Since 2020, suicide rates in Rockbridge County and across the nation have increased 4%. The increase is greatest among teens and young adults.
A Tru by Hilton hotel, a Starbucks and a Dunkin’ are moving to the Route 11 corridor.
The Rockbridge County 911 line was restored following an outage earlier this week.
Funding from the US Agriculture Department may help the Rockbridge Area Relief Association meet its goals.
There are no teachers of color in Rockbridge County or Lexington City Public schools. The local NAACP chapter is raising awareness and introducing new incentives to change that.
Masks and social distancing are still required, and in-person events are still cancelled, but visitors are allowed inside again without an appointment.
A special grand jury in Rockbridge County charged a fuel delivery driver with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of four people.
High school football has returned in the spring with protocols designed to keep players and staff safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Central Shenandoah Health District expects an increase in vaccine shipments in the coming weeks, but one community organization wants to ensure people of color are not left behind.
The Fairfield facility would be the largest in the county. Three similar facilities already exist. The BARC Electric Cooperative installed the first one in Kerrs Creek in 2016.