|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 15-19
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL.
Monday: Michelle Jones with Hospice
Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press.
Wednesday: The Political... more >>
|Arts Block party in Lexington
Friday, October 3 will be the day for downtown Lexington’s second arts block party.
The city will close Washington Street to traffic between Main and Jefferson for the block party starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 3.
The event will include... more >>
|Dominion Resources Planning Pipeline
Dominion Resources and three other energy companies are planning to build a major natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina.
The pipeline will cross Virginia, passing through Highland, Augusta and Nelson Counties on its way east... more >>
|National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month.
AAA officials say Virginians need to be ready for hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and other disasters by putting together an emergency supply kit, practicing family disaster response plans and making sure... more >>
|Workplace Fatalities Drop in Virginia
Workplace deaths dropped in Virginia last year.
According to numbers released by the U.S. Department of Labor, workplace fatalities declined 15 percent in Virginia last year to 126.
Nationally, the number of workplace deaths fell 5 percent to 4,405... more >>
|Mitchell Named New Fire and EMS Director
Brandon Mitchell has been named Rockbridge County's new director of fire and EMS.
Mitchell, who will take over the position on October 1, has over 20 years of experience in the fire and EMS field.
Mitchell recently completed three years of service... more >>
|35 Years for Miles
50-year-old Scott Miles of Richmond was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison for beating his mother-in-law to death in December 2012.
A jury convicted Miles last March on one count of first-degree murder in the death of Lynda... more >>
|Candidates Forum October 1 in Lexington
The Mayor's Youth Council will hold a candidates forum in Lexington on Wednesday, October 1 for the upcoming City Council elections.
All four candidates running for three council seats will attend the forum.
The forum will get underway at 7 p.m.... more >>
|Changes to Hurricane Preparedness Plan
Governor Terry McAuliffe has released a report outlining improvements to Virginia’s hurricane preparedness plan, including an adjustment to the evacuation decision-making timeline.
The revised hurricane evacuation decision-making timeline... more >>
|Governor McAuliffe Pushing Healthcare Initiatives
Governor Terry McAuliffe has launched a new, 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians.
Governor McAuliffe says the plan is called A Healthy Virginia.
The plan will provide care to approximately 20,000 uninsured... more >>
|Virginia Tourism Numbers Rise
Virginia generated $21.5 billion in revenue thanks to tourism in 2013, a 1.4 percent increase over 2012.
In 2013, tourism in Virginia supported 213,000 jobs and provided more than $1.42 billion in state and local taxes. ... more >>
|Chamber Director Retiring
The director of the area chamber of commerce serving the Rockbridge area is retiring.
Sammy Moore, the director for the past 20 years, will step down at the end of the year.
Chamber officials plan to search for a new director, getting input along... more >>
|September Activity at the Maury River Senior Center
There’s more activity at the Maury River Senior Center in Buena Vista in September.
Ray Blouin says they have several important health programs in September, including a program Tuesday, September 16 at noon on Over the Counter Drugs with Jeanne... more >>
|Virginia Science Festival in Lexington
The Virginia Science Festival @ Lexington will take place on Sunday, October 5.
The event, set up by Main Street Lexington, is a free, one-day, interactive science party for kids and families.
The festival will cover several areas, including... 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 >>
|New Campbell County Administrator in October
Frank Rogers will officially take over as the new Campbell County administrator next month.
The 41-year-old Rogers will start as Campbell County’s new administrator on October 1.
Rogers had been serving as Bedford County’s assistant... more >>
|Warner Leads Gillespie
A new survey finds that Democratic Senator Mark Warner has a big lead over Ed Gillespie, the Republican Senate candidate.
The survey, from Christopher Newport University, gave Warner 53% of the vote, compared to Gillespie’s 31%.
Libertarian... more >>
|Child Passenger Safety Week
National Child Passenger Safety Week is being held through September 20.
The Virginia State Police say they’re trying to educate parents about the importance of choosing the right car seat for a child and the importance of registering car seats... more >>
|Ruscio Defends W & L Flag Decision
Washington and Lee President Ken Ruscio delivered Washington and Lee’s opening convocation on Wednesday.
Ruscio addressed the recent controversy regarding the university’s decision to remove replica Confederate flags from around Robert E.... more >>
|Fall Farm Day September 20
The 4th annual Rockbridge Fall Farm Day will be held Saturday, September 20.
The event will include demonstrations, exhibits and activities for kids.
There will be a corn maze and grain sorghum maze, spinning and weaving demonstrations, arts and... more >>
|Project Horizon Seeking Volunteers
Project Horizon needs volunteers who are willing to donate at least 6 hours per month to assist in their efforts of raising awareness and reducing domestic, dating and sexual violence.
Volunteer opportunities include answering the 24-hour crisis... more >>
|Searching for Missing University of Virginia Student
Charlottesville Police continue to search for a missing Uva student, 18-year-old Hannah Graham.
Friends last heard from Graham via a text message she sent early Saturday. Graham was last seen wearing a black crop top with mesh cut outs.
The... more >>
|VMI Cadet Convicted
A VMI cadet has been convicted of filing a false report.
The female cadet had claimed she was sexually assaulted by a VMI police officer who performed a cavity search on her while investigating the theft of money from the cadet’s roommates. The... more >>
|Rescue Thursday in Raphine
A deputy with the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Department rescued two fishermen on Thursday after their boat overturned in Willow Lake near Raphine.
The off-duty sheriff’s deputy used his personal kayak to help bring the two fishermen to shore.
... more >>
|Gas Price Update, Sept. 15
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.41 per gallon Friday, $3.15 in Virginia.
The national average was six cents lower than one month ago and 14 cents lower than the price from a year ago.
AAA officials expect gas... more >>
|Yard Sale for Virginia Intermont
Virginia Intermont College will be holding a yard sale Thursday in the wake of the school’s recent closing.
The private college in Bristol closed last May because of financial problems and a loss of accreditation
The school’s yard sale will be... more >>
|Neighborhood Conference in Lynchburg
Lynchburg will be the location September 18 and September 19 for the 2014 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference.
The two-day event will be taking place at the Holiday Inn in downtown Lynchburg.
The conference’s theme is “Neighborhoods... more >>
|Murder Charge Dropped in Pulaski County
A first-degree murder charge has been dropped against Leslie Dickerson, who had been charged with the murder of his former wife, Mindy Dickerson, who was found dead Jan. 27, 2005 in Pulaski County.
The first degree murder charge was dropped by... more >>