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.
Several Lexington hotels are now refusing to accept homeless guests. This comes at a time when demand for local housing assistance has increased. Local advocates say that building more affordable housing is their primary focus in alleviating homelessness.
A new study revealed charged offenders in Mississippi are typically stuck in jail for at least three months if they are ordered to pretrial detention or can’t afford to post bond. Consistent with Virginia, Mississippi has no limit on how long charged offenders can be held.
The Lexington City School Board opted to postpone a vote on a new book selection and removal policy at its latest meeting. But the board added more books to the list of those banned from the middle school library.
After, Tuesday’s election, the Democrats will have a full Statehouse majority. Republican Glenn Youngkin is still the governor but he will have to work with a Democratic General Assembly.
The case against former W&L first-year Ricardo Vergara will move forward. Lexington police arrested Vergara in February for allegedly sexually assaulting a fellow student a month earlier.
Storefronts on Magnolia Avenue, which sat empty for decades, are now providing space for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Virginia is just one of numerous states in the Southeast experiencing wildfires. Officials blame droughts in the region for the fires.
The home of the new FBI Headquarters was narrowed to either be in Maryland or Virginia. The new building will be just 13 miles outside of Washington and will be of modern design and will not need the nets to catch debris as the current 50-year old building has.
Students describe a chaotic day, but school officials maintain that all was calm. Meantime, the school says it will install a new public address system soon.