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Online Schedule: March 9-13, March 16-20, March 23-27
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. March 9-13 Monday: Michelle Jones with Hospice Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. Wednesday: The Political Hour,... more >>
July Conference at Longwood
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is making plans for its Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project summer leadership conference. The five-day event will be held July 20-24 at Longwood University in Farmville. Virginia... more >>
Grand Jury Indicts Lexington Man
A grand jury in Botetourt County Monday indicted 51-year-old Barry Camden of Lexington with second-degree murder in connection with a deadly fight last August in Botetourt County. The fight claimed the life of 62-year-old Terry Kelly of Buchanan... more >>
Sweet Briar College Closing in August
Sweet Briar College will be shutting down operations at the end of the current academic year, due to tight finances and a declining endowment. The Sweet Briar College Board of Directors voted Saturday to close the school, which was founded in 1901. ... more >>
Red Cross Blood Shortage
The Red Cross is dealing with a blood shortage due to a number of blood drives being canceled by bad winter weather. Red Cross officials say they need more blood donations in the coming weeks. All blood types are needed, especially types O... more >>
Matthew's Trial June 29
Jesse Matthew, charged with first-degree murder in the death of University of Virginia student, 18-year-old Hannah Graham, will have his trial begin June 29 in Albemarle County. Matthew's three-week jury trial is scheduled to start June 29. Matthew... more >>
BARC Gets $240,000
BARC Electric Cooperative has been provisionally selected to receive funding through a FACC program, the Connect America Fund Rural Broadband Experiments. BARC’s award was in the amount of $240,000 to help support its fiber-to-the-premises... more >>
Changes on I-64 in Rockbridge County
The Virginia Department of Transportation has temporarily lowered the work-zone speed limit to 45 miles an hour on westbound Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County where contractors are rehabilitating bridges over the Maury River. In addition, westbound... 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 >>
Two Children Die in Carroll County Blaze
Two children were killed in a house fire Thursday in Carroll County near Galax. The fire claimed the lives of a 7-year-old boy and his 4-year-old sister. A third child is being treated for serious injuries. Another child and the mother of the... more >>
Swift Water Rescue in Botetourt County
Swift water rescue personnel in Botetourt County rescued a man and his dog from a creek in Eagle Rock on Thursday. The man had attempted to cross a creek to feed cattle on private property, just off Route 220. The man’s tractor got stuck in the... more >>
VDOT Meeting in Botetourt County
The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting on a proposed project to reconstruct the 10-mile section of Route 220 between Iron Gate and the James River bridge near Eagle Rock in Botetourt County. The meeting... more >>
Man Killed in Buchanan County by Floodwaters
A man in Buchanan County was found dead in a car that was swept away by floodwaters. The man was identified as 60-year-old Randy O’Quinn. He was found dead inside the vehicle. O’Quinn was a passenger in a vehicle that tried to drive through... more >>
Petitions To Close Down Natural Bridge Zoo
Several online petitions have been set up with the goal being to shut down the Natural Bridge Zoo. The Natural Bridge Zoo was cited recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for violations of federal regulations. The USDA report found... more >>
New Appomattox County Administrator
52-year-old Susan Adams has been named the new administrator for Appomattox County. Adams had been serving as the deputy county administrator in Charlotte... more >>
VDOT Road Update for Friday, March 6
VDOT officials say Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been working around the clock to clear snow and ice from roadways in the region. They say treacherous driving conditions persist in many areas, in the wake of the latest winter... more >>
School Closings/Delays March 6
Closed Friday: Alleghany County Amherst County, code 3 Appomattox County, code 4 Bath County Bedford County, code 2 Buena Vista, code 2 Campbell County Covington Lynchburg Nelson County Rockbridge County Lexington 2-hour delay ... more >>
Columbia Gas Sets Records
Columbia Gas of Virginia recently recorded the three highest winter demand days for natural gas delivery in its history the week of February 15. Columbia Gas posted a new single day demand delivery of natural gas on Thursday, February 19, followed... more >>
Lower Bills for Appalachian Power Customers
Appalachian Power customers will be seeing their bills decrease by 4 percent in the near future. Appalachian Power officials say the average customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each month will see their bills drop by about $4, from... more >>


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