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  • Republicans push for tax reform proposal as Democrats voice disapproval
    The debate continued Tuesday over whether a new tax plan would help or hurt middle-class Americans.Republican leaders in Washington are moving forward this week with a proposal they say will cut the deficit and help the middle class.Top Virginia Democrats stated their disapproval Tuesday, saying the plan will increase the ... read more
    Source: WSLSPublished on 2017-11-21
  • North Cross School hands out baskets to families for Thanksgiving
    North Cross School students are helping dozens of local families in need, just in time for Thanksgiving. The school is partnering with Central Baptist Church and Techton Products for its fifth annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway. Volunteers are creating baskets for working families who do not qualify for government assistance but ... read more
    Source: WSLSPublished on 2017-11-21
  • $1,000 reward offered after one kitten dies, another survives being thrown out of truck
    A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who threw two kittens out a truck window Tuesday morning.The Danville Area Humane Society is offering the reward and says the incident happened at 10 a.m. on U.S. Route 58 heading west into Danville, about ... read more
    Source: WSLSPublished on 2017-11-21
  • New traffic pattern coming to U.S. 29 and Route 151 in Amherst County
    Flashing lights are coming to a dangerous stretch of highway in Amherst County, thanks to a $194,000 grant from VDOT. The new traffic pattern will be installed next year at the intersection of Highway 29 and Route 151. The county has been trying to find a solution after a number ... read more
    Source: WSLSPublished on 2017-11-21
  • Body found in Bedford County identified as 47-year-old Forest woman
    Authorities have identified the body of a woman found early Saturday morning in Bedford County.Dana C. Ray, 47, of Forest, was found in the 17000 block of Forest Road, according to the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.The Roanoke medical examiner advises the cause of death is inconclusive pending the results of ... read more
    Source: WSLSPublished on 2017-11-21
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The Lynchburg Police Department's Community Action Team wants to remind holiday shoppers the right way to leave your vehicle while shopping. Remember to not leave valuables in plain sight, park in well lit areas, and always lock your vehicle doors! Be safe and enjoy the holidays!
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Join us on Wednesday, November 22nd for our annual Thanksgiving Craft Day! We are making Thankful Turkey hand puppets. Drop-in between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. We hope to see lots of friends! #givingthanks #thankful #youthservices #lynchburgpubliclibrary #libraryfun ... See MoreSee Less

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We loved having Kelley Deetz at the library. If you missed her, you can watch her book talk on YouTube. youtu.be/uOIUHQVdL2YAuthor and historian Kelley Deetz presents a lecture on her new book detailing the relationship between enslaved black cooks and the plantation aristocracy o... ... See MoreSee Less

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