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|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 Underway
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 >>
|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 >>
|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 >>
|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 >>
|Munters Expands in Buena Vista
Munters Corporation, a manufacturer of energy recovery systems, dehumidification systems and custom air handling equipment, will invest $2.5 million to expand and upgrade equipment at its manufacturing operation in Buena Vista. Virginia successfully... more >>
|Grant Money to 16 Schools and Technical Centers
$600,000 in grants will go to 16 Virginia high schools and technical centers, including Rockbridge County High School.
The money will be used to upgrade equipment for career and technical education programs.
Rockbridge County High School received... 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 >>
|Commission Votes To Accept Higgins' Retirement
The Rockbridge Regional Jail Commission has voted to approve the immediate retirement of Jail Superintendent John Higgins.
The vote was 6-0 in favor of approving the Higgins' retirement, in the wake of a state police criminal investigation into jail... more >>
|Fire near Lexington Thursday, 6 W & L Students Escape Unharmed
Washington and Lee University is assisting six W & L students find accommodations after the house the students were renting burned Thursday after a structure fire on Winding Way Lane, off Greenhouse Road.
Firefighters got the call for the fire at... more >>