Lynchburg, VA - Delegate Kathy Byron faces her first challenger to represent the 22nd district in 10 years. Katie Cyphert threw her hat into the ring on Monday.
Richmond, VA - The Virginia GOP has made its nominations for the 2013 Republican ticket.
Lynchburg, VA - More than 100 students received undergraduate degrees and 11 received their masters.
The chances of winning the Powerball is 1 in 175 million, but that didn't stop some Lynchburg locals from buying their tickets in hopes of scoring big.
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A Mega Millions ticket sold in Farmville has matched all six numbers in the latest drawing and will split the estimated $190 million jackpot with the holder of another winning ticket.
Lynchburg, VA - The rain held out for most of the commencement ceremony at Lynchburg College Saturday morning.
Lynchburg, VA -Officials say some chemicals were burning, and it took them a few minutes to put the fire out.
Lynchburg, VA - Community colleges have not been spared from wide spread tuition hikes. The Virginia state board for community colleges has voted to increase tuition and other mandatory fees by 4.4%.
Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg tradition kicked off its 21st year Friday. Friday Cheers drew in hundreds of spectators to the city's Riverfront Park.
Blacksburg, VA – Virginia Tech President Charles Steger delivered the commencement address to more than 5,000 graduates Friday at Lane Stadium.
Bedford, VA -The Bedford City Police Department and Bedford County Parks and Rec teamed up for 'Ride With the Chief Day.'
Lynchburg, VA - A big celebration next week as Lynchburg celebrates 10 years of the Citizens Academy.
Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University's Chancellor is standing behind a North Carolina high school student who was expelled last month for bringing two guns to school.
Lynchburg, VA - The whole point of doing this - doing a Bike to Work Day in the first place - is to encourage people to use alternative modes of transportation, from bikes to the bus.
Bedford, VA - State Police are investigating a serious crash that happened just outside of Bedford Thursday.
Roanoke Co., VA – Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a commercial building in Roanoke County Friday morning.
Lynchburg, VA - For years Sergeant Bozeman has wondered what happened to a man who he only knew for a few moments, a man whose life he saved during the Vietnam War.
Lynchburg, VA - The North Carolina High School student who last month was expelled for bringing two guns to school and then offered a full scholarship to Liberty University has now apologized.
Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg City officials are talking about the students-only housing being built in the Cornerstone community in Lynchburg.
Lynchburg, VA – Police from all over Central Virginia come together for a traffic safety checkpoint.
Campbell Co., VA - A former Campbell County teacher who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student was sentenced Thursday afternoon.
Lynchburg, VA - Some Pre-K students in Lynchburg got a lesson on community Thursday. St. John's Day School held its 4th annual "Good Neighbor" event.
Lynchburg, VA - Thanks to Governor McDonnell's transportation bill, Lynchburg is getting $13.7 million for four big construction projects. Campbell Co., VA It was a somber ceremony Thursday morning when Campbell County deputies remembered one of their own.
The party with the purpose is back in Lynchburg. Come out to the first Friday Cheers event at Riverfront Park May 17. Gates are open 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and there will be live music all night. Bring your
Lynchburg, VA - Charges are moving forward against the Liberty Flames running back who was suspended last month for a "violation of team policy."
Lynchburg, VA - Construction crew tells ABC 13 the incident happened around lunch time at the intersection of Clay and 6th Streets in Lynchburg's downtown.
Campbell Co., VA - A former Campbell County teacher who was convicted of having a sexual relationship with a student will appear in court Thursday afternoon to learn her sentence.
Lexington, VA - Both sides of the Confederate Flag debate in Lexington will be back in court Thursday.
Campbell Co., VA - Over the years, a total of 486 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty in Virginia, including 53 in our viewing area.
Lynchburg, VA - Ride Of Silence brings awareness to bicycle safety.
Lynchburg, VA - Residents of the Cornerstone community in Lynchburg are demanding that construction stop for what they say are dormitories.
Lynchburg, VA - Local business leaders, politicians, and educators, all voiced their concerns on the economic needs of the Lynchburg region Wednesday Night..
