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Online Schedule: Jan 26-30, Feb. 2-6, Feb 9-13, Feb 16-20
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. January 26-30 Monday: Delegate Ben Cline on the 2015 General Assembly session Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. ... more >>
Civil War Activity in Appomattox
Officials in Appomattox plan to hold a number of events in April to mark the 150th anniversary of the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Events between April 8 and April 12 are being sponsored by... more >>
BARC's New Project
BARC Electric Cooperative is getting ready to move ahead with the first phase of a fiber-to-the-premises project, in an effort to deliver ultra-high-speed internet, telephone and cable television services to Rockbridge County. BARC will deliver... more >>
Health Insurance Enrollment Events
The Rockbridge Area Health Center continues to enroll local residents in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The Rockbridge Area Health Center will hold enrollment events on several Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on January 24,... more >>
Ben Cline's Bills for 2015 General Assembly Session
Republican delegate Ben Cline has introduced several bills aimed at helping working families and farmers in Virginia. Cline says he has introduced legislation to eliminate the current half percent state sales and use tax on food. Another bill would... more >>
2014 Busy Year for Virginia Outdoors Foundation
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation was busy in 2014. The land conservation agency permanently protected more than 27,000 acres last year through 125 conservation... more >>
United Way Fund-Raising Campaign Update
Donations are still being accepted for the most recent United Way fund-raising campaign that covers Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County. The goal of the campaign is $260,000. At last report, the campaign had raised $191,000, nearly 75% of... more >>
Carilion Lifts Restrictions
Carilion Clinic reports that it has seen a steady decline in the number of patients being treated for the flu since the beginning of January. As a result, visitor restrictions put in place on Dec. 31, 2014 have now been lifted at Carilion... more >>
Hansel Will Serve 3 Years
Former Washington and Lee student Nicholas Hansel pleaded guilty Thursday and received a three-year prison term for a 2013 DUI wreck in Rockbridge County that claimed the life of Washington and Lee student Kelsey Durkin. Once Hansel is released from... more >>
Maureen McDonnell's Proposed Sentencing Guideline Range
The wife of former Governor Bob McDonnell, Maureen McDonnell, will be sentenced next month after being convicted of nine corruption charges. The U.S. probation office has decided that the appropriate sentencing guideline range for Maureen McDonnell... more >>
Budzinski New Hillcats' Manager
Mark Budzinski has been named the new manager of the Lynchburg Hillcats. The Hillcats will be the Class-A Advanced affiliate this coming season for the Cleveland Indians. Budzinksi was drafted by the Indians in 1995. He made a brief appearance in... more >>
HSUS Claims Abuse and Neglect at Natural Bridge Zoo
The Humane Society of the United States claims an undercover investigation at Natural Bridge Zoo revealed abuse and neglect of animals. Officials with the Humane Society claim their nearly five-month investigation uncovered the persistent... more >>
Fatal Home Invasion in Amherst County
Investigators with the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office say 81-year-old Norma Jean Freeman was killed after a home invasion early Thursday at a home in Madison Heights. Norma Jean Freeman and her 63-year-old son, Allen Freeman were both beaten by... more >>
Governor Seeks Expansion of Virginia Values Veterans Program
Governor Terry McAuliffe says the Virginia Values Veterans Program, a program aimed at hiring veterans, has now lined up 10,000 jobs for veterans. Since June 2012, more than 230 companies have been accepted into the program. Governor McAuliffe... more >>
No DNA Link Between Matthew and Murphy
Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony Martin says there is no DNA link between Jesse Matthew and Alexis Murphy. Jesse Matthew has been charged with the disappearance of University of Virginia Hannah Graham, who body was found last fall. ... more >>
HumanKind Gets Grant
Humankind has received a $15,000 grant from Capital One to help support the offering of short term, low-interest loans to families for car purchases or repair. HumanKind used to be known as Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family... more >>
School Grading Scale and Minimum Wage Bills
A bill in the General Assembly to repeal the state's A-F grading scale for individual schools received the backing Monday of a Senate subcommittee. A similar measure is pending in the House of Delegates. Meanwhile, a Senate committee Monday voted... more >>
Virginia Lawmakers' Reaction to State of the Union Address
There was mixed reaction from Virginia lawmakers when it comes to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Democratic Senator Tim Kaine said President Obama made a strong case for why America is well-positioned for success. He... more >>


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