|New President for EMU
Susan Schultz Huxman will take over next January as the new president of Eastern Mennonite University.
She was named the university’s ninth president recently by the Eastern Mennonite University board of trustees and the Board of Mennonite... more >>
|Increase in Tuition and Fees at VMI
Tuition and fees will be on the rise for the next academic year at VMI.
The VMI board of visitors recently approved a 4% hike in tuition and fees for Virginia residents.
Tuition and fees would increase by 5.2% for out-of-state students.
The... more >>
|U. S. Supreme Court Reviewing McDonnell's Conviction
The U. S. Supreme Court may soon overturn the conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on political corruption charges.
Chief Justice John Roberts said it was extraordinary that dozens of former White House attorneys from Democratic and... more >>
|Tornado Relief Center Open Through May
The Evergreen Baptist Church Tornado Relief Distribution Center in Appomattox County will be open for just a few more weeks.
The center, which was set up to help Appomattox tornado victims, will cease operations at the end of May.
The center was... more >>
|Section of Blue Ridge Parkway Closed
A 15.8 mile-section of the Blue Ridge Parkway has closed for paving repairs.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is closed from milepost 90 at the Parkway’s intersection with Route 43 to near milepost 106.
Both lanes in the 15.8 mile section will be closed... more >>
|Pipeline Timetable Delayed
The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project has announced it anticipates delaying until the summer of 2017 the start of construction of the $5.1 billion pipeline.
The project is a joint venture whose partners include Dominion Resources and Duke... more >>
|Tim Kaine at VMI May 16
U. S. Senator Tim Kaine will speak at VMI’s commencement ceremony May 16.
Kaine was elected to the U. S. Senate in 2012.
He was also elected governor of Virginia in 2006 and served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2009 to... more >>
|Ruling in Nicole Lovell Case
A judge in the Nicole Lovell murder case ruled Tuesday that one of the defendants, Natalie Keepers, will not be allowed to film her own hearing this month.
The Montgomery County judge denied a motion for the cameras.
Keepers has been charged with... more >>
|Lynchburg Council Winners
Voters in Lynchburg on Tuesday decided races for Lynchburg City Council.
MaryJane Dolan won the race in Ward 1 and Sterling Wilder won the seat from Ward II.
Other winners included a couple of incumbents, Jeff Helgeson in Ward III and Turner Perrow... more >>
|I-81 Off-Ramp Work May 8
The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Interstate 81 Exit 205 northbound off-ramp, at Raphine and Steeles Tavern in Rockbridge County, Sunday, May 8 from 10 p.m. through 8 a.m. on Monday, May 9, for milling and paving.
VDOT... more >>
|Arrest Made in Roanoke Shooting Death
Roanoke Police have arrested 25-year-old Adrian Simmons and charged him with the shooting death of 35-year-old Kendall Wallace.
Wallace was shot to death early Saturday in downtown Roanoke.
Simmons is charged with second-degree murder in the death... more >>
|Tubing Victim Identified
The victim of Monday’s tubing death in the Maury River in Rockbridge County has been identified as 43-year-old Stacy Dawson of Buena Vista.
Rescue personnel got the call for a missing woman on the Maury Monday night around 7 p.m. and found... more >>
|Gas Price Update, May 2
The latest average gas price in the U. S. is $2.21 per gallon, 39 cents per gallon less compared to this same date last year.
That same gallon of gas cost $2.05 on average in Virginia.
AAA officials estimate that U.S. drivers have saved nearly $12... more >>
|Shenandoah National Park Fire Contained
A fire that burned thousands of acres in Shenandoah National Park has been fully contained.
Sections of Skyline Drive that were closed due to the blaze have been reopened.
The fire was one of the largest fires in the park's 80-year history.
... more >>
|New Property Rules in Buena Vista
Buena Vista is getting ready to enforce a newly revised ordinance that attempts to crack down on property-owners that allow their properties to become eyesores, with abandoned vehicles, tall grass and trash on the property.
Starting May 6,... more >>
|Mark Riley Lexington's Interim Police Chief
Captain Mark Riley has been named the interim police chief for the city of Lexington.
Riley will be taking over for Al Thomas, who is leaving to become the new Charlottesville police chief on May 6.
Riley, a native of Rockbridge County, has worked... more >>