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Issue: May 2013 by Camille Smith.
Each year, more than 15,000 adults and more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Their bodies cannot produce insulin, glucose (sugar) builds up in their blood stream and vital body functions shut down. In 2010, two-year-old Carrington Witt of [...]
Issue: February 2013 by Camille Smith.
Each day, children climb off the buses that bring them to Edwin’s World Champion Organization (EWO) in Lynchburg for the after school program. The moment they walk in the doors at 3813 Old Forest Road, a transformation takes place; each student greets his or her instructor, “Good afternoon, sir,” and “Good afternoon, ma’am.” This is [...]
Issue: January 2013 by Camille Smith.
Since 1971, Liberty University’s motto has been “Training Champions for Christ,” through its offering of a biblically based education. While this mission has remained virtually unchanged over the last four decades, Liberty’s campus has come a long way since its humble beginning. Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., recently announced that Liberty will top $1 billion in [...]
Issue: November 2012 by Camille Smith.
Ladies and gentleman, cancel that road trip to Short Pump and Georgetown for your holiday shopping and save your gas money. Fantastic shopping is coming to Lynchburg. The Boonsboro Shopping Center has announced that a few highly anticipated stores are moving in—and one is even open already. The line-up filling the storefronts that have lingered [...]
Issue: August 2012 by Camille Smith.
Businesses in the Central Virginia area continue to diversify. As the economy beats down, business owners beat back, getting creative to help their businesses thrive. Richard Gilman, along with his business partner, Tim Hahn, has supplied an ingenious way for professionals to supplement their business efforts. They want to give them wings. Gilman and Hahn, [...]
Issue: June 2012 by Camille Smith.
There is a cultural spirit that has come alive in Lynchburg, re-energizing its historic charm. Buildings have been restored and traditions have been revived. However, there is a piece of the city that needs the attention and the affection of its citizens; the most foundational aspect of more than just Lynchburg—the James River. That’s where [...]
Issue: May 2012 by Camille Smith.
Whether under the gazebo overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains or on the steps of the ballroom by candle light, hundreds of couples have made their promises and said their vows at West Manor in Forest, Virginia. Over the years, the Jeffersonian-style plantation home has been transformed again and again to reflect the unique style and [...]
Issue: April 2012 by Camille Smith.
A few women rolled their eyes when Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex and the City” pressed her face to the glass of a big name New York City retailer and delightfully greeted a pair of stunning pink stilettos. However, the majority of us sighed and empathized. There is just something about a beautifully made shoe, a [...]
Issue: March 2012 by Camille Smith.
Since childhood, most women are dazzled by pretty things. Shining beads strung on bracelets and necklaces and silky, smooth fabrics woven into scarves and bags are captivating in any design, shape or size. Terri Hallmark is one of those women. Her love of the pretty things of life has become her profession. Her business, Fine [...]
Issue: February 2012 by Camille Smith.
Entrepreneurial America is eating up the frozen yogurt shop craze that is sweeping across the nation. Four different franchises have opened their doors to Lynchburg in the last year, the most recent being Bloop Frozen Yogurt, which opened their first shop in Wyndhurst in January. Much like the yogurt shops that came before, Bloop is [...]