Classic 96.7 3WZ & 1450 WREL
392 East Midland Trail
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
Stay tuned to Classic 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450 for traffic updates. For the latest on road conditions year-round, you can access VDOT’s 511 service by calling 511 or visiting VDOT’s website at www.511virginia.org
|Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University in 2016
Virginia Amateur Sports and Liberty University have agreed to a five-year deal to host the Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University next July.
The Commonwealth Games offers nearly 60 sports available to people of all... more >>
|Governor Proposes Fix to Courts
Governor Terry McAuliffe’s plan to redraw Virginia’s congressional boundaries deserves special treatment, due to the governor being an elected officials.
That's what McAuliffe's lawyers told a federal three-judge panel Wednesday.
The judges... more >>
|Kissito Struggling with Debts, Taxes
With visitation numbers down at Natural Bridge, Kissito Healthcare is struggling to pay debts and taxes.
As a result, Kissito's plans to move ahead with the transfer of Natural Bridge to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to... more >>
|Judge Denies Motions from Matthew's Lawyers
A judge has denied defense motions regarding experts in the case of Jesse Matthew, who is facing a capital murder charge in the 2014 death of 18-year-old UVa student Hannah Graham.
Matthew's court-appointed lawyers sought a separate judge to hear in... more >>
|Maureen McDonnell Wants Delay
Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell is asking an appeals court to suspend her case while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to review her husband's public corruption convictions.
Maureen McDonnell's attorneys filed a motion Wednesday... more >>
|October 17 Hospice Fundraiser
An event aimed at benefiting Rockbridge Area Hospice, the Classic Kenny’s Cruise In, will be held at Rockbridge County High School on Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m.
Kenny’s will be serving food.
There will also be music and the car show.
... more >>
|Mountain Day in Buena Vista
Mountain Day will be held Saturday in Buena Vista.
Every October, on the second Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Buena Vista is the location for Mountain Day, an annual celebration of the culture, traditions, history and natural beauty.
Mountain... more >>
|Armed Robbery Tuesday in Amherst County
Authorities in Amherst County continue to investigate recent armed robberies, including a robbery Tuesday morning at the Du Drop In Market in Madison Heights.
Three men robbed the store. One of the suspects pulled a gun.
The clerk was assaulted... more >>
|Forum Tuesday for Roanoke-Area Senate Candidates
Candidates for the Virginia Senate took part in a forum Tuesday in Roanoke, sponsored by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The three candidates for Virginia's 21st Senate District took part in the event, Democrat John Edwards, Republican... more >>
|No Bond for Vinton Woman Accused of Murder
A judge on Tuesday denied bond for Vicky Clarke of Vinton, who is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of her brother, 55-year-old Paul Thomas.
Vicky Clarke is also charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
A... more >>
|Applications for Christmas Baskets
Applications for the 67th annual Rockbridge Christmas Basket program will be available during normal business hours beginning October 12 at the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office and the Lexington City Police Department. Applications need to be... more >>
|Fund Drive for Virginia Living Museum
The Virginia Living Museum has launched a campaign to raise $5 million over the next year.
The Future Ready campaign is part of the nonprofit museum's 50th anniversary celebration.
Museum officials say they're tryiing to raise money to reduce their... more >>
|General Mills' Recall
General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.
The recall affects Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios that... more >>
|More Prison Time for Nininger
Tracie Nininger has been ordered to serve an additional six years and two months in prison after a judge revoked her suspended sentence for a DUI crash that killed Richard Slone in 2008.
Nininger’s suspended sentence was revoked after she pleaded... more >>
|State Democratic Leaders Backing Hillary
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed on to help the Hillary Clinton campaign ahead of the state’s presidential primary in March.
The Clinton campaign announced Monday that its “Hillary for Virginia Leadership Council” will include the... more >>
|Blood Donations Sought in October
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others needing blood products during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types... more >>
|November 24 Trial Date for Welch
A trial date has been set in Bedford County for Lloyd Lee Welch who's charged with murder in the 1975 disappearance of the Lyon sisters, 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and 10-year-old Katharine Lyon who disappeared while walking from their home to a... more >>
|Apple Day October 10
Douthat State Park is hosting its annual Apple Day on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beach complex.
Activities include apple butter making, art and craft demonstrations and a pig roast.
There will be a $5 parking fee for the... more >>
|Fall Field Day October 14
The Natural Bridge Soil and Water Conservation District is one of several groups that will sponsor a Fall Field Day Wednesday, October 14 in the Buffalo, Colliers and Cedar Creeks Watershed.
During the event, farmers and landowners can learn about... more >>
|Voter Registration Deadline Approaching
October 13 is the last day to register to vote in the November 3 election.
Officials with the Department of Elections say those wishing to vote on Election Day must register by October 13 or apply online on the Department of Elections... more >>
|October Activity at the Maury River Senior Center
October is a busy month at the Maury River Senior Center in Buena Vista.
The Center will be closed Monday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 13 for Columbus Day and a field trip.
There will be a concert Friday, October 23 at noon with Mrs. C's... more >>
|RCHS Wildcats on Classic 96.7, 3WZ; PMHS Fighting Blues on WREL
You can hear area high school football all season long on Classic 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450, WREL.
Rockbridge County Wildcats fans can hear Rockbridge County football all season long on Classic 96.7, 3WZ, with Jeff Matteson and Robert Foresman... more >>
|Online Schedule: Oct 12-16, Oct 19-23, Oct 26-30
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL.
Monday: Patrick Blevins on insurance issues
Tuesday: Virginia Sports with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press
Wednesday: The Political Hour,... more >>