Friday, December 27, 2013

Bedford County Accident

A two-vehicle accident Thursday on U.S. 460 in Bedford County resulted in three people being sent to Lynchburg General Hospital.
The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection with Bethel Church Road.
One of the vehicles involved failed to yield the right of way and was struck by another vehicle.  
The Virginia State Police continue to investigate.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

State of the Community Breakfast

The Chamber of Commerce’s 15th annual State of the Community Breakfast will be held Tuesday, January 7, at the Hampton Inn Col Alto in Lexington.
The breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m.
The program starts at 7:45 a.m. and should be completed by 9 a.m.
Featured speakers include Lexington Mayor Mimi Elrod, Buena Vista Mayor Frankie Hogan and the chairman of the Rockbridge Board of Supervisors, Ronnie Campbell.
Delegate Ben Cline and Senator Creigh Deeds have been invited to attend. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Temporary Lane Closures Lifted

Temporary lane closures are being suspended across Virginia for the holidays.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says lane closures in temporary work zones will be lifted this week until noon Thursday and also from noon Dec. 31 to noon Jan. 2.
Travelers can check road conditions on VDOT's travel information website,, or they can access the service by calling 511.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Gas Price Update

The national gas price average dropped three cents to $3.22 per gallon last Friday, $3.16 in Virginia.
AAA officials say with less than two weeks remaining in 2013, the national average gas price remains four cents above the low for the year, $3.18 on November 12. 
AAA projects 94.5 million Americans will be traveling during the year-end holiday season through Wednesday, January 1.

Baskets Packed Saturday in Lexington

Baskets for the Rockbridge Christmas Basket Program were packed this past Saturday at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington
The program provides food and toys to needy families at Christmas.
Financial contributions to support the program can still be sent to: P.O. Box 1030, Lexington, VA 24450.

Flood Watch

A Flood Watch is in effect for several counties until noon on Monday, including Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Buckingham and Campbell.
Officials with the National Weather Service say flooding could occur along small streams and creeks and in low lying areas.
River flooding is also likely mainly along the Dan River and the lower Roanoke River.