Arrington, VA - This weekend, you can take a trip back in time. The Historical Society of Nelson County is hosting its 22nd annual Nelson County Historic Homes and Properties Tour.
Richmond, VA - Mat Staver will be in Richmond Thursday to argue Liberty Counsel's Obamacare case.
Lynchburg, VA - The cicadas are being resurrected everywhere from Charlotte County to Campbell County.
Amherst, VA - Statewide, the Tea Party Federation is accusing the IRS of violating the 1st, 4th and 14th Amendments to our Constitution.
Bedford, VA – Visitors to The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford are being greeted by a four-legged volunteer.
Lynchburg, VA - Dave Owen, the director of Lynchburg Public Works, has gotten a Meritorious Service Award for his leadership. The award recognizes leaders for their impact on public works programs and
Lynchburg, VA - Employees at a Lynchburg restaurant have been put to the test on a national television show. Bedford, VA - The help wanted sign was up in Bedford as the Chamber of Commerce held a big job fair Wednesday.
Lynchburg, VA - "Training Champions for Christ," that's how Liberty University brands itself as the world's largest Christian University. A 27-year-old alum opened up and shared his experience of attending Jerry Falwell's University as a gay student.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has recused his office from representing Gov. Bob McDonnell in matters related to theft charges against the Executive Mansion's former chef and hired a team of five private lawyers.
Lynchburg, VA - Tuesday night, Lynchburg City School officials made their pitch to City Council for funding for a brand new Heritage High School.
Bedford Co., VA- Bedford County has a new teacher of the year. The school system announced the honor Tuesday night at the Boonsboro Country Club.
Lynchburg, VA- Lots of discussion Tuesday after the National Transportation Safety Board put out a recommendation to lower the drunk driving limit from 0.08 to 0.05.
Lynchburg, VA - Bloop is moving two of its frozen yogurt locations in Lynchburg.
Lynchburg, VA - Police say video shows a crime in progress from inside the King House Chinese Restaurant on Memorial Avenue on April 18.
Keysville, VA - The Drive In played its first film on May 14th, 1952. Since then, it has been bringing families together over movies under the stars.
Lynchburg, VA - A shocking revelation Tuesday from actress Angelina Jolie. Jolie announced that she has undergone a double mastectomy, in the hopes of preventing cancer.
Lynchburg, VA - For the first time, Region 2000 Tuesday unveiled its plans for a new civic center to Lynchburg City Council.
Lynchburg, VA - Phone companies are joining forces with parents to get the word out about the dangers of texting and driving.
Lynchburg, VA - For the first time, Lynchburg City Council is getting a look at the final plans for a new Heritage High School.
Lynchburg, VA - Tom Cole won school board approval at Monday Night's meeting in Campbell County.
Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police are looking for whoever is responsible for shooting into a home on Grace Street.
Lynchburg, VA - It's a huge donation for a local ministry. Tuesday morning, we were there as Grand Home Furnishings dropped off a truckload of mattresses to Hyland Heights Baptist Church.
Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police and other community leaders gathered Tuesday morning to honor fallen officers.
Lynchburg, VA - A portion of Memorial Avenue in Lynchburg was blocked for about half an hour this morning when an SUV rolled onto its side.
Richmond, VA - Governor Bob McDonnell signed his landmark transportation bill into law Monday. The plan promises $3 billion in Virginia infrastructure investments.
Lynchburg, VA - Business leaders in the Lynchburg region will gather this week to help put a local stamp on the statewide initiative "Blueprint Virginia."
Lynchburg, VA - The James River Batteau Festival is likely down one boat this year because of last week's flooding.
Amherst Co., VA - Dr. Steven Nichols will take over the school system when Dr. Brian Ratliffe retires on July 1.
Lexington, VA - ABC 13 spoke with a woman who heard the crash. Her home is just yards away from the crash site along the Route 11 bypass in Lexington.
Lynchburg, VA - The abandoned home hit by an SUV in Lynchburg is actually a landmark.
