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Dunbar High School athlete, coach selected to VIAHA Hall of Fame  Lynchburg News and Advance

An athlete and a longtime coach from Dunbar High School have received posthumous honors.

Annual Dunbar High School reunion draws hundreds of alumni  Lynchburg News and Advance

The former majorettes and cheerleaders of Dunbar High School aren't as limber as they used to be, but their smiles beamed big as ever Saturday morning.

From the archives: The 1950s in the Lynchburg area  Lynchburg News and Advance

The 1950s were a boom time for construction in Lynchburg, when the Hill City saw the building of a new E.C. Glass High School and the Preston Glenn airport, ...

From the archives: The 1970s in the Lynchburg area  Lynchburg News and Advance

Construction and demolition marked the 1970s in the Lynchburg area as seen through the rich photo archives of The News & Advance. The 20-story Fidelity ...

Dunbar High grad passing on love of education  Lynchburg News and Advance

After 43 years of wandering the desert, as he describes it, Hylan Hubbard III finally came home to retire in Lynchburg.

12 selected for VIA Heritage Association 2019 Hall of Fame  Richmond Free Press

The Virginia Interscholastic Association's 2019 Hall of Fame is glowing with noted Richmonders. Basketball legends Bobby Dandridge and Charles Bonaparte, ...

Preserving Lynchburg. One Marker At a Time.  WVTF

Lynchburg native Jane Baber White has no formal training as a historian. But over time, she's turned into one. A former gardener and director of the Old.

Dunbar Collection at the Lynchburg Museum among Black History Month events  Lynchburg News and Advance

A rare collection of photographs, administrative documents, newsletters, news clippings and other memorabilia from Dunbar High School will be on display at ...

Lynchburg City School Board expresses concerns over gym funding  Lynchburg News and Advance

After hearing about a construction bid of more than $1.35 million for gym additions at two elementary schools Tuesday night, members of the Lynchburg City ...

Good Samaritans exhibit kicks off Black History Month at Lynchburg Museum  Lynchburg News and Advance

Being a Good Samaritan in Lynchburg has historically meant helping out others in the community during times of need, and it was a distinguished, organized ...

NAACP presents ‘Reflections on life in Lynchburg’  Lynchburg News and Advance

Nearly 58 years ago, Doris Waller was working her normal shift at Patterson's Drug Store in downtown Lynchburg when six students walked in. She never ...

Black History Month: Lynchburg Museum weekly exhibits, scanning project among events  Lynchburg News and Advance

The Lynchburg Museum will be dipping into its archives next month to highlight various aspects of Lynchburg's African-American community.

From the Archives: The 1980s in the Lynchburg area  Lynchburg News and Advance

Lynchburg made national headlines on several occasions in the 1980s, with a steady stream of political heavyweights from Ronald Reagan to Oliver North ...

From the archives: E.C. Glass High School, the early years  Lynchburg News and Advance

E.C. Glass history reaches all the way back to Edward Christian Glass, superintendent of Lynchburg Schools from 1879 to 1931. In 1920, Lynchburg Public High ...

A Lynchburg legacy dances into its next era  Lynchburg News and Advance

Created in the aftermath of World War I, the Revelers Club provided Lynchburg's black men an opportunity to socialize and work together toward greater ...

Wheeler Hughes, former Poet, honored for breaking barriers  Lynchburg News and Advance

When Earnest Hubbard stepped into the gym at Dunbar High School on a winter evening in 1966, he never forgot what he saw.

Students, friends honor life of civil rights leader with new grave marker  Lynchburg News and Advance

Robin Easter doesn't come home often. After her father, civil rights leader and Lynchburg educator, L. Garnell Stamps Sr., died in 2014, visits became even less ...

Lynchburg integration pioneer Lynda Woodruff dies  Lynchburg News and Advance

Lynda Woodruff's commitment to the civil rights movement was almost military in its totality. She was drafted, in a sense, and spent four years in *service* to that ...

Photos: Saluting Our Veterans | Local News  Lynchburg News and Advance

Nominator. Patricia Ring. Veteran's *Service* Information. Military Branch: Army. Town from time of *service*: Lynchburg. Highest rank: Specialist 5th Class. Years in ...

