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Willis leads Flames to season-opening victory at Western Kentucky

Malik Willis accounted for more than 300 yards of total offense and scored three rushing touchdowns as the Flames opened the coronavirus pandemic-altered 2020 season with a 30-24 victory at Western Kentucky. Read more

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Bedford's Centerfest spinoff brings outdoor relief from pandemic-induced cabin fever

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Poplar Forest carriage turnaround restoration complete

Poplar Forest has finished its latest step in returning Thomas Jefferson’s retreat home to its original appearance.

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Amherst school officials review potential projects outlined in facilities study

The Amherst County School Board recently reviewed a draft division-wide facilities study that lays out a range of potential projects and pr…

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After Further Review: At E.C. Glass, a receiver waits for his chance

Now he’s a senior playing the waiting game. Waiting for high school football to return. Waiting for more college coaches to notice his abilities. Waiting for an offer that could further alter the trajectory of his future.

Local News

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Spring classes at Virginia community colleges to stay online

Most classes at Virginia’s community colleges will remain online early next year, the system’s head announced months before the spring semester to “minimize the disruptions” for students from COVID-19.

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Adventures in Parroting: Parrot makes feelings heard but not always with his voice

Sometimes I wonder if Simon is shy.

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Bedford County to grant funding toward Bedford Regional Water Authority's Forest sewer project

Bedford County supervisors recently discussed a request for financial assistance to fund a $12.53 million project constructing a gravity line from its Forest sewer pump station to Lynchburg’s regional wastewater treatment plant.

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Appalachian Power seeks rate increase in SCC hearing

Under the request, bills for residential customers would go up 6%, or about $10 a month for the average home.

State & Region

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Richmond judge orders Kanye West removed from Virginia presidential ballot

The judge ordered state elections officials to not permit West’s name to be printed on ballots for the Nov. 3 election.

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More than 550 positive coronavirus cases have been reported at colleges across Virginia

More than 550 positive cases of the coronavirus have been reported among students, faculty and staff at Virginia colleges and universities as they've reopened their campuses for the fall semester.

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Inspector general: Va. Parole Board violated law, policies in releasing killer of Richmond officer

The Virginia Parole Board and its former chairperson violated state law and parole board policies in its decision to grant parole to Vincent Martin, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1980 for killing a Richmond police officer, according to an investigative report by the Office of the Inspector General that initially was kept secret.

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Kings Dominion not reopening this year - first time in 45 years theme park has closed for an entire season

Kings Dominion won't be open this year.

Sports

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Liberty football notes: Flames defense makes second-half stand to seize momentum

Liberty recorded three consecutive stops on defense after WKU rallied to tie the game, and those defensive stands were vital for the Flames securing a 30-24 victory Saturday.

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Breaking down Liberty's road matchup against Western Kentucky

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Baylor-Houston, FAU-Ga Southern postponed day before games

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At long last, Liberty's football season finally gets underway at Western Kentucky

Liberty is the first team from the Commonwealth of Virginia to play college football this fall.

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Your Community Credit Union, Central Virginia FCU Continues to Serve Members After More than 40 years!

From humble beginnings to now Your Community Credit Union, Central Virginia FCU has changed in many exciting ways! From one room inside the…

Entertainment

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R&R: Touchdown Bar & Grill, Marsh Roots Seafood, Dish Daily

Catch up on the latest in retail and restaurants in the Lynchburg area.

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Movies in a Minute: 'The Nest' & 'Antebellum'

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10 gems among 2020’s mismatched crop of new fall shows

Brace yourself for what might be the weirdest fall TV season ever.

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Cher, Tina Turner & Kate Smith "Beatles Medley"

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Watch Now: Who invented the cheeseburger?

Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

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How to navigate trick-or-treating in your county this year

Hershey's trick-or-treat map breaks down COVID-19 risk level by county

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Watch Now: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade through the years

A history lesson on one of America's prized traditions.

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Watch Now: Here's what to expect as the NFL season returns tonight

A quick overview of this year's unusual NFL season

National

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Walmart, Amazon among donors to QAnon-promoting lawmaker

Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to the reelection campaign of a Tennessee state lawmaker who had used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and the candidate’s posts.

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The Latest: South Korea's daily virus total drops slightly

South Korea —— South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s recent viral resurgence is gradually easing.

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AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

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Media celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, legacy

NEW YORK (AP) — Across television and streaming services, the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was already front and center Saturday, a day after her death at 87. A look at coverage and plans in her honor:

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