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Online Schedule: May 4-8, May 11-15, May 18-22, May 25-29
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. May 4-8 Monday: Andrew Mather with Peaks of Otter and Bob Innes with Columbia Gas Tuesday: Virginia Sports with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press ... more >>
Town Hall Meetings in Virginia
The Virginia Cyber Security Commission is hosting town hall meetings throughout the state over the next few months. The meetings are being held to gather public input and will focus on issues like cyber crime and cyber security programs. The next... more >>
Tuition and Fees Rising at VMI
The cost of attending VMI is on the rise. The VMI Board of Visitors recently approved a 5-and-a-half percent hike in tuition and fees. Total cost for in-state cadets will increase next academic year to just over $25,200 and will rise to more than... more >>
Virginia's Death Row Numbers Declining
New numbers released by the Death Penalty Information Center show that Virginia has sent only six people to death row in the last nine years after sending 40 people over the previous eight years. At last report, Virginia had just eight inmates... more >>
Millette Retiring from Virginia Supreme Court
The Virginia Supreme Court has announced that LeRoy Millette Jr. plans to retire from the court at the end of July and will serve as a senior justice. Millette was appointed to the court in 2008 by Governor Tim Kaine. The 66-year-old Millette, who... more >>
Jesse Matthew Charged with Capital Murder
Jesse Matthew is now facing a capital murder charge in connection with the death of UVa student Hannah Graham. Matthew's trial is scheduled to begin June 25. The 18-year-old Graham disappeared last September in Charlottesville. Her remains were... more >>
May Activity at the Maury River Senior Center
There’s plenty of activity at the Maury River Senior Center in May. Ray Blouin will have a program Friday, May 8 at noon on Preserving and Boosting your Memory. Ray Blouin will deliver a program on Mother’s Day Memories Tuesday, May 12 at... more >>
Rock the Bridge May 17
The annual Rock the Bridge event will be held in Lexington Sunday, May 17 from noon until 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by Main Street Lexington, will feature vendors, food and drink, activities for kids and music by the DJ Williams Projekt. This... more >>
Traffic Signals Painted in Downtown Lexington
The color of traffic signals in downtown Lexington will be changed from brown to black beginning Monday, May 4. The color change was one of the recommendations contained in the city’s Downtown Enhancement Plan Study from 2013. Work will begin at... more >>
Number of Wildlife Illegally Shot Rising
The Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro treated two bald eagles this month that were victims of gunshot wounds and both had to be euthanized. Officials with the Wildlife Center say, on average, the center admits one to three eagles each year... more >>
Bridge Replacement in Rockbridge County
Part of Route 638 in Rockbridge County is scheduled to close for a bridge replacement from 8 a.m. on Monday, May 11 until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. The work zone is between Route 632 (Hall Place Drive) and Route 631 (Union School Road). ... more >>
Bedford County School Budget Approved
The Bedford County School Board on Monday approved the school budget for the 2015-16 school year. The board voted 6-1 in favor of the budget, which includes more than $2,500,000 for employee raises.... more >>
Ashley Baker Sentenced for Hit-And-Run
Ashley Baker was sentenced Monday to four months in jail for hitting and seriously injuring a cyclist last year on Route 11 in Rockbridge County. Baker also received three years of supervised probation and had her driver’s license revoked for... more >>
Charges in Smith Mountain Lake Murder
31-year-old Daniel Arnot has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Arnot's ex father-in-law, 66-year-old Brian Foy. Foy's body was discovered Saturday at his home on Waterside Drive on Smith Mountain Lake. His former... more >>
Augusta County Jury Recommends 7 Years
20-year-old Michael Williams, was found guilty Thursday by a jury in Augusta County of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Coleman Neeley. The jury recommended a prison sentence of seven years. Williams will be formally sentenced on... more >>
New JMU Convocation Center Planned
James Madison University officials are making plans to build a new convocation center. University officials are seeking to build a new 8,500-seat arena at the corner of University Boulevard and Carrier Drive, adjacent to the East Campus Dining Hall... more >>
Gas Price Update, May 4
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline climbed above $2.50 per gallon on April 24 for the first time in more than four months. At last report, an average gallon of gas in Virginia cost $2.40. AAA officials say despite recent... more >>
Bedford Judge Issues Sweet Briar Ruling
A Bedford County judge on Wednesday issued an injunction that will prevent Sweet Briar College from selling or transferring assets for six months. Under the ruling, Sweet Briar can still close in August but can’t sell anything connected to the... more >>
Driver Dead After Stand-Off on I-81 in Botetourt County
A female driver stopped by authorities on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County Tuesday died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities say 56-year-old Willa Good was a suspect in an earlier shooting in Staunton that sent Ralph Siron to the UVA... more >>
Mock Convention Spring Kickoff
The Mock Convention Spring Kickoff will be May 6-9 at Washington and Lee University. The schedule for the Mock Convention Spring Kickoff includes a Presidential Issues panel in Wilson Auditorium on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. The Mock Convention... more >>


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