Washington and Lee University is denying claims made by a former student in a lawsuit that he was expelled after being falsely accused of sexual misconduct. The school filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, saying there isn’t enough evidence to proceed.
By Kinsey Grant On a whiteboard that covers most of one wall of his office, Lexington City Manager Noah Simon has scribbled a long list of goals for the coming months. Some are left over from previous city manager Jon Ellestad, who retired in September. Others Simon identified when he arrived in October. But Simon has no trouble identifying his clear priority from that list: getting a handle on the city’s finances. Lexington will incur nearly $12 million in debt as it builds the new Waddell Elementary School. “We need to be good stewards of the taxpayers’ money,” Simon said.…
Students and officials at local universities are trying to interpret and comply with a new set of state regulations on hazing. The policy identifies nearly two dozen prohibited activities, several of them traditionally identified with VMI’s famed “rat line” for first-years.
After years of hosting local bluegrass bands and other musicians, Lexington Coffee ended its Wednesday morning jam sessions over fear of violating licensing laws. Now, artist Marjorie Kasch-Hansen is continuing the tradition by offering her studio across the street as a venue.
Police say Darnell K. Early, Patrick F. Crear, A. Allen Chappell and Gerard Anthony Rodgers attempted to rob a house on Sallings Mountain Road in Glasgow.
Buena Vista company Auto Recyclers has found a way to pulverize glass to help landscaping.
Rockbridge County will provide water and sewer services for Washington and Lee University’s new third-year housing development, even though the university asked Lexington to provide the service. The decision by the county is not expected to postpone the estimated March 1 starting date for construction.
Both The Reeves Center and Watson Pavilion are open to the public while Lee Chapel is closed for renovations. The public is allowed to view artifacts normally on display in Lee Chapel.