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.
Administrators are offering increased wages to encourage more pandemic-fatigued teachers to work this summer.
County officials say replacing the Glasgow center will allow them to get rid of unstaffed dumpsters in the area.
Courts in the area are conducting many services in person. All jury trials are on hold and some hearings are taking place virtually, but courthouses in Lexington and Rockbridge have largely bounced back from the pandemic shutdown.
The event’s organizers say they want to show people they don’t have to leave Rockbridge to find good jobs.
The national rate is declining, yet in Lexington, the rate is still four times higher than the national average.
Local businesses are offering competitive bonuses and incentives to attract workers in a tight labor market.
In Staunton, residents are using the technology to send text messages to 911 dispatchers. But the director of the Rockbridge area’s joint emergency call center said text-to-911 technology is not ready to be introduced yet in the Rockbridge area.