Saturday 20 December 2014

All news tagged Rockbridge County

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.
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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.
Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, right, and Democratic 7th district Congressional candidate, Jack Trammell, left, applaud during a rally for Sen. Mark Warner in Richmond, Va., Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Trammell faces Republican Dave Brat in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A guide to Election Day in Virginia

Rockbridge County voters will decide a handful of local races, plus races in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Voters must also choose whether to pass a state constitutional amendment.
Rockbridge County considered using a drone to help with emergency response. Drones -- formally called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) -- are remote-controlled and can fly hundreds of feet in the air.
Photo by Rachel Adams-Heard

Rockbridge County not ready for emergency response drone

​​The Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors voted to hold off on deciding whether to buy a drone to help with emergency response. Privacy concerns led to the county's decision to revisit the topic next year.
With help from Officer Wheeler, Lilly Taylor, 7, puts on a bullet proof vest and helmet.
Photo by Linsay Cates

Rockbridge area officials spend a night out to educate local kids

Firefighters, police and other law enforcement officials gathered in Glasgow Saturday night. But there was no emergency. The occasion was the Rockbridge area’s National Night Out, and kids got the chance to meet Smokey the Bear and don emergency gear.

Planning boards review new housing for W&L

Lexington’s Planning Commission Thursday night echoed an earlier action by Rockbridge County planners in recommending approval of a construction proposal that would keep juniors at Washington and Lee University in campus housing. The recommendation now goes to elected officials from both governments.

Virginians to weigh amendment for veterans’ spouses

Voters will find a proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot. If it passes, the spouses of soldiers killed in action will receive a property tax exemption.
Everything appears to be business as usual from the exterior of the Virginia Horse Center, despite numerous financial troubles occurring behind the scenes. 
Photo by Rachel Adams-Heard

Virginia Horse Center holds event despite financial troubles

The Virginia Horse Center has served as a destination for horses and riders alike for more than 25 years. But as the horse center faces a mountain of debt, many wonder whether its financial troubles will threaten its future.

Man dies after catching fire at interstate rest stop

The Rockbridge County Sheriff's office conducted a preliminary investigation into how an employee at an Interstate 81 rest stop caused an explosion and caught himself on fire. The man died one week after the incident. The sheriff's office said the employee was trying to make methamphetamine.