The Robert E. Lee Hotel will open in late June, a few months later than expected. Hotel Owner Ugo Benincasa attributes the delay to construction holdups.Continue Reading...
After a long fight with cancer, Kenneth Newman, one of the founders of the Rockbridge Rapids baseball team, died Sunday. Friends and family honored his memory at a service Thursday.Continue Reading...
The Virginia Horse Center has asked the city and county to raise the local lodging tax to lessen its financial woes. But local officials were underwhelmed by the by the leaders’ case and vision.Continue Reading...
Jane Goodall will speak at Washington and Lee University tonight. She is internationally known for her groundbreaking studies of chimpanzees and apes.
Virginia ranks third in percentage of green buildings by the United States Green Building Council. But while local builders support environmental friendliness, they resist compliance with the rigorous LEED certification.
City Council member Frank Friedman said he thinks Lexington would benefit from a restructured cafeteria system so the schools would no longer lose money on the 240 meals served each day. But the school superintendent said solutions aren’t that easy.
CornerStone Bank’s Founding CEO and President David Grist died Sunday morning at age of 57. He spent much of his life working for the community. Hundreds attend his funeral this morning.
Property owners in Lexington and Rockbridge County say Washington and Lee University's new housing policy could force them to sell or renovate their homes and apartments. The new policy requires students to live on campus for three years instead of two.
RadioShack announced this week that it will close 1,100 stores nationwide. If Lexington’s branch is one of those, residents would have to drive to Staunton or Roanoke to shop at the electronics and wireless provider.
Rockbridge area home prices have not declined as they have nationally, according to local Realtors. Some say home prices have actually increased and new-home construction has picked up. There were 69 new home building permits issued in 2013 in the Rockbridge area, the highest number since 2008.
The former W&L student charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a blood or breathalyzer test after a fatal crash in December was served with new felony warrants on Wednesday. Nicholas Hansel’s case is scheduled to be presented to a grand jury May 5.
Rockbridge Area Rental Assistance Program Director Vicky Agnor said she might not have the funding to keep the service running through the next year. The program, which serves 140 families locally, needs support from the three localities to keep the Lexington office active.
At Central Elementary School in Rockbridge County, the circus is always in town. Nearly forty students participate in a unicycle group after school each week, as part of the school’s READY program.
Buena Vista City Council gave what it hopes will be its last contribution to the new Vista Links pavilion. What started as a small project has expanded into an $80,000 building funded half by the city and half by private donors.
Coaches and city officials are taking steps to improve Buena Vista's youth sports program and ensure that the activities are a positive experience for the community.
Attorney General Mark Herring said Meaghan Fields of Buena Vista, 29, “tainted public trust” in the judicial system.
A state investigator who was looking into the events leading to the November attack on state Sen. Creigh Deeds and his son's suicide announced his resignation on Thursday. The investigator said he decided to step down after his superiors heavily edited his "emotional" report.
A South African court heard testimony Thursday by a radiologist who was in Oscar Pistorius' home after the Olympian shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius is on trial for premeditated murder, and has claimed he thought Steenkamp was a burglar. Rockbridge Report spoke to a journalist who has interviewed Pistorius.