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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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State GOP Choose Primary over Convention
Virginia Republicans have chosen a primary rather than a convention as a way to elect statewide candidates in 2017. The State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia narrowly voted Saturday to have a primary for the first time since... more >>
Covington Man Charged After Incident at Lake Moomaw
A Covington man, 30-year-old Ricky Chittum, was arrested Sunday in Alleghany County after witnesses said Chittum was seen near Gathright Dam at Lake Moomaw carrying a rifle and wearing body armor. Chittum was charged with brandishing a firearm and... more >>
Gas Price Update, August 29
Gas prices in the Mid-Atlantic region have moved higher recently due to rising crude oil prices. Virginia’s average price is $2.01 while the national average price for regular unleaded is $2.21 per gallon, seven cents more than a month ago, but 30... more >>
Judge Filson Calls for Special Grand Jury
Rockbridge County Circuit Judge Anita Filson has ordered a special grand jury to investigate the local Social Services Department in Rockbridge County after an internal review found that local DSS personnel disregarded reports of child abuse and... more >>
First Responders Honored Thursday
Appomattox showed its appreciation Thursday for first responders who assisted the Evergreen community after a tornado struck the area in February. The first responders were honored on Thursday with plaques and a... more >>
Disaster Relief Available after June Flooding
Flood victims in areas of Virginia and West Virginia that experienced flooding on June 23 can apply for a disaster loan. Businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters need to apply for disaster relief by the application deadline of... more >>
Natural Bridge Becomes State Park in September
Natural Bridge will enter the Virginia State Park system in September. The Natural Bridge State Park designation becomes official September 24. Natural Bridge will become Virginia’s 37th state park. The Natural Bridge State Park features trails,... more >>
BARC Project Moving Forward
BARC's plan to build a Fiber-to-the-Home high speed Internet network is moving ahead. BARC’s board of directors recently approved loan documents and BARC's lender has provided approval assurances. The first phase of BARC’s system-wide project... more >>
LU's Convocation Speakers
Liberty University has unveiled the list of some of the school’s convocation speakers for the upcoming academic year. The speakers include Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell and media giant Steve Forbes, who ran for president as a Republican in 1996... more >>
Fee Increases Possible in 2017
Blue Ridge Parkway staff will hold several town hall meetings to discuss possible fee increases in 2017. The current $16.00 per night camping fee at all Parkway campgrounds would be increased to $20.00. The current $30.00 group camping fee would... more >>
Extended Comment Period for Apex Clean Energy's Project
Apex Clean Energy has extended the comment period for its proposed Rocky Forge wind farm project in Botetourt County. The comment period will run through September 6. It’ll give citizens the chance to send in written comments on several... more >>

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