The Division of Capitol Police estimates 3,000 to 3,500 people participated, according to spokesman Joe Macenka.
The Lexington City School Board has finally adopted a policy about book selection and removal policy at its latest meeting.
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.
Online sales reached record numbers on Black Friday. Local business owners and customers share how they plan to tackle holiday shopping this season.
Lexington could soon allow homeowners to build small, backyard houses, for rentals or family housing. Officials say small houses will be cheaper to rent than other units—and could potentially lessen the shortage of affordable housing.
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.