|News-Sports-Storm Center Updates with Jim Bresnahan
Tune in weekday mornings on Classic 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450 for Jim Bresnahan's news, sports and storm center... more >>
|Online on WREL-AM, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon
Be listening for Online, AM-1450's weekday local talk show and public affairs program, 11:05 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday, hosted by Jim Bresnahan.
You can hear different guests each day as well as regular weekly and monthly guests.
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|VMI's Commencement Speaker
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, is scheduled to speak at VMI’s commencement exercise Friday, May 16, at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall.
Approximately 315 cadets are expected to receive degrees that day, with about half... more >>
|Totenberg at VMI March 17
National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg will speak Monday, March 17, at Virginia Military Institute.
Her talk, which is titled “The Supreme Court and its Impact on You,” will take place at 11:05 a.m. in Gillis Theatre in Marshall Hall.
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|Snow Removal Costs Up
Snow removal this winter has been costly.
VDOT may surpass its $157 million snow removal budget by as much as $150 million.
VDOT says the extra costs to pay for snow removal would be paid through VDOT’s overall maintenance budget.
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|New Online Registry
Mental health workers in Virginia can now turn to a new online statewide psychiatric bed registry to find psychiatric beds for people being held for treatment under emergency custody orders.
The online registry lists available psychiatric beds at... more >>
|Work in Botetourt County
Drilling operations to make test borings on the bridge over Tinker Creek are expected to impact traffic during nighttime hours on Route 11 in Botetourt County.
The bridge is located near Hollins just north of Route 11’s intersection with Route... more >>
|Latest BARC Contest Winner
BARC Electric Cooperative continues to operate its weekly contest.
The latest winner was Jo Fulk, who submitted the following response to BARC’s question, “Our area was built on the principle of neighbors helping neighbors. How do cooperatives,... more >>
|Upgrades for Department of Forestry
The Virginia Department of Forestry has upgraded its firefighting equipment, adding five new brush trucks and four new tractor plows.
The new brush trucks feature 300-gallon water tanks and larger capacity pumps.
The new tractor plows have larger... more >>
|Walters Named Principal at Maury River
Randy Walters has been named the new principal at Maury River Middle School. The Rockbridge County School Board made the appointment Tuesday.
Walters, who had been serving as assistant principal at Rockbridge County High School, also served in the... more >>
|Over $900 Million in Spending
Visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway spent more than $900 million in surrounding communities in 2012.
That’s according to a recent report from the National Park Service, who shows that the parkway made a significant impact on Virginia and North... more >>
|Concerns over Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time officially starts at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 9.
AAA Mid-Atlantic officials say come Monday morning, many drivers may not be fully alert as they travel to work and school.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... more >>
|Lynchburg Council Candidate's Forum
A candidate’s forum will be held Monday, March 10 in Lynchburg for those running for Lynchburg City Council.
The forum is being sponsored by the Lynchburg Voters League.
It’ll be held Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Court Street Baptist... more >>
|$2 Million in Grants Awarded
The Virginia Department of Education has awarded over $2 million in grants to enhance science, technology, engineering and math instruction.
The money will go to partnerships between various school divisions and colleges and universities.
The... more >>
|Hansel Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing
21-year-old Nicholas Hansel has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Rockbridge County Circuit Court on felony charges of involuntary manslaughter and maiming a person while driving under the influence.
The former Washington and Lee student... more >>
|Veterans' Event in Lynchburg March 10
Congressman Bob Goodlatte will be hosting a Veterans’ Service Fair in Lynchburg on Monday, March 10.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. until noon that day at American Legion Post 16 on Greenview Drive in Lynchburg.
Goodlatte says the... more >>