|News and Sports Updates with Jim Bresnahan
Tune in weekday mornings on Classic 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450 for Jim Bresnahan's news and sports updates!
(Jim pictured below broadcasting RCHS Wildcats state tournament basketball at JMU in... more >>
|Online Schedule: November 3-7 and November 10-14
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL.
Monday: Comfort Food
Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press.
Wednesday: The Political Hour, featuring Cher... more >>
|Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program
Applications are being accepted for the Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program.
The program, in its 66th year, provides food and toys to needy families at Christmas.
Last year, the program served more than 1000 families and over 2,600 people,... more >>
|Buena Vista Christmas Parade
Those interested in having an entry in the Buena Vista Christmas parade can pick up an application at Glen Maury Park.
The parade will be held Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m.
Applications for entries are available at the Glen Maury Park office.
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|VDH Opens Ebola Hotline
The Virginia Department of Health has opened an Ebola Hotline to answer questions from the public on the virus.
The hotline number is 1-877-275-8343.
The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
State Health Commissioner Marissa... more >>
|Lee Chapel Closing December 12-Late March
Washington and Lee’s Lee Chapel and Museum will close for the installation of a new fire suppression system starting December 12.
Lee Chapel and Museum will remain closed through late March 2015.
University officials say additional renovations... more >>
|Recycling Changes in Lexington
Starting immediately, glass should not be placed in bags with recyclable materials in the city of Lexington.
City officials say the glass recycling market is virtually non-existent. That means that most glass is disposed of in a landfill.
Glass... more >>
|Maureen McDonnell's Sentencing February 20
A federal judge has rescheduled former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s sentencing for February 20.
Judge James Spencer granted the change in her sentencing date because one of Maureen McDonnell’s lawyers is involved in a federal trial in... more >>
|Home Energy Assistance Program
Columbia Gas officials say the application period for Virginia residents seeking financial assistance under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program starts Tuesday, October 14.
Applications will be taken through November 14.
Any resident in... more >>
|Snow-Removal Budget Set
VDOT has finalized its snow-removal budget in preparation for winter weather.
The Virginia Department of Transportation set its initial snow-removal budget at over $145 million.
The budget includes snow-removal materials, staff and contractor... more >>
|Lawmakers Return to Richmond November 10
The General Assembly will reconvene Monday, November 10 to take action on a budget amendment from Governor Terry McAuliffe.
State lawmakers will also meet to fill vacancies on the state Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court, along with a... more >>
|Christmas Bazaar November 8
The Buena Vista Presbyterian Church will sponsor their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 8, 8:00 a.m. – Noon.
Proceeds go to benefit church mission projects.
There will be a large assortment of handcrafted items, gift baskets, holiday... more >>
|Constitutional Amendment on Nov. 4 Ballot
Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, November 4 and voters in Virginia will decide a number of local races.
On a statewide basis, voters also will decide the fate of a constitutional amendment impacting military spouses.
The amendment would allow... more >>
|Cutler Arrested in Double Homicide
21-year-old Rashard Cutler of Richmond has been arrested for his alleged role in a double homicide in which a Heritage High graduate was killed.
Cutler has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the death of 18-year-old... more >>
|Church Bazaar November 8
The Robert E Lee Church Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 8 from 1 until 6 p.m. at the R. E. Lee Episcopal Church in Lexington.
The event will feature jewelry, a silent auction, plum puddings and other food items for sale and music.
Proceeds... more >>
|September Jobless Rate 5.5%
Virginia’s unemployment rate stood at 5.5 percent in September, unchanged from the rate in August.
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained below the national rate, which decreased 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent in... more >>
|Accident Sends One Person to Roanoke Memorial
An accident Tuesday morning on Route 252 in Rockbridge County sent one person to the hospital.
The Virginia State Police say several vehicles were involved.
One person was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where they are listed in... more >>
|Halloween Activity in Lexington and Buena Vista
There’s plenty of Halloween activity Friday in the Rockbridge area.
That includes the annual Trick-or-Treating event in downtown Lexington from 3 until 5 p.m. with a number of downtown businesses taking part.
There will also be Trick-or-Treating... more >>
|Weiss New Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Patrice Weiss has been named the new chief medical officer for Carilion Clinc.
Weiss is currently head of Carilion’s obstetrics and gynecology department.
She’ll officially take over as Carilion’s chief medical officer next... more >>
|Event Nov. 1 at Randolph College
The 2nd annual Race, Poverty and Social Justice Conference will be held Saturday, November 1 at Randolph College.
The one-day conference includes workshops on issues like fair housing, domestic violence, dialogues on race and poverty.
The... more >>
|Grand Jury Meets Nov. 3
A grand jury will decide in early November whether to file charges when it comes to a September 19 house fire that claimed the lives of two children.
The fire at the unlicensed day care operation claimed the lives of two young girls, 21-month-old... more >>
|Hearing Friday for Jesse Matthew
32-year-old Jesse Matthew, who’s been accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, has a hearing Friday in Fairfax County on charges of attempted murder, abduction and sexual assault.
Matthew will be arraigned Friday via... more >>
|Gas Prices Still Falling
Gas prices continue to decline.
Motorists in Virginia are paying $2.81 per gallon on average, compared to $3.52 per gallon in April when gas prices were at their highest in 2014. The national average was at $3.03 on Tuesday.
AAA officials say gas... more >>
|Fatal Wreck in Campbell County
The Virginia State Police continue to investigate a fatal wreck Sunday on Bedford Highway in Campbell County.
The crash claimed the life of 19-year-old Paul Huprich of Altavista.
Huprich, who died at the scene of the accident, was not wearing a... more >>
|New Health Response for Ebola
The Virginia Department of Health now plans to actively monitor the health of all travelers arriving from several countries in Africa, including Liberia and Sierra Leone, in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.
Under the new plan, screeners at airports... more >>
|Amherst Fire Ruled Accidental
Amherst fire investigators say a fire that destroyed an Elon home last week was an accidental fire.
The house on Montrose Road was declared a total loss.
There were no injuries.
The fire remains under... more >>
|Watch Out For Deer!
AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to stay alert during deer mating season.
AAA officials say thousands of deer-related crashes take place across the state each year, resulting in fatalities, injuries, and vehicle damage.
According to figures... more >>
|November Search for Alexis Murphy
The search for the remains of missing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy will resume in November.
An area in Orange County will be searched, with officials from Nelson and Orange counties taking part in the search.
Randy Taylor, who was convicted... more >>
|Snow Possible Saturday Morning
Weather forecasters say the region could get snow Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg says there’s a chance of snow Friday night into Saturday morning as colder air sweeps into the region.
They say no accumulation is... more >>
|Authorities Confirm Deputy Shot Man in Bedford County
Authorities have confirmed that a Bedford County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man Tuesday after deputies responded to a 911 call about a woman being attacked by a man.
The deputy has been placed on administrative leave, while the Virginia... more >>
|Flu Vaccine Recommended
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that citizens get a flu shot by October if possible.
Health officials say it’s difficult to predict how severe flu season will be this year.
The CDC recommends that anyone 6... more >>