|BARC Project Moving Forward
BARC's plan to build a Fiber-to-the-Home high speed Internet network is moving ahead.
BARC’s board of directors recently approved loan documents and BARC's lender has provided approval assurances.
The first phase of BARC’s system-wide project... more >>
|Natural Bridge Becomes State Park in September
Natural Bridge will enter the Virginia State Park system in September.
The Natural Bridge State Park designation becomes official September 24.
Natural Bridge will become Virginia’s 37th state park.
The Natural Bridge State Park features trails,... more >>
|Disaster Relief Available after June Flooding
Flood victims in areas of Virginia and West Virginia that experienced flooding on June 23 can apply for a disaster loan.
Businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters need to apply for disaster relief by the application deadline of... more >>
|Clinton Leads in Roanoke College Poll
A new poll from Roanoke College gives Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton a 16-point lead over Republican Donald Trump among likely Virginia voters.
Clinton and Trump were dead even in a poll released in May.
Hillary Clinton’s... more >>
|Extended Comment Period for Apex Clean Energy's Project
Apex Clean Energy has extended the comment period for its proposed Rocky Forge wind farm project in Botetourt County.
The comment period will run through September 6.
It’ll give citizens the chance to send in written comments on several... more >>
|LU's Convocation Speakers
Liberty University has unveiled the list of some of the school’s convocation speakers for the upcoming academic year.
The speakers include Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell and media giant Steve Forbes, who ran for president as a Republican in 1996... more >>
|Governor McAuliffe Restoring Felon's Voting Rights
Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that he has restored civil rights to almost 13,000 people whose voter registrations were nullified by a Virginia Supreme Court order.
McAuliffe says the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office is vetting each... more >>
|Soering's Lawyer Seeks Pardon From Governor McAuliffe
Convicted killer Jens Soering, who was found guilty of a double murder in Bedford County in 1990, is seeking a pardon from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
Soering’s lawyer, Steven Rosenfield said his client Jens Soering did not get a fair trial... more >>
|Fee Increases Possible in 2017
Blue Ridge Parkway staff will hold several town hall meetings to discuss possible fee increases in 2017.
The current $16.00 per night camping fee at all Parkway campgrounds would be increased to $20.00.
The current $30.00 group camping fee would... more >>
|Gas Price Update, Aug. 22
The summer driving season is winding down and gasoline prices are rising slightly.
The national average price for regular unleaded is $2.16 per gallon, $1.94 on average in Virginia.
The national average is 47 cents less than the same date last... more >>
|Lynchburg Police Officer Facing DUI Charge
A Lynchburg Police officer, Timothy Dooley, is facing a DUI charge after being arrested by the Virginia State Police for driving while intoxicated on Sunday.
Dooley was off-duty at the time of the incident.
Dooley was placed on administrative leave... more >>
|RCHS and PMHS Kick Off Football Season Friday
The 2016 high school football season kicks off Friday locally with Rockbridge County hosting Parry McCluer at 7 p.m.
You can hear the game on 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450, starting at 6 p.m. with an expanded pre-game show.
Pre-sale tickets for Friday’s... more >>
|FBI Investigating Roanoke County Stabbing
Authorities continue to investigate a stabbing last weekend at a Roanoke County apartment complex that may have links to terrorism.
The FBI is investigating after a 20-year-old stabbed a man and woman at a Roanoke apartment complex in what’s being... more >>