The Fourth With CornerStone

July 3 - CornerStone Bank once again got the jump on the local Fourth of July activities with its Customer and Community Appreciation Day event at its College Square branch today. The event featured free hotdogs and tethered balloon rides.

Local holiday activities continue this evening with the first Freedom Food Festival on Main Street and resume on Thursday with the children's bike parade at 11 a.m. and the fireworks Thursday evening. The Balloons Over Rockbridge celebration begins Friday and concludes Saturday night. For the details on the activities this long holiday weekend, check out this week's edition of The News-Gazette.