Lynchburg, VA - While some farmers are taking precautions against a frosty forecast, some aren't too worried.
Lynchburg, VA - Business is booming on Timberlake Road in Lynchburg. Several places are expanding into larger locations, or opening second stores in nearby areas.
Amherst County, VA - Amherst County fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire that destroyed a business two days ago.
Nelson Co., VA - A Waynesboro man was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash in Nelson County.
Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg dispatch confirms that a car has crashed into a home near the intersection of Jackson and Seventh Streets.
Lynchburg, VA - Randolph College had its commencement ceremony Sunday, and jobs are a big concern for many graduates.
Lynchburg, VA - Restaurants all over our area are busy serving mothers on their special day.
Farmville, VA - The University's Board of Visitors approved a 4.1% increase in tuition and mandatory fees.
Amherst, VA - Multiple fire departments responded to S'Amanda's Natural Mercantile store on Faulconerville Drive around 2 a.m Saturday.
Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University held its 40th Commencement Ceremony Saturday. An estimated 30,000 people were on-hand to witness their friends and loved ones graduate.
Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University celebrated its historic 40th Commencement Saturday, featuring the largest graduating class to date, more than 15,000 strong.
Lynchburg, VA - Locals were out at the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg Saturday for the 18th annual Antique Rose Festival.
Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg held our region's first ever Central Virginia Mega Adoption event Saturday.
Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg held its first ever James River Wine and Music Festival Saturday, and hundreds of people came out to sample for twelve local wineries.
Lexington, VA - The Lexington Community is mourning the loss of two people after a fatal crash Friday Night.
Farmville,VA - Longwood awarded 843 bachelor's degrees during the ceremony.
Lynchburg, VA – Lynchburg fire officials are investigating a fire that nearly destroyed a home in Lynchburg early Saturday morning.
Lynchburg, VA- Saturday in downtown Lynchburg is the first ever James River Wine and Music Festival. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Riverside Park you can enjoy food, wine, music, and Mother Nature. But, Mother Nature may not be so accommodating.
On Tuesday, Terry Austin of Botetourt County won the Republican primary to fill long time Delegate Lacey Putney's seat.
Lynchburg, VA - Furniture guy Thomas Johnson has set out to start a wood working school in Lynchburg. Lynchburg, VA - The Lynchburg Dog Park is inviting you and your pup to come out and learn about dog park etiquette.
Lynchburg, VA -Sweet Briar College is working to preserve a piece of history on its campus. The National Trust for Historic Preservation Fund recently awarded the college $2,500 to learn more about this slave cabin.
Bedford Co., VA - The votes are in and Norma Powers of Bedford County is the ABC 13's Top Mom. Only seven votes separated the winner and runner up. The school bus stops. Two teenaged girls, Jessie and
Bedford Co., VA - The votes are in and Norma Powers of Bedford County is the ABC 13's Top Mom. Only seven votes separated the winner and runner up. The school bus stops. Two teenaged girls, Jessie and
Lynchburg, VA - Tourists have one more reason to visit the Hill City. A new LOVE sculpture was just added to the trailhead of Percival's Island.
Altavista, VA - Altavista's Police Chief, fired for talking to the media, is speaking out again.
Lynchburg, VA – Officials say 149 control towers at small airports, including Lynchburg's, will stay open at least through September 30.
Lynchburg, VA - Get ready for a weekend of family fun at the Old City Cemetery of Lynchburg.
Bedford, VA - The media blitz for the annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign will begin next week, but one crash this week in Bedford said more than police can about the importance of buckling up.
Bedford Co., VA - Bedford County deputies say they got into a high speed chase with a motorcycle Thursday night.
Bedford Co., VA - A group that promotes teen driving safety is helping save the driver's education program in Bedford County schools.
Bedford, VA - The driver of a delivery truck was taken to the hospital Friday morning after a crash on Route 460 near the Bedford Wal-Mart.
Doswell, VA - The remains of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, have been buried in Doswell, according to the Boston Globe.
Lynchburg, VA- The Hill City has some of the cleanest air in the country according to a collection of data from the American Lung Association.
