In case you missed it: Group of patients react to Centra's new cancer clinic and more
(WSET) — Here are the top five stories from February 25 through March 1. 'I'm disgusted by it:' Support group of patients react to Centra's new cancer clinic. Questions and concerns are swirling as cancer patients in the community prepare for a huge change. Lynchburg Hematology and Oncology declined...
Lynchburg homeless shelter closing its doors Summer 2024
LYNCHBURG, Va (WFXR) — An obstacle in the fight to end homelessness in Lynchburg, the Roads to Recovery RESET shelter will be closing its doors this summer. The RESET shelter in Lynchburg is a low-barrier shelter– meaning anyone in need can stay there, no questions asked. It holds 16 beds which COO Bryon Meade says are rarely ever empty.
Body recovered of man who fell down well
RUSTBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - The body of a man who fell down a well Friday has been recovered, according the the Lynchburg Fire Department. Lynchburg Fire was assisting Campbell County Public Safety and the Rustburg Fire Department on a call to retrieve a man who had fallen headfirst into the well on Bethany Road near Rustburg. Crews say it took about four hours to pull the man’s body from the narrow well, estimated at 60 to 70 feet deep, with help from Cunningham Well Drilling.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Puppies Of Bedford, VA Need You!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near bedford.
🚧 Traffic Delays on Route 29 Following Vehicle Crash in Nelson County, VA
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Lynchburg, Virginia. Motorists traveling on Route 29 in Nelson County, close to the intersection with Route 775, are advised to anticipate delays due to a vehicle crash. As a result of the accident, the south right lane is currently closed. Traffic updates and the latest developments about the road conditions can be obtained through the provided link: https://t.co/a58k9zc3qd. Drivers are recommended to exercise caution in the area and consider alternate routes if possible.
Construction begins on new park in Madison Heights
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR)– Amherst County recently announced construction has started for a new park in Madison Heights. The new park is being built behind The Westie Apartments on Phelps Road and is the first to be built in Madison Heights. The new project will include the county’s first dog park, a playground, two pavilions, and a walking trail.
Construction to begin soon for Riverfront Park Improvement Project: Officials
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — According to officials, Lynchburg City Council appropriated funding for improvements to Riverfront Park to realize the vision set forth in the City’s master plans for Downtown. These improvements will include an amphitheater, a playground, public restrooms, fencing, lighting, and more. Beginning the week of...
Sunday brings cloudy skies at times with a mild and muggy feel
ROANOKE, Va. – Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy throughout the day. Temperatures are also rising hour by hour until sunset. Here is how warm we get in each zone today. The Roanoke Valley, Lynchburg, and Southside get into the mid-upper 60s this afternoon. Tonight, we cool back down into the 40s again.
Mist and drizzle start Sunday; Some sunshine to finish it
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — More clouds, mist and drizzle to start out our day!. Sunday brings a repeat performance of Saturday, with perhaps a few extra clouds. Clouds mist and drizzle start the day before breaking up by around noon. We may not see as much sunshine on Sunday...
Individual flown to hospital following Bedford crash
A two-vehicle crash in Bedford on Feb. 29th resulted in an individual being airlifted to the hospital, according to the Bedford Fire Department. First responders were called to Comer Lane at approximately 10 a.m. for a crash involving a SUV and a tractor-trailer. After arriving, the fire department quickly worked to remove an individual trapped inside their vehicle. The individual was flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
Local Resident Arrested for A+ Attire Burglary, Lynchburg Police Seek Public Assistance in Investigation
The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) in Virginia arrested a man, Daniel Lee Saunders, 62, in connection with a burglary at A+ Attire. The arrest occurred on February 28, 2024, after a witness reported a break-in at the store. Saunders was found near the scene with injuries and stolen merchandise.
Bedford FD responds to vehicle crash leaving truck in embankment near Mt. Olivet Road
BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR)– The Bedford Fire Department responded to a vehicle crash involving entrapment early Sunday morning. According to the fire department, crews were dispatched at 12:35 a.m. to the Mt. Olivet Road and Dickerson Mill Road area on a report of a motor vehicle accident. Crews found a pickup truck on its side approximately 60 feet down an embankment in a small creek with the driver still inside.
Vice Mayor Faraldi calls for resignation of LCS Superintendent after violent school fight
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — In the days after a video surfaced online capturing a violent fight at Heritage High School that sent a teenager to the hospital with serious injuries, residents in Lynchburg are turning to the school leadership with questions. The incident started just before 1 p.m. on...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.85 and $3.09 in Bedford as of 2024-03-03. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
E. C. Glass High School deemed safe after bomb threat investigation
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) –Detectives with the Lynchburg Police Department were at E. C. Glass High School after an alleged bomb threat came in on Friday. Around 11:39 a.m. on March 1, the police said they were notified of the threat at the High School. Captain Joel Hinkley told WFXR that K9 Units were on the scene searching the building.
New menswear store opens its doors in Downtown Lynchburg
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Gentlemen looking to upgrade your suit game have a new place to check out in Lynchburg!. Better Menswear has opened its doors in Downtown Lynchburg on Main Street. Co-owner Bart Rice said with over 2000 suits under their belt they are a one-stop shop for men.
Bedford County March 2024: Budget Discussions, Shred It Events, Building Renovations, and Upcoming Election
The Bedford County, VA government has outlined key events and initiatives for March 2024. The Bedford County Board of Supervisors will focus on the Fiscal Year 2025 budget, with work sessions on March 11, 18, and 25. The budget is usually approved in May. Regular board meetings will also occur on March 11 and 25.
Bedford County School Board talks potential closure of Stewartsville Elementary
Bedford County education officials are discussing the possibility of closing an aging school. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story.
LPD talks crime prevention efforts as recent uptick in gun violence spikes fear
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - After a series of violent crimes with guns in the Hill City, the community is talking again about how to deal with crime, including discussions with the Lynchburg Police Department. After recent shootings, LPD acted fast, making effective arrests in short time frames. Adam Sexton, Lieutenant...