Both Lynchburg’s BWXT and the National Association of Manufacturing have set goals to increase the number of women in manufacturing jobs.
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Provider warns ‘the child care industry will collapse’
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Union soldiers to get recognition in Lynchburg
A new historical marker will stand near where Union soldiers were held prisoner during the Civil War, thanks to an effort from the Sons of Union Veterans.
‘A big economic development opportunity’ for Lynchburg area
The state budget includes $25 million to pay off bonds on the now-closed Central Virginia Training Center in Amherst County. Here’s why that’s such a big deal (and why some neighbors worry).
Prince Edward’s leaky school: ‘Nothing seems to be changing’
Here’s why it’s so hard for this rural county to fix its school building.
A ‘foundational’ life now remembered with a historical marker
The marker is one of three proposed by students at Cumberland Middle School as part of a now-discontinued state program.
How Danville has become a center for shipbuilding trades
A pilot program has made this inland city a center for Navy training.
Blood splatter zones and a roller skating rink
Just not at the same time. Wolfbane, about to celebrate its 15th year, brings a different type of theatre to Appomattox County.
‘The next generation of ag’ is happening in Danville
Here’s a look inside some of the plant research taking place at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.
Danville’s next big step
The Center for Manufacturing Advancement now under construction fits into the city’s long-term goal to become a hub for advanced manufacturing.