A study published last year found that a majority of the city’s schools need complete renovations to function as productive learning sites. A recommendation to close two elementary schools will go before the Lynchburg School Board as early as next week.
Bedford County has the second-highest number of alpha-gal cases in the U.S., according to the CDC. Almost 2% of the county’s population is suspected to have alpha-gal syndrome.
M.W. “Teedy” Thornhill Jr. became mayor in 1990 after more than a decade on the Lynchburg City Council. His statue will be unveiled Saturday.
For more than three decades, Travis McDonald led restoration efforts at Poplar Forest in Bedford County. He retired recently, but he’s already planning his next book, this one about the decades-long project.
Lynchburg, Wythe County and Carroll County have been under quarantine since 2022. The invasive pest is now showing up in localities including Radford, Roanoke and Salem.
Of the 15 people who spoke at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting, about half were against providing any county funding for the June Bug Center. The other half spoke in support of the arts nonprofit.