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Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeMore >>
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. More >>
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Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night. Sgt. Denise Barnes with the Montgomery Police Department says the single-vehicle crashMore >>
Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night.More >>
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As new teachers in the Butler County school system introduced themselves to the community Thursday night, the school board also introduced and approved its new strategic plan- its five year plan for improvement.More >>
A community effort and plan for the future of the Butler County school system has become a reality. The school board outlined aspects of the new strategic plan tonight and the impact they hope it will have across the district. More >>
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum celebrated a big honor Friday.
The Guinness Book of World Records says the museum has the largest collection of motorcycles in the world. Museum officials hope the distinction will bring more gearheads to visit Birmingham.
"Since the first of the year we had people from 51 countries come to the museum. Hopefully one of those 50 will say let's open a shop or let's open open a business. Let's do something. The whole idea was to get people to Birmingham," museum founder George Barber said.
The five-story, 144,000-square foot museum is home to nearly 1,400 motorcyles. Only about half of them are currently on display.
With the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama underway this weekend, Birmingham Mayor William Bell is hoping to lure new business to the city.
"Because of this facility people from all over the world will be here and business will be discussed. Often times people don't know Birmingham until they come here. Barber Motorsports gives them the opportunity to come here," he said.
The head of the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau agrees.
"I think there are people who sit back and say, 'Birmingham? Why would I want to go to Birmimgham?' Once they get here they don't want to go home," Jim Smither said.