|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 >>
|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 >>
|Storm Drain Work on East Nelson Street
Work on the City of Lexington’s East Nelson Street Drainage Improvement project is underway as crews replace an old storm drain with new and larger pipe.
The line crosses East Nelson Street near the intersection with Walker Street, running from... more >>
|Public Comment Sought on New Bridges
Public comment is now being accepted by VDOT on plans to replace two bridges on U.S. 29 and 460 over the Norfolk-Southern railway by 2023.
Final design plans for the new bridges will be ready by July 2017.
VDOT plans to advertise construction early... more >>
|Interim Town Manager for Appomattox
The town of Appomattox has hired an interim manager, Clarence Monday.
Monday retired as the Pittsylvania County administrator in December.
Monday had served in the past as Amherst County’s administrator and the Martinsville City... 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 >>
|Volvo Won't Layoff 500 Workers
Volvo has decided not to lay off 500 employees at its Dublin plant, as previously announced last December.
Volvo officials say after watching market trends, the plant in Dublin will keep two shifts of... 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 >>
|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 will be held in January on the library system in Campbell County.
Library officials want to hear from citizens on how the library system can improve.
Public meetings will be held at the Rustburg Library January 24 and the Staunton... 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 >>
|Campbell County Man Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder
A Campbell County man, 38-year-old Franklin Thomason, decided to plead guilty on Thursday to second-degree murder and two gun charges in connection to the fatal shooting of Douglas Grubbs Jr. last January.
Thomason will be sentenced March... more >>
|Input Sought on Superintendent Search
The Rockbridge County School Board is seeking public input on the search for a new superintendent.
County residents may go online to take a survey.
The survey deadline is next Friday, Jan. 27.
The Rockbridge County School Board will hold a public... more >>
|Hospice's Annual Meeting January 24
Rockbridge Area Hospice will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, January 24, at 4:30 p.m. at the Lexington Presbyterian Church.
Hospice’s executive director, Tasha Walsh, and the Hospice board of directors will provide an update on the past year... more >>