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Update: Amherst sheriff says deputy recovering after shooting

Update: Amherst County Sheriff E.W. Viar said Sunday a deputy is at home recovering after he was shot late Friday by a passenger in a vehicle during a traffic stop. At approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday, deputies initiated a traffic stop at the Monroe Post Office and during the course of the stop a pas

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-24 20:00:00

Police: 71-year-old man killed in Amherst County crash

(MGN Online) AMHERST Co., Va. (WSET) -- State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Amherst County. Police said troopers responded to the crash Saturday around 1:30 p.m. on Route 130, about one mile west of Route 812. They said Robert G. Kindle, 71, of Glasgow was driving east on Route 130 when h

WSET - 2017-09-24 22:11:24

Amherst woman, two juveniles arrested in connection with vehicle break-ins

An Amherst woman and two males juveniles have been arrested and authorities are seeking an Amherst teenager in connection with a recent string of vehicle break-ins, the Amherst County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Beginning Sept. 4, the sheriff's office received reports of numerous vehicles being br

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-22 22:19:00

Amherst sheriff's deputy, suspect shot during traffic stop

MONROE, Va. (AP) - Authorities in central Virginia say a deputy was shot in the head during a traffic stop and a suspect was injured when another deputy returned fire. The deputy was treated and released and the suspect is still being treated, according to the Amherst County Sheriff's Office. The sh

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-23 21:49:00

Lynchburg homicide victim's mother: 'I know the criminal is still out here, and he's waiting'

Valarie Turpin had been smoke free for about six months, up until she learned her son had been shot and killed in the early morning of Sept. 18 last year. She picked up a pack of cigarettes soon after and has been smoking ever since. "It's hard, especially when you've got stress and worry. It's easy

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-24 01:53:00

Effort to save Gladstone depot picks up steam

Thanks to the efforts of a group of longtime Nelson residents, a rebirth of the old Gladstone Depot building soon may be possible. According to Joanne Absher, president of the newly formed Friends of the Gladstone Depot, members of the group have worked in the past few weeks on a number of fronts to

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-25 02:15:00

Lynchburg's Stadium Inn sees changes-but not too many-under new owner

There's nothing flashy about the 90-year-old Stadium Inn restaurant on the corner of Fort and Oakley avenues. That's precisely the way its customers prefer it. But the neighborhood bar has seen a few changes under new owner Kay Gravely that patrons say is for the best. Gravely took over ownership of

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-25 06:00:00

Garrett staffers available in Nelson this week

Representatives from 5th District Rep. Tom Garrett's office will be available this week to meet with constituents in need of assistance with federal agencies in Nelson County. Staff members will be at the Nelson Memorial Library, at 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway in Lovingston, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tu

DAILY PROGRESS - 2017-09-24 23:18:00

Update: Campbell sheriff's office seeks public's help in investigation of car thefts

Campbell County wants help identifying a man seen driving one of the previously mentioned stolen vehicles, a 2016 Kia Optima. This is one of two photos of the suspect released by the county, which acknowledged they were of poor quality. submitted/Campbell County Sheriff's Office Courtesy Campbell Co

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-23 23:00:00

Say hello to fall with area festivals, bazaars

It's fall, y'all. Friday marked the first day of autumn and, with it, comes a slew of fall festivals and bazaars put on by local groups. Here's a round-up of events that were submitted to us over the past few weeks. Keep checking our Thursday event calendars for even more as the season goes on: Satu

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-23 16:00:00

Sweet Briar celebrates Meredith Woo at her presidential inauguration

SWEET BRIAR - Meredith Woo's first visit to Sweet Briar College wasn't planned. Several years ago, Woo was headed to Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest and got lost along the way. That's when she first saw Sweet Briar. "It arose like a mirage," Woo recalled in an interview Monday. Now Woo has a bird's

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-22 23:10:00

Sweet Briar College inaugurates 13th president

Meredith Woo is the 13th president of Sweet Briar College. (Photo: Sweet Briar College) SWEET BRIAR, Va. (WSET) -- Sweet Briar College welcomed its 13th president Friday. Meredith Woo, the new president of the College, previously served as UVA's dean for the school of arts and sciences. Sweet Bria

WSET - 2017-09-22 17:02:54

Virginia 10 Miler Notebook: Color Guard displays nation's colors for 16th year

Leah Jones, a Lynchburg native running her fifth race Saturday, wasn't always part of the Virginia 10 Miler Color Guard. But last year, Jones heard the group needed help carrying the flags that have become so well-recognized in the Lynchburg race, so she reached out to organizer Steve Bozeman in hop

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-23 21:19:00

44th Annual Virginia Ten Miler runs through the Hill City

Runners line up for the 44th annual Virginia 10 Miler. (Photo: Whitney Burney) LYNCHBURG, Va., (WSET)--- The Virginia Ten Miler celebrated it's 44th year here in Lynchburg. This year's race drew in around 3,000 runners from 26 different states and 6 different countries. The winner, Bernard Ngeno, i

WSET - 2017-09-23 17:40:39

Local group brings awareness to veteran suicide prevention

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A group focused on helping local hospitalized Veterans, Troops, and their families raised awareness for veterans in America who commit suicide Friday morning. Rolling Thunder meets every week at Monument Terrace in downtown Lynchburg at noon. The group chose September 22 as

WSET - 2017-09-22 18:37:39

Construction companies in desperate need of tradesmen

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET)-- Construction companies are looking for help. A Lynchburg company says the push for college is taking away potential employees. Gerdy Construction says they need people for just about every job in construction and workers aren't getting any younger. The company's owner Tom Ger

WSET - 2017-09-22 17:15:18

Hundreds of kids hit the pavement for 17th annual Amazing Mile Children's Run

Hundreds of people took to Ninth and Jefferson streets in downtown Lynchburg on Friday night for Amazement Square's 17th annual Amazing Mile Children's Run. With races starting at 6 p.m., the crowd mingled at the 8th annual Genworth Virginia 10 Miler Family Festival outside Amazement Square. The fes

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-23 01:41:00

17 LU teams to remain in Big South Conference as football moves to FBS

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - While the Liberty University football team is moving to FBS, some of the other teams are staying within the Big South Conference. Tyler Falwell with the university tweeted out part of a news release from the Big South Conference. The release says LU will withdraw from the c

WSET - 2017-09-23 13:35:45

Forest woman loses battle with Anthem to cover her requested cancer treatment

Since July, Lesley Adams has been fighting for her life on two fronts. In her battle against cancer that she has waged since being diagnosed in March with a highly aggressive form of lymphoma in her chest, the Forest resident has fought back with chemotherapy and now is in the middle of radiation th

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-22 21:49:00

'Roots and Remembrance' : Poplar Forest event helps dozens delve into African-American past

(434) 385-5530 When Amherst native Crystal Rosson's grandfather Sterling Jones Jr. died in 2012, it awakened a need to know more about her family. She soon discovered she was a descendant of the slaves of Sweet Briar Plantation, now the site of Sweet Briar College. Through her search, Rosson met Swe

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-24 00:12:00