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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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Lynchburg Fire Displaces Two People
A house fire Tuesday morning in Lynchburg displaced two residents. Firefighters got the call for the structure fire at a home on Polk Street around 5:30 Tuesday morning. There were no injuries. Fire officials say it appears the fire was accidental... more >>
Public Meeting in Appomattox
The town of Appomattox will unveil a draft of the town’s downtown revitalization plan during a community meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Appomattox Visitor Information Center on Main Street in Appomattox. The downtown revitalization plan was... more >>
Gas Price Update, Jan. 22
The latest national gas price average is $2.31 per gallon, five cents more than a month ago and 46 cents more per gallon compared to the same time last year. A gallon of gas cost $2.19 on average in Virginia. AAA officials say the slight decrease... more >>
Habitat Offering Financial Classes
Financial education classes will be offered over the next few months by Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity. The classes start Monday, February 6 at 6 p.m. at the Habitat office conference room at 30 East Preston Street in Lexington. The classes... more >>
Search for Rockbridge County School Superintendent
The Rockbridge County School Board will receive assistance from the Virginia School Boards Association when it comes to the search for a new school superintendent. Citizens can access a survey about the superintendent search by going to Rockbridge... more >>
Free Tax Assistance Offered
Free tax preparation assistance is being offered by the AARP Tax-Aide service to low-to-moderate income citizens. Assistance will be offered on Saturdays, starting February 4, at the community room in Lexington City Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ... more >>
Lexington Council Approves Kendal Rezoning
Lexington City Council on Thursday voted 4-1 in favor of Kendal’s rezoning application to expand by building 30 cottages on Kendal property. Two members of council, including Mayor Frank Friedman, recused themselves due to membership on Kendal’s... more >>
Record Number of State Park Visitors
A record number of people visited Virginia state parks in 2016. Park attendance rose 12 percent from the year before, with more than 10 million visitors. State officials credited good weather, lower gas prices and a year-long celebration of the... more >>
W&L's Souper Bowl
Washington and Lee University’s Campus Kitchen will hold its Fifth Annual Souper Bowl on Sunday, January 29 at 11 a.m. at Evans Dining Hall to raise money for Campus Kitchen’s Backpack Program, a hunger-fighting project that began in 2009. The... more >>
Red Cross Needs Blood and Platelet Donations
The American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to donate to overcome a shortage. Red Cross officials say to make an appointment to give blood, you can visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).... more >>
VMI's 2017 Football Schedule
VMI’s 2017 football schedule has been unveiled. The schedule includes 5 home games and a first ever meeting with Air Force in the season opener in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September... more >>
Rockbridge SPCA Fundraiser
The Rockbridge SPCA has a special fundraiser coming up on Saturday, February 4. The SPCA will hold its Spay-Ghetti and Meat BALLS dinner with a Texas Hold 'em poker tournament at the Lexington Golf and Country Club on Saturday, February 4, at 6... more >>
Conference on Drones
Piedmont Virginia Community College in Albemarle County will be the location in late February for a national conference on the use of drones for public safety. The three-day conference, being called the National Unmanned Aerial Systems Summit, will... more >>
Public Meetings in January on Campbell County Library System
Public meetings are being held in January on the library system in Campbell County. Library officials want to hear from citizens on how the library system can improve. A public meeting will be held at the Staunton River Memorial Library in... more >>

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