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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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At Rustburg, Eden Bigham following in the footsteps of her mom and coach, Katie Bigham

“If she hadn’t worked at it, she wouldn’t be where she is.”

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Liberty softball caps dominating ASUN season with second straight tourney title

“Even sweeter going back-to-back, just cementing our name in ASUN history."

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Lynchburg Sports Locker opens up to give equipment to children in need

Through a new program at Park View Community Mission, Lynchburg community leaders are stepping up to the plate to deliver sporting goods an…

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'We need to do what we can do, where we are:' Fundraising art installation for Ukraine relief at Riverviews Artspace

As Russia’s devastating war on Ukraine continues, a local arts organization is responding with a unique art installation meant to raise bot…

State & Region

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Virginia man sentenced to seven years in explosives case

A Richlands, Virginia, man, who authorities said was injured in 2020 by his own illegal explosives, will serve seven years in federal prison.

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Fast removal of statue bases proves controversial

“I'm very disappointed that they came down so quickly. I think this was a moment for people in Charlottesville to celebrate.”

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James Madison’s Montpelier shares power with enslaved people's descendants

ORANGE, Va.—In a breakthrough culminating nearly 30 years of work at James Madison’s Montpelier, descendants of enslaved persons at a major national historic site for the first time will be co-equals in governing the place that held their ancestors in bondage.

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Tubers get in trouble by underestimating water's power, travel time

"The hydraulics is what gets people,'' said Glenn Bozorth, who owned and operated Dan River Adventures in Stoneville for 25 years. "When the water goes over the dam, it creates a circular motion that pulls you under."

Sports

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Wagers worth watching for Mavericks-Suns Game 7 NBA Playoffs Western Conference semifinals matchup

Who will walk away from this wild, West series victorious? FrontPageBets take a look at wagers of note for the finale with a spot in the conference finals in the offing.

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Region roundup: UL men's lacrosse sees season end in NCAA tourney's second round, and more

A rundown of the area's news and results from Saturday.

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Today in sports history: May 14

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Top 10 most interesting NFL win total wagers in wake of schedule release

FrontPageBets takes a looks at 10 regular-season win totals that stand out.

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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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Jonathan Bernstein: Democrats are flunking Pandemic 101

Congress still hasn’t approved supplemental funding for COVID-19 vaccines, booster shots, treatments, tests and scientific work in a bill it’s been sitting on for months. Democrats have the tools to make it happen, but they aren’t using them, and I don’t understand why. Republicans are filibustering against the bill in the Senate, holding the spending hostage in an attempt to get their way on ...

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Edward F. Palm: A modest proposal for modern times

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Editorial: Marine species are fleeing to cooler waters. One-third could face extinction.

Warmer water doesn't hold oxygen as well as colder water, creating a direct threat to marine life.

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Entertainment

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The best 'Lost' episodes of all time

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Best Law & Order SVU episodes

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Every Bruce Willis movie, ranked

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Cooter's Place in the Valley hosting Dukes cast members for 5th anniversary party

2017 was supposed to be 'Last Stand' for Ben Jones and TV show themed events, but DukeFest is back in Luray this weekend.

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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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Mired in crises, Lebanese begin voting for new parliament

Lebanese voted for a new parliament against the backdrop of an economic meltdown that is transforming the country and low expectations that the voting would significantly alter the political landscape. A new crop of candidates from the 2019 protest movement is running against the country’s entrenched ruling class that is blamed for the collapse, hoping to unseat them. But they are divided and lack the money, experience and other advantages held by traditional political rulers. People began casting their ballots shortly after the polls opened under the watchful eye of security forces that have fanned out across the country. Sunday’s vote is the first since Lebanon’s implosion started in October 2019.

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NATO sees Russia's war faltering, mulls expanding alliance

A senior NATO official says Russia’s military advance in Ukraine appears to be faltering and has expressed hope that Kyiv can win the war. Top NATO diplomats are meeting Sunday in Berlin to discuss providing further support to Ukraine and moves by Finland, Sweden and others to join the western alliance in the face of threats from Russia. NATO Deputy-Secretary General Mircea Geoana told reporters that “with the bravery of the Ukrainian people and army, and with our help, Ukraine can win this war.” One key issue being discussed in Berlin is expansion of NATO. Finland and Sweden have already taken steps toward joining the alliance, and Georgia’s bid is again being discussed despite dire warnings from Moscow.

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Okinawa marks 50 years of end to US rule amid protests

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki has urged Japan’s central government to do more to reduce the U.S. military presence in the southern island group as it marked the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule. Tamaki said Sunday that Okinawa has come a long way since the devastation of World War II and nearly three decades of U.S. rule, which ended when it reverted to Japan on May 15, 1972. But the tiny island group’s yearslong demand for the mainland to share its security burden remains unresolved. Today, a majority of the 50,000 U.S. troops based in Japan under a bilateral security pact and 70% of military facilities are still in Okinawa.

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Australian prime minister launches campaign days before poll

Australia’s embattled prime minister has officially launched his conservative party’s campaign less than a week before elections, highlighting the nation’s early success in containing the pandemic and its strong economic recovery. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s coalition trails the center-left Labor Party opposition in most opinion polls as the administration seeks a rare fourth three-year term at elections on Saturday. Morrison on Sunday focused the party launch on economic management, which has traditionally been regarded as the strength of his conservative Liberal Party. He described the election as “a choice between a strong economy or a weaker one that only makes your life harder, not better.”

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