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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.



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: 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Photos: Saluting Our Veterans | Saluting Our Veterans  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 ...



SWAIN JR., Raymond Lewis  Roanoke Times

June 20, 1942 October 23, 2018 Raymond Lewis Swain Jr., of Roanoke, Va., affectionately known as (Rico), the beloved son of the late Raymond and Mae ...



The Legacy of Lynda Woodruff  Lynchburg News and Advance

Who can imagine the courage it must have taken that January morning in 1962 when Lynda Woodruff and Owen Cardwell walked through the door of E.C. Glass ...



A Poet amid prejudice: Former Dunbar basketball standout to be honored  Lynchburg News and Advance

It was a quiet train ride into the heart of darkness. Wheeler Hughes and his Dunbar Poets teammates had traveled from Lynchburg to Atlanta and were headed ...



Dunbar Middle School Honors Basketball Player From School's Segregated Past  WSET

Lynchburg, VA - 66 year old Wheeler Hughes was honored in his High School where he averaged 25 points per game back in 1966. At a special ceremony ...



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. Out of habit, Witt always starts her story in the middle. It seems to be ...



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 ...



'A force of nature': Lynchburg native Jennifer Petticolas a staple of theater community  Lynchburg News and Advance

My goal is not for you to be just solely entertained … but to walk away with a little bit more than you came in with,” says Jennifer Petticolas.



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 ...



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.



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.



SECOND LOOK: Carry me away from old Virginia  GoDanRiver.com

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



Residents honored with awards at Lynchburg's State of the City address  Lynchburg News and Advance

The 2016 State of the City event Monday night honored five people with the Mayor's Award of Excellence and two people with the Vice Mayor's Young Adult ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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

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 athletes in state history, ...



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.



US Top 50 Boys Indoor Rankings At Start Of 2017: Herron Doubles US #1's 200/400 In Birmingham  milesplit.com

Check out the current US top 50 deep rankings for the indoor track & field season as of January 1st.



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