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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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Fatal House Fire in Goshen
No word yet of the cause of a fatal house fire on Bells Valley Road in Goshen. The fire claimed the life of a woman inside the home. Firefighters who responded to the fire Monday morning found the house fully involved. Investigators are still... more >>
Campbell County Home Invasion
One man has been arrested and three other men are at large after a home invasion Sunday afternoon on Wards Road in Campbell County. Investigators say the armed suspects took money and other property. Deputies who responded to the scene caught up... more >>
Two Men Charged with Credit Card Fraud in Amherst
Two Maryland men were arrested Friday and charged with credit card fraud at the Food Lion in Amherst. Joseph Caleb and Jahrulle Whyte were both charged with numerous counts of credit card forgery, credit card theft and possession of false... more >>
W & L Law School Graduation May 6
William Hill, an alumnus of Washington and Lee and a partner with an Atlanta law firm, will deliver this year’s commencement address during the graduation exercises at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Law commencement is scheduled for... more >>
Southern Virginia University's Commencement Ceremony
Southern Virginia University's commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29. The commencement ceremony gets underway that morning at 10 a.m. at the Main Hall Front Lawn. Bruce Olsen, former global Managing Director of Public Affairs for... more >>
New Fire Chief for Botetourt County
Botetourt County's new Chief of Fire and Emergency Medical Services is Matt Britt, who has been serving as Coordinator of Fire and Rescue Training at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina. Britt is expected to take over his new job... more >>
Meeting on Transportation Projects
A public meeting will be held Thursday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave on future transportation projects for the region. Following the public meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board will use the input to... more >>
Reward for Information on Goshen Fire
The Forge Mountain fire in Rockbridge County has burned nearly 3,100 acres. The suspected arson fire is now 100% contained, thanks to the recent rain. A reward of $2,000 is being offered for information on the Goshen forest fire that started April... more >>
VDOT Information Meeting on Stuarts Draft Project
A citizen information meeting for a signal-coordination project on Route 340 in Augusta County will be held Tuesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at Stuarts Draft Elementary School. During the meeting, citizens can discuss the project on a one-on-one basis with... more >>
Buena Vista Responds to ACA's Federal Suit
Buena Vista has filed a response to ACA's federal lawsuit. ACA is seeking to have the city of Buena Vista pay its debt on bonds for the Vista Links golf course, after the city stopped making payments. In Buena Vista's response, city officials said... more >>
Tuition and Fees Rising at Virginia Tech
Tuition and mandatory fees are rising for Virginia Tech students next year. The university's Board of Visitors decided to raise tuition and fees for in-state students by 2.9% and by 3.5% for out-of-state students. Room and board charges will... more >>
Keepers' Trial Set For February
Natalie Keepers trial in connection to the 2016 death of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg. will be held next February Keepers is facing several charges in connection to the death of Lovell David Eisenhauer is also charged in Lovell's death.... more >>
President Trump Liberty's Commencement Speaker May 13
President Donald Trump will be the commencement speaker at Liberty University Saturday, May 13. President Trump will be the first sitting president to deliver a commencement speech at Liberty University since George H.W. Bush spoke in 1990.... more >>
Spring Fire Season Through April 30
Spring Fire Season continues in Virginia through the end of April. Under Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burn law, open-air fires are not allowed before 4 p.m. each day, if the fire is located within 300 feet of woodland, brush or dry... more >>

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