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No injuries in small plane crash in Augusta County

- At 10:55 a.m., Tuesday (May 22), Virginia State Police was called to the scene of a plane crash in Augusta County. Neither the pilot, a 24-year-old Rockingham County man, nor the co-pilot was injured.
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Virginia State Police releases 2017 Crime in Virginia report

- Virginia’s official and only comprehensive report on local and statewide crime figures for 2017 is now available to the public on the Virginia State Police website.

Politics

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Serbia, Turkey, Russia: Alarm bells for Europe

- As the EU seeks to increase its influence in the Balkans, Russia and Turkey have been working hard to strengthen their own ties to the region. The EU’s renewed interest in its southern backyard has been prompted by fears of Moscow’s mounting impact in the Balkans.
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Warner, colleagues urge Trump administration to protect American technology from China

- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) joined a group of bipartisan senators urging the Trump administration to protect national security interests when negotiating the U.S.-China trade relationship.

Business

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Why Forex brokers’ clients always win on demo but lose on real accounts

- Even a Forex broker’s client that does very well on a demo account cannot guarantee success on a live account. These differential results are frequently as a result of lack of fund commitment on a demo account.
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Tips for making the right car purchase

- The acquisition of a new vehicle brings together so many factors that might make finding the right car difficult. The purchase decision depends not only on your budget but is supported by many other variables.

Sports

Podcast: The NFL-anthem controversy, The Caps, VMI and UVA baseball, more

- Chris Graham talks the NFL continuing to fan the flames with more in the way of edicts on the flag and the anthem, then switches gears for a thought exercise on the Washington Capitals, and how tonight's Game 7 can play with the D.C. sports fan base.
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Skirrow stellar as Liberty tops Charleston Southern in Big South tourney

- Right-hander Noah Skirrow pitched six scoreless innings, propelling the No. 3 seed Liberty Flames past the No. 7 seed Charleston Southern Buccaneers, 4-2, in Game 5 of the 2018 Big South Baseball Championship at Liberty Baseball Stadium.

 

 

AFP Editor Chris Graham

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Chris 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 also hosted local TV news programs, a syndicated sports talk show and worked as a commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, Chris has covered Virginia politics actively since 1997, conducting interviews with governors George Allen, Jim Gilmore, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Bob McDonnell, Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam, and political newsmakers including UVA political-science professor Larry Sabato, ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and Fox Business host Lou Dobbs.

Other notable interview subjects have included author John Grisham, ESPN TV personality Dick Vitale, sportswriter and author John Feinstein, Weather Channel anchor Stephanie Abrams and musician Bruce Hornsby.

An author of six books, Chris also co-wrote a book on the history of University of Virginia basketball, Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall, which was published in 2006.

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.

From 2009-2014, Chris was the play-by-play voice of the Waynesboro Generals, a team competing in the Valley Baseball League, a premier college summer baseball league affiliated with Major League Baseball and the NCAA.
 

 

Books by Chris Graham

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Rock ‘n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.

Read for free: click here.

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall, by Chris Graham and Patrick Hite, is a look at the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to 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.

 

 

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