Tuesday 03 March 2015

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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.
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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.

For equestrians, show season gets an early start

Horses and riders are getting an early start on the spring’s big horse show season. Nearly 200 horses competed recently in The Virginia Horse Center’s second show of 2015.

Four men arrested after shootout, attempted robbery in Glasgow

Police arrested Darnell K. Early, Patrick F. Crear, A. Allen Chappell and Gerard Anthony Rodgers for attempting to rob a house on Sallings Mountain Road in Glasgow.
The county's decision to provide water and sewer services is not expected to delay the estimated March 1 starting date for construction.

Rockbridge County to provide water and sewer services for W&L third-year housing

Rockbridge County will provide water and sewer services for Washington and Lee University’s new third-year housing development, even though the university asked Lexington to provide the service. The decision by the county is not expected to postpone the estimated March 1 starting date for construction.

Lexington City Council OKs W&L Housing Plan

City Council voted 4-0 to approve Washington and Lee University’s plan to build units for about 340 third-year students on campus. Rockbridge County supervisors are scheduled to vote on the proposal on Monday.
Lexington residents no longer have the option of recycling glass, but Rockbridge County residents are not facing restrictions.

Lexington halts glass recycling

The city of Lexington asked residents and businesses to stop including glass with other recyclables, however, Rockbridge County is still collecting glass and taking it to Auto Recyclers.

Rockbridge voters help pass state constitutional amendment

Virginia's state constitutional amendment passed voter approval, and Rockbridge area results were similar to statewide numbers. Some voters said they were aware of the amendment, but others did not know of it before submitting their ballot.