In the News, August 2011

Issue: August 2011 by in Upfront


The Babcock & Wilcox Company has selected three local students to receive college scholarships worth $1,500 per year for up to four years of college-level study. The recipients are:

James Hyres, Jr., son of James Hyres, a senior principal engineer for Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc. James graduated from Brookville High School and plans to attend Virginia Tech. He has been accepted to the College of Engineering.

Thomas Sale IV, son of Thomas Sale III, a senior technical specialist at Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. Thomas graduated from Rustburg High School and plans to attend Duke University to study math and physics.

Kelly Fleischer, daughter of Paul Fleischer, a chemical technologist at Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. Kelly graduated from Rustburg High School and plans to attend Drexel University to study computer engineering.

More than 100 applications were received and reviewed by a committee of B&W employees. B&W awarded 12 scholarships to students whose parents work in its offices, including sites in Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee and Texas. The scholarships were awarded based on academic achievement, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores, financial need and the relevance of the student’s course of study to the company’s business.


Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program sponsored by Gentle Shepherd Hospice.

Those dealing with grief, recent or not, will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member or friend. GriefShare will present valuable information about facing a new normal in life and renewing hope for the future. This program is Christ-centered with all levels of faith being accepted.

GriefShare is held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to Noon at Gentle Shepherd Hospice in Lynchburg. Pre-registration is requested by contacting Candice McCann at (434) 846-6270.


The Hill City Master Gardener Association (HCMGA) is currently accepting application for the 2012 training classes entitled “Become a Master Gardener.” The HCMGA is a nonprofit providing trained volunteer educators who supplement the educational staff of Virginia Cooperative Extension with programs on horticulture. For more information, contact Joe Pond, Training Committee Chairman at (434) 384-7868 or Visit to view an introductory letter, course overview and application.

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