, 2022-12-30 13:30:00,
A major Republican victory in Lynchburg politics, a damaging tornado in Bedford County, a brighter outlook for the old Central Virginia Training Center property and more: Here is a selection of some of the top local news events from 2022.
1: GOP sweep in Lynchburg City Council elections
Three Republican candidates claimed victories in the at-large Lynchburg City Council elections, ousting two incumbents and paving the way for a Republican majority on the governing body.
Stephanie Reed, Martin Misjuns and Larry Taylor were the top three vote-getters in the November election. The three were on the ballot alongside incumbents Treney Tweedy and Beau Wright plus newcomers Patrick Earl and Walter Virgil Jr.
This marked the first year the council election was held in November rather than May, following a law passed last year by the Virginia General Assembly that moved local general elections to November.
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Misjuns, Reed and Taylor were endorsed by the Lynchburg Republican City Committee. With Republicans Jeff Helgeson of Ward III and Chris Faraldi of Ward IV already on council, the GOP will have a…
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