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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: October 27-31 and November 3-7
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. Oct. 27-31 Monday: Author Mitzi Weinman on Managing Your Time Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. Wednesday: The... more >>
Buena Vista Christmas Parade
Those interested in having an entry in the Buena Vista Christmas parade can pick up an application at Glen Maury Park. The parade will be held Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. Applications for entries are available at the Glen Maury Park office. ... more >>
VDH Opens Ebola Hotline
The Virginia Department of Health has opened an Ebola Hotline to answer questions from the public on the virus. The hotline number is 1-877-275-8343. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. State Health Commissioner Marissa... more >>
Recycling Changes in Lexington
Starting immediately, glass should not be placed in bags with recyclable materials in the city of Lexington. City officials say the glass recycling market is virtually non-existent. That means that most glass is disposed of in a landfill. Glass... more >>
Home Energy Assistance Program
Columbia Gas officials say the application period for Virginia residents seeking financial assistance under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program starts Tuesday, October 14. Applications will be taken through November 14. Any resident in... more >>
Christmas Bazaar November 8
The Buena Vista Presbyterian Church will sponsor their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 8, 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Proceeds go to benefit church mission projects. There will be a large assortment of handcrafted items, gift baskets, holiday... more >>
Constitutional Amendment on Nov. 4 Ballot
Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, November 4 and voters in Virginia will decide a number of local races. On a statewide basis, voters also will decide the fate of a constitutional amendment impacting military spouses. The amendment would allow... more >>
Church Bazaar November 8
The Robert E Lee Church Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 8 from 1 until 6 p.m. at the R. E. Lee Episcopal Church in Lexington. The event will feature jewelry, a silent auction, plum puddings and other food items for sale and music. Proceeds... more >>
Fall Fire Season
Fall Fire Season officially started October 15. State forestry officials say due to the lack of summer rain, and with dead leaves falling from trees, there is plenty of leaf litter available to start wildfires. Forestry officials say 96 percent of... more >>
I-64 Bridges in Rockbridge County Being Repaired
The Maury River bridges on I-64 in Rockbridge County will be repaired. VDOT officials say the construction work, between exits 50 and 55, will result in the eastbound bridge closing. Traffic will be detoured onto the westbound bridge as work takes... more >>
September Jobless Rate 5.5%
Virginia’s unemployment rate stood at 5.5 percent in September, unchanged from the rate in August. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained below the national rate, which decreased 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent in... more >>
Governor McAuliffe Overseas
Governor Terry McAuliffe’s trade mission to Asia is scheduled to end in a few days. Governor McAuliffe on Wednesday announced good economic news for Botetourt County, as a Japanese company, Dynax Corporation, has agreed to invest nearly $33... more >>
House Fire in Amherst County
Amherst fire officials continue to investigate a house fire early Wednesday in Elon. The fire destroyed the home. Fire officials say when firefighters arrived on the scene at the house on Montrose Road, the structure was fully involved. Two... more >>
Event Nov. 1 at Randolph College
The 2nd annual Race, Poverty and Social Justice Conference will be held Saturday, November 1 at Randolph College. The one-day conference includes workshops on issues like fair housing, domestic violence, dialogues on race and poverty. The... more >>
VMI Basketball Pre-Season Forecast
VMI basketball was voted fifth and sixth in the Southern Conference's two preseason polls. The Keydets were voted fifth in the league's media poll and sixth in the coaches' poll. Wofford, Chattanooga and East Tennessee State finished 1-2-3 in both... more >>
Grand Jury Meets Nov. 3
A grand jury will decide in early November whether to file charges when it comes to a September 19 house fire that claimed the lives of two children. The fire at the unlicensed day care operation claimed the lives of two young girls, 21-month-old... more >>
FBI Plans DNA Tests
The FBI will carry out DNA tests to try to find out if Jesse Matthew, who’s been charged in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, was linked to Alexis Murphy’s murder last year in Nelson County. Randy Taylor is... more >>
More Jobs for Botetourt County
Dynax America Corporation will invest roughly $32.6 million to expand its automotive components manufacturing operation in Botetourt County. Virginia successfully competed against Shanghai, China for the project, which will create 75 new jobs. ... more >>
Watch Out For Deer!
AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to stay alert during deer mating season. AAA officials say thousands of deer-related crashes take place across the state each year, resulting in fatalities, injuries, and vehicle damage. According to figures... more >>
November Search for Alexis Murphy
The search for the remains of missing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy will resume in November. An area in Orange County will be searched, with officials from Nelson and Orange counties taking part in the search. Randy Taylor, who was convicted... 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 >>
VWCC Hosting Ebola Seminar
Virginia Western Community College will be hosting a free seminar Tuesday, October 28 on the Ebola virus. The free, public seminar will be held Tuesday, October 28 at 2 p.m. in the Whitman Theater of Virginia Western Community College. Health... more >>
Academic Event Oct. 28 in Buena Vista
Buena Vista School Superintendent John Keeler says the school division will salute academic achievements during a special event Tuesday, October 28 at 6 p.m. at the Parry McCluer High School gymnasium. Academic jackets and medals will be handed out... more >>
Commission's First Meeting October 27
Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government will convene its first meeting Monday, October 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the state Capitol. Former Congressman Rick Boucher and former Lieutenant... more >>
Fatal Accident Monday on Route 11
A fatal accident Monday on Route 11 in Rockbridge County claimed the life of 80-year-old Dreama Franklin. Authorities say the Fairfield woman was driving near Route 716 when she failed to yield the right of way. Her vehicle was struck by another... more >>
 

 

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