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Rockbridge County

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  • York's Little finishes fifth in Group AA cross country championships

    PLAINS — York's Jack Little may have won the individual battle with Lafayette's Kurtis Steck, finishing fifth to Steck's seventh in the Group AA boys' race, but Lafayette won the team battle Saturday, following up their regional title with a third-...
  • UPDATED: Accident cleared on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County

    UPDATED: Accident cleared on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County
    UPDATED 9:55 a.m.: The accident has been cleared. --------------------------------------- Virginia State Police say a tractor trailer jackknifed on Interstate-81 between mile markers 175 and 180 in Rockbridge County. There's a two mile back up....
  • Ninety-six percent of Virginia schools reach full accreditation

    Ninety-six percent of Virginia schools reach full accreditation
    Ninety-six percent of Virginia's public schools are fully accredited for the 2011-12 school year.  The Virginia Department of Education made the announcement Thursday.  The accreditation is based on performance of students on Standards of Learning and...
  • Sinkhole to close lane of traffic on I-81 starting this weekend

    Sinkhole to close lane of traffic on I-81 starting this weekend
    A sinkhole will slow traffic on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County starting this weekend. Repair work will shut down a lane of traffic headed north starting at 10 p.m. Sunday evening. The lane is expected to be closed for most of the day Monday as...
  • UPDATE: New information on man shot and killed by State Trooper in Rockbridge County

    UPDATE: New information on man shot and killed by State Trooper in Rockbridge County
    UPDATE: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 3:30pm We're now getting a better idea what happened before a man was shot and killed by a State Trooper in Rockbridge County Tuesday morning.     State Police today identified the man as 39-year-old Wayne Lyall...
  • UPDATED: I-81 crashes in Rockbridge and Roanoke Counties cleared

    UPDATED: I-81 crashes in Rockbridge and Roanoke Counties cleared
    UPDATE: 5:10pm V-DOT reports that both crashes on Interstate 81 have been cleared and traffic is moving normally at this hour. ____________________________________________________ UPDATE: 4:15pm V-DOT reports that crews have cleared the scene of a...
  • Top 5 local weather stories of 2011

    Top 5 local weather stories of 2011
    The following are the top five local weather events in 2011 as voted on by the staff of the Blacksburg National Weather Service Office. You'll notice nearly all of the events were storm related, specifically tornadoes. 1. (Tie): The April 27th-28th...
  • Governor recognizes several area high-performing schools

    Governor recognizes several area high-performing schools
    Governor McDonnell and the Board of Education have recognized several high-performing schools in our area. Throughout the state, 447 schools and two school divisions earned 2012 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement....
  • Natural Bridge woman dies in car accident

    Natural Bridge woman dies in car accident
    A Natural Bridge woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning in Rockbridge County. According to Virginia State Police,  Laura Schnetzler was driving a Nissan Pathfinder on Route 610, just north of Route 682, when the vehicle ran off the...
  • Road rage incident on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County leads to hammer attack

    Road rage incident on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County leads to hammer attack
    A North Carolina truck driver is in jail and accused of beating another truck driver with a hammer on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County. Lewis D. Bumgarner, 34, has been charged with malicious wounding and is being held without bond in the Botetourt...
  • Virginia delegates react to the governor's State of the Commonwealth Address

    Virginia delegates react to the governor's State of the Commonwealth Address
    Halfway through his term, Wednesday night marked Governor's Bob McDonnell's best chance to craft his own agenda.  As you might expect, we heard praise from Republicans and skepticism from Virginia Democrats. Governor McDonnell had a bold message to his...