Thursday 26 November 2015

All news tagged Rockbridge County


Hansel, two years after crash, tells his story

Nick Hansel, the convicted drunken driver in a fatal car crash two years ago, is now sharing his story to warn students of the dangers of bad decision-making.
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Federal high school grants for college courses might come to Rockbridge

Students at Rockbridge County High School are able to get college credits from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College through the Dual Enrollment Program. The Obama Administration has announced an education experiment to increase federal grants to high schools encouraging these classes.

BV hopes to get grant to curb dying business trend

A $4 million grant for local apprenticeships is up for grabs. Buena Vista hopes it may help its displaced workers.

Wade’s Mill celebrates 25th and last holiday season

Wade’s Mill owners Georgie and Jim Young are retiring after 25 years of milling and cooking lessons.

Slow economy hinders RAOC hiring

RAOC is experiencing record low employment as sub-contracted work in Buena Vista has become more scarce.

DuPont’s opening brings Lexington’s first credit union

Today was the grand opening of DuPont Community Credit Union's newest branch.

The Chessie Trail: connecting the county

The Chessie Trail, a favorite walk that’s been in Rockbridge County’s backyard in 1981, is about to see some upgrades.
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Cline defeats Arthur in 24th House District

Republican Ben Cline retains his seat in the 24th House District.

Low voter-turnout marks Election Day 2015

In an off-year election, local experts predict that the region will see less than 50% voter turnout.

Incumbent Rockbridge sheriff cruises to victory

The race unfolded as expected, with incumbent Chris Blalock crushing his opponent.