|Spring Fire Season Starts February 15
Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burn Ban takes effect on Monday, February 15.
The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day if the fire is within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass.
The law will be in effect through April 30.
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|10th Annual Rockbridge Bull and Oyster Fest
The 10th Annual Rockbridge Bull and Oyster Fest, aimed at benefiting the Rockbridge Area Health Center, will be held on Saturday, April 2 at Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery on Northwind Lane in Lexington.
The event will be held from 1 p.m. until 5... more >>
|Mountain State Winter Series
Don't miss the Mountain State Winter Series sponsored by the Mountain State Rodeo Association Nov. 20-11, Dec. 4-5, Jan. 29-30, Feb. 26-27 and Mar. 25-26 at Virginia Horse Center, 487 Maury River Road in Lexington.
Each Rodeo will be counted... more >>
|Emergency Need for Blood and Platelet Donations
The Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors.
Red Cross officials say they need to collect about 14,000 blood and platelet donations daily for patients at about 2,600 hospitals nationwide.
Blood and platelets are needed to... more >>
|National Guard Troops Get Orders
Local National Guard troops are heading overseas.
The 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team has received a mobilization order to enter active federal service for duty in support of ongoing overseas operations in... more >>
|FCA Event February 26 at RCHS
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the Rockbridge area will be hosting the Liberty University SOAR Dunk Team on Friday, February 26 at 7 pm in the Rockbridge County High School Gymnasium.
The SOAR team dazzles the crowd with dunks off of... more >>
|Ashley White Found Guilty
Ashley White was convicted Friday on three counts of felony child abuse and neglect for the death of her 5-year-old son Noah Thomas last March.
White will be sentenced May 16.
White's boyfriend, Paul Thomas, is scheduled to stand trial on charges... more >>
|W&L Mock Convention Selects Donald Trump
The 26th W & L Mock Convention has chosen Donald Trump as its anticipated candidate to win the Republican nomination in this year's presidential election.
Trump received 1320 votes, followed by Ted Cruz with 652 and Marco Rubio with 399.
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|New President for W & L
William C.(Will) Dudley, provost and professor of philosophy at Williams College, will be the next president of Washington and Lee University.
W&L’s Board of Trustees elected Dudley as the university’s 27th president during its meeting in... more >>
|Lynchburg Mayor Won't Run in May
Lynchburg Mayor Michael Gillette has announced he will not seek another term on Lynchburg City Council from Ward 1.
Gillette has served on City Council since 2004.
He was appointed mayor in 2012.
The next elections for Lynchburg City Council will... more >>
|Threat Against PMHS Results in Lockdown Thursday
A Parry McCluer High School student allegedly made a threat on Thursday via social media against Parry McCluer High School.
Buena Vista Police investigated the threat.
Parry McCluer High School was placed on lockdown for a few hours Thursday... more >>
|House Fire in Lexington
Lexington fire officials say the cause of Wednesday's house fire at 201 North Randolph Street was accidental.
Fire officials say the most likely cause was improperly discarded smoking materials.
The fire started on a wooden exterior staircase on... more >>
|Winter Storm Watch
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the region Sunday night through Tuesday morning.
Look out for 3 to 6 inches of snow and sleet and one to two-tenths inch of ice with strong gusty winds and low wind chills into early... more >>