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Campaign finance reports show Bedford supervisors candidates spend funds on voter lists, more

Five candidates running for three Bedford County Board of Supervisors seats this November have filed campaign finance reports this month with the county's election office. The reports outline contributions to their campaigns and how they were spent from July 1 to Aug. 31. Brian O'Connor, Fred Sylves

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-22 22:40:00

Bedford man facing arson, shooting charges released on bond

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A Bedford County man accused of setting his home on fire and shooting at several cars has been released on bond. Daniel Flint has been in jail since the incident happened on Wheatland Road in Thaxton last October. One of the cars Flint is accused of shooting was being

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-22 22:25:00

Virginia State Police investigating fatal Campbell County crash

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 2 p.m., Sunday in the 600 block of Jennings Road. Authorities say a 1964 Plymouth two-door sedan was traveling north on Jennings Road when it ran off the left side the road and struc

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-24 23:17:00

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

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

Local probation officer named to governor's advisory committee

Joseph L. Gong, of Goode, a probation officer for the 24th Judicial District Court Service Unit, was named to Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Prevention on Friday, according to a news release from McAuliffe's office announcing new administration appointees. Stay in

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

'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

Antique and Classic Boat Society announce boat show winners

The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society named the prize winning boats at their 27th annual boat show held at Mariners Landing on Sept. 16. This year's People's Choice Award winner went to a 1963 Century Sabre named Heaven on a Sunday. The boat is owned by Ray McDowel

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-09-22 04:30:00

Centra, Childrens Miracle Network raise money for new emergency vehicle

FOREST, Va., (WSET)--- "We love putting the fun in fundraiser," said Jack Whisler. Whisler works with Centra health for the Children's Miracle Network. Today Elite Athletics of Forest, Centra and the Children's miracle network put on "Flip 4 Kids" to help raise money for a new neo-natal transport u

WSET - 2017-09-23 17:54:18

Career Day at Dabney set Oct. 5

Buy Now Forest management, pictured above, is one of the many programs that will be featured during a combined "Dabney Day" and "Career Fair" at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 9 am to noon on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. Area employers will also be represented.Sub

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-23 02:32:00

Apocalypse Ale Works creates brew for Virginia 10 Miler after party

Apocalypse Ale in Forest is brewing a beer for the Virginia 10 miler this weekend. It's called "finish lime" (Photo: WSET) FOREST, Va. (WSET) -- Apocalypse Ale Works is holding an after party for those who want to have some fun the day after running 10 miles on Saturday. The brewery is even making a

WSET - 2017-09-22 17:41:36

Free dental care available this weekend at Forest Dental Center

(Google Maps) FOREST, Va. (WSET) - One local dentist office is giving back this weekend. The Forest Dental Center's program, Dentistry from Our Hearts 2017 will offer free dental care. On Friday afternoon, each patient will get an exam and X-ray. Then on Saturday, they will have a free appointment

WSET - 2017-09-22 06:15:35

Woman's body found on Louisa road, apparently struck by vehicle

Louisa County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a woman who appears to have been struck by a vehicle late last night. The woman's body was found Friday morning along the side of the road near the back gate of the Blue Ridge Shores subdivision off Firehouse Road, according to Maj. Don

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-22 17:26:00

All of Blue Ridge Parkway open after Irma's heavy rains

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The entire Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened after the heavy rains of Hurricane Irma forced the closure of some parts of it. The National Park Service said the last of the debris from the storm was cleared away Thursday at Craggy Gardens near Asheville. Parts of the road were cl

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-22 18:51:28

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

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

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

LHS waiving adoption fees Friday in Lynchburg, Appomattox

(Lynchburg Humane Society) LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - The Lynchburg Humane Society is offering free adoptions on Friday. The adoption special is applicable to the Lynchburg Center and Appomattox Center. Cats, dogs, and kittens are free. The humane society says some exceptions may apply, so make sure to

WSET - 2017-09-22 06:35:37

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

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