The proposed Lexington city budget for the coming fiscal year includes expenses for the new Waddell Elementary school and other long-term projects. To balance the budget, City Manager Jon Ellestad has suggested a 13 percent increase in property tax rates.Continue Reading...
The City of Lexington boasts low crime rates and safe streets. Officials and Washington and Lee students say that Lexington is a great place to live, but they recognize problems in the city as well.
The Student Health Center reported more than a dozen ill students in the past few days but says the cause is still unknown.
Store manager Scott Leonard says the renovations, scheduled to be complete by the end of July, will bring a new layout, products and equipment to the East Nelson Street supermarket.
Changes to the property include new trails, an artifact museum, a new energy program at the hotel, and updated technology. Owner Tom Clarke said the transformations are part of preparing the area to become a state park.
One big new item in the proposed Rockbridge County budget is for paid emergency workers to fill gaps in the current all-volunteer service. The change is intended to reduce emergency response times.
Officer Chris Norris, a school resource officer at Maury River Middle School, began teaching “Virginia Rules” this month. The class is an extension of the state Attorney General’s effort to help students understand how Virginia laws apply to them.
The city announced last week that Chief Darrell Slagle and Assistant Chief Jay Patterson’ will retire from the force.
After years of financial challenges, Buena Vista is doing its best to preserve its bare-bones budget. City Manager Jay Scudder says he is keeping an eye on costs so the city won’t have to increase taxes.
The Rev. David Cox has spent three years looking at the personal records and correspondence of Robert E. Lee. Cox found there is more of an overlap between Lee’s actions and religious beliefs than previously realized. He hopes to publish a book with his new insights within the year.
Monday marked the deadline for Americans to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Rockbridge Area Health Center volunteers helped more than 300 residents navigate the Marketplace, a federal exchange to compare and shop for a particular insurance plan, before the deadline. But thousands in the area remain uninsured.