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DMV urges Nissan, Infiniti owners to heed recall

More than 20,000 Virginians have not yet taken action on a critical airbag recall on certain models of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles.

Shenandoah Valley conservation groups to merge: Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley Network, Shenandoah Forum, Community Alliance for Preservation in Rockingham and Augusta County Alliance are merging to form the Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley.

Fishburne Military School hosting national conference for military school leaders

Fishburne Military School has been selected to host the Association of Military Colleges and Schools’ annual New Heads Workshop and College Prep Conference for 2018.

South Wayne will never be the same

Tree-lined South Wayne Avenue in Waynesboro is about to be no more. This, for me, is about as hyper local news as you can get. I’ve lived on South Wayne since 2011, and I’ve got to be honest: the trees lining both sides of the street were a big part of the curb appeal.

Study: Bring your tech jobs to Staunton-Waynesboro

A study by the website Student Loan Hero lists the Staunton-Waynesboro area on its list of best places to work in tech.

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EMU MBA’s Costa Rica residency brings leadership for common good, sustainable practices into focus

- Costa Rica is widely considered one of the most progressive nations in the areas of ecological and economic sustainability.
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New Virginia Tech biomedical engineering degree to focus on technology transfer, health care

- A new Virginia Tech undergraduate degree program in biomedical engineering couldn’t have come at a more pressing time.

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Staunton District Traffic Alert: Sept. 24-28

- The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks. The Staunton District consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highlands to the northern Shenandoah Valley.
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It’s time to plan your visit to the State Fair of Virginia

- The State Fair of Virginia will open Sept. 28 for a 10-day run. From where to park to how to purchase tickets, here are some tips to help plan an enjoyable visit to the fair.

Inside Virginia

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October StauntoNites: Second annual Traipse/106.3 Treasure Hunt

- Traipse and WQSV 106.3 announce the second annual Treasure Hunt Party, a puzzle-filled, family-friendly event to close out Traipse and WQSV 106.3’s weeks-long Treasure Hunt.
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Number of households facing hunger decreases

- The number of people facing hunger in the U.S. has been steadily declining, and a new USDA report showed a significant drop last year.

 

 

AFP Editor Chris Graham

chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, an award-winning journalist and editor, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, and has covered Virginia politics since 1997.

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 commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

This fall, Chris will serve as the play-by-play voice on radio broadcasts for VMI football, marking his fourth season as a broadcaster for Keydets’ radio broadcasts.

He is a member of the Football Writers Assocation of America, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

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.

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.

Chris also served as a member of the creative team and on-air TV commentator for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment on AWE’s Night of the Legends live pay-per-view event in 2011.

Chris wrote a book on that experience, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, that was published in 2018.

He is also the former co-host of “Viewpoints” on WVPT, a weekly news affairs TV show that aired from 2016-2017.

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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