearing from the Lynchburg woman who stood guard over George H.W. Bush’s casket Monday. Jessie Farinholt is stationed in northern Virginia with the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor.
Boy tries to escape deputies after shooting man in Amherst County, says sheriff's office
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. - A 17-year-old boy is in custody after a shooting early Thursday morning in Amherst County. The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 3 a.m. after learning that a man had been shot at a home in the 100 block of Longview Drive in the Madison Heights area of the count
Monroe man to serve 30 years in child sex case
AMHERST – A Monroe man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony sex charge involving a juvenile. Russell Weldon Massie, 52, pleaded guilty to one felony count of sodomy by force of a helpless victim in Amherst County Circuit Court.
Monroe precinct moved after issues at former church location
A Monroe church where a partisan message was shown on a digital sign during the Nov. 6 election no longer is a polling precinct. The sign had sparked some complaints and led an Amherst County Electoral Board official to call it inappropriate.
Lynchburg 'on the line' with snowfall forecast; area preps for winter storm
Central Virginia is gearing up for the potential of significant snowfall a little early this year a winter storm meanders across the Midwest. With a changing forecast and the possibility for several inches of snow, National Weather Service science and operations officer Steve Keighton said area resi
Local woman serves in President George H.W. Bush's memorial service
LYNCHBURG, Va. - “You know that kind of looks like Jessie. And then they showed the closeups and I’m like, ‘I know that’s Jessie!’” Cynthia Ramsey said while watching George H.W. Bush’s casket lay in state in Capitol Hill.
Amherst County Public Schools closed Wednesday
Amherst County Public Schools are closed Wednesday, Dec. 5. The school system initially called a two-hour delay, but said on Facebook schools would instead be closed "due to the sudden change in conditions in the western part of Amherst."
Dinner, concert to benefit church’s furnace project
Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) and Ascension Episcopal Church in Amherst are joining forces to present a holiday dinner and concert on Dec. 15. Donations during the family-friendly event go to help purchase a much-needed new furnace for Ascension Epsicopal Church, 253 South Main St. The di
Lynchburg police investigating after man is shot
Lynchburg police are investigating after a man showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound shortly after a reported possible Monday-night shooting. At 11:13 p.m. Monday, Lynchburg police officers went to 14th and Monroe streets on a report of a man on the ground with a possible gunshot wound.