Classic 96.7 3WZ & 1450 WREL
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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
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|Christmas Parades in Buena Vista and Lexington
Buena Vista’s annual Christmas Parade will be held Thursday, December 4.
The parade, on Magnolia Avenue, gets underway Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m.
Lexington’s annual Christmas Parade will be held the following day, Friday, December 5,... more >>
|Jingle Bell Run/Fun Walk December 6
The second annual Jingle Bell Run Fun Walk will be held Saturday, December 6 in Lexington.
The event is sponsored by Main Street Lexington.
The event gets underway at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 6.
It’ll start and finish at the Nelson Street... more >>
|New Director of Bedford County Tourism
Jerry Craig will take over next Monday as the director of the Bedford County Tourism department.
Craig had been serving as the chairman of the Bedford County Planning... more >>
|Vinton Fire Displaces Three People
A fire Friday morning at a home in Vinton displaced three people.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire at a home on Raleigh Avenue.
Fire officials say the fire, which was caused by a wood stove chimney, caused approximately $20,000 of... more >>
|Columbia Gas Lowering Bills
Columbia Gas of Virginia has lowered customers’ bills.
Columbia Gas officials say a typical residential customer’s total monthly bill should decrease by about 5%, or $6.72 per month compared to current... more >>
|Watkins Retiring in 2015
Republican State Senator John Watkins from Powhatan County will retire from the Virginia Senate when his term ends in 2015.
Watkins’ departure could create an opening in the 2015 legislative elections for Democrats, who in the last three statewide... more >>
|BARC Power Outages Wednesday
BARC Electric Cooperative crew had a busy day Thursday, trying to restore power to customers in BARC's service territory.
Nearly 24-hundred customers lost power following Wednesday’s winter storm.
Hundreds of customers had their power restored... more >>
|UVA Board of Visitors Adopts Zero-Tolerance Policy
The Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia has approved a zero-tolerance policy on sexual assaults.
The board took the action in the wake of a Rolling Stone magazine story concerning the alleged gang rape of a female UVA student by seven... more >>
|Governor Concerned About Virginia's Economy
Governor Terry McAuliffe says Virginia’s economy in a perilous situation, due to uncertainty in Washington on the federal budget, the debt ceiling and sequestration cuts. The governor says the next ten months will be critical for Virginia.
The... more >>
|Toys for Tots Campaign
The 2014 Rockbridge County Toys for Tots campaign is underway.
The campaign is being sponsored by the Rockbridge Patriots Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Volunteers plan to collect new, unwrapped toys and donations next Saturday, November... more >>
|Open Enrollment Update
The second health insurance Open Enrollment began on November 15.
To help people enroll in a health insurance plan, the Rockbridge Area Health Center is scheduling appointments.
Health center officials say staff and volunteers are available to... more >>
|W & L Christmas Candlelight Service
Washington and Lee’s annual Christmas Candlelight Service featuring the University Singers will be held Thursday, December 11, at 8 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Seating will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The public is invited to the event at no charge.
Music... more >>
|Ethics Commission Recommends Changes
Governor McAuliffe's ethics commission has come up with several recommendations to tighten laws covering gifts and accountability for lawmakers and public officials.
The commission has recommended imposing a flat $250 limit on any type of gift... more >>
|New Alert System for Lynchburg
Lynchburg is getting ready to launch a new emergency alert system called Lynchburg Alerts.
The alert system will start in January.
The city’s department of communications and marketing received a federal grant to implement the system.
The system... more >>
|Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program
Baskets for this year’s Rockbridge Christmas Basket program will be packed Saturday, December 20 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Howard P. Anderson Arena at the Virginia Horse Center.
The Rockbridge Christmas Basket program is in its 66th year.
It... more >>
|Online Schedule: Dec. 1-5 and Dec. 8-12
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL.
Monday: Budgeting for your Winter Heating Bill with Columbia Gas
Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press.
... more >>
|News and Sports Updates with Jim Bresnahan
Tune in weekday mornings on Classic 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450 for Jim Bresnahan's news and sports updates!
(Jim pictured below broadcasting RCHS Wildcats state tournament basketball at JMU in... more >>