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WDBJ7

Lynchburg school leaders continue process of amending academic calendar

More tweaks are being made to the academic calendar for students in Lynchburg's schools.

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WDBJ7

Sweet Briar families believe college leaders should have warned of possible closure

Some have wondered why the school can't stay open another year, to give students more time to transfer or graduate.

WDBJ7.com

Altavista Police Department under administrative review for alleged 'irregularities'

The Altavista Police Department is under an administrative review.

NelsonCounty

Atlantic Coast Pipeline postpones Thursday open house in Nelson County

The informational open house will now be held from 5-7:30 p.m. March 10 at Nelson County High School in Lovingston.

Shayne Dwyer/WDBJ7

Sweet Briar College 89-year family legacy comes to an end on heels of closure

Four generations of Fran Ferguson's family attended Sweet Briar College, the first graduated in 1923 and the last in 2012. Sweet Briar College's decision to close will affect thousands of alumnae around the world in addition to current students.

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WDBJ7

Botetourt County first responders prepare for oil train wrecks

A train derailment could happen again. That's what first responders are telling fire and EMS crews in Botetourt County.

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WDBJ7

Sweet Briar College students react to news of closing with shock, concern

Sweet Briar College students reacted with tears and surprise, after hearing their school would close later this year.

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WDBJ7

Sweet Briar College to close at the end of the school year

In a letter obtained by WDBJ7, college President James F. Jones cited a deteriorating financial condition and lack of a substantial endowment as reasons for the closure.

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