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Online Schedule: June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. June 1-5 (Vacation, no Online) June 8-12 Monday: Bob Innes with Columbia Gas and Andrew Mather with Peaks of Otter Lodge Tuesday: Virginia Sports with... more >>
Ruscio Stepping Down as W & L President
Kenneth Ruscio will step down as Washington and Lee University’s president on June 30, 2016. Ruscio will have completed a decade as president when he leaves the position next June. Ruscio will take a sabbatical leave for the 2016-17 academic... more >>
State Task Force Issues Recommendations
A state task force has released a list of recommendations aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. The recommendations include development of a comprehensive prevention plan at each college and the establishment of sexual-assault... more >>
Rockbridge Regional Faur July 15-18
The Rockbridge Regional Fair will be held at the Virginia Horse Center in July. The four-day event will be held July 15 through July 18. Sherwood Amusements will be the provider of rides for the Fair. There will also be an open art exhibit as part... more >>
Nelson Moe Named Virginia's CIO
Nelson Moe has been named Virginia’s new Chief Information Officer. Moe’s duties will include trying to modernize the state’s IT program. His first day as CIO will be Monday, June 8. Nelson Moe had served in the past as Chief Information... more >>
Commencement Ceremonies for PMHS and RCHS
Parry McCluer High School and Rockbridge County High School will be holding their commencement ceremonies Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 respectively. Seniors at Parry McCluer High School hold their graduation ceremony Friday, June 5 at 6:30... more >>
Hurricane Season Outlook
6 to 11 named storms are being predicted for this year's hurricane season. Weather experts say 3 to 6 of the named storms will develop into hurricanes, with top sustained winds of at least 74 mph. Weather forecasters give this year’s hurricane... more >>
Nine Fatalities Recorded for Memorial Day Holiday
Nine people lost their lives in accidents in Virginia during the recent Memorial Day holiday, a slight increase from the eight fatalities recorded the year before. The Virginia State police say the fatalities occurred in the Counties of Albemarle,... more >>
Virginia's Jobless Rate 4.8%
Virginia’s unemployment rate held steady in April as employers added more jobs and more job seekers entered the labor market. The state's jobless rate was 4.8 percent in April, unchanged from March but down half a percentage point from April... more >>
Supervisors' Approve BARC Permit
The Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a special exception permit for BARC Electric Cooperative for BARC’s future use of the old Highland Belle school property. The board voted 3-0 in favor of the permit, with two board... more >>
Apparent Murder-Suicide in Rockbridge County
The Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate an apparent murder-suicide. 50-year-old Brooks Rowles and his wife, 51-year-old Rita, were found dead Thursday at a home on Longhollow Road. Both died from gunshot wounds. Both... more >>
Trials Set for February
Six defendants charged in connection with the death of Waynesboro reserve police officer Kevin Quick will have their trials take place next February after a mistrial was declared last week. The mistrial was declared after a jurors list was taken out... more >>
Sullivan's Contract Extended
The University of Virginia Board of Visitors has approved a two-year contract extension for UVa president Teresa Sullivan, through July 31, 2018. University Rector George Keith Martin said Sullivan has been a force for positive change that benefits... more >>


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