A pipe “bridge” in Buena Vista has been the only way to cross a small creek. But a new, real bridge is planned to go on top of the pipe and Washington and Lee engineering students are designing it.
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Some family members left for Knoxville on Feb. 14 to reunite with the pair and bring them back home.
About 300 people—including poor whites, Blacks and Native Americans—are buried in the cemetery that dates back to the 1890s.
The number of domestic disturbance arrests in Buena Vista more than doubled from 2022 to 2023, according to police.
Rockbridge County, Lexington and Buena Vista ditched plans to build a new regional jail with neighboring Alleghany and Bath Counties. Instead, the three localities will seek state funding to renovate the existing jail, which now holds twice its inmate capacity.
Many locals don’t want solar companies to destroy their land or scenic view. But national experts see solar power as a crucial solution to climate change, and some farmers rely on the panels as a necessary source of income.
Rockbridge County has been in severe drought all month, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Local farmers say the growing season is over, so no amount of rain will help them now.
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.
Three incumbents hoped to be reelected this year, but only Council Member Steve Webb maintained his position.
Storefronts on Magnolia Avenue, which sat empty for decades, are now providing space for the next generation of entrepreneurs.