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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


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

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Gas Price Update, Feb. 26
The latest national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.29 per gallon, 56 cents more than the same date last year. That same gallon of gas cost $2.10 on average in Virginia. Prices continue to remain flat due to lower driving demand... more >>
BBB Advice on Door-to-Door Contractors
The Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia reminds citizens to research any contractors they plan to hire for work this spring. Without proper research, area residents could find themselves being charged more money than originally agreed upon or... more >>
Military Shipbuilder Plans to Hire 3,000
The nation’s largest military shipbuilder plans to hire 3,000 workers in Virginia this year. Officials with Huntington Ingalls Industries say the company’s facility in Newport News also is recruiting IT professionals, welders and shipfitters. ... more >>
Grant Application Deadline March 31
Virginia is seeking applicants for more than $1 million in grants for dam safety and flood prevention efforts. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking applicants for the $1.2 million in grants. Dam safety grants will go to... more >>
Record Number of Applications to Radford University
Radford University has announced it has received a record number of applications for admittance to the university. At last report, Radford University had received more than 13,200 new freshman applications, a more than 78 percent increase from last... more >>
Spring Fire Season Underway
Spring Fire Season starts Wednesday, February 15. Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burn Ban will be in effect through the end of April. Under the law, open-air fires are not allowed before 4 p.m. each day, if the fire is located within 300 feet of woodland,... more >>
March is Red Cross Month
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to save lives by donating blood. Red Cross officials say donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed. To make an appointment to donate blood, you can... more >>
ACA Files Federal Suit Against Buena Vista
ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation, the New York firm that insured Buena Vista’s bonds for the Vista Links course, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Buena Vista after the city decided in 2014 to default on its debt. The city has 60 days... more >>
Events to Mark 10th Anniversary of Virginia Tech Shootings
Virginia Tech has lined up a number of events to honor those who died during the April 16, 2007, mass shooting on campus. To mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, Virginia Tech’s Day of Remembrance will include the lighting of a ceremonial... more >>

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