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Virginia may be 100% open by June 15th

Virginia may be 100% open by June 15th

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced today that more restrictions will be lifted on May 15th, and his goal is to completely re-open all businesses by June 15th By May 15th social gatherings can be as large as 100 indoors, 250 outdoors.  Restaurants will be allowed to be open past midnight. By June 15th the Governor…Read More

Lexington City Council approves system for street renaming

Lexington City Council approves system for street renaming

Lexington City Council has voted in favor of a new policy for renaming city streets. The new policy lays out the procedure for how City Council can rename streets in the future. Property-owners interested in renaming their street must pay a $400 application fee. They also have to present a petition with signatures of at…Read More

VMI names new superintendent

VMI names new superintendent

Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors on Thursday appointed Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins to serve as VMI’s 15th superintendent. Wins, a 1985 VMI graduate, had been serving as VMI’s interim superintendent.  He is the first Black superintendent in VMI’s history, retired from the U.S. Army in 2019 after a 34-year career. John William Boland, president…Read More

Virginia lawmakers legalize marijuana possession in time for summer

Virginia lawmakers legalize marijuana possession in time for summer

Virginia will legalize the use of recreational marijuana among adults this summer, as the General Assembly on Wednesday backed a proposal from Governor Ralph Northam to allow Virginians over the age of 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to four cannabis plants at home starting on July 1. Virginia…Read More

Next Lexington Police Chief named

Next Lexington Police Chief named

Angela Greene has been named the next Police Chief for the City of Lexington.  Greene will begin as Chief on May 10. Greene replaces Mike Frost who has served as Interim Police Chief since this past October. Greene joins the Lexington Police Department with 20 years of law enforcement experience, serving most recently as Chief…Read More

Rockbridge and Parry McCluer to hold outdoor graduation

Rockbridge and Parry McCluer to hold outdoor graduation

Both Parry McCluer High School and Rockbridge County High School are planning to stage outdoor graduation ceremonies in the wake of changes from Governor Ralph Northam that allows 5,000 people or 30 percent of a venue capacity for outdoor events, whichever is less. Those attending the graduation ceremonies must wear masks and socially distance. Parry…Read More

Munters Moving To Botetourt County

Munters Moving To Botetourt County

Munters is making plans to move its operations from Buena Vista to the Botetourt Center at Greenfield in Botetourt County. Munters Corporation, a Swedish company, is investing $36 million to build a 365-thousand-square-foot manufacturing facility in Troutville. The new facility should be ready to go by the summer of 2022.  Specializing in industrial and commercial…Read More

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