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Popular Lynchburg taco stand to close, looking to relocate

One popular Lynchburg taco stand is having to relocate. Tacos Locos located on Fort Ave has been renting the space their truck is on for the past seven years. Tacos Locos has been serving up popular dishes to Lynchburg for 7 years (Credit: WSET) But recently, the landlord of the property informed them that he was selling the property and that the truck would have to vacate. They were given 30… → Read More

Lunar Eclipse Sunday night; will we be able to see it?

Attention Sky Watchers! You'll want to look up Sunday night into Monday morning as the moon will be seeing red. Or rather - you'll be seeing a red moon. It's another Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon. More accurately, the Earth will cast a shadow over the moon, giving it the reddish color that we'll see. Caption: Timeline and Forecast of the… → Read More

Attention Skywatchers: Lunar eclipse visible this weekend... if the clouds break

Attention Sky Watchers! You'll want to look up Sunday night into Monday morning as the moon will be seeing red. Or rather - you'll be seeing a red moon. It's another Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon. More accurately, the Earth will cast a shadow over the moon - giving it the reddish color that we'll see. SEE ALSO:Homes collapse into ocean… → Read More

100-Mile Yard Sale brings miles of deals to Central Virginia

You can find just about anything at a yard sale. Just imagine what you can find at a yard sale 100 miles long! It stretches from Charlottesville to Danville each and every year. SEE ALSO: Lynchburg parents struggle to find baby formulaAnd just about anything you can think of is here. "People that make homemade art, out of metal - kind of a hodgepodge kinda deal" saidBrian Doyle, from Georgia.… → Read More

Local teen trying to spell his way to a championship

Graham Woodruff from Forest is trying to be a National Champion. However, instead of writing his path to glory - he's trying to s-p-e-l-l his way there. "I spelled the word diaphoresis," Woodruff said. Graham is studying to participate in his first-ever National Spelling Bee. SEE ALSO: 'The stars aligned', Lynchburg Humane Society welcomes pups from Puerto Rico. The weeklong spectacle is… → Read More

A frosty night will give way to a warming trend for the rest of the week

Monday truly felt like the day after Valentine's Day, not exactly the day after Easter. We saw a little bit of everything weather-wise on our Monday, even some sunshine by day's end. For Tuesday, we look to continue the trend of snow showers for some, mainly in the morning, and start the process of warming things up. Tuesday is partly to even mostly sunny. → Read More

Future fans and drivers get hands on experience at Martinsville

NASCAR has built its empire on small, community-based towns and cities. Martinsville is one of the longest stops on the circuit. In part because of the exciting racing, but also because of the community that calls it home. "We try and be excellent corporate citizens and give back to the community, and this is an excellent way to do that said Clay Campbell, Track President of Martinsville… → Read More

Heavy rain, gusty winds Thursday as severe systems move through; tornadoes possible

After a period of dry and windy conditions across the Heart of Virginia, Thursday brings heavy rain, gusty winds and the threat of a tornado. Central Virginia has the potential for strong to severe storms -- some could even occur before lunchtime for a few areas. In fact, we're actually watching two separate threats with this system. Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, March 31, 2022. (Credit:… → Read More

Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend

It's that time again. You either love it, or you hate it. We're talking Daylight Saving Time. It's starting back up again Sunday morning at 2 a,m. -- or really 3 a. m. once we turn the clocks ahead one hour. This is also a good time to change the smoke detector batteries (Credit: WSET) The debates over the benefits for and against Daylight Saving Time are endless. You can find numerous studies… → Read More

Car show brings style while supporting charity in Roanoke

Car enthusiasts are out in full force for a big Star City tradition. Just a small sampling of the cars you'll see at the 41st MDA Car Show in Roanoke. (Credit: WSET) The 41st annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Car Show is this weekend at the Berglund Center. Inside you'll find two floors of exhibits with everything from classic to modern cars. Just a small sampling of the cars you'll see at… → Read More

