|LU Schedules Mike Pence for October 12 Convocation
Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, will speak October 12 at Liberty University’s convocation.
Pence represented Indiana in Congress from 2001 to 2013 and took office as Indiana’s governor in... more >>
|HDT Closing Buena Vista Plant December 31
HDT Global will close its plant on Route 60, near Buena Vista, at the end of the year.
Company officials blamed the closing of the plant on significant defense spending cuts and a reduction in business over the past year or so.
Some of the jobs at... more >>
|Areva Lays Off Lynchburg Employees
Areva North America has laid off 12 people at its plant in Lynchburg as part of a nationwide reduction, due to a shrinking demand for Areva’s support for existing nuclear reactors.
The layoffs take effect in mid-November.
The employees at the... more >>
|Buena Vista Rescue Squad Marking 75th Anniversary
The Buena Vista Rescue Squad will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Saturday, October 1 with a special event.
The Squad will host a celebration Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the squad's headquarters.
The event will feature... more >>
|Gas Price Update, Sept. 26
Pump prices fluctuated this week across some regions of the Mid-Atlantic due to repairs to the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama.
Repairs to the leaking pipeline were completed and the pipeline reopened last Wednesday.
The latest national gas price... more >>
|State Police Experiencing Manpower Shortage
The Virginia State Police say the agency is experiencing a severe manpower shortage.
In the first nine months of 2016, more than 175 employees have left the department, leaving a number of vacancies for field positions.
Applications to join the... more >>
|Bedford County Supervisors Agree to Advertise for Tourism Director
The Bedford County Board of Supervisors has decided to advertise for a new tourism director.
The board agreed to offer a salary range of $70,000 up to over... more >>
|Natural Bridge State Park is Virginia's 37th State Park
The Natural Bridge State Park officially became Virginia’s 37th state park on Saturday.
It was also announced that the Natural Bridge State Park has been accepted as Virginia’s fourth affiliated unit of the National Park Service, which is... more >>
|New Waddell Elementary School Opens October 3
It looks like the new Waddell Elementary School building in Lexington will open for classes on Monday, October 3.
A target date of September 6 had to be pushed back several weeks due to delays associated with the installation of the life safety... more >>
|October 17 Debate
A debate has been lined up between 6th District Congressman, Republican Bob Goodlatte and his Democratic challenge this fall, Kai Degner.
The debate is set for Monday, October 17 at E.C. Glass High School, on Memorial Avenue in... more >>
|Supreme Court Justice at VMI February 1
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will visit the Washington and Lee University School of Law and will give a seated interview, open to the public, at VMI’s Cameron Hall February 1 at 11:15 a.m.
Ginsburg is one of three women serving... more >>
|Alleghany County Apartment Fire
Nearly 20 people in Alleghany County were displaced Sunday by an apartment fire in Clifton Forge.
Fire officials got the call for the fire in one of the apartment units just before 6 p.m.
There were no injuries.
Fire officials say water got into... more >>
|BARC's Solar Project and Learning Center
BARC’s community solar project and learning center will be visited Thursday by first-graders from Waddell Elementary School.
BARC’s community solar project is located at the former Highland Bell School building in Rockbridge County.
The BARC... more >>
|Clinton Leads in CNU and Quinnipiac Polls
While Monday’s first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton drew a large audience, a new poll from Christopher Newport University has found that Clinton leads Trump 39 percent to 33 percent in Virginia.
In the survey,... more >>
|Appomattox Town Manager Resigning
Appomattox’s Town Manager Philipp Gabathuler has decided to resign at the request of the town council.
The resignation is effective on September... more >>