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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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Parry McCluer 48 W & L Montross 28, High School Football Scores
Parry McCluer defeated Washington & Lee 48-28 Friday to advance to the third round of the Group 1A East playoffs. Ryheem Dawson ran for 254 yards and four touchdowns. Dawson had 427 all-purpose yards for Parry McCluer. The 12-0 Fighting Blues will... 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 >>
Governor Promises Full Investigation at UVA
Governor Terry McAuliffe has requested a full investigation of an alleged sexual assault of a University of Virginia student at a fraternity in September 2012. The governor requested the investigation after Rolling Stone magazine published an... more >>
AAA's Travel Projections
AAA projects 46.3 million Americans will be traveling during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013. AAA officials say almost 90 percent of travelers will celebrate the holiday... more >>
Goodlatte Chairman of Judiciary Committee
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte will serve another two years as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. The Republican begins his 12th term in Congress in January. Goodlatte said he’s proud of the legislative accomplishments of the... more >>
Webb Launches Exploratory Committee
Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb has set up an exploratory committee to study a possible run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Webb is the first candidate of either of the two major political parties to officially explore a... more >>
Fatal Accident in Amherst County
The Virginia State Police continue to investigate a fatal accident Thursday on Route 151 in Amherst County. The accident claimed the life of 57-year-old Laura Harris of Amherst. Investigators say Harris' pickup truck was eastbound on Route 151 when... more >>
Overheated Extension Cord Caused Lexington Fire
Lexington fire officials say a house fire Wednesday on Enfield Road was accidental in nature and caused by an overheated extension cord in the living room of the home. Firefighters got the call for the fire at 334 Enfield Road just after 3 p.m.... more >>
Warner and Kaine Support Forest Service Plan
Virginia’s two U.S. senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both came out in support of a U.S. Forest Service plan to make much of the George Washington National Forest unavailable for the oil and gas drilling practice known as fracking. The U.S.... 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 >>
Accident Wednesday Involved School Bus
An accident Wednesday morning in Rockbridge County on Collierstown Road involved a school bus. There were no injuries. The seven students who were on the bus were transferred to another bus. Rockbridge County School officials say the bus was... more >>
55 Years for Cordell Carter
An Amherst County man, Cordell Carter, has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the murder of Jennifer Johnson. Johnson, the mother of Carter's child, was shot and killed January 14. Carter was convicted of first-degree murder in the case in... 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 >>
Liquor Pricing Adjustments Approved
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has approved pricing changes that will result in Virginians paying at least 24 cents more on average for a bottle of liquor starting December 8. The board agreed to raise prices on miniature bottles of... more >>
Seasonal Changes at the Virginia Horse Center
The Virginia Horse Center Foundation will make seasonal changes to the workforce of the Virginia Horse Center, starting in December. Foundation officials say the adjustments may impact up to 16 full and part-time employees. They say the changes are... more >>
VMI Fundraising Effort
Virginia Military Institute has announced the start of the public phase of a major effort designed to raise $225 million to support all aspects of the Institute. To date, more than $180 million has been raised toward the goal. The gifts and... more >>
Free Fare Day on Black Friday
Radar has announced that the Maury Express transportation system will provide free trips on Black Friday, November 28. Radar officials say the free fare day is in appreciation of customers. The Maury Express is a fixed-route transportation system... more >>
10-Day Fair in 2015
The West Virginia State Fair will run a little longer in 2015. The 2015 West Virginia State Fair will get underway August 14 and will run through August 23. Fair officials say adding a Sunday to the schedule on the final weekend will give those... more >>
Lee Chapel Closing December 12-Late March
Washington and Lee’s Lee Chapel and Museum will close for the installation of a new fire suppression system starting December 12. Lee Chapel and Museum will remain closed through late March 2015. University officials say additional renovations... more >>
Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program
Applications are being accepted for the Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program. The program, in its 66th year, provides food and toys to needy families at Christmas. Last year, the program served more than 1000 families and over 2,600 people,... more >>
Online Schedule: Nov. 24-28 and Dec. 1-5
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. November 24-28 Monday: Michelle Jones on Hospice Month Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. Wednesday: The Political... 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 >>

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