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Crews begin replacing decayed light poles in Wiseman Park

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Crews from Southern Electric slowly began replacing the decayed light poles in Wiseman Park last week. Decayed poles were discovered in the park after a light pole fell just days after the Jack Daniel World Championship Invitational Barbecue back in October. Metro Mayor Sloan Stewart informed the Metropolitan Lynchburg Moore County Council of the situation at its November meeting. The council took action to have all the poles in the

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There’s still time to sign up for health insurance and avoid a penalty fee

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 4:34 pm

If you’re uninsured, there’s still time to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace and avoid the penalty. Under the Affordable Care Act, 2015 is the first year Americans must prove they had qualifying health insurance (or an approved exemption) for the previous year (when filing 2014 taxes), or face a tax penalty. For 2015, if you don’t obtain insurance by February 15, 2015, the last day

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  • Price of crude oil effecting more than just price at the pump

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 1:29 pm

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    LYNCHBURG – Motorists in Tennessee, Georgia and now Florida welcomed the New Year with gasoline selling below $2 a gallon at some filling stations. While this begins what could be a year of monstrous savings at the pump after record-high oil production in 2014 pushed crude oil and gas prices to the lowest level in six years, the lower costs could have lingering effects in other areas also. At Woodard’s

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  • Conservation, preparation key to meeting high electric power demand

    Posted on January 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm

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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Consumer efforts to conserve power, combined with the dedication of thousands of utility workers, allowed the Tennessee Valley Authority and 155 local power companies to successfully meet the highest electric demand since the “polar vortex” of January 2014. The bitter cold isn’t just impacting schools and airports, as temperatures across the nation hover at historic lows, utilities around the country are struggling to keep up with the heightened

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MCHS senior Ryan Northcutt predicted a win over visiting Fayetteville City and the Raiders cames through with a one-point victory. (MCN File Photo)

Raiders knock off unbeaten No. 3 Fayetteville City

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 4:48 pm

LYNCHBURG – Ryan Northcutt sat staring across the court as the Fayetteville City girls basketball team warmed up, his focus clearly somewhere other than on the Lady Tigers. And rightly so. Waiting just an hour or so away were the No. 3 ranked and unbeaten Tigers. Unfazed, Northcutt calmly watched the girls teams warm up. “We’ve got this,” he said as he looked up. “It’s gonna be their first loss.”

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  • Raiderettes drop back-to-back games for first time in more than a year

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 4:41 pm

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    Following a dominating 58-28 victory over District 9-A opponent Fayetteville City on Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Moore County Raiderettes dropped back-to-back games, including a district loss on the road at Huntland and a lopsided defeat at non-district foe Lincoln County. It marked Moore County’s first back-to-back losses since Jan 10 and Jan. 11 of 2014. The Raiderettes had little time to hang their heads at Forrest visiting Lynchburg on Tuesday

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  • Duck River Raceway Park shifts Deep Fried 75 from November to October

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

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    WHEEL – Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn., is shifting its late-season Deep Fried 75 to October in announcing a 2015 schedule that stretches from February to October. The fourth annual event will pay $12,000-to-win on Oct. 16-17; the race was held in November the past three seasons. The Bob Harris-owned track also plans unsanctioned Super Late Model specials on holiday weekends. The $3,500-to-win Memorial Day Classic is set

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Food Network’s chef Robert Irvine bring live show to Nashville

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 10:41 am

NASHVILLE – No recipes. No script. No holds barred. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen on stage before. You choose the challenges. He does the impossible. Food Network Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine is bringing his all-new live show to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for Robert Irvine Live are on sale now at, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and

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  • Motlow College hosts free Holiday Benefit Concert Dec. 19

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

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    LYNCHBURG – Motlow College will host a holiday benefit concert on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. inside Eoff Hall’s Powers Auditorium on the Moore County campus. Prior to the performance, there will be a reception inside Eoff Hall at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free to the public, but reservations are required as seating will be limited. To make reservations, please call Bobbie Underwood at 931-393-1627 or

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  • Tennessee State Parks announce special winter rates

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Fall Creek Falls often provides visitors with a wintry scene like this when the temperature begins to plummet atop the Cumberland Plateau. Fall Creek Falls and Tims Ford State Park are among those now offering special winter rates. (Photo courtesy Tennessee State Parks)

    Tennessee State Parks will offer special winter rates for 360 cabins in 18 parks across the state, along with individual rooms at the six state park inns, from Nov. 15, 2014, through March 15, 2015. With a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway — all at an exceptional value

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TPAC announces 2015 Spring schedule

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:57 pm

NASHVILLE — With a little something for everyone, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center announces a diverse line-up for its “TPAC Presents” programming from March to May 2015, including Gladys Knight, Tango Buenos Aires, Robert Irvine Live, and KIDZ BOP. Tickets for these shows are available now at, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For group tickets, please call

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  • Tennessee State Parks to host After Thanksgiving Hikes

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm

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    Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes on Friday, Nov. 28. The fourth in the quarterly hikes program, the After Thanksgiving Hikes will be offered at each of the 55 state parks. “The After Thanksgiving Hikes are a perfect way to spend time with family and friends while working off that holiday feast,” Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said. “Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery that Tennessee has to offer at

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  • United States Navy Band Country Current to perform at Lipscomb University Sept. 15

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Country Current is the Navy’s premier country music ensemble. The seven-member group was formed in 1973 and is nationally renowned for its versatility and musicianship. The band performs a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. (US NAVY PHOTO)

    NASHVILLE — The Lipscomb University Department of Music presents a free concert by the United States Navy Band’s Country Current, on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Collins Alumni Auditorium. Country Current is the Navy’s premier country music ensemble. The seven-member group was formed in 1973 and is nationally renowned for its versatility and musicianship. The band performs a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. This ensemble

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