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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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Gas Price Update, August 30
Gas prices have dropped recently despite ongoing refinery problems, and prices should continue to fall over the next few months, due to declining demand and the switch over to winter-blend gasoline. AAA officials say the latest national average price... more >>
Parry McCluer 12 RCHS 7
Parry McCluer defeated Rockbridge County 12-7 Friday night in Buena Vista in the 2015 high school football opener. It was Parry McCluer's third straight win over the Wildcats, the first time that's happened for the Blues in the history of the... more >>
Ceremony Monday at Liberty University
Liberty University will hold a ceremony Monday to break ground for what will be the tallest building in Lynchburg, the 272-foot Freedom Tower and its base. The new building will be home to Liberty’s new School of Divinity. The ceremony on Monday... more >>
Sara Lee Recall
The maker of Sara Lee and several other brands of bread is recalling certain products sold in 11 states, after consumers found small pieces of glass on the outside of the bread. Bimbo Bakeries USA issued a voluntary recall amid concerns that... more >>
WDBJ7 Shooting Update, August 28
As law enforcement officials continue to investigate the fatal shootings on Wednesday of WDBJ employees Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the medical examiner's office in Roanoke says Parker suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the head and chest while Ward's... more >>
September at the Maury River Senior Center
There's more activity coming up in September at the Maury River Senior Center in Buena Vista. There will be a program on home weatherization Tuesday, September 1 at noon. The center will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Patriots Day... more >>
Heritage Day September 5 in Fairfield
Heritage Day will be held Saturday, September 5 in Fairfield to help mark the 217th birthday of Fairfield. Heritage Day will start with a breakfast at the Fairfield Presbyterian Church at 7:30 a.m. There will be several walking history tours from... more >>
RCHS Wildcats on Classic 96.7, 3WZ; PMHS Fighting Blues on WREL
You can hear area high school football all season long on Classic 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450, WREL. Rockbridge County Wildcats fans can hear Rockbridge County football all season long on Classic 96.7, 3WZ, with Jeff Matteson and Robert Foresman... more >>
Grant for RAOC
A generous donor has given the Rockbridge Area Occupational Center a matching grant for every dollar donated in the month of August up to $10,000. Officials with the RAOC say donations over $500 may qualify for a 65% tax credit on Virginia taxes.... more >>
Hospice Hustle September 19
Rockbridge Area Hospice will hold its Hospice Hustle, with a Glow Run and 5K Walk on September 19 at the Lexington Golf and Country Club. Those taking part will run or walk through the golf course cart paths lit by glow sticks. The Hospice Hustle... more >>
Reassessment in Rockbridge County
Work on General Reassessment is starting in Rockbridge County. Wingate Appraisal Service of Salem will be handling the reassessment. The new assessments take effect in January 2017. Wingate is now compiling real estate sales data to bring all... more >>
Labor Day in Buena Vista
Buena Vista's 45th annual LaborFest celebration will be held Monday, september 7 and entries are being sought for the Labor Day parade. The parade gets underway that morning at 9:30 a.m. along Magnolia Avenue in downtown Buena Vista. Other Labor... more >>
Labor Day in Rockbridge Baths
Rockbridge Baths will have a Labor Day celebration on Monday, September 7 at the Rockbridge Baths Firehouse. The event will include yard and crat sales starting at 8 a.m. There will be a kids tractor pull at 1 p.m., live music throughout much of... more >>
Online Schedule: August 31-September 4, September 7-11, September 14-18
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. August 31-September 4 Monday: Update on the 2015-16 School Year Tuesday: Virginia Sports with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press Wednesday: The Political... more >>

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