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Folks in Franklin County are celebrating freedom. They gathered at the Booker T. Washington National Monument on Saturday for the annual Juneteenth Event. The celebration commemorates the release of about four million African Americans from slavery...
Virginia State Parks recognize Earth Day with a week of events and programs April 22 marks the 43rd celebration of Earth Day, the grassroots environmental awareness event celebrated in 175 countries. To mark the occasion, Virginia State Parks will...
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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA popular destination on the Blue Ridge Parkway will re-open with new management. The Peaks of Otter Lodge will be operated by Delaware North Parks & Resorts. The company is based in New York and has a lot of experience working with the National Park...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterWDBJ7 will have exclusive live coverage of the Blue Ridge Marathon coming up next weekend. In the days leading up to race day, we're taking a look back at the history of the marathon and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We found out that the Parkway is such...
ReporterScenic trails and the park's historic setting make the Booker T. Washington National Monument a favorite of Michelle Siren. "It's a beautiful setting and honestly if we didn't have this I don't know what we'd do," Siren told us. Like other National Park...
If you've spent the day on the couch considering your New Year's resolution to get up and move, you missed out on a great opportunity. State parks around the country, for a second year, held First Day Hikes. On Tuesday, hikers at Douthat State Park in...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefFog isn't the only thing keeping people away from the Peaks of Otter Lodge. A giant barrier is blocking the entrance, now that the landmark is officially closed. Large signs that say "area closed" may not stay in place for long, thanks to new efforts...
Lynchburg will open a new playground at a city park Friday. The playground was paid for mostly with donations. Volunteers from the community built it. It will officially be opened at 11:00 Friday morning at Riverside Park. It wouldn't have been...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefStudents at one Lynchburg school started the weekend early with a big birthday party. Paul Monro Elementary is celebrating its 50th birthday. Students gathered in the front yard Friday to eat cupcakes and release balloons. Teachers came dressed as...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWhen was the last time you saw children get excited about their playground being destroyed? That's exactly what happened in Lynchburg Wednesday, as students crowded outside Heritage Elementary School to watch a bulldozer tear apart their play area. Kids...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA new playground in Lynchburg is giving every child a chance to have fun. City workers and volunteers are installing new equipment at Riverside Park. Along with the usual slides and climbing ladders, the playground features access for children with...
ReporterIt's one of the most popular get-away destinations and people come from near and far for some fun in the sun. But the party is over--sorta. Claytor Lake State Park is packed with people enjoying the Labor Day weekend, marking what most consider to be the...
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