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Police find cocaine, firearm during routine traffic stop in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, VA. (WFXR) — A driver in Lynchburg is facing multiple drug and firearm charges after being pulled over due to improper vehicle tags. Earlier this week, Officer Skillman and Officer Reed of the Lynchburg Police Department were proactively patrolling during their shift, when they observed a vehicle with improper tags. A regular traffic stop was initiated, and the K9 on duty performed a narcotic scan of the vehicle. The K9 positively alerted the officers after the scan, prompting a vehicle search.
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Liberty University president speaks on Roe v. Wade SCOTUS decision

LYNCHBURG, Va. – On Friday morning, the U.S. Supreme court overturned the ruling of Roe v. Wade, sparking controversy across the nation. Later that afternoon, Liberty University President Jerry Prevo released a statement that discussed Liberty’s perspective on the situation. “Today, on behalf of Liberty University, I want...
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New antique shop opens in Downtown Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — A new antique shop has just opened downtown. Simpson Salvage company just opened in the historic Bragassa Toy Store building downtown. It’s located at 325 12th Street and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 to 5. Kevin Simpson is the owner of the...

Cocentrix Office on Linkhorne Drive closed

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — If you’ve driven past the Forest Hills Shopping Center on Linkhorne Drive recently, you may have noticed some changes. The Cocentrix office is completely empty. The company did not go out of business, in fact, according to Harold Thomas, the building manager there; the...

‘Thomasville’ property discussed at recent meeting; What’s in store for the building?

At the Appomattox Town Council meeting May 24, an update on the old Thomasville Furniture property was discussed. Appomattox Town Manager R. Terry McGhee said that according to a business associate, the property’s owner, George Aznavorian, hired a property manager and that a crane has been performing roofing work by pulling steel and putting up new roofing panels.

Brookneal man sentenced for parking lot shooting incident

Jacob Todd Hudson, 25, of Brookneal, was sentenced to serve nine months for a 2020 shooting incident in Appomattox. The case was originally slated for a jury trial, but Hudson pleaded guilty to four charges June 2 in Appomattox County Circuit Court. The charges were possession of a firearm while...
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Liberty University issues statement on Supreme Court Dobbs decision

“Today, on behalf of Liberty University, I want to express our gratitude to Almighty God for the landmark decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States. While this does not effectively end abortion in America, it is a monumental step in the direction of protecting life and placing that decision squarely in the hands of the American people.

Tree traps two in Bedford home during Wednesday night’s storm

BEDFORD, Va. – A Bedford woman said she’s lucky to be alive after being trapped inside her home for hours during Wednesday night’s storm. For 30 years, Patsy Sines has rented her trailer home, living with her ex-husband. “I knew we was in trouble,” Patsy Sines said....

Route 460 VDOT project near Montvale to be complete in July

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - One Bedford County VDOT project is nearing completion. The Route 460 “S” curve realignment project outside Montvale is scheduled to be complete in July. A spokesperson says the project was all about improving safety in the area. Drivers have been able to enjoy...

Henrico leaders dedicate new state-of-the-art basketball courts

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Henrico’s Fairfield community is getting a major glow-up with the completion of a state-of-the-art basketball court near Fairfield Middle School. Henrico County leaders and Parks & Recreation dedicated the new court with a ribbon-cutting Thursday afternoon. The approximately $600,000 project was the brainchild of Fairfield District County Supervisor Tyrone Nelson.

Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers, funds

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Along Lynchburg’s Hillview Street, Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity volunteers are working diligently to get a home built for Beatrice Payne and her family. “I love the volunteers. I’ve met a lot of people. I’ve made friends with a lot of people and a lot...

Appomattox football to be featured on NASCAR car this weekend

APPOMATTOX, Va. (WSET) — The "Power of 1" message has inspired Appomattox football players and fans for several years. Now, the message is going nationwide. The Xfinity series car of Jeffrey Earnhardt will proudly display the Appomattox helmet, "PO1", and Bible verse at the NASCAR event in Nashville on Friday.

Lynchburg welcomes its first solar power education facility

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR)– Lynchburg Parks & Recreation Department proudly announced their partnership for a new learning facility. On Tuesday, June 14, the city of Lynchburg celebrated the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new solar education system at Ivy Creek Natural Park. The project partnered with Earth Right...

200 American Legion Riders complete Legacy Run on Saturday in Botetourt Co.

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Nearly 200 American Legion Riders from across the Commonwealth will complete their Legacy Run this weekend. They are riding around Virginia to raise funds and awareness for the American Legion Scholarship Foundation, which provides help to children of soldiers killed since 9/11 and children of 50% or greater disabled veterans while serving on active duty.