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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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Noah Thomas' Parents Remain in Jail
The parents of 5-year-old Noah Thomas, who was found dead in a septic tank last month near his home, remain in jail. Paul Thomas and Ashley White were denied bond on Wednesday in Pulaski County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Both parents... more >>
Public Hearing on Rockbridge County's Fiscal 2016 Budget
The Rockbridge County Supervisors held a public hearing Wednesday on Rockbridge County’s fiscal 2016 budget. The Board of Supervisors may adopt the budget next Wednesday, April 22. Board members are looking at a real estate tax rate of 71.5 cents... more >>
Public Meeting April 30 on Route 60 Corridor Study
The Virginia Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Thursday, April 30 on the Route 60 Corridor Study in Lexington and Rockbridge County . The public meeting will be held Thursday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Rockbridge County... more >>
Jeb Bush Speaks May 9 at Liberty University
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will be Liberty University’s commencement speaker in May. Jes Bush will deliver the keynote address at Liberty University’s commencement ceremony on May... more >>
Bedford Judge Issues Sweet Briar Injunction
A Bedford judge, James Updike, has granted a 60-day injunction stopping Sweet Briar College from spending general solicited donations to close Sweet Briar in August. In a hearing Wednesday in Bedford County Circuit Court, Amherst County Attorney... more >>
New AAA Survey Results
A new AAA study has found that Americans drive an average of 29.2 miles per day, making two trips with an average total duration of 46 minutes. The AAA survey also found that women take more driving trips, but men spend 25 percent more time behind... more >>
Higher Sewer Rates in Lynchburg
Higher sewer rates are on the way for Lynchburg. Lynchburg City Council on Tuesday approved raising the rates. City residents will be seeing sewer rates rise by 3.2 percent this... more >>
Board of Elections Opts Against WinVote Machines
The State Board of Elections has announced that the WinVote touch-screen voting machines used statewide can no longer be used due to security concerns. Nearly 30 localities use the WinVote voting machines. Several localities, including the city of... more >>
Rustburg Man Indicted for First-Degree Murder
43-year-old Edward Marshall of Rustburg was indicted Tuesday for first-degree murder in connection with the death of 81-year-old Norma Jean Freeman after a home invasion in Amherst County. Marshall was also indicted on charges of aggravated... more >>
Bedford County Supervisors Set Real Estate Tax Rate
The Bedford County Board of Supervisors decided Monday to maintain the county’s real estate tax rate of 52 cents per $100 of assessed value for the coming fiscal year. The board still needs to give final approval to the overall county budget. The... more >>
First-Degree Murder Charge Against Amanda Taylor
Amanda Taylor of Montgomery County was arraigned Monday on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of her father-in-law, Charles Taylor. Also charged in connection with Taylor's death is Sean Ball. Ball is facing a charge of second-degree... more >>
Dan Earl Named VMI's New Basketball Coach
Dan Earl has accepted the position of head basketball coach at VMI. Earl comes to VMI from the United States Naval Academy where he was Associate Head Coach since the 2011-12 season. Earl becomes the 28th head coach in VMI program... more >>
Tuition and Fees Rising at JMU
Tuition and fees are rising at James Madison University. The James Madison University Board of Visitors has approved increases in undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 academic year. Due to the increases, in-state students who live on... more >>
Virginia Tech's Commencement Ceremony May 15
Virginia Tech will hold its commencement ceremony May 15. Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will deliver the commencement address at Virginia Tech at 9 a.m. May 15 at Lane Stadium. Schmidt has worked at Google since 2001.... more >>
Nicholson Virginia Horse Center's New CEO
The Virginia Horse Center Foundation Board of Directors recently ratified John Nicholson as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Horse Center. Nicholson joined the Virginia Horse Center management team in May 2014. He had been serving as... more >>
New Water Report Released
A new report has found that homes and businesses in Virginia will demand 32 percent more water by 2040. The report, Virginia’s State Water Resources Plan, was put together by compiling water needs and plans from localities across the state. The... more >>
VDOT Workshops in April and May
The Virginia Department of Transportation will be hosting a series of small-business fairs in the Staunton area over the next few weeks to show local vendors how they can work with VDOT and other state agencies. Those attending the open-house... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Online Schedule: April 20-24, April 27-May 1, May 4-8, May 11-15
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. April 20-24 Monday: BARC Update on Broadband Project Tuesday: Virginia Sports with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press Wednesday: The Political Hour,... more >>

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