|Rockbridge Regional Fair July 27-30
The Rockbridge Regional Fair and Farm Show will be held in July at the Virginia Horse Center.
The four-day event gets underway July 27.
Meyers Amusements will provide the midway attractions, with amusement park rides.
This year’s Fair will also... more >>
|New Control Tower for Lynchburg Regional Airport
The new control tower for the Lynchburg Regional Airport should be finished by the end of the year.
The project has received federal funds, including money from the FAA’s air traffic control tower program.
The existing air traffic control tower... more >>
|Judge Tosses Out Rolling Stone Lawsuit
A federal judge in New York has tossed out one of three lawsuits facing Rolling Stone magazine in the fallout from their debunked article on an alleged rape at UVa.
Judge P. Kevin Castel granted a motion on Tuesday to dismiss the defamation lawsuit... more >>
|Plenty of Holiday Travelers
AAA projects a record number of Virginians will travel to celebrate Independence Day this year, more than 1-point-1 million, up 1.4% from last year.
AAA officials say low gas prices are motivating millions of Americans to travel this Independence... more >>
|Bob McDonnell's Future in Limbo
Former Governor Bob McDonnell might not know whether he will be tried again on corruption charges for several more months after the U. S. Supreme Court this week tossed out McDonnell’s conviction.
The justices sent the case back to the... more >>
|July 4 Events
Plenty of 4th of July events are lined up in Lexington and throughout the region.
The VMI Parade Ground will be the location on July 4 for the Rotary’s 4th of July celebration, featuring great food, music and fireworks.
In Lynchburg, the Thomas... more >>
|Former W & L Student Convicted of Misdemeanor Trespassing
Former Washington and Lee University student Sheamus Craugh, who had been charged with spray-painting graffiti on a campus building, was convicted Monday of trespassing. Craugh received a 90-day suspended jail sentence for the misdeameanor.
Craugh,... more >>
|New Laws on July 1
Several new laws take effect on Friday, July 1.
Under one of those new laws, assisted living facilities and adult day care centers are not allowed to continue to employ workers who have been convicted of violent felonies. Unlicensed child care... more >>
|Fatal Accident Sunday near Greenville
A Fishersville man, 31-year-old Christopher Diehl, has been charged with driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter, in connection with a wrong-way crash that killed a Christiansburg woman on Interstate 81 in Augusta County Sunday.
The... more >>
|Meeting Friday for Flood Volunteers
A meeting will be held Friday for those who would like to volunteer their services to assist flood victims in West Virginia.
The Faith Mountain Baptist Church on Valley Pike plans to hold a volunteers’ meeting Friday at noon.
The church is also... more >>
|300 New Jobs for Lynchburg
Pacific Life Insurance will open a business center in Lynchburg.
Pacific Life plans to create 300 new jobs and will invest nearly $4 million to open the new business center in... more >>
|Gas Price Update, June 26
Gas prices have leveled off in the region, with the latest national average at $2.31, $2.13 on average in Virginia.
AAA officials say gas prices generally peak during the summer months. They say supply appears to be meeting the growing demand and as... more >>
|Natural Bridge Could be State Park by September
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is still making plans to manage Natural Bridge as a state park, possibly by late September.
James Jones, assistant manager of James River State Park, has been selected to be manager of what will... more >>
|Volunteers Seek Supplies for West Virginia Flood Victims
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says thousands of homes and businesses have been damaged or destroyed in the flooding in his state.
The flooding killed at least 23 people.
More than 400 people are staying in shelters across the state.
... more >>
|New Gun Law on July 1
A new gun law goes into effect Friday, July 1 that will force domestic abusers to surrender their firearms within 24 hours of being served a civil protective order.
The new law is part of a gun control legislative compromise between Republican... more >>
|Greenbrier Classic Cancelled
The Greenbrier Classic scheduled for July 7th-10th has been cancelled due to flooding in West Virginia.
Officials said the Old White TPC course was damaged beyond reasonable repair to hold the tournament.
... more >>
|14th Annual Summer Day Camp at New Market Battlefield
Registration is taking place for the annual summer day camp at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, at the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park.
The camp is aimed at kids ages 7 through 12.
The camp will start on July 11 and runs through... more >>