Lynchburg, VA - Thursday, city officials were there for the groundbreaking of the James River Place Condominiums in Lynchburg.
Lynchburg, VA - John Pastorius and his dog Houston are inseparable. John says he couldn't have made it to graduation day without the support of his mother and the guidance of his dog.
Amherst Co., VA - What started as a typical traffic stop in Amherst County turned out to be anything but.
Madison Heights, VA - The community is rallying around a Madison Heights family that lost nearly everything.
The Buzz: James River Wine and Music Festival in Lynchburg, Mother's Day Weekend at Peaks of Otter Winery, 18th Annual Antique Rose Festival, and Blackout in concert at Southbound Jamboree.
Bedford Co., VA - A local sheriff's office launched a new webpage hoping it will help deputies find people they've been looking for.
Lynchburg, VA - If you are looking for the perfect dog or cat to add to your family, you have a great opportunity this weekend. Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police say a teenager is recovering after being hit by a car Wednesday afternoon.
Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg man is in custody following an overnight stabbing.
Amherst Co., VA - A rest from all the rain means the rivers in our area can finally start to recede. All the precipitation over the last couple of days pushed water levels way up.
Amherst Co., VA- A family in Madison Heights is homeless after a fire tore through their trailer Wednesday night. This is the second time this week fire has completely ruined a home there.
Lynchburg, VA - A four-car wreck shut down south bound traffic on Wards Road in Lynchburg Wednesday afternoon.
Appomattox, VA – This weekend, Appomattox will host their first ever Banjo festival, called from Africa to Appomattox.
Lynchburg, VA - The James River is the highest it's been in quite a while. Griffin Pipe has seen its fair share of floods. All day Wednesday, people stopped by to see if this one would be as bad as the flood of '85.
Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University and Randolph College are both holding their commencement ceremonies this Mother's Day weekend.
Richmond, VA – The Commonwealth released the annual unclaimed property list and thousands of Virginians have money coming to them. Nearly $40 million were returned to Virginians last year.
Lynchburg, VA- Retirement is something most of us strive for our entire lives. But for many people, that dream is changing shape, and for some, it's slipping out of reach.
Lynchburg, VA - Jennifer Lovett took home the title of Lynchburg City School's Teacher of the Year. Rustburg, VA – A former Campbell County deputy, accused of raping a 20-year-old woman, is not guilty. Lynchburg, VA - You see her every week on our Pet of the Week segment, and the Lynchburg Humane Society's Kim Haywood is taking a few extra steps to help raise money for the society.
Lynchburg, VA - There was a "Duck Dynasty" assembly at New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg Wednesday.
Rustburg, VA – A former Campbell County deputy was in court Tuesday, accused of rape.
Botetourt Co., VA - Buchanan sits and waits as the James River continues to rise. With rain still in the forecast, things are not looking good for folks in Botetourt County.
Bedford, VA - New town council was selected by the voters in Bedford on Tuesday.
Botetourt Co., VA - Terry Austin wins the Republican nomination Republicans for the 19th District House of Delegates race in a firehouse primary.
Campbell Co, VA - In Altavista alone, there was lots of flooding that resulted in some road detours.
Lynchburg, VA - There's concern all this rain will put a damper on graduation ceremonies, especially this Saturday when we're expecting more storms.
Lynchburg, VA - School nutrition is on the menu for the Lynchburg City School Board Tuesday Night.
Campbell Co., VA - Banker Steel is expanding again. Tuesday, the company unveiled its newest addition in Campbell County just off Rangoon Road, near the Lynchburg Regional Airport.
Bedford Co., VA - Three Otters Road and Route 43 North had high water over them at one point.
Richmond, VA - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli held a press conference in Richmond Tuesday morning to unveil his first policy initiative.
Bedford Co., VA - Investigators in Bedford County have arrested a man they say set fire to his mother's house where he lived.
Campbell Co., VA - A former Campbell County deputy accused of raping a woman in 2011 is on trial.
VDOT is reporting minor flooding in Central Virginia because of all this rain.
