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Northam announces $2 billion investment with local, private partners to expand broadband

Virginia is partnering with local governments and private operators for an investment up to $2 billion to expand high-speed internet access to more than 250,000 homes and businesses. Read more

Top Stories

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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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Crown Sterling to close permanently this weekend

A beloved local restaurant open for half a century is closing its doors after Saturday night.

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Bond denied for Lynchburg shooting suspect, victim still in critical condition

The victim in a Dearington-area shooting last week is still in critical condition after being shot in the neck and might not make it out alive, an attorney said Monday.

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New Lynchburg store hopes to help human-trafficking victims and other vulnerable groups

A new shop downtown is doing its part to make a dent in human trafficking in the nation and world.

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ULM, a 32½-point underdog, stuns Liberty

MONROE, La. — Malik Willis and a renewed defensive effort helped a stunned Liberty overcome a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter.

Local News

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Campbell County native vies for Brookneal seat on school board as write-in

With early voting well underway and Election Day just two weeks away, Campbell County native Dean Monroe is hopeful for the Brookneal District seat on the Campbell County School Board as a write-in candidate this November. 

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Newly listed homes for sale in the Lynchburg area

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Lynchburg neighbors: Obituaries for October 19

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Lynchburg homes for big families

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State & Region

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Bipartisan redistricting panel starts off with partisan maps

Map makers were explicitly directed not to look at past election results in drawing the districts. Still, the maps submitted by the Democratic map drawer would give Democrats an advantage, while the GOP maps would do the opposite.

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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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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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Letters to the editor for Oct. 19, 2021

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Editorial: Some questions about renewable energy

Proponents of replacing fossil fuels and nuclear energy with clean renewable energy are hitting some stiff headwinds, and it isn’t from the soon-to-be extinct coal companies, major utilities or Big Oil. The stiffest opposition to installing wind turbines and industrial-size solar farms is coming from the people in rural areas who will have to live next to them and have some unanswered questions.

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Letters to the editor for Oct. 18, 2021

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The myth of the 1990s 'crack baby' and its pandemic-related lesson

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Entertainment

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State Fair officials pleased with attendance numbers

State Fair of Virginia officials were pleased with the number of visitors who came to the State Fair in Caroline County Sept. 24 through Oct. 3, after the event was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Film and TV strike averted with 11th-hour deal

An 11th-hour deal was reached, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs.

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Photos: Katey Sagal through the years

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Adele - Easy On Me (Official Video)

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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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SC attorney Alex Murdaugh denied bond on $3M theft charges

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South Carolina, UConn, Stanford women top preseason Top 25

Dawn Staley and South Carolina are back in a familiar spot: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball poll.

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Biden's climate plan at risk, Dems scramble for alternatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a centerpiece of President Joe Biden's climate change strategy all but dashed, Democratic lawmakers headed to the White House Tuesday searching for new ways to narrow and reshape what had been his sweeping $3.5 trillion budget plan.

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Income test for Medicare dental under debate; gets pushback

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than 55 years, Medicare has followed a simple policy: covered benefits are the same, no matter if you’re rich, poor, or in-between.

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