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Update: 41 vehicles in I-81 crashes in Rockbridge

A crash involving 41 vehicles including six tractor-trailers closed both southbound lanes of Intestate 81 at mile marker 196 in Rockbridge County Sunday evening.


Seven-vehicle accident closes I-81 in Rockbridge

A crash involving seven vehicles including a tractor-trailer has closed both southbound lanes of Intestate 81 at mile marker 196 in Rockbridge County. This location is between exit 200 at Route 710 in the Fairfield area and exit 195 at Route 11 in the Lexington and Timber Ridge area.


VMI football practice under way

VMI football will commence 2013 August camp workouts on Monday, August 5. The practice schedule for the Keydets leading up to the August 31 opener at Richmond has now been made available to the public.


Know Your Numbers at Mobile Information Station

Valley Program for Aging Services and the Central Shenandoah Unit of the Medical Reserve Corps, Virginia Department of Health will partner to offer “Know Your Numbers” blood pressure screening and education in June. The events are free to anyone, and will include refreshments and giveaways.


Active Summer Planned at Maury River Senior Center

Although summer is always filled with lazy, hazy days, Maury River Senior Center will stay busy despite the heat. MRSC staff have planned months filled with activities to entertain, educate, and have fun.


Maury River Senior Center Offers Self-Defense Classes

Maury River Senior Center will offer “Don’t Be a Victim – Defend Yourself!”, a five-week course in the fundamentals of self-defense. Classes will be taught by Tiffany Lee. Lee has 20 years of martial arts experience, and is certified to teach Systema, a Russian martial art. Classes will meet on Thursdays from 4-5pm, beginning May 16 and concluding June 13.


MRSC Mobile Information Station Schedule for May

The Mobile Information Station is a service of Valley Program for Aging Services to bring information about resources, and benefits to Rockbridge hometowns for residents aged 60 and older. VPAS Outreach Coordinator Debbie Branham, accompanied by Maury River Senior Center staff, will visit the following locations in November. MIS hours at all locations are 10am until 2pm; no appointment is needed.


Maury River Senior Center to Begin Western Party Dance Series

The first evening activity designed for those 60 and older will begin at Maury River Senior Center this month. The Western Dance Party Series is a beginning class in Country and Western couples dancing. Absolutely no experience is necessary.

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Pulitzer Prize-winner highlights Wolfe Seminar at W&L

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan will present the keynote address for Washington and Lee University’s 10th annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar on Friday, April 5, at 4 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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VDOT awards $2.4M project for new Route 60 bridge in Lexington

A contract valued at $2.4 million was awarded to Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville for the construction of the East Nelson Street (Route 60) bridge in the City of Lexington. The contract was awarded by Virginia Department of Transportation Commissioner Greg Whirley on Jan. 8.


Rockbridge Region Report Now Online

The Annual Report for the Buena Vista-Lexington-Rockbridge Region of the Valley Program for Aging Services for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 is now online.

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Beware of Medicare Fraud Calls

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services has received numerous reports of fraudulent Medicare telephone calls.


Can Goldust survive the Masterlock Challenge?

Chris Masters has submitted some of the biggest names in pro wrestling to his Masterlock. Even nine-time WWE champion John Cena had to tap out to the fiercest full-nelson wrestling has seen since the days of Billy Jack Haynes.


Meatball’s back: Pray for Short Sleeve Sampson

Micro Championship Wrestling champion Meatball has a request for Top Rope Pro Wrestling fans. Pray for Short Sleeve Sampson.


New Second Wind Session to Begin at Maury River Senior Center

Maury River Senior Center is continuing series of classes open to those who are 50 and older; “Second Wind” winter session classes will begin January 21 and run for 10 weeks. These offerings will all be scheduled for late afternoons and early evenings to accommodate the schedules of those who are working.