Liberty University lawsuit to continue forward after Friday hearing

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - The lawsuit Liberty University filed against Jerry Falwell, Jr. earlier this year made its way into the courtroom Friday. Friday’s two-hour hearing took place inside Lynchburg Circuit Court, where attorneys for both parties argued about the complaint and its legal sufficiency to move ahead. That comes after Falwell asked the court to dismiss the case.
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Smith Strong golf tourney gets underway, Coach Smith attends

Today the Smith Strong Golf Tournament got underway at Falling River Country Club in Appomattox. The tournament is a fundraiser for Appomattox County High School varsity football head coach Doug Smith, who has been battling multiple myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells) for much of the past year and is now in recovery.
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COVID-19 transmission, hospital load on the rise in Lynchburg area

As COVID-19 transmission begins to pick up, Lynchburg General Hospital is again starting to see the number of infected patients in the double digits, while more than half of adults in the greater Lynchburg area still are unvaccinated. With the more contagious delta variant rapidly spreading the coronavirus and causing...
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Watch Now: In split vote, Bedford school board rejects state model policies on treatment of transgender students

Bedford County Public Schools won’t implement the Virginia Department of Education’s model policies regarding the treatment of transgender students. In a split 4-3 vote at a special-called meeting Thursday, the Bedford County School Board rejected the 27-page model policies for the treatment of transgender students, which can be found on the VDOE’s website and outlines that pursuant to state law, school divisions should adopt policies consistent with the model policy no later than the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.
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Falwell's challenges against Liberty lawsuit fall short

A lawsuit Liberty University has filed against former President Jerry Falwell Jr. has survived its first round of legal challenges. The university first filed the lawsuit in April in Lynchburg Circuit Court, demanding at least $10 million and alleging Falwell breached fiduciary duties to the school and entered into a business conspiracy against it.

Financial analysis report: Town of Appomattox healthy all around

The Appomattox Town Council heard an in-depth financial analysis report of the town’s financial status, presented by Jimmy Sanderson, senior vice president of Davenport & Company from Richmond, during its workshop meeting on Tuesday. Overall, the report showed that the town’s finances are quite healthy across the board. In comparison...
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Watch Now: Bedford schools won't require masks for upcoming school year

Staff and students in Bedford County Public Schools will not be required to wear masks in school facilities for the upcoming year. In a special-called Bedford County School Board meeting Thursday, division superintendent Marc Bergin and Karen Woodford, chief learning officer in the division, presented recommended health and safety mitigation measures for the upcoming school year with the overall goals to keep all students in school five days per week and to offer athletics and other extracurricular activities.
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Campbell County Public Schools announce fall mask, COVID policies

Campbell County Public Schools (CCPS) will not require students or staff to wear masks this fall. The announcement comes as part of the school’s COVID-19 mitigation plan released July 30. Masks will be voluntary for all students and staff in CCPS elementary, middle and high schools. The plan also states, however, that CCPS strongly recommends mask usage, and all students and drivers on buses will be required to wear masks due to a federal mandate.
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One hospitalized after US-460 crash in Campbell County

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE. One person has been hospitalized after a crash on US-460 in Campbell County, according to Virginia State Police. Authorities said that a car was in the left lane when it was rear-ended by a second car. The second car then swerved into the median and overturned, according to State Police.
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Lynchburg officials take first trip down two-way Main Street

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Main Street in Downtown Lynchburg is officially a two-way street. The last time Main Street was a two-way street was back in 1954. On Friday, city officials, including Project Manager Jim Talian, hopped on board a bus to make the first trip down Main Street. "I...