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BRITE rider wins Try Transit Week grand prize

Jenny Cox of Verona was recently named Grand Prize winner of the 2017 Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) Try Transit Week giveaway.


EMU among four institutions receiving $2.7 million

The Virginia College Fund, a Richmond-based nonprofit, was the recipient of a $2,700,000 gift from the Guy E. Beatty Revocable Trust. The gift is the largest in the history of the organization.

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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Jan. 22-26

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. 


Drug task force announces two Waynesboro arrests

Members of the Skyline Drug Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant in the 700 block of Malcolm Avenue in the City of Waynesboro on Jan. 17.

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Waynesboro man arrested on drug charges

Waynesboro Police arrested 43-year-old Michael Jason Hoke of Waynesboro on Jan. 13 for six felony drug violations.


Jordan Romeo gets suspended sentence, community service in assault case

Jordan Romeo received a suspended sentence and community service Friday after pleading guilty to a disorderly conduct charge arising out of the July 2017 KKK rally in Charlottesville.

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Virginia Festival of the Book announces schedule

A program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the 24th annual Virginia Festival of the Book announced its full schedule of programs.


Child advocates needed in Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is in need of volunteer child advocates. CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children.

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JMU Percussion Ensemble members to perform with So Percussion at Forbes Center

Several students in the JMU Percussion Ensemble will have the opportunity to play a number with So Percussion during its performance on Friday, January 19 at 8 pm at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University.

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Albemarle County clarifies position on court relocation opportunities

On December 20, 2017, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors provided staff with desired next steps regarding government operations/courts relocation opportunities.

Pursuit in Augusta County ends in arrest, vehicle fire

Pursuit in Augusta County ends in arrest, vehicle fire

A wanted man is in custody, one Augusta County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was struck while in pursuit, and another went up in flames, after a wild ride through the county on Tuesday.

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Trek to Staunton by electric car

Traveling by electric car through the rural Shenandoah Valley is not a thing of the future. The future is now, as electric car owners can today plan a travel route through the Valley and beyond, with well-placed stations to recharge from the Tennessee border all the way to Northern Virginia.

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Motley Shakespeare Players present The Knight of the Burning Pestle

The Motley Shakespeare Players (Motley Shakes), the MFA Company of Mary Baldwin University’s Shakespeare and Performance program, bring to life the story of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, by Francis Beaumont, in a Renaissance-style production.

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Campus Kitchen at W&L hosts sixth annual Souper Bowl

Community members and local college students can band together against childhood hunger in the Rockbridge area one soup bowl at a time by attending the sixth annual Souper Bowl in Evans Hall at Washington and Lee University on Jan. 28 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

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Fishburne Military School to provide cadets with first responder training

This semester, Fishburne Military School’s Army JROTC Department will be providing the Corps of Cadets with Emergency First Response (EFR) training.

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Civil rights activist Bernice A. King keynotes W&L’s MLK celebration

Bernice A. King, the daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of The King Center, will give the featured keynote address during Washington and Lee University’s annual multi-day observance of King’s birthday, “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”


CARE Rockbridge MLK Community Parade draws more than 800 participants

Love won out – again – as organizers of the second annual CARE Rockbridge MLK Community Parade estimated that well over 800 came out in bitterly cold temperatures this morning to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Wayne Henderson headlines Live@theWayne

World-renowned guitar maker Wayne Henderson will be the special guest at Friday’s Live@theWayne at the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro.

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Conversations in the Age of Trump series continues at W&L with journalist Edward Luce

The Center for International Education at Washington and Lee University will host journalist and chief U.S. commentator and columnist for the Financial Times Edward Luce on Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. in Stackhouse Theatre, Elrod Commons.

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Make plans for Augusta County 4-H & FFA Market Animal Show & Sale fundraiser

The Augusta County 4-H & FFA Market Animal Show and Sale announced the second annual dinner and fundraiser to be held Saturday, February 10 from 5:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m. 


Lynchburg District: Odd Fellows Road traffic pattern change

Beginning as early as Monday, January 15, motorists who use Odd Fellows Road in the City of Lynchburg will experience a shift in traffic pattern as a part of the ongoing Odd Fellows Road Interchange and Extension project.

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Staunton District Traffic Alerts: Jan. 15-19

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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Lynchburg District Weekly Traffic Alert: Jan. 15-19

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.

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Study suggests hope for a longer life for patients with rare autoimmune disorder

An unusual autoimmune disease that causes skin and lung damage can be treated effectively by stem cell transplant, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found.

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Ash tree die-off is focus of 2018 research grant awarded in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park has awarded the 2018 Shenandoah National Park Trust Research Grant to a team from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.