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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: September 29-October 3
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. September 29-October 3 Monday: Old Farmers Almanac 2015 Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. Wednesday: The Political... more >>
Photo ID Required November 4
Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 4. Virginia voters are now required to present a photo ID before they can cast a ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include a Virginia driver’s license or ID card, a student ID from a Virginia... more >>
No Sunday Hunting on Public Lands
Officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry are reminding hunters that Sunday hunting on State Forests is prohibited. Forestry officials say a new law that took effect in July allows hunting in Virginia on Sundays but only on private lands.... more >>
Lynchburg Fire Department Marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Lynchburg Fire Department is staging a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. The department will be selling hooded sweatshirts and designed t-shirts. Money raised by the department will be given to the... more >>
Deputy Wade Wins MADD Award
Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chris Wade recently received the prestigious Mothers Against Drunk Driving award at a ceremony in Charlottesville. Chris Wade has been a deputy since 2011. Rockbridge County Sheriff Chris Blaylock says... 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 >>
7 Localities Designated Drug Trafficking Areas
Seven localities in Virginia have been designated as high intensity drug trafficking areas. The designation gives localities more access to federal resources to reduce drug trafficking. Tazewell County and the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport... more >>
Non-Perishable Food Collected in October
The United Way of Central Virginia and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank are joining together in October to collect non-perishable items for 11 nonprofit organizations. The organizations include groups like Bedford Christian Ministries, Lynchburg... more >>
New Lexington City Manager
Noah Simon will be the new city manager in Lexington. The 40-year-old Simon had been serving as assistant county manager for Floyd County, Georgia. Simon will be taking over for Jon Ellestad, who is retiring at the end of the month. Simon’s... more >>
Mountain Day Oct. 11
Downtown Buena Vista will be the location Saturday, October 11, for the Mountain Day festival. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The festival, sponsored by Celebrate Buena Vista, will be held on Magnolia Avenue, between 20th and 22nd... more >>
Campbell County Investigators Review 2009 Murder Case
Investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office are looking into the possibility that Jesse Matthew, the man charged with abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, may have also been involved in the 2009 homicide of a Campbell... more >>
Virginia Gets $1.2 Million in USDA Funds
Virginia has been awarded nearly $1.2 million in USDA funding to support local food economies. The money will be used to strengthen organic food systems through 18 projects that recruit and train farmers, expand economic opportunities, and increase... more >>
Brookville High School Student Charged
Officials with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office say a 15-year-old has been charged with making a bomb threat at Brookville High School on September 11. The 15-year-old is a student at Brookville High School. He’s been charged with a Class 5... more >>
Hannah Graham Update, Oct. 1
While investigators continue to search for the missing 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the man charged with abducting Graham, 32-year-old Jesse Matthew will have a bond hearing in Charlottesville Thursday at 10 a.m. ... more >>
Murder-Suicide July 19 in Evington
Two shooting victims found on July 19 in Evington died as the result of a murder-suicide. That’s the finding of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. Officials with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office say 73-year-old Ruby Laughon died from... more >>
Special Concert October 4 at RCHS
Rockbridge County High School will be the location on Saturday, October 4 at 7 p.m. for a special folk concert to benefit Meals on Wheels. The concert will feature Jim Connor, former member of The Kingston Trio and John Denver’s banjo man. Other... more >>
 

 

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