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Overnight detour at Interstate 81/Interstate 64 interchange in Augusta County Sunday night

Bridge work requires an overnight closure of the ramp connecting westbound Interstate 64 to southbound Interstate 81 in Augusta County from 8 p.m. Sunday, September 23, through 7 a.m. Monday, September 24.

Event focuses on groundbreaking cancer research in Virginia

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network hosted its fourth annual Cancer Research Breakfast Thursday at the Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center.

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Virginia Tech collaboration with State Farm helps secure FAA waiver for drone operations

State Farm has been granted a first-of-its-kind waiver for drone operations to assess damage in communities impacted by Hurricane Florence.


Route 616 in Fluvanna County closed 4-6 weeks while culvert is replaced

Route 616 (Union Mills Road) in Fluvanna County will remain closed to through traffic west of Route 15 (James Madison Highway) due to a culvert washout caused by the torrential rains Wednesday evening.

Northam announces production of feature film “Harriet” in Virginia

Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that the Focus Features production, Harriet, will film in Central Virginia this fall. It will be the first feature-length film to tell the story of heroic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman.


Rockbridge Fall Farm Day set for Sept. 22

One of the prettiest working farms in Rockbridge County will host a celebration of traditional Shenandoah Valley farming and agriculture on September 22.

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Charlottesville Free Trolley detours on Saturday

Due to the UVA football game against Louisville on Saturday, Charlottesville Area Transit will detour the Free Trolley. Bus stops along Maury Avenue, Alderman Road, McCormick Road, and portions of Jefferson Park Avenue will not receive service.

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Lime Kiln Theater, Hoopla present Love Canon in Concert

The Lime Kiln Theater Summer 2018 concert series concludes on Saturday, Sept. 22, as Love Canon performs with special guests The Hit Points.

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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.

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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.

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UVA study: Inflammation critical for preventing heart attacks, stroke

Inflammation, long considered a dangerous contributor to atherosclerosis, actually plays an important role in preventing heart attacks and strokes, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals.

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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.


Switchback brings Celtic soul to Wayne Theatre on Sept. 29

The Wayne Theatre presents Switchback on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

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Forum details methods for reducing plastic pollution

The Plastic Free Forum set for Saturday at the Great Falls Library will give NOVA residents the chance to learn about reducing plastic use and plastic pollution, as well as hearing from experts on the science and lifecycle of plastics and recycling.

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National Adult Day Services Week observed at Daily Living Center Adult Day Health Care

You are at work trying to concentrate, and the only thing on your mind is your elderly mother, wondering if she is safe, by herself, at home. You need to run errands, but your father-in-law, who lives with you, requires constant supervision. What are your options?

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American Shakespeare Center to honor Ty Jones, Staunton, as it celebrates 30 years

The American Shakespeare Center commemorates three decades of Shakespeare by honoring Classical Theatre of Harlem Artistic Director Ty Jones and the Citizens of Staunton at its 30th Anniversary Gala on Saturday at the Blackfriars Playhouse and Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

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Lynn Trefzger performing at Wayne Theatre on Sept. 28

The Wayne Theatre presents The Vocal Illusions of Lynn Trefzger on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.

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Augusta Solar special-use permit public hearing canceled

A special-use permit hearing for a solar project proposed by Augusta Solar LLC scheduled for Sept. 26 has been canceled.

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Virginia Department of Health public health nurses headed to North Carolina

The Virginia Department of Health, Fairfax County Health Department, and Arlington County Health Department are sending 35 public health nurses to provide health and medical support at emergency shelters throughout North Carolina following the onslaught of Hurricane Florence.


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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Blue Ridge Parkway reopens sections along 469-mile route

Several sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway have now opened after being cleared from the weekend storm event.


Northam designates Sept. 16–22 as Forensic Science and Medicine Week

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation declaring the week of Sept. 16–22 as Forensic Science and Medicine Week in Virginia.


Cardboard City event to raise awareness of poverty, homelessness

Join Family Promise of Shenandoah County for its second annual Cardboard City.


New Virginia Tech research: World’s first passive anti-frosting surface fights ice with ice

Nothing foretells the coming of winter like frost on windshields. While the inconvenience of scraping or defrosting car windows may define cold mornings for many drivers, the toll frost takes on the larger economy is more than just a nuisance.

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UVA multiple sclerosis discovery IDs new treatment avenue

Lymphatic vessels that clean the brain of harmful material play a crucial role in the development and progression of multiple sclerosis, new research from the UVA School of Medicine suggests.

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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office investigating IRS scams

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public not to fall for any IRS scams.

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Virginia Tech recognized as ‘Top College for Diversity’ and ‘Diversity Champion’

INSIGHT into Diversity magazine has recognized Virginia Tech as a 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient and a 2018 Diversity Champion.

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Waynesboro YMCA presents Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 22

Jeff Fife and Jeff Hersh discuss fitness trends as well as the upcoming Waynesboro YMCA seminar on balance.

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Update on Florence, flooding in Augusta County, Waynesboro

Augusta County Emergency Management continues to monitor the impact of Hurricane Florence.  Heavy rains have receded and the National Weather Service is calling for scattered showers throughout the evening.