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Harrisonburg’s Valley Fourth offers day of activities

- Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance has big plans for this year’s Valley Fourth in downtown Harrisonburg, including a variety of family-friendly activities for all interests and ages.
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AAA: Multi-week gas price drop continues

- Drivers in the Mid-Atlantic region continue to see lower gas prices as the summer driving season accelerates ahead of the Independence Day holiday.

Politics

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Kaine, Casey introduce bill to improve mental health services for students

- U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) to introduce a bill to improve access to mental health services for students at college campuses across America.
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Transportation budget set at June CTB meeting

- The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved the latest budgets and Six-Year Improvement Program for the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation.

Sports

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VMI Whitehurst, Horney make U.S. Armed Forces Team

- VMI alumnae Kristen Whitehurst and Amy Horney have made the U.S. Women's Armed Forces Soccer Team.
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Lynchburg Hillcats wait out rain delay, top Pelicans

- The Lynchburg Hillcats came from behind to beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 7-2, on Saturday after waiting out a 2:40 rain delay.

Business

How Facebook is strengthening its social media success

- Facebook is already the biggest player in the social media space. In the first quarter of its 2018 financial year, Facebook reportedly added 49 million daily users around the world.
online gaming

Top tips for online gamers

- Online gaming is shaping the way that the tech world works. Now, you no longer need to stay at home to get online and get gaming

 

 

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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