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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — When a Lynchburg resident tells someone where they’re from, it can raise some eyebrows, and the resident may then say something like, “That’s not what it’s named after.” The mental connection between Lynchburg and lynching is nothing new. It inspired movements as recently as last year to change the name. “John …

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) – College students across Lynchburg are heading back home for Thanksgiving. But this traditional mass exodus will not be the same this year. “The challenging part for us is gonna be all those college students, instead of leaving towards the end of the year, they’re gonna be gone pretty much now,” said …

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Authorities are searching for a man they say is wanted in connection to a breaking and entering that happened earlier this month. Police say the incident happened at Lynchburg Skillz on Sept. 20 and officers are searching for 32-year-old Harry Cabell for questioning. Anyone who has information on Cabell’s whereabouts is asked …

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) – Cautiously optimistic. That’s how health officials say they feel about the fall semester. As thousands of students return to the central Virginia region, health officials are preparing for a potential spike in cases. “Centra is prepared and will take care of more patients if we need to,” explained Dr. Chris Lewis, …

ROANOKE, Va. – Botetourt County is holding several drive-by events so you can meet the new superintendent. Dr. Jonathan Russ joins the county from Fredericksburg, where he has spent the last 19 years. Today’s event will take place at James River High School from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Martinsville’s UPtown Partnership will hold a …

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A 40-year-old Lynchburg man who broke into a woman’s home multiple times, stole her clothes and then sometimes returned them is in jail, according to the Lynchburg Police Department. On Monday at 10:54 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Three Creeks Court for a reported burglary in progress. A woman …

Happy Monday! The theme of our weather throughout July has been the heat, but it’s gotten even more unbearable and dangerous the last couple of days. Heat advisories were issued yesterday and today for some of us. So you may be asking: why is it feeling hotter? The answer: higher humidity! If you’ve watched Your …

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty University students are set to return to campus after spring break. At the university’s convocation Friday morning, president Jerry Falwell said students are asked to return to campus for the final six weeks of the semester. Large gatherings will be eliminated, including convocation, which will be streamed online. Falwell says politics …

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) An early-morning water main break has parts of Rivermont Avenue closed in Lynchburg. Photo courtesy Lynchburg Department of Water Resources The break happened at the intersection of Rivermont Avenue and Link Road. Rivermont Avenue is closed near the Oakwood Country Club. Traffic heading away from downtown is being detoured onto VES Road …