Classic 96.7 3WZ & 1450 WREL
392 East Midland Trail
Lexington, VA 24450
You can catch Jim Bresnahan’s local, regional and state news updates weekdays on Classic 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450. Jim’s news reports focus on Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County on AM-1450. On the news updates on Classic 96.7, 3WZ, Jim focuses on the Rockbridge County area, along with other localities throughout the region, including Lynchburg and Campbell County as well as Bedford, Amherst, Botetourt County, Appomattox and Farmville. Local news reports can be heard weekday mornings at 6:50, 7:50, 8:50 and 11:50 on Classic 96.7, 3WZ and mornings and afternoons on AM-1450, WREL. Follow Jim Bresnahan on Facebook
Stay tuned to Classic 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450 for traffic updates. For the latest on road conditions year-round, you can access VDOT’s 511 service by calling 511 or visiting VDOT’s website at www.511virginia.org
|Authorities Investigating Discovery of Partial Skull
Authorities in Amherst County are attempting to gain more information about a partial human skull that was discovered recently by a couple on the bank of the James River in the Galt’s Mill area.
The couple found the skull in May and notified... more >>
|Motorcycle Accident Monday in Lynchburg
An accident involving two motorcycles Monday in Lynchburg resulted in a couple of injuries.
The accident occurred near Fort Avenue and Fenwick Drive.
One of the operators of the motorcycles, 31-year-old Jonathan Raper, was transported to the... more >>
|Governor Wants Guidelines For Rape Kit Testing
Governor Terry McAuliffe says he wants clearer guidelines for rape kit testing
A group that includes Commonwealth's Attorneys and law enforcement officials will meet in September to consider what categories of evidence gathered in rape kits need to... more >>
|Gas Price Update, July 27
The latest national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $2.73 and $2.50 in Virginia.
The national average is 82 cents per gallon less than a year ago.
AAA officials say following the nuclear deal with Iran, the prospect for Iranian... more >>
|Community Festival August 29
The Rockbridge Community Festival will be held 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on August 29 in downtown Lexington.
The annual festival is sponsored by the Jaycees, Kiwanis and Rotary.
Proceeds benefit local charities.
The arts and crafts festival also... more >>
|Field Day at McCormick Farm
The McCormick Farm will be holding a field day Wednesday, August 5.
The event kicks off with registration at noon.
During the field day, researchers will be on-hand to discuss their on-going projects being conducted at McCormick Farm.
... more >>
|State Fair of Virginia September 25-October 4
The State Fair of Virginia will start September 25 at the Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.
The State Fair runs September 25 through October 4.
Starting Monday, August 3, discount tickets for the fair will be available online at... more >>
|More Money from Saving Sweet Briar
The nonprofit group, Saving Sweet Briar, has met another fundraising goal to raise money to ensure Sweet Briar College will be in operation during the upcoming academic year.
Saving Sweet Briar will deliver another $3.5 million after the group came... more >>
|Call to Trim Hedges and Shrubs
Lexington officials are calling on property-owners to trim hedges and shrubs on private property along neighborhood sidewalks that create an obstruction on walkways.
Public Works Director Mike Kennedy says those properties on corner lots with... more >>
|Cline Announces Re-Election Campaign
Delegate Ben Cline has officially announced that he will be seeking re-election this November to represent the 24th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. Cline says he'll focus his campaign on job growth and improving education.Cline says he... more >>
|Asphalt Spill in Rockbridge County
Emergency services officials had to deal with an asphalt spill Monday on Chestnut Grove Lane in the Kerrs Creek area.
A section of the road had to be closed after an overturned tanker spilled asphalt into a stream around 3 p.m. on Monday.
Officials... more >>
|Radio Rohn Stekeur Passed Away Monday
3WZ Morning Show Host and Program Director Ron Stekeur passed away Monday.
" Radio Rohn " Stekeur had been the Program Director for 3WZ and WREL since May of 2013.
He passed away Monday morning at Roanoke Memorial Hospital after battling health... more >>
|Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament
The George C. Marshall Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its annual Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament on Monday, August 3.
The event will get underway with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at the Lexington Golf and Country... more >>
|Quinnipiac Poll on Warner, Kaine, McAuliffe and Confederate Flag
A new Quinnipiac University poll has found that 50 percent of Virginia voters approve with how Governor Terry McAuliffe has handled his term so far, with 31 percent disapproving.
By a margin of 59-26 percent, those responding to the survey said they... more >>
|Lawmakers' Gifts Declining
The number of state lawmakers who reported receiving gifts worth more than $50 dropped dramatically in the months after former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of corruption.
The McDonnells were convicted in September.
... more >>
|Jobless Rate at 4.9% in June
Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent in June.
The Virginia Employment Commission said the state's jobless rate continues to compare favorably with the national unemployment rate, which was 5.3 percent in... more >>
|National Guard Troops Heading to Asia
Virginia National Guard soldiers based in Winchester, Leesburg and Suffolk will be going to serve in Asia, operating as a security force, providing access control and tower guards.
450 soldiers from the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry... more >>
|Search Committee Established at W & L
J. Donald Childress, rector of Washington and Lee University’s Board of Trustees, has established a 14-member committee to conduct a national search for the university’s next president.
Ken Ruscio announced in May that he would step down as... more >>
|Blood Donations Needed
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets during the summer months.
Blood donors with all types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, and platelet donors are urged to schedule an... more >>
|Online Schedule: July 27-31, August 3-7, August 10-14, August 17-21
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL.
Monday: Mary with the Virginia Egg Council
Tuesday: Virginia Sports with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press
Wednesday: The Political Hour,... more >>