|Online Schedule: July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL.
Monday: Updates from Columbia Gas and Peaks of Otter Lodge
Tuesday: Virginia Sports with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press
Wednesday: The... more >>
|Blood Donations Needed
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets during the summer months.
Blood donors with all types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, and platelet donors are urged to schedule an... more >>
|Community Festival August 29
Plans are underway for the Rockbridge Community Festival coming up in August.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on August 29 in downtown Lexington.
The downtown arts and crafts festival also includes food, music, vendors and... more >>
|MeadWestvaco and Rock-Tenn Merger Official
MeadWestvaco and Rock-Tenn officially closed their merger on Wednesday, creating WestRock Co.
Richmond will remain the primary executive office for WestRock, with significant operations management located in Norcross, Ga., where Rock-Tenn was... more >>
|New Traffic Laws in Virginia
New traffic laws took effect July 1 in Virginia.
That includes a provision that vehicles that help with traffic issues have to have flashing or blinking amber warning lights as part of the “Move Over” law. The law requires drivers to use caution... more >>
|Rockbridge Regional Fair July 15-18
The Rockbridge Regional Fair will be held at the Virginia Horse Center July 15-18.
Highlights on Wednesday, July 15 include a karaoke contest and a lip sync contest.
Highlights on Thursday, July 16 include the Southern States Horse Show in the... more >>
|Work on Route 39 Alternate in Goshen
Route 39 Alternate in Goshen in Rockbridge County will be closed on Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15, to allow for the replacement of a railroad crossing between Route 39 and Route 42.
VDOT says home and business owners will be able to... more >>
|FAA Report on February Crash
A report from the FAA has found that a Liberty University flight-school plane that crashed last February while flying on a training exercise near Gladys didn’t have enough fuel for the flight.
The plane went down while flying to Lynchburg Regional... more >>
|Stolen Inspection Stickers
Law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate the recent theft of inspection stickers from auto shops in Nelson County, Buckingham County and Page County.
Authorities say the stolen stickers are showing up in northeastern Virginia and sell... more >>
|Clark Asks for Change of Venue
Former pastor Larry Clark, already sentenced for molesting a teenage boy and facing another trial, has asked that his next trial in Rockbridge County be moved to another location.
Clark’s attorney says publicity about Clark’s case makes it... more >>
|Increased Patrols for Holiday Weekend
The Virginia State Police have increased patrols on the roads for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The Virginia State Police say there were 11 fatalities on Virginia’s roads during the July Fourth holiday weekend in 2014, due to traffic... more >>
|Highway Work Zones Suspensions
VDOT officials say most highway work zones in Virginia have been suspended for the Fourth of July holiday period.
Lane closures will be lifted on interstates and other major roads through Monday.
VDOT officials say travelers can get the latest road... more >>
|Welch Waives Preliminary Hearing
Patricia Welch on Monday waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Bedford County after she was arrested last December and charged with perjury.
Welch is accused of lying to a Bedford County grand jury, which is looking into the disappearance of... more >>
|Fatal Accident on Blue Ridge Parkway
Authorities continue to investigate Wednesday‘s fatal wreck on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Afton that claimed the life of a 2-year-old Waynesboro boy.
A car plunged 80 feet down an embankment, killing 2-year-old Jaxson King. The Virginia State... more >>