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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 >>
Mayoral Debate October 11 at W & L
The Departments of Journalism and Mass Communications and Politics at Washington and Lee will host a debate on Tuesday, October 11 for the two candidates running for mayor in Lexington. The debate will be held October 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the... more >>
Special Grand Jury Empaneled
A special grand jury has been empaneled in Rockbridge County to investigate the local Social Services Department after an internal review found that local DSS personnel disregarded reports of child abuse and neglect in the past. Lexington and... 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 >>
Juvenile Pleads Guilty to Hargrave Military Academy Threats
A juvenile pleaded guilty Wednesday to make online threats earlier this year against Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham. The juvenile, a former student at Hargrave Military Academy, was charged with internet crimes against Hargrave Military... 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 >>
Fire Training October 3-7 in Rockbridge County
Firefighters in Rockbridge County will conduct firefighting training next week at 45 Tranquility Lane. Firefighters from several departments will practice extinguishing fires next Monday through Thursday and will train with a whole house burn on... more >>
Goshen Man Sentenced in Molesting Case
A Goshen man, 25-year-old Jessie Montgomery, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to molesting a young girl. Montgomery’s defense attorney had argued that his client had no prior felony... 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 >>
Hall of Fame Weekend at PMHS
The Parry McCluer High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct six new members on Saturday. Dave Ellison, Greg Bartley, Bob and Jimbo Wagner, Joe Wheeler and Preston Evans will be formally inducted Saturday at 6 p.m. during a banquet at the high... more >>
New Jobs Expected in Botetourt County
The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a package of incentives aimed at bringing work stations to the former Ntelos building on Center Drive in Daleville for the Virginia Community College System’s center, which opened just a... 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 >>
 

 

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