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670 people to lose jobs after Lynchburg plant announces closure

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — A beauty, personal care and home care solutions corporation is planning to shut down its plant in Lynchburg. A company representative at KDC/ONE confirmed that it is preparing to close its plant on Robin Road by the end of 2023. The company conducted a review,...
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Lynchburg man arrested for selling drugs from hotel

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Lynchburg man has been charged after allegedly selling drugs from a hotel room. TR’Rail Laman Perkins, 34, was arrested Wednesday by the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office after deputies investigated a complaint about drugs being sold from the Executive Inn on S Amherst Highway in Madison Heights.
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Hundreds of employees affected by closure of KDC/One in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - The Lynchburg location of a beauty/home care item manufacturer will be closed by the end of 2023, according to the company, affecting about 670 employees. KDC/One in Lynchburg will be shut down in phases in the next 18 months, according to Vice President Michael Salzillo, who...

16-year-old hospitalized in Lynchburg shooting

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Lynchburg Police have confirmed a shooting on Poplar Street Wednesday night. Officers responded to a shots-fired call shorting after 10 p.m. LPD has confirmed that a male 16-year-old juvenile victim was taken to the hospital. The victim is in stable condition. There is no suspect...

Police searching for two wanted men after teen shot in the leg in Lynchburg

UPDATE 5:03 p.m.: Authorities are trying to track down two men — both considered armed and dangerous — who are facing multiple charges in connection with the shooting that injured a teenage boy in Lynchburg Wednesday night. The Lynchburg Police Department says 44-year-old Richard Lamont McDaniel and 41-year-old...

Woman involved in car vs. train accident identified

The Virginia State Police has released the name of the person who was killed when her car was struck by a train Wednesday night in Pittsylvania County. Cheryl Blanche Clark, 35, of Altavista apparently died before her vehicle was struck by the train, according to the Virginia State Police. The...

Madison Heights man killed after being struck by vehicle

MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. (WSET) — Clyde Shores was killed Tuesday night after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street on South Amherst Highway. The manager at the Executive Inn said Shores had been staying there. Amy Braxton is the Operations Manager for the Quick-E convenience store right...

Armed and dangerous: Men wanted for shooting of teen in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Lynchburg Police have identified two suspects in the shooting of a teenager on Poplar Street Wednesday night. Richard Lamont McDaniel, 44 and and Taurus Lamont McDaniel,, both of Lynchburg, are wanted on the following charges:. Armed robbery. Malicious wounding. Shooting from a vehicle. Use of a...

Altavista woman dies in Pittsylvania County crash

The Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred Wednesday (June 29) at 10:50 p.m. on Route 29, one mile north of Sycamore Creek Road in the Sycamore-Gretna area of Pittsylvania County. A 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ran off the right side of...

KDC/One expected to lay off workers in 2023 in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A beauty, personal care, and home care solutions company will be laying off people next year. According to Virginia Career Works, layoffs for KDC/One in Lynchburg will begin in January 2023. WFXR News spoke with the vice president of global communication with KDC/One, Michael Salizillo,...

3rd Juneteenth event held in Appomattox

Appomattox for Equality hosted the third Juneteenth (June 19) celebration June 18 at Courtland Festival Park. The “Celebrating the Legacy of Emancipation” event invited everyone to explore history, learn new things and open themselves up to new experiences. Families gathered around the park amphitheater to hear speakers and...

Jedd Zaring leaving legacy of expertise at Jefferson Forest

FOREST, Va. – After three decades, it’s a fair bet there aren’t many people who know Jefferson Forest high school better than Jedd Zaring. The veteran coach and current Athletic Director is best known for his 25 year run at the helm of the Cavaliers soccer program. But his legacy, as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and career educator, looms even larger than that.

Brookneal theatre invites community to take the stage

Brookneal has certainly seen many changes during the course of the past few years, especially due to the impacts of COVID-19, but 246 The Main Cultural Arts Theatre has continued to provide a strong focal point for the community. “The arts are so crucial to our wellbeing and give us...

Madison Heights man killed in pedestrian crash in Amherst County

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Madison Heights man was killed after being hit by a car in Amherst County Tuesday night, according to Virginia State Police. Police say the crash occurred at 10:01 p.m., in the 4600 block of South Amherst Highway. The driver of a Dodge Charger was...