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    • Charlottesville veteran John Leys receives French Legion of Honor Award

      Congresman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) attended a ceremony at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. in honor of World War II veterans who received the French Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France, for their service on D-Day.

    • AAA: Gas prices in mid-summer slide
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      As predicted by AAA, the retail price at the gas pump continued to tick lower following the Independence Day holiday due primarily to lower crude oil costs as the situation stabilizes in Iraq.

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    • Firing squad: Writers unleash on embattled UVA football coach Mike London
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      The first question for UVA football coach Mike London at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro on Monday was sort of friendly fire, from long-time Daily Progress sports columnist and London supporter Jerry Ratcliffe. What do you think you’ve got to do this year, Ratcliffe asked London, still getting settled at the big, round table surrounded by writers, to keep your job? Some friendly fire, that.

    • Video: UVA football coach Mike London on the hot seat
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      UVA football coach Mike London is literally on the hot seat at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff, taking questions from the news media about his job security.

    • Blog: Two dads and second parent adoption
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      We live in a very conservative part of Virginia so we knew there was the possibility that two gay men raising children would raise some eyebrows. It has, but overall it's been okay.

    • Chris Graham: Immigrant invaders in Staunton

      The Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center is housing seven children from Central America have been placed at the center in the past month. Meaning the world, as we know it, is coming to an end.

    • SMAC Swimming’s championship season starts strong
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      The Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club (SMAC) recently attended the Summer Awards Championship meet in Christiansburg, Virginia. This is the first championship meet of their long course season.

    • Chris Graham: The freakonomics behind UVA retaining Mike London

      It was Adam Smith, the Wealth of Nations Adam Smith, who argued in 1776 that the daily operations of a firm are run by “principal clerks” who are essentially homogenous and interchangeable, whose “labour of inspection and direction may be either altogether or very nearly the same.” Which is another way of saying, when looking at UVA football in 2014, that the program is no better or worse off with Mike London as coach, somebody else as coach, or the proverbial empty chair, at least from an economics perspective.

    • Staunton economic development director Bill Hamilton to retire
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      Staunton City Manager Steve Owen announces today that Bill Hamilton, the city's economic development director, is stepping down after 26 years in the position.

    • Stone Soup Books author event: What About Love?
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      Corn! Peaches! Love! Chef Laura will prepare specialties to complement Southern fare, as Kentucky is the setting for the August chapter in The Philosopher’s Table titled “What About Love?”

    • Give War and Peace a Chance focus of talk at Stone Soup Books

      Join author Andrew D. Kaufman on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. for a reading and discussion of his latest book "Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times." Kaufman recently appeared on the syndicated talk show "Katie" to discuss his book and the Books behind Bars program.

    • Summer Sounds and Savings at Hearing Healthcare of Virginia

      Late-afternoon thunderstorms and rising temperatures can only mean one thing ... summer is here! The season offers so much to us all .... from collecting seashells while taking a stroll on the beach, to catching dinner while fishing at the lake, or having a picnic in the park.

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