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Virginia Officials None Too Happy With Liberty University

The school has invited its students to return to campus

(Newser) - Officials in Lynchburg, Virginia, were fielding complaints Tuesday about the hundreds of students who have returned from their spring break to Liberty University, where President Jerry Falwell Jr. has welcomed them back amid the coronavirus pandemic. "We could not be more disappointed in the action that Jerry took in...

If Dam Fails, City Could Be Flooded in 7 Minutes

College Lake Dam overflowing near Lynchburg, Va.

(Newser) - Some 124 homes in Lynchburg, Va., are under evacuation orders with intense flooding in the region. The College Lake Dam, whose complete failure could put the downstream city of 80,000 under 17 feet of water in seven minutes, exceeded its capacity Thursday after four to six inches of rain...

This Is the Most Average City in America

US cities don't get more typical than Lynchburg, Virginia

(Newser) - There may not be a "Real America," but there's definitely an average America—and its name is Lynchburg, Virginia. NewCo Shift crunched the numbers on eight measurements (while admitting there are thousands more it could have used instead) to figure out what constitutes a typical American city....

Virginia Town Escapes Disaster as Oil Train Derails

But some CSX cars ended up in the James River in Lynchburg

(Newser) - A CSX train carrying crude oil derailed in the small town of Lynchburg, Va., today, and the AP reports that three tankers ended up in the James River. Nearby Richmond was preparing to switch to an alternate water supply, though officials said the river's high level will likely make...

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