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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | May 10, 2013
Safety improvements could be coming to a busy road in Lynchburg.        Region 2000 has been working with city leaders and the Virginia Department of Transportation to study Wards Ferry Road.  They've come up with some recommendations. One idea involves putting a roundabout at Harvard Street, behind Central Virginia Community College.  That could reduce accidents and congestion. Sidewalks are also suggested, to help the growing number of pedestrians navigate the road.  A turning lane could also be installed at Atlanta Avenue.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 9, 2013
The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that happened early Thursday morning. Officers were called out to the 1100 block of Tolleys Lane around 3 a.m. Thursday. When officers got to the home, they found a victim with several lacerations and puncture wounds to the head and torso. The victim was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Paulino Ruiz has been charged with malicious wounding. Ruiz, 21, lived in the same home as the victim.
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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | May 9, 2013
A Virginia Tech football coach is inspiring students at his alma mater in Lynchburg. Cornell Brown was the featured speaker at today's "IRON" banquet at E.C. Glass High School.  "IRON" stands for "I'm responsible for overcoming negativity. "  The program aims to encourage at-risk students and show them what it takes to be successful. After graduating from Glass, Brown was a first-team All-American at Virginia Tech and helped the Baltimore Ravens win a Super Bowl.  He's now back with the Hokies as an assistant coach.
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Joe Dashiell and Reporter | May 9, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration has dropped plans to close Roanoke's air traffic control tower overnight.   Automatic budget cuts threatened to end the overnight shift at mid-sized airports across the country. Roanoke Regional learned this week the air traffic control tower will continue to be staffed overnight.   "That has been at least postponed for now, until September 30th, as they back off some of the sequestration demands," said Airport Spokesperson Sherry Wallace.
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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | May 9, 2013
A new housing option is coming to downtown Lynchburg. Work is getting underway on the James River Place Condominiums.  The building will feature a mix of luxury apartments and commercial space on Jefferson Street. The project is being developed by Charles Catalano, a retired doctor who lives downtown.  The neighborhood is already full of loft apartments, but Catalano thinks the new condos will attract a different kind of resident to the riverfront. "It's going to be geared toward older folks, like myself," said Catalano.  "It will be geared toward empty nesters or older professionals, so the amenities are going to be higher grade than what you would get in loft living.
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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | May 9, 2013
A new piece of art is dressing up an old Lynchburg building. You may remember our story a few weeks ago about a mural being painted along Lynchburg's Main Street.  The project is now finished. It took about six weeks for the artist, Megan Wells, to paint a wall outside the Academy of Fine Arts.  Her finished work is a mix symbols that represent entertainment, culture, and community. "As an artist you are always nitpicking your work, but I am thrilled with how bright it turned out and the reaction from the community has been overwhelming," Wells said Thursday.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 8, 2013
Sections of the James River Trail in Lynchburg are closed until at least 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning because of flooding. Those sections include the Point of Honor Trail, the Blackwater Creek Bikeway, and RiverWalk will be closed until the James River returns to normal levels. The Blackwater Creek Bikeway will be closed from mile marker two, above the Hollins Road Tunnel, downstream to RiverWalk. The Point of Honor Trail will be closed from Hollins Mill Road to the Point of Honor Bridge and RiverWalk.
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May 3, 2013
Time:  8:00 am - 2:00 pm   Clark St, LYH. Be sure to show up with your own Krogers grocery bag for a “deal of a price” ! (From Wards Rd; bare right, past Walgreens/Waffle House onto Fort Ave. Go past Fort Memorial. Go a long block past McKinney; then turn right on Radcliff. Go 2 blocks and take right on Clark. 1st House on right. 2 Ford Explorers in yard/on street.) Available items: 2005 Ford Explorer. 42,000 miles (Low miles - I work all the time)
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Web Staff | May 3, 2013
Lynchburg City Schools says there was a bomb threat at E. C. Glass High School Friday at 11 a.m.   A news release says the principal evacuated the building and police officers are currently searching the building.   Students are outside while police complete the search.   If parents have questions,  call (434) 522-3712 or (434) 515-5070.  
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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | May 2, 2013
The message you share with mom this Mother's Day could help save someone's life. A Lynchburg couple is selling special greeting cards.  Each one costs $20, a lot more than your average card, but the money is going to a special cause.  All of the proceeds are being donated to Christian organizations that free women from sex slavery. It's a project called "Paper Hope. "  Tim Gosnell and his wife, Sarah, raised more than $6,000 selling the cards last year. "I think people want to help, but they may not know how to help with something like this," said Tim Gosnell.  "We wanted to create a simple way for people to get involved with helping to stop human trafficking and prostitution.
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