An Amherst County supervisor who formerly served as the county’s sheriff took to social media this week to criticize what he called a “serious injustice” in how a 2019 homicide and wounding case was handled.
An Amherst County judge has awarded the president of the former Johnson Senior Center $109,797 in damages after hearing testimony regarding the center's emergency closure roughly three years ago.
Authorities ID a 4th person found dead after river crossing incident
A former titanium mine site in Piney River is targeted to become Amherst County’s third solar generation facility.
The Amherst County Planning Commission recently approved a subdivision plat for a planned neighborhood development, Abbott Estates, consisting of 20 lots in Madison Heights.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on Jan. 26 announced $417,983 in federal funding for Virginia tribes to expand access to diabetes treatment and prevention services.
A community sign recently was installed in the Clifford community as part of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors’ placemaking efforts.
Washers and driers are among the biggest energy users in your home, but there are many ways to reduce the cost and lower the environmental impact.
Grapes, barrels, bottles — all of it comes at a cost.
The body of one of two missing people was found Friday in the Rockfish River, more than a month after the vehicle in which the pair were riding was found submerged in the river, Virginia State Police said.
The late Jared Tate instilled in his daughter, Sadie, a deep love of star gazing and watching meteor showers.
Earlier this month, the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives endured a nearly unprecedented five-day, 15-ballot fight for that position due in no small part to the man who represents Charlottesville in Congress.
A CNU survey says a plurality of Virginians support Gov. Glenn Youngkin's job performance, but a majority wants him to forgo a presidential bid.
The GOP-led House and the Democratic-led Senate in Virginia are canceling each other out on most gun bills.
Our latest batch of public records: property transfers for Lynchburg and the surrounding counties, plus building permits for Campbell County.
The Senate Education and Health Committee on Thursday formally defeated three bills to ban most abortions in the state, likely ending the fight for abortion curbs in this legislative session.
After a former Liberty University official sued the school for what he alleges was unlawful termination, the university this week sought to have the litigation tossed out.
Before the first piece of fried chicken was served at Amherst County Public Schools’ Community Connections Dinner of Jan. 19, laughter and conversations filled the building like the busy hallway of a school before the start of class.
Amherst County’s fiscal year 2023-24 budget that takes effect July 1 is expected to have a 5% pay raise for county employees when it is formally presented to the board of supervisors in upcoming months, according to discussion during the board’s Jan. 17 budget work session.
A pair of special exception permits for two separate short-term rental operations received the Amherst County Board of Supervisors’ approval Jan. 17 and another is on the way for review in upcoming weeks.
The Amherst County School Board recently received a report on an academic review and monitoring process underway at five county schools.
With an eye toward spurring major development in southern Madison Heights, the Amherst County Board of Supervisors is considering investing $2.5 million in the Gateway Sanitary Sewer Project, a measure whose financing path forward is set for a vote at the board’s Feb. 7 meeting.
Results from the Lynchburg Bird Club Christmas Bird Count are in, and local birders found 84 different species, up from the 10-year average of 77 and a number not reached since 2008.