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|Fall Fire Season Underway
Fall fire season started October 15.
Fall fire season is set to run through the end of November.
Karen Stanley with the Virginia Department of Forestry urges citizens to be careful with fires in the woods and when burning... more >>
|Animal Collisions Big Concern
AAA officials say October, November and December are the worst months for animal collisions.
In 2015, the DMV logged a statewide total of more than 6,200 animal-vehicle crashes, leading to one fatality and 589 personal injuries.
AAA officials... more >>
|Rockbridge Christmas Basket Program Applications
Organizers of the Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program are gearing up for the 68th year of the program, which provides food and toys to needy families at Christmas.
Last year, the program served more than 1000 families, with 1700 boxes of food... more >>
|Cook-Off November 6 at Marshall Hall
Three local chefs will compete on Sunday, November 6 in a Food Network-type cooking format in the first Victory Chef Cook-off in VMI’s Marshall Hall.
The event, which gets underway November 6 at 2 p.m., is co-sponsored by the George C. Marshall... more >>
|November 4 Job Fair at Buena Vista Firehouse
A Job Fair will be held on Friday, November 4.
The event is aimed at helping those in need of finding future employment, including HDT workers in Buena Vista, who recently learned that the HDT plant will close by the end of the year.
The Job Fair... more >>
|Rockbridge Pumpkin Festival Saturday, October 29
The Rockbridge Pumpkin Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Rockbridge County High School.
The first-ever Pumpkin Festival features plenty of activity for kids, including face painting, crafts and a pumpkin carving and pumpkin... more >>
|Gas Price Update, October 24
Gas prices across much of the Mid-Atlantic region remain relatively steady.
The latest national gas price average is $2.22 per gallon, $2.10 in Virginia.
AAA officials say analysts are still awaiting details on a final agreement from OPEC that... more >>
|Bedford County Fire Displaces One Person
One person was displaced Sunday by a house fire on White House Road in Bedford County.
No one was injured and the displaced resident is being assisted by the Red Cross.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the... more >>
|Public Meeting October 27 in Campbell County
A public information meeting will be held October 27 in Rustburg to get input on the study analysis for U.S. 29/Wards Road Corridor in Campbell County.
Campbell County, the Central Virginia Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Virginia... more >>
|Fire in Roanoke Sunday
Fire officials in Roanoke continue to investigate a fire Sunday at the old Roanoke City Schools maintenance building at Franklin Road and Reserve Avenue.
One person was injured and fire officials are still searching for the cause of the fire.
The... more >>