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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.Continue Reading...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brandon Mitchell started his new role as Rockbridge County’s director of fire and emergency services this week. First on his agenda will be leading the county to a paid ambulance service in Glasgow and Fairfield.
The Rockbridge Area Health Center has expanded its healthcare services to serve low-income residents whether they have health insurance or not. The center has already seen an increase in patient visits since it re-opened in early September.
The trouble began with Hurricane Camille in 1969 but for the past 30 years, erosion along a stretch of the Maury River near Glasgow has worsened. It had hurt fish, mussels and a nearby farmer's fields. But that all changed when the state decided to re-route the river.
Contractors in Rockbridge County say the local construction industry is slowly rebounding. But officials say the number of building permits issued in 2013 declined by about 7 percent from 2012. Lexington saw a similar decrease in permits.