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All Hands on Deck: Lynchburg students put their skills to the test with hands on education

Issue: February 2015 by .

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By JONATHAN PARKER A dozen high school students pound nails into the wood, quickly piecing a wall together. They work as a team only stopping occasionally to ask their teacher questions. In this class, students toss textbooks aside in favor of on-the-job training. And they aren’t working on a doll house. These industrious dozen are […]

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Hurt & Proffitt: Leading the Way from Behind the Scenes

Issue: February 2015 by .

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Photos courtesy of Hurt & Proffitt As major local organizations have experienced growth over the past few decades, the landscape of the Lynchburg community has been transformed. While we may solely associate many of these expansions with the giants of local industry, several additional entities are also contributing as they work behind the scenes to […]

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Liberty University Adds largest telescope in the Region

Issue: December 2014 by .

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Students at Liberty University now have the opportunity see the universe like never before through a recently added 24-inch pier-mounted telescope, located in the newly opened observatory. Dr. Scott Long, professor of Mathematics at Liberty University, said the observatory’s main facilities were completed in summer 2013, and they included a 20-seat classroom and an enclosure […]

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RidgeView Dermatology: Helping Clients Put Their Best Skin Forward

Issue: December 2014 by .

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It may come as a sobering surprise that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their lifetime. For most families, that means one immediate family member will experience the initial scare and subsequent treatment of skin cancer. An unavoidable side effect of going about the business of regular […]

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Wired Up Electrical: Shining Light On and In Central Virginia Homes and Businesses

Issue: December 2014 by .

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Bright ideas surrounding residential, commercial and industrial electrical work is what Wired Up Electrical specializes in. Since opening in August 2011, Wired Up Electrical has been providing electrical service to Central Virginia. With more than 10 years of experience, owners Misty and Ronald Hook decided to open their own electrical company as a way to […]

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New Covenant Schools Expands, Continues Focus on Classical Education

Issue: December 2014 by .

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Change is sometimes more synonymous with growth than with departure, a fact that has proven especially true for New Covenant Schools. The private school has experienced two significant changes recently, an expansion project and a new preschool program, but the school’s foundation remains largely unchanged. This foundation, according to New Covenant Headmaster Reverend John Heaton, […]

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Taylor Brothers: “We’ll put it where you want it, when you want.”

Issue: December 2014 by .

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It’s an unusual thing in this day and age to meet someone who has worked for the same company for more than four decades, as Randy Hall has. In the summer of 1969, a 16-year-old Hall began working for Taylor Brothers. After graduating from high school, he began working full-time for the company, and is […]

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HumanKind: New Name, Same Heart

Issue: December 2014 by .

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A Well-Known Lynchburg Nonprofit Rebrands with a Purpose Changing the name of an organization is never a small task. After a century of name recognition, the process becomes even more complex. But in September 2011, as staff and board members of Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family Alliance in Lynchburg examined their greatest […]

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Boxley Materials Company: Quality Materials, 100 Years and Counting

Issue: December 2014 by .

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Few businesses in Central or Southwest Virginia can claim as long and illustrious a history as Boxley Materials Company. In 1861, marked by the beginnings of the Civil War, William Wise Boxley was born. After years of building railroads as a young man, he formed what would become Boxley Materials Company in Roanoke in 1906. […]

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The Yellow Sub

Issue: December 2014 by .

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Established Eatery Serves Up New Owners and a Fresh Look Collin White and Cristin Rockhill didn’t want just any restaurant. They wanted an establishment. When the co-owners bought The Yellow Submarine, a well-known eatery, they struck the perfect balance between maintaining the history and adding a modern feel. “It’s a Lynchburg landmark. Eight out of […]

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