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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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Northam declares state of emergency as Virginia deals with gas pipeline cyberattack

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Virginia because of gasoline supply disruptions caused by a cyberattack on a key East Coast fuel pipeline.

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Bedford County adopts $115M fiscal year 2022 budget

The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the county’s fiscal year 2022 budget on Monday.

The general fund will operate on a total of $115,018,179 for FY22.

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Virginia cities to get double boost from American Rescue Plan as money starts to flow

Virginia will receive $4.3 billion, or $500 million more than previously expected, under the American Rescue Plan Act, while Lynchburg and other cities will get an extra financial benefit because of their status as independent cities.

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FDA authorized Pfizer vaccine for 12-to-15 age group but Va. still needs to wait for CDC before starting vaccinations

Virginia parents wanting to vaccinate their kids in the 12-to-15 age group with Pfizer's coronavirus shots still need to wait before they can make an appointment or head to a vaccination clinic.

Local News

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Daily Bread completing renovations to serve more of the community

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Campbell County School Board approves calendar change for current school year

At its Monday night meeting, the Campbell County School Board approved modifying the division's adopted calendar for the 2020-21 school year — moving the last day of school for all students to June 2.

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Lynchburg man to serve three years for Norton shooting

A Lynchburg, Virginia, man will serve three years in prison after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder, discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling and felony destruction of property, according to a Monday statement from the Wise County commonwealth’s attorney.

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Lynchburg neighbors: Obituaries for May 11

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State & Region

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Right-wing think tank ordered to pay man hurt at rally $2.4M

A federal judge has ordered a right-wing think tank led by white nationalist Richard Spencer to pay $2.4 million to an Ohio man severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia.

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Virginia agrees to absentee ballot option for blind voters

Virginia election officials have agreed to permanently provide an absentee ballot option for blind voters.

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Job search rule for unemployment benefits returning in June

The work search requirement, part of state and federal law, was suspended during the pandemic. 

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Virginia man convicted of visa fraud, witness tampering

A Virginia man has been convicted on visa fraud charges related to a sham marriage to an Army soldier, and trying to obstruct the testimony of a witness, federal prosecutors said Monday.

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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…

Opinion

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Letter to the editor for May 11, 2021

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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Why can’t we have nice things?

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Editorial: How do we reach people hesitant about vaccine?

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Editorial: Democratic debate in Bristol was disappointing. Here's why.

The most recent debate between the Democratic candidates for governor did little to change the dynamics of the race — former Gov. Terry McAuliffe remains in charge — and even less to address the economy of rural Virginia.

Entertainment

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REVIEW: Competition thrives in smart 'High School Musical," season 2

After you’ve staged a successful production of “High School Musical,” what do you do for an encore?

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These are the highest-grossing movie franchises of all time

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50 classics from (almost) everyone's high school reading list

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'Donkey Hodie' brings 'can do' attitude to children's programming

Puppeteering during a pandemic takes practice – and patience.

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Toys of Christmas Past: The toys and tech that defined each decade

Did your favorite make the list? Here are the most popular toys since 1952.

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Watch Now: Festive options for visiting Santa during COVID-19

Malls, mail, and Zoom could help get your list into Santa's hands!

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Watch Now: Thanksgiving food myths debunked

Not all Thanksgiving dishes are as they appear

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Watch Now: Five of the strangest items TSA won't let you take through security

These are some of the strangest items TSA won't let you bring in your carry-on bag.

National

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Man killed 6, self at Colorado party after not being invited

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman who killed six people at a Colorado birthday party held by his girlfriend's family over the weekend opened fire because he had not been invited and then killed himself, police said Tuesday.

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Israel, Hamas trade deadly fire as confrontation escalates

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A confrontation between Israel and Hamas sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem escalated Tuesday as Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza while militants barraged Israel with hundreds of rockets. The exchange killed a number of militants and civilians in Gaza and at least three people in Israel.

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The Latest: Ontario stops giving Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

TORONTO — Canada’s largest province says it will stop giving out first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine due to concerns over blood clots.

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2 California police officers fatally shot within 24 hours

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two California police officers were shot and killed within 24 hours this week in separate incidents, authorities said Tuesday.

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