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    AAA: Gas prices drop again this week

    - Gas prices around the Mid-Atlantic region dropped for another week, as crude oil prices failed to return to the mid-$60 range reached just two weeks ago, and oil and gas supplies showed a gain.
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    Poll: Public rates JFK/Reagan as top recent presidents, Trump near bottom

    - As Americans prepare to celebrate Presidents’ Day, they rate John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan the best of recent chief executives, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos in conjunction with the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
  • AFP Editor Chris Graham

    chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, will mark his 23rd year in the media industry in 2018. An award-winning journalist and editor, Chris has covered Virginia politics actively since 1997, conducting interviews with governors George Allen, Jim Gilmore, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Bob McDonnell and Terry McAuliffe, and political newsmakers including former Congressman Tom Perriello, UVA political-science professor Larry Sabato, ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and Fox Business host Lou Dobbs.

    Chris has covered University of Virginia sports since 1995, and is a credentialed member of the press box and press row at UVA football, basketball and baseball games, covering the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA Tournament and Virginia’s run to the Sweet Sixteen at Madison Square Garden in 2014, and also covering the UVA baseball team in the ACC Baseball Championship, Regionals and Super Regionals.


    Elimination Chamber: Who main-events WrestleMania 34 with Brock Lesnar?

    - It seems pretty obvious that WWE is stretching out the walkup to the main event at WrestleMania 34 being Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns by forcing Reigns to win the right to challenge the Universal champ at Elimination Chamber.

    Craft beer, Facebook, personal destruction: A morality tale

    - The politics of personal destruction now define all manner of social interactions in the era of the right to be righteously outraged. And woe upon you if you happen to stray into the line of the rhetorical flamethrowers.
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    Inside the Numbers: #1 Virginia attacks the paint in win at Miami

    - After a game that saw #1 Virginia hoist 38 threes in a loss to Virginia Tech, you knew that coach Tony Bennett would have his guys thinking, you know, threes, maybe something else?
  • Podcasts

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    AFP editor Chris Graham is the host of Street Knowledge with Chris Graham, featuring Chris and regular guests Scott German, Jeff Fife and Rod Mullins, talking UVA sports, ACC basketball and ACC football, and the latest news from NASCAR and professional wrestling.

    Host Chris Graham has been the host of two TV talks shows. He also worked two seasons as a  color commentator for ESPN3  college baseball broadcasts and was the radio play-by-play voice for VMI football from 2015-2017.

    The former co-host of “ACC Nation,” a syndicated radio show that ran for four years, ending in 2007, Chris is currently a contributor to “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla.

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    What do UVA basketball fans do with no UVA basketball?

    - UVA basketball has the weekend off, no games until next Wednesday, and a #1 national ranking. Which means UVA basketball fans are going stir-crazy and in need of a fix. Chris Graham and Jeff Fife do their best to try to fill the void, talking ACC hoops, what the 'Hoos need to do to get ready for March Madness, then talking some pro wrestling to wrap things up.
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    Chris Graham joins the Mark Moses Show to talk UVA, ACC hoops

    - The Mark Moses Show is joined by Chris Graham of The Augusta Free Press to get his thoughts on the latest ACC Basketball news for a Tuesday and if Chris has watch any of the 2018 Olympics or not. 
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    ‘Hoos #1: Virginia defends top ranking with nice road win at Miami

    - Top-ranked Virginia notched an impressive road win at Miami on Tuesday. Chris Graham and Scott German break down the win and what you're supposed to do with eight days off until the next game.
  • AFP Bookshelf

    Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall, by Chris Graham and Patrick Hite, is a comprehensive book covering the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. Join us as we look back at the memories from more than 40 years in U Hall. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to help Virginia knock off No. 2 South Carolina to the struggles faced by coaches Barbara Kelly and Dan Bonner in the early years of UVa. women’s basketball to the excitement of the early 1980s in the House that Ralph Built to the move to JPJ – it’s all here.


    Ridin’ the Pine, a collection of literary short stories by AFP editor Chris Graham, is the first ebook from Augusta Free Press. The stories in Ridin’ the Pine include a tale of a little-league baseball game, a young romance gone up in flames on a night at the park and the humorous story of a self-absorbed newspaper columnist’s interaction with a crazed fan.

    Judge Not, Chris Graham’s first novel, fleshes out the details of the macabre happenings in Ruetown. The political thriller follows reporter Andrew Floyd as he blazes a trail into the parlors to ferret out the identity of the real killer – before he himself meets his own final judgment.

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