Archives for May 2017

Unemployment

Unemployment continues to decline in Lynchburg as more employers look to hire people. That was evident at yesterday’s job fair hosted by Reliant Hiring Solutions as 26 companies were represented. More than 300 people came out to apply for a variety of positions. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance says that unemployment has dropped from a nine-percent high in 2010 to where it is today at four-point-five-percent.

Roanoke Times Closing

The Roanoke Times is shutting down its printing facility. The newspaper says 53 employees will be furloughed as printing operations are shifted to Lynchburg and Richmond. The downtown Roanoke printing press will cease to operate in August. The move comes as the newspaper industry continues to consolidate operations.

Champions Workout

The Champion’s Workout will be held every Sunday from 5 to 6 pm at South Covington United Methodist Church. If you need a jumpstart on your summer routine, this workout features weight loss, cardio, muscle tone and stress relief. Feel free to call 962-7527 for more information.

Virginia Hunters

Virginia hunters had their third best spring turkey hunting season on record this year. The Roanoke Times reports that hunters killed 18,860 wild turkeys this spring, a 9 percent increase from last year.

Best Spring Turkey Hunting In VA History

Virginia hunters had their third best spring turkey hunting season on record this year.
Hunters killed 18,860 wild turkeys this spring, a 9 percent increase from last year.
The state record was set in 2015, at 20,580. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries forest game bird project leader Gary Norman said Virginia’s wild turkey population is at record highs, with a population estimated to be as high as 195,000. The DGIF board recently rejected a proposal to increase the daily limit from one bird to two.

Posted to wjvr.vncnews.com
May. 31, 2017 12:08 PM CST
by pkilleen

Best Spring Turkey Hunting In VA History

Virginia hunters had their third best spring turkey hunting season on record this year.
Hunters killed 18,860 wild turkeys this spring, a 9 percent increase from last year.
The state record was set in 2015, at 20,580. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries forest game bird project leader Gary Norman said Virginia’s wild turkey population is at record highs, with a population estimated to be as high as 195,000. The DGIF board recently rejected a proposal to increase the daily limit from one bird to two.
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Suit Against DMV Commish Won’t Be Reconsidered

A federal judge has decided not reconsider a class-action lawsuit filed against the commissioner of Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles. The Daily Progress reports Judge Norman Moon is standing by his decision to dismiss the case from federal court saying in a May 22 ruling that the issues were “fairy litigated before” and new arguments plaintiff attorneys raised in a motion filed April 10 should have been submitted earlier in the litigation.
Moon noted reconsideration is an “extraordinary remedy that should be used sparingly.”
The Legal Aid Justice Center filed the lawsuit against the DMV in July on behalf of low-income drivers who lost their license for failing to pay court debts.

Boat Ramp closed

People planning to go out on the James River have been disappointed as Lynchburg area boat ramps have remained closed. The Lynchburg Fire Department says it’s for the best since the water remains high and is moving swiftly after the recent rainfall. Officials say the public boat ramps will remain closed for the next day or so until the water goes down.

Lumberjack Season Opens

The Covington Lumberjacks will kick of season 17 this Friday night at Casey Field. There will be a sneak peak, as the Virginian Review reports tomorrow at 7 pm. There will be no charge for tomorrows game and the the concession stand will be open. This Friday they will host the Charlottesville Tom Sox, in their regular season opener at Casey Field at 7 Pm.

Two Cent Lunches

Don’t forget Mallow Presbyterian will be offering “Two-Cents Lunches” on Wednesdays this summer. It starts tomorrow at Noon and will run through Wednesday, July 26th. Gather the kiddos, Grandparents and neighbors and join them every Wednesday at Noon. According to the Virginian Review, there will be a short Bible story each week.