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New member appointed to Rockbridge social services board, director search continues
BUENA VISTA — The Buena Vista City Council appointed a new member to the region’s social services board, which now has full membership after five departures this year. City council appointed Amy Gilliam, an environment care coordinator at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington. Gilliam is
Weather delays, closings and cancellations
Alleghany County Public Schools, closed Monday. Bedford County Public Schools, closed Monday. Bland County Public Schools, closed Monday. Botetourt County Public Schools, closed Monday.
Domino's driver brings a little Christmas with pizza
LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) It was late morning at the Lexington Dominos, and the first of the lunch orders begin. Dean Bryant got the bags ready for delivery. “It’s a good job," He said. "Pays the bills.”
Suspect faces attempted rape charge in Staunton
STAUNTON - A Goshen man is behind bars after he allegedly attempted to rape a woman last week in a home on the city's west end, according to the Staunton Police Department. Police said Hector E. Araujo, 35, let himself inside the woman's residence at about 9 p.m. on Friday. As the woman slept, polic
Charges certified in robbery, eluding case in Amherst County
AMHERST — An Amherst County judge certified a felony eluding charge to a grand jury Tuesday in the case of an Evington man accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase after robbing a Madison Heights residence at gunpoint.
Richard "Dick" Minnix, 85, of Lexington died Nov. 28
Dr. Richard Bryant Minnix, 85, of Lexington, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at the University of Virginia Hospital. Richard “Dick” was born in Salem on June 20, 1933, to the late George William and Gertrude Pearl Crosswhite Minnix.
Lexington soldier killed in action was a newlywed
A Lexington solider killed in the line of duty leaves behind a wife that he married nine months ago. Captain Andrew Ross, along with Sgt. 1st Class Eric Emond and Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, was killed by an IED (improvised explosive device) in Afghanistan November 27th.
Hawaii police shoot, kill woman who pointed gun at officers
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island police shot and killed a woman who pointed a gun at officers. Hawaii County police Maj. Sam Thomas says officers were checking on an SUV parked on a Hawaiian Beaches road with hazard lights flashing Tuesday morning.
Amherst County coping with snow
Around 15 inches of snow slammed Amherst County over the weekend. Amherst County Public Works Director Keith Stevens said the large amount of snow happened in a short amount of time, but they were ready.
Amherst Christmas Parade set for Dec. 14 canceled due to weather
The Amherst County Lions Club announced Tuesday due to anticipated inclement weather it is cancelling the Amherst Christmas Parade set for Friday, Dec. 14. The event, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., was called due to an 80 percent chance of rain, according to the club's Facebook page. The club usually hold
Remains of 3 troops killed in Afghanistan, including one from Lexington, Va., return to U.S.
WASHINGTON — The remains of three service members killed in the deadliest attack against American forces in Afghanistan this year have arrived back in the U.S.
Video: Volunteers bring Christmas cheer to Craigsville
The Craigsville Elementary School gym filled with laughter, stories and cheers Saturday for this year's Project Christmas. Hosted by the Pentecostal Church of God, volunteers from across the country brought gifts, clothes and other supplies to the school, as well as told stories and played games wit
Virginia Green Beret Among Three Killed in Afghanistan
Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39, of Brush Prairie, Wash., Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, 29, of Lexington, Va., and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25, of Hookstown, Pa. (Photo courtesy of Department of Defense)
New Stuarts Draft assisted living provides home for those in need
STUARTS DRAFT - A smell of cinnamon lingers in Golden Gardens Residential Living — a welcoming aroma for an assisted living facility. It doesn't look like an assisted living home, because it's tucked into a small Stuarts Draft neighborhood near Shenandoah Acres. But the large home has eight rooms an
Winter Storm Watch issued for local area
BLUEFIELD — A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for southeast W.Va. and southwest Va. from Dec. 8 into Monday, Dec. 10. The counties under the watch include Giles, Craig, Alleghany and Botetourt in Va. and Mercer, Summers and Monroe in W.Va.
Hawaii seeks local beef vendor for Oahu, Big Island schools
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Education is looking for a vendor to provide beef to schools as it continues efforts to locally source food for student lunches.
VDOT: ROADS STEADILY IMPROVING IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
STAUNTON – (11:30 a.m.) Road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands are steadily improving as of mid-day Monday. The region received up to 18 inches of snow, with the highest totals in Alleghany, Rockbridge, Bath and Augusta counties.
Smith Named to Google Cloud Academic All-America Second Team
LEXINGTON, Va. – VMI sophomore defensive back AJ Smith was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I football second team as selected by CoSIDA. The announcement was made Monday afternoon.
Keydets Head to Chattanooga for League Opener
LEXINGTON, Va. - VMI basketball continues the month of December with the third contest of a four-game road swing pitting the Keydets against the Chattanooga Mocs at McKenzie Arena. It will be the SoCon opener for VMI and the first of two road league games scheduled in December. Tip-off is slated for
Amherst County Officials: 29N is open, don't listen to your GPS
AMHERST Co., Va. (WSET) -- Amherst County officials are urging drivers to not follow a dangerous detour many GPS's are taking during this dangerous snow storm. They say many GPS devices are saying Route 29 N is closed in Amherst County and is taking people along Boxwood Farm Road.