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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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School Bus Accident in Amherst County
The Virginia State Police say no one was injured after a vehicle hit a school bus from behind Monday afternoon in Amherst County. The vehicle struck the bus from behind after the bus stopped to drop off students on Seminole Drive. The Virginia... more >>
Changes on I-64 in Rockbridge County
The Virginia Department of Transportation has temporarily lowered the work-zone speed limit to 45 miles an hour on westbound Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County where contractors are rehabilitating bridges over the Maury River. In addition, westbound... more >>
July Conference at Longwood
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is making plans for its Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project summer leadership conference. The five-day event will be held July 20-24 at Longwood University in Farmville. Virginia... more >>
Fire Still Under Investigation
Lexington fire officials are still trying to determine the cause of a fire Friday that heavily damaged the utilities building at the Sigma Nu headquarters on North Lewis Street. The utilities building was located behind the main building that houses... more >>
General Assembly Adjourns
The 2015 General Assembly session ended Friday after state lawmakers agreed on legislation that will tighten ethics rules for public officials and combat sexual assaults on college campuses. Lawmakers decided not to pursue Medicaid expansion, which... more >>
Columbia Gas Sets Records
Columbia Gas of Virginia recently recorded the three highest winter demand days for natural gas delivery in its history the week of February 15. Columbia Gas posted a new single day demand delivery of natural gas on Thursday, February 19, followed... more >>
Lower Bills for Appalachian Power Customers
Appalachian Power customers will be seeing their bills decrease by 4 percent in the near future. Appalachian Power officials say the average customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each month will see their bills drop by about $4, from... more >>
New Appomattox County Administrator
52-year-old Susan Adams has been named the new administrator for Appomattox County. Adams had been serving as the deputy county administrator in Charlotte... 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 >>
Sweet Briar's Commencement Speaker
Sweet Briar College has selected its commencement speaker for May. Teresa Pike Tomlinson, a Sweet Briar graduate and the mayor of Columbus, Georgia, will deliver the keynote address at Sweet Briar’s graduation ceremony on May 16 at 10... more >>
VDOT Meeting in Botetourt County
The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting on a proposed project to reconstruct the 10-mile section of Route 220 between Iron Gate and the James River bridge near Eagle Rock in Botetourt County. The meeting... more >>
W & L Professor at Lincoln Memorial
Lucas Morel, a Professor of Ethics and Politics at Washington and Lee University, will make remarks at the Lincoln Memorial as part of the sesquicentennial of President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech. The event takes place on Saturday, March 7... more >>
Matthew's Trial June 29
Jesse Matthew, charged with first-degree murder in the death of University of Virginia student, 18-year-old Hannah Graham, will have his trial begin June 29 in Albemarle County. Matthew's three-week jury trial is scheduled to start June 29. Matthew... more >>
March is Red Cross Month
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that the need for blood donations is constant. The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes in communities across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs... more >>
Online Schedule: March 2-6, March 9-13, March 16-20
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. March 2-6 Monday: Delegate Ben Cline's 2015 General Assembly review Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. Wednesday:... more >>

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