|Plenty of Holiday Travelers
AAA projects a record number of Virginians will travel to celebrate Independence Day this year, more than 1-point-1 million, up 1.4% from last year.
AAA officials say low gas prices are motivating millions of Americans to travel this Independence... more >>
|Former W & L Student Convicted of Misdemeanor Trespassing
Former Washington and Lee University student Sheamus Craugh, who had been charged with spray-painting graffiti on a campus building, was convicted Monday of trespassing. Craugh received a 90-day suspended jail sentence for the misdeameanor.
Craugh,... more >>
|New Laws on July 1
Several new laws take effect on Friday, July 1.
Under one of those new laws, assisted living facilities and adult day care centers are not allowed to continue to employ workers who have been convicted of violent felonies. Unlicensed child care... more >>
|Fatal Accident Sunday near Greenville
A Fishersville man, 31-year-old Christopher Diehl, has been charged with driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter, in connection with a wrong-way crash that killed a Christiansburg woman on Interstate 81 in Augusta County Sunday.
The... more >>
|300 New Jobs for Lynchburg
Pacific Life Insurance will open a business center in Lynchburg.
Pacific Life plans to create 300 new jobs and will invest nearly $4 million to open the new business center in... more >>
|Gas Price Update, June 26
Gas prices have leveled off in the region, with the latest national average at $2.31, $2.13 on average in Virginia.
AAA officials say gas prices generally peak during the summer months. They say supply appears to be meeting the growing demand and as... more >>
|Natural Bridge Could be State Park by September
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is still making plans to manage Natural Bridge as a state park, possibly by late September.
James Jones, assistant manager of James River State Park, has been selected to be manager of what will... more >>
|No Reports Monday of Flood Damage
Several areas were under a flash flood warning on Monday, including the Rockbridge area, Covington, Alleghany County, and parts of Augusta County and Nelson County.
No reports of any major flood damage.
However, a pipe failure caused a sinkhole at... more >>
|Volunteers Seek Supplies for West Virginia Flood Victims
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says thousands of homes and businesses have been damaged or destroyed in the flooding in his state.
The flooding killed at least 23 people.
More than 400 people are staying in shelters across the state.
... more >>
|Flood Cleanup in Covington
Fire officials in Covington say the cleanup continues after last Thursday’s flooding in the city.
Covington Fire Chief Kevin Pettitt says public works crews are continuing to remove trash and debris from people’s yards and fire crews are... more >>
|New Gun Law on July 1
A new gun law goes into effect Friday, July 1 that will force domestic abusers to surrender their firearms within 24 hours of being served a civil protective order.
The new law is part of a gun control legislative compromise between Republican... more >>
|Donald Trump's New Evangelical Executive Board
Donald Trump’s campaign has announced the creation of an evangelical executive board.
The board includes several members, such as Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. and a former youth pastor from Liberty University, Johnnie... more >>
|New Ferrum College President
Ferrum College’s new president, Joseph Spooner, will start his new job on August 1.
Spooner, who is currently the dean of Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University, becomes the 11th president in Ferrum’s history
Spooner takes over for... more >>
|U. S. Supreme Court Overturns Bob McDonnell's Conviction
The U. S. Supreme Court voted Monday to overturn the corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.
McDonnell was found guilty in 2014 of accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman in exchange for... more >>
|Greenbrier Classic Cancelled
The Greenbrier Classic scheduled for July 7th-10th has been cancelled due to flooding in West Virginia.
Officials said the Old White TPC course was damaged beyond reasonable repair to hold the tournament.
... more >>
|14th Annual Summer Day Camp at New Market Battlefield
Registration is taking place for the annual summer day camp at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, at the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park.
The camp is aimed at kids ages 7 through 12.
The camp will start on July 11 and runs through... more >>
|Accident Knocks Out Power in Lynchburg
Power was knocked out in Lynchburg on Sunday after a van crashed into an electric pole.
The accident knocked out power to almost 2,200 customers in Lynchburg, including City Stadium where the Lynchburg Hillcats were in action.
No word of any... more >>