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“It’s something special when you can help another Marine.”

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) – Memorial Day is associated with many people thanking veterans for their service.

"D" Shannon comes from a military family with four generations serving their country, his grandfather, father, him, and now his son.

Shannon’s father made the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War. "He left for Vietnam on my 4th Birthday. He was shot down and killed within five days of being in country."

The Shannon family is about putting others before themselves, but now they need the help. In the course of 10 days, Shannon, his wife, and son all ended up in the ER with different emergencies, racking up high medical expenses.

They recently decided to move back closer to family in Lynchburg.

"Without having those sorts of connections it’s a very lonely feeling when you’re g...

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Va. election officials assigned 26 voters to the wrong district. It might’ve cost Democrats a pivotal race.

Families head to the voting booths at Lucketts Community Center on Nov. 7 in Lucketts, Va. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Last year’s race for state delegate in Newport News went down in Virginia history for its razor-thin margin. Republican David E. Yancey won on Election Day by 10 votes; Democrat Shelly Simonds beat him by a single vote in a recount. Then, a judicial panel declare a tie, so officials picked a name out of a bowl to determine a winner, and it was Yancey.

Now, a review of voter registration records and district maps by The Washington Post has found more than two dozen voters — enough to swing the outcome of that race — cast ballots in the wrong district, because of errors by local elections officials.

The misassigned voters lived in a predominantly African American pr...

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Acting replacement appointed following resignation of Lynchburg deputy city manager

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) An acting replacement has been appointed to fill the role of Lynchburg’s deputy city manager, who resigned abruptly last week.

Lynchburg City Manager Bonnie Svrcek has appointed Mike Goetz, Director of Information Technology, to serve as Acting Deputy City Manager, effective immediately.

Goetz has served as the City’s IT Director for 19 years. His Assistant Director, Terry Hutchens, will serve as the Acting IT Director while Goetz assumes his new duties.

Goetz is filling the role vacated by Charles Hartgrove, who resigned Wednesday after 18 months on the job.

The search for a permanent Deputy City Manager is already underway. In a news release Svrcek said the city’s recruitment profile has been updated and a statewide search is being conducted.

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FivePoint executive and former Oakland planning director Rachel Flynn joins Google’s real estate team as its Silicon Valley ambitions grow – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Rachel Flynn, a vice president of megaproject developer Five Point Holdings, is leaving to join a tech giant with massive real estate projects of its own: Google Inc.

Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), has sprawling expansion plans that include both office and housing. It has approval for almost 10,000 new housing units at Mountain View’s North Bayshore.

The company has also been buying numerous parcels in Sunnyvale and San Jose for more office development, including for a campus of up to 8 million square feet in downtown San Jose’s Diridon Station area.

Flynn was previously Oakland’s planning and building director for three years before joining Five Point in 2016. She also served as planning director of Richmond, and Lynchburg, Va. and worked as an architect.

“We are tremend...

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Shulkin says he has ‘comfort’ with potential successor at VA

FILE – In this March 7, 2018, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at a news conference at the Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington. Shulkin is making it clear he was fired from his job amid conflicting claims from the White House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin downplayed concerns about his potential successor’s lack of managerial experience Monday, saying the key for improving the VA will be surrounding White House doctor Ronny Jackson with a good team "because no one person can do this alone."

Shulkin and the White House have engaged in a highly public campaign surrounding his departure from the VA last week. Shulkin said he was fired...

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Your right to know: Latest property transfers and building permits

Property transfers

Amherst County

Deeds recorded:

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Mark H. Gamble to Thomas M. Tucker Jr. Parcel, 5 acres, Va. 713, $20,000

Loyd Album and Vicki Marsh Jennings to Charles Wilson and Deborah Irish Jennings. Parcel, 13 acres, Va. 652, $70,000

Nancy A. Overstreet to Ivan Johnson. Lot 27, section 1, Hunt Club, $20,000

Eli W. and Sarah I. Keimig to Joshua B. Taylor. Lot 14, section 2, Oakview Estates, Elon District, $177,550

Delores Newcomb to Jonathan R. Mullins. Parcel, 1.089 acres, Madison District, $121,000

Gladys P. Wright to Jack R. and Jo B. Roten. Lot 27, Viking Fjord, Elon District, $120,000

Appomattox County

Deeds recorded:

William Lawton King Jr., Delilah Ann King and Cory J. King to Kelsey Janae Martin...

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Lynchburg Mayor Joan Foster announces departure from city council

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Lynchburg Mayor Joan Foster will leave city council after 16 years.

After much speculation about her future, Foster announced Monday afternoon that she will not seek a fifth term on city council in the May 2018 election. Her current term ends June 30.

Foster was first elected to Lynchburg City Council in 2002. She has served two terms as mayor, from 2006 until 2012 and from 2016 until present.

When asked if she would run for a higher office, Foster responded: “I’m not saying that today, but I’m not saying I’m retiring. I’m saying that I’m here to serve this community in any way that I can.”

Foster says she will now focus on the Lynchburg Beacon of Hope – an organization that helps city school students to pursue a post-secondary education.

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Pinnacle Bankshares Corporation Fourth Quarter and 2017 Earnings Report

ALTAVISTA, Va., Feb. 05, 2018 — Net income for Pinnacle Bankshares Corporation (OTCQX:PPBN), the one-bank holding company (the “Company”) for First National Bank (the “Bank”), was $328,000 or $0.22 per basic and $0.21 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 and $2,748,000 or $1.80 per basic share and $1.78 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2017. In comparison, net income was $734,000 or $0.48 per basic and diluted share and $3,004,000 or $1.97 per basic and $1.96 per diluted share, respectively, for the same periods of 2016. Consolidated results for the quarter and year are unaudited.

For 2017, the Company generated record high core net income of $3,027,000, exclusive of a $279,000 write-down of net deferred-tax assets as a result of the new tax law...

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As downtown Lynchburg housing demand grows, developers respond with new lofts, condos

James LaPrade poses for a portrait in a loft at Wills-Camp Lofts on Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017 in Lynchburg, Va. Photo by Lathan Goumas.

As more people move downtown, developers are working quickly to keep up with the demand for housing. New lofts and condominiums are being built, many within former industrial properties.

Last year, the 55-unit Piedmont Flour Mill Lofts on Jefferson Street, the 66-unit Gish Flats on the corner of Court and Fifth streets, and Factory 88, a conversion of a former tobacco factory into 23 units on 12th Street, were developed.

Next year, there are more to come.

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A new property at 712 12th St...

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Flip Housing in Lynchburg VA

Flipping homes are a great way to make extra income. It can also be a fun project when doing it with friends and family. Nothing is like bonding over flipping a home. Finding the property to flip a home does take some experience though. You will have to learn how to properly assess homes, in order to make a decent profit. The last thing that you want to do is spend more money than you have to because something wasn’t properly calculated. This article is going to help you find housing in Lynchburg, which you can flip into a decent profit.

Find Auctions in Lynchburg

One of the best ways to find homes at discount prices is at auctions. You do have to pay cash, but you will be able to find great deals buying property at a private or estate auction...

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