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Author: Mari Burnett

26
Mar 2019

Lynchburg-area Delegate Scott Garrett will not seek reelection in the fall

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A leader who has served in the Virginia House of Delegates for 10 years announced Monday he will leave office when his term ends at the close of 2019. Delegate Scott Garrett (R – Lynchburg) was elected in 2009, defeating Shannon Valentine in a close election. Prior to seeking statewide office he […]

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05
Mar 2019

Todd Swisher to run for Lynchburg Clerk’s office

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) — Todd Swisher has announced in a press release Monday that he will run for Lynchburg Clerk of Circuit Court in the upcoming election in November. Swisher served 27 years with the Lynchburg Police Department, retiring as Deputy Chief in 2018. A Lynchburg native and resident for 43 years, he serves on […]

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11
Aug 2018
All You Need To Know About Finding Apartments For Rent Lynchburg VA

How to Find a Virginia Apartment with Bad Credit

Bad credit can happen to anyone and when you have it, it makes your life more difficult. You have a hard time buying anything on credit, like a car or a home and you have to pay more for insurance. If you want a cell phone, cable TV, or need to get your utilities turned […]

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04
Jun 2018
Disaster management

Loans Available for Victims of Tornado Damage

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Victims of a tornado that ripped through parts of central Virginia earlier this year can now apply for low-interest loans to help them rebuild. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that the U.S. Small Business Administration loans are available to help residents and business owners in Lynchburg. Businesses and nonprofits may borrow up […]

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24
May 2018

Harvard Corporation Elects Two New Members

Kris Snibbe/Harvard file photo Penny S. Pritzker ’81, former U.S. secretary of Commerce and past Harvard Overseer, and Carolyn A. “Biddy” Martin, president of Amherst College and former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will become the newest members of the Harvard Corporation in July. In accordance with Harvard’s charter, they were elected today by […]

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13
May 2018
Founding leadership of the GO Virginia initiative named 28 people to form a Roanoke-Blacksburg-Lynchburg economic development council.

Go Virginia to Create Roanoke-Blacksburg-Lynchburg Economic Council

Founding leadership of the GO Virginia initiative named 28 people to form a Roanoke-Blacksburg-Lynchburg economic development council. GO’s board plans to approve the names Tuesday. GO stands for Growth and Opportunity, a 2016 initiative to promote economic and workforce development. Coalitions of business, education and community leaders will operate in nine parts of the state. […]

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02
May 2018
VA: Lynchburg Regional Airport Commission Recommends One-Year Lease for Operator

VA: Lynchburg Regional Airport Commission Recommends One-Year Lease for Operator

The Lynchburg Regional Airport Commission unanimously voted to recommend a one-year lease agreement renewal with the airport’s sole fixed-based operator during a special meeting Monday. Aviation Resources Inc., which is owned by a Liberty University subsidiary, has provided aeronautic services such as fueling and aircraft maintenance at the airport since September 2015, when Lynchburg City […]

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21
Apr 2018

Loyalty to Trump key focus of Virginia GOP Senate debate

Republican primary senatorial candidate Corey Stewart, right, gestures as E. W. Jackson, left, Del. Nick Freitas, center, listen during a debate at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Trump was a central focus of the hour-long debate, which pitted a polished young up-and-comer who has the backing of the […]

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10
Apr 2018

Renovations at Lynchburg’s Shalom Apartments complete

Mixed into the sedate browns and grays that decorate Sherika Poindexter’s home are four pops of eye-catching blue — new placemats the mother of two bought to celebrate their new apartment. “I want to get some curtains, too,” she said as she sized up the living/dining room. “I need to get some more blue.” Poindexter […]

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30
Mar 2018
VA: Lynchburg Regional Airport Commission Recommends One-Year Lease for Operator

Story behind the viral video: Lynchburg boy walks into a bathroom stall asking for help washing his hands

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7)– In Lynchburg, one little boy got pretty friendly in a Chick-Fil-A bathroom. You may have seen the video online- it’s everywhere. 4-year-old Levi Stevens needed help washing his hands, so he went under a stall and asked. The man in the stall took a video and it now has over 11 million […]

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