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Online Schedule: Feb. 2-6, Feb 9-13, Feb 16-20
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. February 2-6 Monday: Delegate Ben Cline on the 2015 General Assembly session Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. ... more >>
BARC's New Project
BARC Electric Cooperative is getting ready to move ahead with the first phase of a fiber-to-the-premises project, in an effort to deliver ultra-high-speed internet, telephone and cable television services to Rockbridge County. BARC will deliver... more >>
Health Insurance Enrollment Events
The Rockbridge Area Health Center continues to enroll local residents in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The Rockbridge Area Health Center will hold enrollment events on several Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on February 7... more >>
New Director for Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Zoo has hired a new executive director. Lucy Cook replaces Ray-Eric Correia, who left last October. Cook had been working as a national consultant, specializing in non-profit management and resource development services.... more >>
Amherst County Man Receives 5-Year Sentence
An Amherst County man, 19-year-old William Clements, has been sentenced to five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in connection with a motorcycle accident last July that claimed the life of Clements’ friend, 18-year-old Zachary Trent. ... more >>
Dominion Makes Rate Hearing Request
Officials with Dominion Virginia Power told a Senate subcommittee on Thursday that Dominion wants to avoid rate hearings until 2021 as Dominion tried to comply with proposed federal environmental regulations. In exchange for doing away with the rate... more >>
December Jobless Rate Down in Virginia
Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly in December to 4.8 percent. The rate was down 0.4 percentage point from December 2013. December’s decrease was the third consecutive monthly decline, dropping the unemployment... more >>
Doctor Suspended for Giving Pain Pills
A local ER doctor at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington has been suspended for giving pain pills to women. The Board of Medicine charged Stanley Heatwole with giving pain pills to two... more >>
Construction Worker Injured at VMI
A construction worker who was injured while working at the Cormack Field House construction site remains hospitalized at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The worker, a Glasgow man, Allen Rhodenizer, is an employee of G. J. Hopkins of Roanoke. ... more >>
Lecture February 5 at W & L
Robert Strong will deliver a lecture on Thursday, February 5 at Washington and Lee University on Jimmy Carter in the Civil Rights Era. Strong, a Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University, will speak Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in Huntley... more >>
Meeting February 5 on Parking in Lynchburg
The city of Lynchburg will hold a public meeting on parking on Thursday, February 5. The public meeting will focus on the idea of a program for parking meters in downtown Lynchburg. There will also be discussion about future renovations to the... more >>
16-Year-Old Found Safe in Arkansas
16-year-old Aysia Lewis of Christiansburg has been found safe in Arkansas. Lewis and 33-year-old Donald Quesenberry Jr. were found in Little Rock, Arkansas. Quesenberry is facing two charges at this time, including a charge related to a stolen... more >>
Unarmed Security Guards at UVa
The University of Virginia has hired an international security firm, G4S, to guide students to safety in neighborhoods near the UVa campus. Starting Monday, the unarmed security guards will be able to walk students home and wait with students at bus... more >>
Norfolk Southern Closing Roanoke Office Building
Norfolk Southern is closing its office building in Roanoke. That will force the 500 Norfolk Southern employees who work in Roanoke to move to Norfolk or Atlanta if they remain with the company. Norfolk Southern officials say Roanoke will remain the... more >>
New Liberty University Provost
Ronald Hawkins has been named Liberty University’s new provost. Hawkins replaces Ronald Godwin who retired last fall. Hawkins had been serving as interim... more >>


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