|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 >>
|New Alert System for Lynchburg
Lynchburg is getting ready to launch a new emergency alert system called Lynchburg Alerts.
The alert system will start in January.
The city’s department of communications and marketing received a federal grant to implement the system.
The system... more >>
|Online Schedule: Nov. 24-28 and Dec. 1-5
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL.
Monday: Michelle Jones on Hospice Month
Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press.
Wednesday: The Political... more >>
|Open Enrollment Update
The second health insurance Open Enrollment began on November 15.
To help people enroll in a health insurance plan, the Rockbridge Area Health Center is scheduling appointments.
Health center officials say staff and volunteers are available to... more >>
|W & L Christmas Candlelight Service
Washington and Lee’s annual Christmas Candlelight Service featuring the University Singers will be held Thursday, December 11, at 8 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Seating will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The public is invited to the event at no charge.
Music... more >>
|Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program
Applications are being accepted for the Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program.
The program, in its 66th year, provides food and toys to needy families at Christmas.
Last year, the program served more than 1000 families and over 2,600 people,... more >>
|Ethics Commission Recommends Changes
Governor McAuliffe's ethics commission has come up with several recommendations to tighten laws covering gifts and accountability for lawmakers and public officials.
The commission has recommended imposing a flat $250 limit on any type of gift... more >>
|Goodlatte Chairman of Judiciary Committee
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte will serve another two years as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
The Republican begins his 12th term in Congress in January.
Goodlatte said he’s proud of the legislative accomplishments of the... more >>
|Seasonal Changes at the Virginia Horse Center
The Virginia Horse Center Foundation will make seasonal changes to the workforce of the Virginia Horse Center, starting in December.
Foundation officials say the adjustments may impact up to 16 full and part-time employees. They say the changes are... more >>
|Liquor Pricing Adjustments Approved
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has approved pricing changes that will result in Virginians paying at least 24 cents more on average for a bottle of liquor starting December 8.
The board agreed to raise prices on miniature bottles of... more >>
|Toys for Tots Campaign
The 2014 Rockbridge County Toys for Tots campaign is underway.
The campaign is being sponsored by the Rockbridge Patriots Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Volunteers plan to collect new, unwrapped toys and donations next Saturday, November... more >>
|Lee Chapel Closing December 12-Late March
Washington and Lee’s Lee Chapel and Museum will close for the installation of a new fire suppression system starting December 12.
Lee Chapel and Museum will remain closed through late March 2015.
University officials say additional renovations... more >>
|10-Day Fair in 2015
The West Virginia State Fair will run a little longer in 2015.
The 2015 West Virginia State Fair will get underway August 14 and will run through August 23.
Fair officials say adding a Sunday to the schedule on the final weekend will give those... more >>
|Overheated Extension Cord Caused Lexington Fire
Lexington fire officials say a house fire Wednesday on Enfield Road was accidental in nature and caused by an overheated extension cord in the living room of the home.
Firefighters got the call for the fire at 334 Enfield Road just after 3 p.m.... more >>
|Warner and Kaine Support Forest Service Plan
Virginia’s two U.S. senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both came out in support of a U.S. Forest Service plan to make much of the George Washington National Forest unavailable for the oil and gas drilling practice known as fracking.
The U.S.... more >>
|Parry McCluer at Altavista Friday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.
Parry McCluer will travel Friday to Altavista in the third round of the 1A East Section playoffs.
The Blues will face off with Altavista Friday at 7 p.m. and you can hear the game on Classic 96.7, 3WZ, starting with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m.
... more >>
|Gas Price Update, Nov. 24
The national average price of gas has remained below $3.00 per gallon for the past three weeks, with more than three-quarters of U.S. gas stations now reporting prices below this benchmark.
The national average for regular unleaded gasoline was... more >>
|All Frats Suspended at UVA
University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan has suspended all campus fraternities.
The action was in response to Rolling Stone magazine's account of an alleged 2012 gang rape inside a fraternity house at the university.
The suspension includes... more >>
|Webb Launches Exploratory Committee
Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb has set up an exploratory committee to study a possible run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
Webb is the first candidate of either of the two major political parties to officially explore a... more >>
|AAA's Travel Projections
AAA projects 46.3 million Americans will be traveling during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013.
AAA officials say almost 90 percent of travelers will celebrate the holiday... more >>
|Snow Possible Wednesday
With snow possible on Wednesday, officials with AAA Mid-Atlantic urge holiday travelers to refrain from traveling if possible until it’s safe to travel.
About 90 percent of those going away for a Thanksgiving trip will be driving to their... more >>