Update: 6:51 a.m. Campbell County, VA - State Police are on the scene of an overturned tractor trailer in Campbell County this morning. According to police, the driver of the tractor trailer fell asleep
Campbell County, VA - State Police are on the scene of an overturned tractor trailer in Campbell County this morning.
Lynchburg, VA - There are pros and cons to all of this Spring rain. Officials from the Lynchburg Dept. of Water Resources say they need rain for adequate drinking water. While others say they wish it would go away.
Forest, VA - More than 500 people have already joined a Facebook group pushing for a Chick-fil-A on Route 221 in Forest.
Lynchburg, VA - The fate of Lynrocten Federal Credit Union is sealed. It's now defunct.
Altavista, VA - The First National Bank officially reopened Monday morning, after the old building caught fire last April.
Madison Heights, VA., - A Madison Heights family is homeless, after a fire swept through their home Sunday night on Wright Shop Road.
Campbell Co., VA - Free transportation coming soon. That is what Campbell County is shouting from the rooftops.
Franklin Co, VA - The fish weighed at 35.32 pounds, landing Ayers in the top spot. She took home a $1,000 prize.
Lexington, VA - Another school is raising tuition ahead of next year. VMI's Board of Visitors approved across-the-board tuition increases.
North Garden, VA - If you've been around here for a number of years and driven up Route 29 toward Charlottesville, you're probably familiar with "The Waving Man." He's a legend. But in recent years he hasn't been on the highway as much.
Consumer advocates are warning about scams in the wake of the Boston Marathon attacks.
Buzzing: Tickets on sale for Joe Bonamassa's concert in Roanoke, Jenny Reynolds and Cherry Hill at The Ellington in Lynchburg, Pop Evil at Phase 2, and the SML Rockin' Brews & BBQs event in Moneta.
Charlotte Co., VA - Over the years bees have been slowly losing their natural habitat because of deforestation.
Rocky Mount, VA – ABC 13 has a special report on our own web producer Jamey Singleton's recovery from a terrible accident in February. Jamey says for the first time, he can now put the pieces together.
Rocky Mount, VA – They say when life knocks you down, you can either get up, or stay down. For Jamey Singleton, the latter isn't an option.
Bedford, VA - Domino's Pizza to open next month in Bedford.
Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police want you to take a close look at a surveillance photo they say shows two women who stole from the Belk store at River Ridge Mall.
The Buzz: The Deanie Blues Band at the Ellington, Phase 2 concerts & the Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Craft Beer Tasting.
Campbell Co., VA - Though summer is not officially here just yet, you can certainly feel it in the air.
Campbell Co., VA – Recent snow has helped improve drought conditions, but forestry officials warn the fire danger level could change.
Lynchburg, VA - With North Korea making new threats, many across the globe are worried about what could be brewing.
Lynchburg, VA - Over the past several years downtown Lynchburg has really grown, and is seeing more and more business, and customers. But even with the success, some businesses have not been able to keep the doors open.
Lynchburg, VA - We stopped by Gleaning's Appomattox warehouse Friday for a look at the supplies.
Lynchburg, VA - Relay for Life events are just around the corner, and if you're interested in getting involved in Lynchburg's, you can find out all about it. The American Cancer Society is hosting a rally
The Buzz: Dragonfly performs at The Ellington, Randolph College's Annual Spring Dance Concert, Liberty University's Annual Ice Show, and the Roanoke Spring Home Show.
Rustburg, VA - With severe weather season around the corner, the National Weather Service in Blacksburg held a free storm spotting and weather safety class in Rustburg Thursday night.
Easter is finally here, and you know what that means: egg hunts! There are two of them going on in Lynchburg on Saturday, March 30.
Lynchburg, VA - Fellow officers are planning a dinner to benefit three members of the Lynchburg Police family who are fighting Cancer.
Lynchburg, VA – Former Lynchburg Mayor Pete Warren is being remembered for his contributions to the city. Warren, 84, died from respiratory illness on Friday. "Pete's pretty much the most special person
Lynchburg, VA – Former Lynchburg Mayor Pete Warren is being remembered for his contributions to the city. Warren, 84, died from respiratory illness on Friday.
