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Online Schedule: May 25-29, June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. May 25-29 Monday: Memorial Day (No Show) Tuesday: Virginia Sports with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press Wednesday: The Political Hour, featuring Cher... more >>
Campbell County Budget Adopted
The Campbell County Board of Supervisors has adopted the county’s Fiscal 2016 budget. The budget includes a real estate tax rate of $0.52 per $100 of real estate value and a personal property tax rate of $4.45. The budget also includes an extra... more >>
Nelson Moe Named Virginia's CIO
Nelson Moe has been named Virginia’s new Chief Information Officer. Moe’s duties will include trying to modernize the state’s IT program. His first day as CIO will be Monday, June 8. Nelson Moe had served in the past as Chief Information... more >>
Sales Tax Holiday
This week is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Through Sunday, May 31, there will be no sales tax assessed on the purchase of hurricane-preparedness items like flashlights, batteries, rope, smoke detectors, bottled water and first aid... more >>
35-Year Prison Term for Bateman
April Bateman has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for a fatal drive-by shooting last June in Lynchburg that claimed the life of Lawrence Giusto. Bateman pleaded guilty to first-degree murder last December. In addition to the 35-year sentence,... more >>
Private Schools in VHSL
Non-boarding private schools in Virginia will be allowed to apply for membership in the Virginia High School League after Liberty Christian Academy reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit against the VHSL. Under the agreement, private schools... more >>
Trials Set for February
Six defendants charged in connection with the death of Waynesboro reserve police officer Kevin Quick will have their trials take place next February after a mistrial was declared last week. The mistrial was declared after a jurors list was taken out... more >>
VMI Lacrosse Coach Resigns
Virginia Military Institute Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Brian Anken has resigned his post to pursue other professional opportunities. Anken’s resignation is effective June 30. Anken recently completed his fifth season at VMI and compiled a 10-59... more >>
Sullivan's Contract Extended
The University of Virginia Board of Visitors has approved a two-year contract extension for UVa president Teresa Sullivan, through July 31, 2018. University Rector George Keith Martin said Sullivan has been a force for positive change that benefits... more >>
New Name for MeadWestvaco
MeadWestvaco's new company name will be WestRock. MeadWestvaco is merging with RockTenn The merger could receive the approval of shareholders in June. MeadWestvaco, now known as WestRock, operates a facility in... more >>
Hillary Clinton at Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in June
Hillary Clinton will speak at the Democratic Party of Virginia’s annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner in June at George Mason University. The event is usually held in Richmond. This time around, the Jefferson-Jackson dinner will be held June 26 at... more >>
River Rescues Monday
There were no serious injuries reported after a woman slipped and fell on rocks along the James River in the Balcony Falls area of Bedford County on Monday. The woman was transported to the hospital. Rescue crews also assisted three other people in... more >>
Loving Filmed in Central Virginia
Virginia has been selected as the filming location for Loving, a motion picture based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia married couple who, in 1958, were arrested for violating a state law at the time prohibiting interracial... more >>
Suspect Shot by Virginia State Police Trooper
A man was shot by a Virginia State Police trooper Monday after a high-speed chase on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County. The suspect who was wounded was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The Virginia State... more >>
Budget Vista's Budget Adopted
Buena Vista City Council has adopted its Fiscal 2016 budget, leaving the real estate tax rate at $1.10 per $100 assessed value. Under the budget, the personal property rate will stay at $5.85. Water and sewer rates will also remain the same, $7.48... more >>
Public Meeting on Exit 150 Improvements
The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, May 28 on planned improvements to Exit 150 on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County. The meeting will be held Thursday, May 28 at 5 p.m. at Lord Botetourt High... more >>
W & L Commencement Ceremony Thursday, May 28
Washington and Lee’s undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. on the university’s Front Lawn. Washington and Lee will award bachelor’s degrees to 454 students. University President Ken Ruscio will address... more >>
Joint Meeting for Lexington Council and School Board
There’s a joint meeting scheduled for Wednesday between Lexington City Council and the Lexington School Board. The meeting will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lexington School Board Office. The School Board and Council will be discussing... more >>


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