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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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Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club and Cornerstone Bank July 4 Fireworks and Music Festival
The 20th Annual Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club CornerStone Bank July 4th Fireworks & Music Festival will be held Monday, July 4 at the VMI Parade Ground from noon until 10 p.m. Music will be provided by The WannaBeatles and Sara Jane McDonald. The... more >>
Judge Tosses Out Rolling Stone Lawsuit
A federal judge in New York has tossed out one of three lawsuits facing Rolling Stone magazine in the fallout from their debunked article on an alleged rape at UVa. Judge P. Kevin Castel granted a motion on Tuesday to dismiss the defamation lawsuit... more >>
New Control Tower for Lynchburg Regional Airport
The new control tower for the Lynchburg Regional Airport should be finished by the end of the year. The project has received federal funds, including money from the FAA’s air traffic control tower program. The existing air traffic control tower... more >>
Bob McDonnell's Future in Limbo
Former Governor Bob McDonnell might not know whether he will be tried again on corruption charges for several more months after the U. S. Supreme Court this week tossed out McDonnell’s conviction. The justices sent the case back to the... more >>
Rockbridge Regional Fair July 27-30
The Rockbridge Regional Fair and Farm Show will be held in July at the Virginia Horse Center. The four-day event gets underway July 27. Meyers Amusements will provide the midway attractions, with amusement park rides. This year’s Fair will also... more >>
July 4 Events
Plenty of 4th of July events are lined up in Lexington and throughout the region. The VMI Parade Ground will be the location on July 4 for the Rotary’s 4th of July celebration, featuring great food, music and fireworks. In Lynchburg, the Thomas... more >>
Former W & L Student Convicted of Misdemeanor Trespassing
Former Washington and Lee University student Sheamus Craugh, who had been charged with spray-painting graffiti on a campus building, was convicted Monday of trespassing. Craugh received a 90-day suspended jail sentence for the misdeameanor. Craugh,... more >>
Plenty of Holiday Travelers
AAA projects a record number of Virginians will travel to celebrate Independence Day this year, more than 1-point-1 million, up 1.4% from last year. AAA officials say low gas prices are motivating millions of Americans to travel this Independence... more >>
New Laws on July 1
Several new laws take effect on Friday, July 1. Under one of those new laws, assisted living facilities and adult day care centers are not allowed to continue to employ workers who have been convicted of violent felonies. Unlicensed child care... more >>
Fatal Accident Sunday near Greenville
A Fishersville man, 31-year-old Christopher Diehl, has been charged with driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter, in connection with a wrong-way crash that killed a Christiansburg woman on Interstate 81 in Augusta County Sunday. The... more >>

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