Lynchburg students build robot that is exploring Antarctica

One robot made right here in Central Virginia is exploring one of the most desolate parts of the globe. Get this, the robot was made by high school seniors at the Central Virginia Governor's School in Lynchburg! The robot can detect temperature, it's got a full range of motion, and most importantly, it can lift and move objects. Caption: Local Students build robot that is exploring Antarctica,… → Read More

Tow truck drivers honor one of their own with procession through Appomattox

An Appomattox tow truck company is honoring one of its own Friday. Ronald Wayne Gallier had been employed with PGI Towing & Transports since 2016. Gallier passed away recently after a battle with throat cancer. Ronald Wayne Gallier had been employed with PGI since 2016. Trained as a wreck master, Ronald worked most all accidents scenes and was an on-call driver for nights and weekends. → Read More

Get crazy at The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar!

Things are getting crazy at the Graves Mill Center. The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar opened Monday and the lines have been long ever since. The Crazy Mason is currently open Tuesday through Sunday from 3 until 9. (Source: WSET) RELATED: Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar will open new Lynchburg location on Tuesday. If you're in the mood for ice cream and a whole lot more, look no further. → Read More

Central Virginia sees chilly rain on Sunday with dry week ahead

Sunday starts off chilly, but not quite as chilly as Saturday morning as the extra clouds have really done their jobs and kept us a little warmer. We continue that trend into the afternoon, too. Sunday will be dry before rain moves in as we go into the middle of the afternoon. Forecast for Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. (Credit: WSET) Most places should start to see rain increase anytime after lunch,… → Read More

A fitting tribute to Lynchburg's Titan of Towing

On Thursday, at the old Glenn A Trent Station, tow trucks once again gathered. But they were not gathering for business. They were gathering to remember one of their own, and to pay their respects, one last time. "There's nobody in the towing business that doesn't know Glenn A. Trent" said Roger Wright, a longtime friend and employee of Trent. SEE ALSO:'So lucky to survive that:' Close call for… → Read More

Forest man uses projection mapping to bring holiday alive

In the blink of an eye, a Forest man's home lights up with holiday cheer. "It was something unique, different, we had not seen in the area before. I also don't like ladders and this was an easy way to light up the whole house" Chris Riddick said. The decorating style is called projection mapping and uses a projector to light up a home. Projection mapping on Forest home, Dec. 25, 2021. (Credit:… → Read More

Potential for strong storms as cold front sweeps through Central Virginia Monday

Monday will start off quiet before a cold front sweeps through Monday afternoon and into the evening. Weather forecast for Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. (Credit: Will Stafford/WSET) This front will spark several showers and even some strong storms. Weather forecast for Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. (Credit: Will Stafford/WSET) SEE ALSO:Fall colors coming soon for leaf peeping in Central Virginia. The… → Read More

More rain Wednesday afternoon; flooding and storms possible, too

Get ready to have weather whiplash as we go through the day Wednesday and head into the second half of the workweek. We’ve got a lot of weather and some decent changes coming our way over the next 24 hours as our first fall front moves in. Wednesday brings more rain-- some of it heavy at times. Just like Tuesday, it may not rain the whole day but a good chunk of it will have rain in it, and the… → Read More

Lynchburg's Boys and Girls Club gets a 'big' surprise at gala

The Boys and Girls Club of Lynchburg is celebrating its 15th Anniversary tonight. And speaking tonight at their Gala is Super Bowl Winning Offensive Tackle, and subject of the movie "The Blind Side" - Michael Oher. Oher spoke to the kids at the club this afternoon. → Read More

Cooler temps ushered into Central Virginia this weekend

We’ve been watching a few complexes of showers and storms the last few days that have tried to push into our area. Some of them have, but most have not. Friday, as a cold front crosses through the area, that should give us one last chance for storms, before a break in the action as we go through Saturday. Storms have missed us to our north and to our south and west. (Credit: WSET) Friday… → Read More