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Online Schedule: March 30-April 3, April 6-10, April 13-17
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. March 30-April 3 Monday: Easter Recipes with Mary from the Egg Council Tuesday: Virginia Sports with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press Wednesday: The... more >>
Town Hall Meetings in Virginia
The Virginia Cyber Security Commission is hosting town hall meetings throughout the state over the next few months. The meetings are being held to gather public input and will focus on issues like cyber crime and cyber security programs. The next... more >>
VMI's Commencement Speaker
Thomas Farrell II, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Dominion Resources Inc. and the co-author and producer of the feature motion picture Field of Lost Shoes, will be the speaker for VMI's graduation on May 16. Approximately 320... more >>
Family Fun Day April 25 at Dabney Lancaster
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will host Family Fun Day Saturday, April 25, on the college’s main campus in Clifton Forge. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from noon until 3 p.m. on April 25. There will be... more >>
ABC Offering Community Grants
Applications are now being accepted by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for community grants to combat underage drinking. The deadline for grant applications will be April 25. The grants are available to law enforcement... more >>
Increase at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors has approved a 3.9% increase for tuition and mandatory fees for undergraduate students. For in-state undergraduate students, the cost to live on campus and go to school will be just over $20,700. For out-of-state... more >>
Baucom Leaving VMI for The Citadel
Duggar Baucom was officially named Monday the new head basketball coach at The Citadel. Baucom leaves VMI as the school's leader in basketball wins guiding the Keydets to 151 wins in his tenure as VMI's head basketball coach in 10 seasons. VMI... more >>
Great Strides April 18 in Lexington
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will hold its Great Strides fundraiser April 18 at Jordan’s Point Park in Lexington. The event will include a 2-mile walk, food, music, awards and kid’s activities. In 2014 nearly $26,000 was raised to support... more >>
Walking Dead Convention April 17-19 in Lynchburg
The Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center in Lynchburg will be the location in April for a three day convention on AMC’s popular zombie series, “The Walking Dead.” The fan convention will be held April 17-19 at the Kirkley Hotel and Conference... more >>
Forest Service Accepting Public Comment
Forestry officials say the Forest Service is seeking comments on whether to allow surveys on proposed routes crossing the George Washington National Forest for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Highland and Augusta counties. The alternate... more >>
Tax Filing Deadline April 15
April 15 is the tax filing deadline. Congressman Bob Goodlatte is urging eligible Virginians to use the IRS and Virginia Free File programs to save money at tax time. Free File is a public-private partnership between the IRS and tax preparation... more >>
Kyle Retiring in 2016 as President of Radford University
Radford University has started to search for a new president. Penelope Kyle plans to retire at the end of June, 2016. Kyle was Radford University's first female president. The Radford University Board of Visitors is in the process of establishing... more >>
Holocaust Events in April at W & L
Holocaust Remembrance will be observed at Washington and Lee University next week with a talk by a Holocaust survivor and the screening of a film set during World War II. Holocaust Survivor Dr. Roger Loria will share his story on Tuesday, April 7 at... more >>
Governor's Executive Order for Virginia ABC
Governor McAuliffe has signed an Executive Order to improve law enforcement in the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The order requires more training for all ABC special agents in the areas of use of force and effective interaction... more >>
Efforts to Halt Sweet Briar Closing
Amherst County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ellen Bowyer filed a lawsuit Monday against Sweet Briar College to stop the school from closing in August. Bowyer is calling for an injunction to stop the school from closing. Bowyer's lawsuit also seeks to... more >>
Lexington Police Investigate Robbery
Lexington Police continue to investigate a break-in at a home on West McDowell Street on Saturday. A male suspect robbed an elderly couple at gunpoint early Saturday at their home after the suspect entered the residence through an unlocked rear... more >>
Bull and Oyster Fest April 4
The Rockbridge Area Health Center is holding its Bull and Oyster Fest April 4 from 1 until 5pm at Devils Backbone in Lexington. Tickets are $40 per person. The admission price includes oysters, barbeque, live entertainment and a beverage ticket. ... more >>
Gas Price Update, March 30
The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.43 last Friday, $2.22 on average in Virginia. The national average was six cents higher than a month ago but $1.11 below the average from a year ago. AAA officials say gas prices are... more >>
Brush Fire in Botetourt County
Firefighters continue to battle a brush fire in Botetourt County. At last report, the fire had consumed approximately 100 acres and was about 30 percent contained. No word on what caused the... more >>
Governor Signs Budget Bill
Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday signed the Fiscal 2015-2016 Budget Bill, without adding any amendments or line-item vetoes. Governor McAuliffe said the budget closes Virginia's revenue shortfall and avoids cuts to core programs like education.... more >>
 

 

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