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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefBedford will have Independence Day fireworks after all. A few weeks ago we told you that the city canceled its annual display, due to budget cuts. Now a private group is stepping up to keep the tradition alive. The Bedford Moose Lodge #1897 will host...
Franklin County School Board members thought long and hard about how to deal with this year's 1-point-5 million dollar shortfall. But thanks to 300 thousand dollars from the county's Board of Supervisors, several budget line items avoided the chopping...
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
Assignment Manager9:30 p.m. update: Franklin County School Board Chair Edward Jamison has resigned effective immediately. The school board "regretfully" accepted his resignation at Monday's meeting. Jamison came into tonight's meeting saying he would resign if the...
Republican Ken Cuccinelli is proposing to slash taxes by $1.4 billion, including cutting corporate tax rates by one-third if he's elected governor. He said in his first policy news conference at a Richmond yogurt store on Tuesday that he'd offset the...
WDBJ7 ReporterThe Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors approved its budget at a meeting Tuesday night. The budget does not include a tax increase. However, the board of supervisors decided to wait on voting about the proposed school safety initiative until...
ReporterVeteran state lawmaker Lacey Putney (I-Bedford) says he will not seek another term in the Virginia House of Delegates. Putney made the announcement in a news release Wednesday. "When first elected in 1961," Putney said, "I had no plans to seek a...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWhenever someone visits Historic Sandusky, Greg Starbuck has them sign a guest book. The restored plantation house is attracting tourists from all over the United States and the world. "In the last two months, we've had visitors from Canada, Australia,...
ReporterThe budget battle in Washington is having an impact on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some popular spots along the scenic highway won't be opening this year, unless Congress reverses some of the automatic cuts that kicked in March 1st. The parkway is cutting...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA lot of people are getting on board one of the Amtrak trains that runs through our region. The route between Lynchburg and Washington D.C. is one of four that turned a profit in 2011. It generated more than $10-million, versus the roughly $7-million...
WDBJ7 ReporterTough choices in Alleghany County were made Tuesday night as the school board voted to close two schools. Boiling Spring and Falling Spring elementary schools will close at the end of the school year. The Alleghany County school board is trying to...
General Assembly budget negotiators are putting the final touches on a possible compromise on Medicaid expansion, the biggest sticking point in adopting revisions to the state's two-year spending plan. The Senate favored expanding Medicaid to an...
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