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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
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
|Subcommittee Approves SOL Bill
A Senate subcommittee has approved Senator John Miller's bill that would reduce the number of SOL tests taken by students in grades 3-8.
The bill would reduce the number of SOL tests taken by students down to 14 within the next three years.
The... more >>
|Water Service Restored in Lewisburg, West Virginia
Water service has been restored in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
The city lost its water service for several days after a tanker truck wrecked, spilling diesel fuel in a tributary of the Greenbrier River.
Tests found no contamination at the city's... more >>
|Senate Subcommittee Advances Assault Bill
A Senate subcommittee on Monday advanced a bill that would require employees of state colleges and universities to report alleged sexual assaults on college campuses to law enforcement agencies.
Under the measure, any employee failing to report an... more >>
|Missing Person Found in Rockbridge County
Law enforcement officials in Rockbridge County spent several hours Tuesday morning searching for a missing person near Kendal.
A local Rockbridge County resident, rehabbing at Kendal at Lexington, left the Borden Health Center, around 2 a.m.
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|New Liberty University Provost
Ronald Hawkins has been named Liberty University’s new provost.
Hawkins replaces Ronald Godwin who retired last fall.
Hawkins had been serving as interim... more >>
|McDonnell Free While Appealing
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond has agreed to allow former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to remain free while he appeals his federal corruption convictions.
Briefs in the appeal case have to be filed by March 2.
A hearing on... more >>
|5th District GOP Chairman Removed
Fifth District Republicans voted Saturday to remove the district Chairman, Jon Berkley.
A new leadership vote will be held in the near future while an interim chair is appointed.
Berkley, who says he plans to sue, says the vote to remove him was... more >>
|Gas Price Update, Jan. 26
The national gas price average is likely to slide below $2 per gallon before the end of the month.
That's according to AAA Mid-Atlantic officials who say the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $2.04 per gallon last... more >>
|Ben Cline's Bills for 2015 General Assembly Session
Republican delegate Ben Cline has introduced several bills aimed at helping working families and farmers in Virginia.
Cline says he has introduced legislation to eliminate the current half percent state sales and use tax on food.
Another bill would... more >>
|Carilion Lifts Restrictions
Carilion Clinic reports that it has seen a steady decline in the number of patients being treated for the flu since the beginning of January.
As a result, visitor restrictions put in place on Dec. 31, 2014 have now been lifted at Carilion... more >>
|No DNA Link Between Matthew and Murphy
Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony Martin says there is no DNA link between Jesse Matthew and Alexis Murphy.
Jesse Matthew has been charged with the disappearance of University of Virginia Hannah Graham, who body was found last fall.
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|United Way Fund-Raising Campaign Update
Donations are still being accepted for the most recent United Way fund-raising campaign that covers Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County.
The goal of the campaign is $260,000.
At last report, the campaign had raised $191,000, nearly 75% of... more >>
|BARC's New Project
BARC Electric Cooperative is getting ready to move ahead with the first phase of a fiber-to-the-premises project, in an effort to deliver ultra-high-speed internet, telephone and cable television services to Rockbridge County.
BARC will deliver... more >>
|Budzinski New Hillcats' Manager
Mark Budzinski has been named the new manager of the Lynchburg Hillcats.
The Hillcats will be the Class-A Advanced affiliate this coming season for the Cleveland Indians.
Budzinksi was drafted by the Indians in 1995. He made a brief appearance in... more >>
|Civil War Activity in Appomattox
Officials in Appomattox plan to hold a number of events in April to mark the 150th anniversary of the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant.
Events between April 8 and April 12 are being sponsored by... more >>
|Health Insurance Enrollment Events
The Rockbridge Area Health Center continues to enroll local residents in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
The Rockbridge Area Health Center will hold enrollment events on several Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on January 24,... more >>
|HumanKind Gets Grant
Humankind has received a $15,000 grant from Capital One to help support the offering of short term, low-interest loans to families for car purchases or repair.
HumanKind used to be known as Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family... more >>
|Online Schedule: Jan 26-30, Feb. 2-6, Feb 9-13, Feb 16-20
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL.
Monday: Delegate Ben Cline on the 2015 General Assembly session
Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press.
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