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Online Schedule: Dec 22-26, Dec 29-Jan 2 and Jan. 5-9
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. Dec 22-26 Monday: Mary with the Virginia Egg Council/Holiday recipes Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. Wednesday:... more >>
Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations
The Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to donate blood during the holiday season. To encourage donations, all those who donate blood December 24 through January 4 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Eligible... more >>
Governor's Proposed Budget Changes
Governor Terry McAuliffe has released details about his proposed changes to the state’s biennial budget. The governor wants to increase the money that is spent to attract businesses to Virginia. Governor McAuliffe also still wants to expand... more >>
Online Survey in Lynchburg
Lynchburg officials are seeking public input on city services. The city has set up an online survey in order to get citizens’ input on education and economic development. Lynchburg residents will be able to fill out the online survey through... more >>
State Grant for Poplar Forest
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest in Bedford County has received a state grant to help design a new entrance way. The state grant, of just over $132,000, will pay for extra personnel to survey the grounds where the entrance parkway will be located,... more >>
Open Enrollment Deadlines
Monday, December 15 was the last day to apply to qualify for health insurance by January 1 through the Affordable Care Act. Open Enrollment will continue for the next few months. You have until February 15, 2015 to sign up for health care coverage... more >>
New VMI Football Coach
Scott Wachenheim has been named the new head football coach at VMI. A 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and veteran coach with over 25 years of experience in the college ranks, Wachenheim comes to VMI from the University of... more >>
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 >>
ACA Disappointed in Buena Vista's Decision
ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation, the insurance company handling Buena Vista’s debt payments on the Vista Links Golf Course, says it’s disappointed in the recent decision by Buena Vista City Council to stop the city’s debt payments on the $10... more >>
Holiday Lane Closures
The Virginia Department of Transportation is lifting lane closures on interstates and other roads from noon Christmas Eve until noon New Year's Eve. VDOT officials say there are a few permanent work zones to be aware of, including I-64 in Rockbridge... more >>
Dominion's Alternate Route
Dominion has released details about an alternate route for its Atlantic Coast pipeline, which would bypass Nelson County. Dominion's preferred route for the pipeline would run through Highland and Nelson counties. The alternate route would take... more >>
Survey at Natural Bridge
A survey will be done in an effort to have the Natural Bridge property added to the National Register of Historic Places. Consultants will complete the $15,000 survey. Placement on the National Register of Historic Places could allow Natural Bridge... more >>
New Business for Lynchburg
Seven Hills Food, LLC will open a meat processing facility in the City of Lynchburg. The company, a locally-sourced meat processing operation, will invest $3 million and create 43 new jobs in Lynchburg. The Commonwealth of Virginia is partnering... more >>
New Law for Older Drivers
Starting January 1, drivers 75 or older will have to renew their driver’s license in person every five years, as opposed to the current eight-year period. AAA recently released a report that found that nearly 80 percent of drivers 75 or older... more >>
No Charges in October Shooting
No charges will be filed against two Christiansburg police officers and a Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy who killed a Christiansburg man in October. A report compiled by investigators with the Virginia State police found that the three law... more >>
Man Arrested for Assaulting Rockbridge County Deputy
Rockbridge County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 26-year-old man on Wednesday and charged him with two felony counts of assaulting a deputy following an incident on Pine Forest Road. Investigators say after deputies responded to a domestic... more >>
Sheriff's Office Investigating Burglaries
The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a number of recent burglaries. That includes the theft of custom-made Christmas wreaths from Herman’s Produce on Route 60 East. Investigators are also looking into other... more >>
$17.5 Million for Preschool Programs
Virginia will receive $17.5 million in federal grant money to expand preschool programs. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Education. The money will help support and expand Virginia Preschool Initiative programs in 11 school districts in... more >>
Ex-Offenders Rights Restored
Governor Terry McAuliffe says the state has restored the rights of more than 5,100 ex-offenders in his first year in office. McAuliffe says he has always believed that people who served their prison time should have the opportunity to be... more >>
Holiday Travel Expectations
AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting that approximately 2.8 million Virginians will be traveling during the year-end holiday season, December 23 through January 4. That represents a 3.5% increase compared to the same time a year ago. AAA officials say... more >>
Successful Christmas Basket Program Saturday
Saturday was the day for the packing of the baskets for the annual Rockbridge Christmas Basket program. Volunteers packed 1700 boxes for 1070 families, including 1059 children. Organizers say the program was able to deliver more than 64,000 pounds... more >>
 

 

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