The “Matt’s Creek Wildfire” is spreading across much of the Jefferson National Forest. It has burned over 2,700 acres so far with no end in sight.
Professors say they felt unprepared to keep their classrooms and students safe. Parents and students say they are still frustrated by the lack of details released about the Nov. 1 threat and lockdown.
Three incumbents hoped to be reelected this year, but only Council Member Steve Webb maintained his position.
After 15 years, the Red Hen restaurant is closing at the end of the year for an overhaul that will feature a new name and menu. But the owners aren’t offering any additional details about when it will open.
Senate Democrats selected Scott Surovell, an attorney from Fairfax County, to serve as majority leader. Senate Republicans tapped Ryan McDougle of Hanover to serve as GOP leader.
Established businesses are taking advantage of open retail space in downtown Lexington as many local shops make the move to larger storefronts to better accommodate their customers.
The Senate met into Wednesday night to pass the bill with an 87-11 tally one day after it passed the House on an overwhelming bipartisan vote.
Lexington City’s School Board chair, Tim Diette, has accepted a job at Hampden Sydney College and will begin in January.
Deja Taylor’s sentencing in a U.S. District Court offered the first measure of accountability for January’s shooting in Newport News, which revived a national dialogue about gun violence.
Republicans swept two state House races and one state Senate race in Rockbridge County, but the Democrats managed to take control of the legislature.