|Extended Comment Period for Apex Clean Energy's Project
Apex Clean Energy has extended the comment period for its proposed Rocky Forge wind farm project in Botetourt County.
The comment period will run from August 4 to September 6.
It’ll give citizens the chance to send in written comments on several... more >>
|Red Cross Needs Blood Donations
The Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors to give blood and plasma to help meet patient needs.
Red Cross officials say there is still a critical blood shortage, as the Red Cross has less than a five-day blood supply on hand. All blood types... more >>
|Application Deadline August 8
The deadline for Virginia businesses and homeowners to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by tornadoes on February 24 is coming up in August.
The application deadline is August 8.
Low-interest disaster loans are available in... more >>
|National Night Out Event August 2
Rockbridge County High School will be the location Tuesday, August 2 at 6 p.m. for the local National Night Out event.
The event, which is being sponsored by law enforcement agencies in the Rockbridge area, will feature police, fire and rescue... more >>
|Kaine's Wife Resigns as Secretary of Education
Tim Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, has resigned as Virginia's Secretary of Education after her husband was picked recently to be Hillary Clinton's running mate.
Governor Terry McAuliffe says Holton's replacement will be Dietra Trent, a former deputy... more >>
|August 1 Application Deadline
The Community Foundation for Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath is accepting grant applications from the Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund.
Grants of between $500 and $2500 are usually awarded.
The deadline for applications will be August 1.... more >>
|New Interim Director for Rockbridge Social Services
Starting August 1, the retired director of social services in Botetourt County, Bill Burleson, will serve as interim director of the Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services.
Meredith Downey, the current director, decided to retire following an... more >>
|One Person Killed After Ambulance Wrecks in Alleghany County
One person was killed and two others were injured Wednesday after an ambulance wrecked in Alleghany County.
The ambulance was transporting a patient and was heading south on Route 18 when it ran off the road.
The accident claimed the life of the... more >>
|New Record for Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech received more than $100 million in gifts last year.
University officials say it’s a new annual record for donations.
Virginia Tech President Tim Sands said gracious giving by Virginia Tech alumni was largely responsible for the... more >>
|Lynchburg Will Remain Hillcats
Lynchburg’s Carolina League club will continue to be called the Hillcats.
The club recently held a name the team contest and fans overwhelming decided to keep the current nickname, the... more >>
|Grand Jury Indicts Eisenhauer and Keepers
David Eisenhauer, the former Virginia Tech student accused of killing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, was indicted by the grand jury Tuesday for first-degree murder, kidnapping and concealing a body.
Another former Virginia Tech student, Natalie... more >>
|BARC Recognized by NRECA
BARC Electric Cooperative was recently recognized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for BARC’s ongoing commitment to safety in the workplace and in providing electric service to its member-owners.
BARC’s General Manager... more >>
|Severe Storms Cause Flooding and Damage Wednesday
Strong storms on Wednesday damaged a business in Salem and caused some minor flooding in Rockbridge County.
The storms heavily damaged a building at the Salem Frame Company, ripping the roof off the building. There were no injuries.
Another strong... more >>
|Rockbridge Regional Fair July 27-30
The Rockbridge Regional Fair and Farm Show runs through Saturday at the Virginia Horse Center.
Meyers Amusements will provide the midway attractions, with amusement park rides.
This year’s Fair will feature plenty of 4-H exhibits, a quilt show,... more >>