Community celebrates dedication of local 'humble spirit'  Lynchburg News and Advance

Although Herman Jones has served several of his hometown churches for more than a quarter century, he said he took a circuitous path to get back to the place ...

Marker will honor Lynchburg's 'First Lady of Education'  Lynchburg News and Advance

Lynchburg's “First Lady of Education,” the late Pauline Fletcher Weeden Maloney, will be honored with a state historical marker.

Mad Lad: Iconic Lynchburg DJ reflects on nearly 50-year career  Lynchburg News and Advance

While riding around on his bicycle one afternoon in April 1968, a then-16-year-old Robert Goins spotted an unfamiliar Dodge station wagon with government ...

Lynchburg Public Library, rooted in segregation’s thaw, marks 50th anniversary  Lynchburg News and Advance

From the vantage point of 2016, it's hard to imagine anything less controversial than a public library. Books and their modern derivatives are now considered ...

First African American to graduate from Lynchburg College to tell her story  Lynchburg News and Advance

When Helen Mundy Witt speaks, history unfurls in vivid and sometimes shocking detail.

Ed Barksdale: a statesman and gentleman  Lynchburg News and Advance

By those who knew him, Edward Barksdale Sr. was a statesman and a gentleman. The former member of Lynchburg City Council died Thursday at the age of 90.

Anne Spencer, often forgotten poet of the Harlem Renaissance  Amsterdam News

Of the many heralded poets and writers of the fabled Harlem Renaissance, Anne Spencer is among the least known.

Lynchburg loses a 'legend' in civil rights leader Walter Fore Jr.  Lynchburg News and Advance

On Friday leaders across the city and commonwealth mourned the loss of one of Lynchburg's strongest voices, a champion for race relations and the ...

Long-neglected court of tennis pioneer reclaimed for history in Lynchburg  Lynchburg News and Advance

The outdoor work taking place at 1422 Pierce Street this summer turned out to be more than just a construction project. It was a resurrection.

Remembering Anne Spencer biographer J. Lee Greene  Lynchburg News and Advance

The more J. Lee Greene learned about Anne Spencer, the more he wanted to tell her story. Before he could undertake that, however, he first had to convince the ...

SECOND LOOK: Carry me away from old Virginia

Editor's note: “A Second Look” is an occasional column showcasing the hidden histories of the Dad River Region.

Lynchburg church celebrates 150 years  Lynchburg News and Advance

The yellow brick church has been a feature of the corner of Jackson and Ninth streets since a few years after the Civil War. On Sunday, Jackson Street United ...

Former NFL player from Newport News among 11 to be inducted into VIA Hall of Fame  Richmond Free Press

Former NFL player. from Newport News among 11 to be inducted into VIA Hall of Fame. Leroy Keyes, who ranks as one of the most talented and versatile ...

Lynchburg photographer Welford Jones captures images of black historic churches  Lynchburg News and Advance

Every Friday morning, Lynchburg photographer Welford Jones and a friend volunteer for Meals on Wheels, a gig that takes them all over Central Virginia.

Lynchburg Art Club's 'Local Art by Local Artists' among First Friday openings  Lynchburg News and Advance

5th Street Art House, the Academy of Fine Arts, the Lodge of the Fisherman and Riverviews Artspace also will be open.

Foundation seeks to restore Pierce Street home, tennis court of pioneering coach Walter Johnson  Lynchburg News and Advance

For more than a decade, Lynchburg's best-known vacant house has been quietly slumbering on a corner lot at 1422 Pierce Street. Now, apparently, it's getting a ...

The Nation's Up-And-Coming Girls High Jumpers  MileSplit

Take a look at the next big names in the girls high jump.

Garnell Stamps, civil rights pioneer, dies  Lynchburg News and Advance

Even as a young student, L. Garnell Stamps was known for taking the lead and commanding an audience with the power of his words.

Margaret Scott Chew, 96, wife of funeral director | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Margaret Scott Chew, the wife of Charles H. Chew, a prominent Philadelphia funeral director, died in her sleep on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. She was 96.

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