Lynchburg, VA - Illegal dumping is a crime, but it is often done at night and in dark, remote places where there are no witnesses.
Lynchburg, VA - Friday was a very special day for one family at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford. The Haynes family gathered to receive medals a loved one earned many years ago.
Lynchburg, VA - If you know a senior citizen who loves to volunteer, nominate them for the Salute to Senior Service Award.
Lynchburg, VA- Watch party held at Liberty University.
The Buzz: The Lew Taylor Quartet at The Ellington, The Living Cross play, Easter egg hunt in Salem and JF's SoccerFest.
Lynchburg, VA - It was a packed house as the Liberty University Men's Basketball team learned their fate in the NCAA Tournament. The announcement came shortly after the selection show began.
Lynchburg, VA - Some neat news to announce about one of our reporters, Parker Slaybaugh and his brother David will appear on a hunting reality TV show Sunday Night, called Top Outdoor Producer. It's a series airing on the Sportsman Channel.
Lynchburg, VA - One program in jeopardy is the Lynchburg Housing Authority's spot blight program.
Lynchburg, VA - Terrie Haley will be a teacher, not a principal effective July 1 of this year.
Lynchburg, VA - If you didn't have the chance to get outdoors Sunday, you missed some gorgeous weather.
Lynchburg, VA - Thousands of men flooded the campus of Liberty University this weekend for the annual Men's Wildfire Weekend. The event featured many celebrity speakers, including Tim Tebow, John Smoltz, and Willie Robertson.
Altavista, VA - The pride is hung in the hall for everyone to see.
Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Mayor Mike Gillette announced his plan for the future of Lynchburg in his first State of the City address.
Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University released a statement Sunday afternoon, saying that all four students who were taken to the hospital were released Saturday night.
Lynchburg, VA- Four students have been taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a Liberty University bus wrecks on campus.
Lynchburg, VA - Lots of questions are surfacing as we head toward a new transportation funding system in Virginia.
The Buzz: The Gathering of Goddesses at Amazement Square, Freddy Cole in concert, the BopCats in Concert and the MystiCon convention in Roanoke.
Lynchburg, VA - The PTO President at Dearington Elementary School says school administration has given Principal Terrie Haley two options: step aside or take a teaching job.
Lynchburg, VA - The survey is done every three years in 6th, 9th and 12th grades.
Prince Edward Co., VA - ABC 13 went back out to the scene Monday and spoke with one of the homeowners.
Campbell Co., VA – Investigators want to talk to anyone who had contact with an elderly couple found shot to death in their Campbell County home.
Lynchburg, VA - We often hear about men and women coming home from war. Many have stories of bravery, and sacrifice. But here is a unique story of a Lynchburg veteran.
Lynchburg, VA - It's time to say goodbye for Miss Lynchburg as she prepares to crown a new Miss Lynchburg.
Channel 13 went on the air 60 years ago Friday when Edward and Phillip Allen expanded their WLVA radio station into the TV, making us only Virginia's fourth TV station.
Bedford Co., VA – Saturday marks 70 years since a B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed on Sharp Top mountain. Five Army airmen were killed in the World War II training mission.
Lynchburg, VA - The Hill City may be on its way to making its streets safer for everyone.
Lynchburg, VA - The movie Finding Faith premiered Saturday night, at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg.
Amherst, VA - Higher elevations were among the first to see the change from rain to snow on Thursday, and that caused quite a headache during the evening rush hour.
Amherst Co, VA - In the next few weeks, there will be a new face inside Amherst County Public Schools.
Bedford Co., VA - For the second time in two weeks, first responders in Bedford County deliver a baby in a gas station parking lot.
Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg establishment that spread its roots - is thriving.
Bedford Co., VA - State Police say a driver had been drinking prior to rolling an SUV Christmas night in Bedford County.
Lynchburg, VA - Seventeen years ago at this time, Virginia was in the midst of one of its deepest snowstorms on record.