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News- M.J. Sharp, a UN official kidnapped with five others in Congo two weeks ago, has been confirmed as deceased.- Trooper D. C. Palmer responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 29 near the intersection of Dairy Road in Greene County.- Crazy Cooter will be comin' at you with the return of the Shenandoah Jamboree to the Wayne Theatre on Saturday, April 8.- In November 2016, State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine declared the Virginia opioid crisis a public health emergency.
- A screening of the emotionally-charged "States of Grace" will be screened on Thursday, April 6, at the Wayne Theatre.- The current Chicken Parm Chair at Virginia Tech is Michael Hanson of Bristow, Virginia.- Calendar of events at the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, Va., for the month of April 2017.
Politics- Gov. McAuliffe comments on President Trump’s Executive Order rolling back the Obama Administration’s actions on climate change.- U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the National Park Service Legacy Act.- Today, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back climate progress.- The Iran lobby has come out in force to defend the Obama administration’s policy of appeasing the Iranian regime.
- Governor Terry McAuliffe has proposed amendments to Senate Bill 1023 that would restore Virginia’s One-Handgun-a-Month law.- House Republican leadership offers comments on the Medicaid expansion proposal of Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Business- Virginia honey production in 2016 declined compared to 2015 due to freezing temperatures.- Virginia is second in the Southeast and tied with Utah for ninth in the U.S. for year-over-year solar job growth.- Experiencing hearing loss? It’s OK. First, you need to know that you’re not alone. Nearly 38 million Americans have hearing loss.- Choosing a name for your new business is a lot harder than it might seem on the surface.
- Steel is a sustainable building material in addition to being cost-effective.- Gathered for their weekly meeting, the managers discuss how to ensure baristas clean the canister without exploding it.
Sports- UVA senior London Perrantes (Los Angeles) has been selected to play in the 2017 Reese's Division I College All-Star Game.- The VMI Keydets defeated the James Madison Dukes, 6-1, in non-conference baseball action Tuesday.- The No. 16 East Carolina Pirates raced out to an early lead and then had to hold on to defeat the Liberty Flames, 8-6.- The No. 16 UVA baseball team travels to Richmond, Va., Wednesday evening to play VCU at The Diamond.
- Liberty men’s basketball coach Ritchie McKay announced Tuesday that freshmen Xzavier Barmore and Josiah Talbert will be transferring.- Chris Graham joins The Mark Moses Show on SportsRadio 1560-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla., to talk Final Four and WrestleMania 33.
AWE Night of the SuperstarsAwesome Wrestling Entertainment is back with an event on Saturday, May 6, at Waynesboro High School to raise money for the UVA Children’s Hospital.
The Night of the Superstars is a staple event of AWE, a Stuarts Draft-based promotion that has raised more than $70,000 for the UVA Children’s Hospital through its wrestling fundraisers.
The UVA Children’s Hospital provides primary and specialty care in more than 30 specialties to children throughout Virginia. The hospital-within-a-hospital at UVA Medical Center has 111 beds, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and a consolidated outpatient children’s care facility.
Tickets are on sale online at officialawe.com.