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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


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Lynchburg Mayor Won't Run in May
Lynchburg Mayor Michael Gillette has announced he will not seek another term on Lynchburg City Council from Ward 1. Gillette has served on City Council since 2004. He was appointed mayor in 2012. The next elections for Lynchburg City Council will... more >>
House Fire in Lexington, Cause Under Investigation
Lexington fire officials say the cause of Wednesday's house fire at 201 North Randolph Street was accidental. Fire officials say the most likely cause was improperly discarded smoking materials. The fire started on a wooden exterior staircase on... more >>
Lynchburg Council Battles Poverty
Lynchburg City Council on Tuesday gave its backing to the transfer of $3.5 million from a reserve fund to Heritage High School's capital project fund for the purchase of furniture and equipment for the new Heritage High School. Council-members also... more >>
FCA Event February 26 at RCHS
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the Rockbridge area will be hosting the Liberty University SOAR Dunk Team on Friday, February 26 at 7 pm in the Rockbridge County High School Gymnasium. The SOAR team dazzles the crowd with dunks off of... more >>
Spring Fire Season Starts February 15
Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burn Ban takes effect on Monday, February 15. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day if the fire is within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass. The law will be in effect through April 30. ... more >>
Former Bedford Law Enforcement Officer Charged
A former law enforcement officer in Bedford, 54-year-old Brian McAlexander, is facing six felony charges for possession of child pornography. McAlexander is being held without bond. The Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force... more >>
National Guard Troops Get Orders
Local National Guard troops are heading overseas. The 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team has received a mobilization order to enter active federal service for duty in support of ongoing overseas operations in... more >>
Red Cross Blood Drive February 13 in Natural Bridge
The Natural Bridge Ruritan Club is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday,February 13. The drive will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Natural Bridge Volunteer Fire Department... more >>
Emergency Need for Blood and Platelet Donations
The Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Red Cross officials say they need to collect about 14,000 blood and platelet donations daily for patients at about 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Blood and platelets are needed to... more >>
10th Annual Rockbridge Bull and Oyster Fest
The 10th Annual Rockbridge Bull and Oyster Fest, aimed at benefiting the Rockbridge Area Health Center, will be held on Saturday, April 2 at Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery on Northwind Lane in Lexington. The event will be held from 1 p.m. until 5... more >>
Mountain State Winter Series
Don't miss the Mountain State Winter Series sponsored by the Mountain State Rodeo Association Nov. 20-11, Dec. 4-5, Jan. 29-30, Feb. 26-27 and Mar. 25-26 at Virginia Horse Center, 487 Maury River Road in Lexington.

Each Rodeo will be counted... more >>
Online Schedule: Feb 15-19, Feb 22-26, Feb 29-March 4, March 7-11
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. February 15-19 Monday: Delegate Ben Cline on the 2016 General Assembly Tuesday: Virginia Sports with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press Wednesday: The... more >>

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