Remembering Ryan Massie: Benefit Concert Draws Hundreds for Skatepark Funds

After the death of her son, Selena Blankenship is trying to raise money for a memorial half-pipe. A crowd gathered in the Lynchburg Armory the night of Dec. 1 for the Ryan Massie Memorial Concert, where family and friends of the late Ryan Massie honored his life together. Red, blue and green lights flashed rapidly as local bands played music ranging from folk to rock … Continue reading Remembering Ryan Massie: Benefit Concert Draws Hundreds for Skatepark Funds

Awareness Garden: A Memorial to Loved Ones

Bells, bricks and flowers help locals remember those who have battled cancer. Jessica Barger and her mother Ramona talked together openly about death. With Ramona battling breast cancer, it was not a topic they could avoid. “My mom was like, ‘I don’t want a grave, I don’t want that, but I want somewhere that you can go and sit and talk to me,’” Jessica Barger … Continue reading Awareness Garden: A Memorial to Loved Ones