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Med Beat: Lexington Fire Department gets additional opioid antidote

The Lexington Fire Department has added more doses of an opioid overdose antidote to its arsenal. The Virginia Department of Health, through a grant, supplied 14 doses of naloxone to the fire department. Naloxone commonly comes in a syringe that is squirted into the nose of the person who is overdos

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-21 13:36:00

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

Authorities: Virginia deputy, suspect shot at 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 Amherst County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Saturday that deputies initiated a traffic stop Friday night at a post offic

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-23 15:20:29

Sheriff's Office: Amherst Co. deputy shot in head during traffic stop

(MGN) MONROE, Va. (WSET) - An Amherst County deputy was shot Friday night, officials say. According to the sheriff's office, deputies initiated a traffic stop at the Monroe Post Office in Amherst County around 11:30 p.m. They say during the course of the stop, a passenger in the vehicle pulled out

WSET - 2017-09-23 09:33:53

Magic and mischief underway in Staunton as Potter fans arrive in the Queen City

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- Staunton will be packed with Harry Potter's biggest fans. Crowds started arriving to the Queen City on Friday. City crews began closing some streets earlier in the afternoon and will continue to do so throughout the weekend. Last year, big crowds turned out to the city after

WHSV - 2017-09-23 03:46:00

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

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

Digital Only All Access Daily Progress

School bands from around the state had a "blast" Saturday morning in Stuarts Draft, playing for trophies, bragging rights, and above all else, the love of music and friendly competition. It all went down at the 16th annual "Blast in the Draft," a marching band competition hosted by Stuarts Draft Hig

DAILY PROGRESS - 2017-09-24 00:53:00

9 must-see photos from the Riverheads-Buffalo Gap game

The Gladiator ran it for more yards during the game played in Swoope, but Buffalo Gap's Josh Reed and other Bison tried to cut him off. Reed raced forward, going low with arms outstretched to wrap around Smith's legs. Only, the Gladiator went high ... just not high enough. Smith's jump took him o

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-09-23 03:32:44

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

Editorial: Sweet Briar's next chapter

Today, Sweet Briar College formally inaugurates Meredith Woo as its 13th president. This, of course, was a day that wasn't supposed to happen. If Sweet Briar's board - the old board, that is - had its way, the women's college in Amherst County would have closed in 2015 and the expansive 3,250-acre c

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Sweet Briar adds archaeology to October 'Explore' events for high school girls

A weekend to investigate archaeological evidence on Oct. 6 and 7 is the latest addition to Sweet Briar's popular "Explore" series for high school girls. Beginning with "Explore Engineering" nearly a decade ago, the hands-on "Explore" events are designed for high school girls in their sophomore, juni

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

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

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

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

One reason the festival can afford to bring in such acts is that it has had

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church in Independence isn't one of the larger parishes in the Diocese of Covington. At about 900 families, it's only one-third the size of parishes like Immaculate Heart of Mary in Burlington or St. Timothy in Union, said St. Cecilia parishioner Ed Re

WCPO - 2017-09-23 11:00:16

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

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