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Watchdog group questions Cruz appearance at Liberty University

The watchdog group Americans United for Separation of Church and State is calling foul on Sen. Ted Cruz’s appearance at Liberty University last week and pointing to it as an example of the need for renewed IRS enforcement.

Vietnam veterans honored for courage, service at Lynchburg commemoration

The first U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam 50 years ago this month, but the conflict claimed one of Lynchburg’s own more than a year earlier, when Lt. Kenneth Shannon died after his helicopter was shot down over South Vietnam on March 15, 1964, just five days after h…

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“It’s more important to have fun than to dance perfectly,” says Liz Leukroth, president of the Grand Squares of Nelson. Her club hosted a square dance earlier this month at Rockfish River Elementary School in Nelson County. The “Spring is in the Air” event drew participa…

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Indiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.

Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

SECO, Ky. (AP) — Mines built this company town. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines — the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above — will help to draw visitors here.

Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday.

UN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness described on Sunday as a "lifeline" for refugees.

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Tests show no contamination in diesel fuel linked to contractor injury

Off-road diesel fuel involved in a fire on Wednesday that injured a local contractor did not show any contamination in state lab tests conducted after the incident, Amherst County Public Safety Director Gary Roakes said Saturday.

Amherst Art Society hangs artwork in county hallways

The hallways of the county administration building on Washington Street have a touch more class thanks to the works of the Amherst Art Society now lining the building’s hallways.

New table makes mealtimes more accessible for Arc residents

At the Arc of the Piedmont in Lovingston, dinnertime is for community and fellowship; however, with three out of the six live-in residents who need wheelchairs, some have a more difficult time than others sitting at the table with everyone else.

Explore consequences of the age of Internet at library

The birth of the Internet was the beginning of a whole new way of life. We learn differently, connect differently and spend our free time differently, all because of the Internet.

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