Friday 28 August 2015

All news tagged Rockbridge County


Scam attempts up locally, Rockbridge Sheriff’s office warns

A local resident alerted the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office after someone impersonating a deputy called her, demanding money and threatening arrest. The sheriff’s office recommends that residents report scam attempts.
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School lunch program enrollments spike since recession

The number of students in Buena Vista’s subsidized school lunch program has doubled in less than a decade, and counts are up in Lexington and Rockbridge County as well. Experts say it’s a sign of the economic times, and they expect the figure to keep rising.
The pole houses are rented out to Washington and Lee students and are a popular off campus party location. Police say noise problems are improving. Photo by Jordan Missal

Complaints about student parties are on the decline, police say

Party noise from Washington and Lee University students used to be a sore spot for neighbors and law enforcement. But most agree that things are getting better.

Central Elementary goes green with school garden

Central Elementary is the last of the county’s public schools to begin building a campus garden. School officials say it should be finished by the end of the school year.

Trustees postpone decision on solar panels

Washington and Lee University trustees have postponed a decision on building a solar energy array near the planned third-year housing development. But supporters say that any delay past the end of May could sink the project.

Winter storms lengthen academic year

Unusually harsh weather has made it difficult to keep local schools open. Parents say the nine consecutive snow days in Rockbridge County have disrupted their schedules.
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Chamber, governments, colleges create plan to bring jobs

The Rockbridge area is struggling to attract young entrepreneurs and working retirees. So the Chamber of Commerce, four local colleges and three area governments are launching a regional marketing plan to change that.

Waddell set to raise $10,000 for Jump Rope for Heart

For the fifth year in a row, Lexington’s Waddell Elementary will raise about $10,000 for Jump Rope for Heart. Students celebrated their hard work this week with a special party.

County begins paying EMS workers in Fairfield, Glasgow

Glasgow and Fairfield rescue squads have begun paying their first responders. County officials hope response times will improve for the formerly all-volunteer units.

Student, community volunteers needed at The Magnolia Center

Students at Washington and Lee University deliver meals twice a week to Rockbridge area adults with developmental disabilities. But many locals aren’t aware that they can help, too. help.