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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Week of March 19-23

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.

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Staunton: Heavy trash collection begins April 2

The City of Staunton will provide heavy trash, brush and limb collection, April 2–6. Residents may dispose of large, bulky items such as old appliances, furniture, household goods, and yard waste. Residents should place items for collection at the curb by 7 a.m., April 2.

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Route 780 in Rockingham County closing Monday for bridge work

Part of Route 780 (Lindale Road) in the Linville area of Rockingham County is scheduled to close for about a month beginning Monday, March 19. This closure will allow the Virginia Department of Transportation to rebuild portions of the Linville Creek bridge, about 0.3 mile east of Route 42 (Harpine Highway).


VCU Pharmacy symposium speaker is at risk for the neurodegenerative disease she is studying

Sonia Vallabh, J.D., co-founder of the Prion Alliance, will discuss her work to treat, cure and prevent prion diseases March 23 at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy’s biennial Lowenthal Symposium.

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VTC School of Medicine student motivated to serve patients and overcome health disparities

Jay Patel’s path to medicine begins with the heart — specifically one that belonged to his sister. Patel was 5-years-old when his twin sisters were born. One had Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare condition when a baby is born with four heart defects. 

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DEQ takes enforcement action against Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a Notice of Violation to Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC on March 16 for failing to maintain adequate limits of disturbance during tree felling operations in violation of Virginia’s State Water Control Law.

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DEQ’s action against the ACP is the right message

Today the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality notified Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers of violations of Virginia’s State Water Control Law connected to tree felling activities.


Virginia distilleries to exhibit at Whisky Live in London

Six Virginia distilleries will exhibit at the Whisky Live trade show in London March 23 – 24 at The Honourable Artillery Company. The six distilleries – Belmont Farm Distillery,Catoctin Creek Distilling, Copper Fox Distillery, Franklin County Distilleries, KO Distilling and Reservoir Distillery – will offer samples of their products in the “Virginia is for Spirits Lovers” themed booth.

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New study targets effects of social media on collective action

How social media enables political groups to form and engage in risky collective movements is a complex problem that requires multilayered approaches.

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Arts Council of the Valley hosts performance by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out at Court Square Theater

Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater will host show-stopping bluegrass band Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out on Thursday, March 22nd in anther spectacular Court Square Theater Music Series concert.

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Composer Gwyneth Walker will attend March 22 premiere of work dedicated to EMU orchestra

The natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley will take musical shape in this spring’s premiere of a new four-movement suite composed for and dedicated to the Eastern Mennonite University Chamber Orchestra.


Kid’s Fishing Day to be held March 31 at Douthat State Park

The fourth annual Kid’s Fishing Day will be held Saturday, March 31 at Douthat State Park in Millboro, VA. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at Camp Carson Picnic Shelter. Fishing will begin at 9 a.m. and last until noon. All participants must register.

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Lime Kiln Theater announces 2018 Summer Concert Series

Lime Kiln Theater has announced its 2018 Summer Concert Series schedule. The concert series will run from Friday, May 4 through Saturday, Sept. 22 and will feature eight shows.

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City Market Arts returns this Saturday in Charlottesville

Artists from the popular City Market along with other local artisans will be displaying and selling their creations at the City Market Arts on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carver Recreation Center.

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Waynesboro Public Library hosts Irish music concert

The Waynesboro Public Library will host a celebration of traditional Irish music with Alex Caton and Pat Egan at 12 p.m., Friday, March 16. The free hour-long performance includes a light lunch.


Heifetz Institute musicians are Bach in the Valley for two celebratory concerts

A quartet of alums from the 2017 Heifetz Institute will be returning to Staunton this weekend to participate in a pair of breezy concerts celebrating the arrival of spring and the 333rd anniversary of the birth of the iconic composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

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New postgraduate program in business analytics launches in India

The Virginia Tech, India, Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics is scheduled to launch in June with courses held online and on the campus of the program’s first partner, the N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research.


Blue Ridge Parkway seeks concepts for future of historic Bluffs Restaurant

The National Park Service has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest regarding the future use of Bluffs Restaurant at Doughton Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Interested parties are invited submit their concept(s) for potential future use of the historic coffee shop located at Milepost 241.1 by May 4, 2018.


KMR Aviation Services Inc. to invest $1 million to expand operation in Bedford County

KMR Aviation Services Inc., an aviation management company, will invest $1 million to expand its operation in Bedford County. The company will purchase its 7,200-square-foot leased facility and add a new repair center to build and assemble components on location to accommodate its growing client base. The project will create 12 new jobs.

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UVA’s Pamela Sutton-Wallace named to ‘Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare’ list

Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, chief executive officer of University of Virginia Medical Center since July 2014, has been honored among Modern Healthcare’s 2018 list of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.

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Girls to experience joys of STEM at annual JMU conference

Girls in grades 6-9 from across Virginia will test their skill at designing art with electronic circuits during a workshop at the 11th annual Expanding Your Horizons math and science conference for girls Saturday, March 17, at James Madison University.

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Into the OR in VR: Doctor uses virtual reality as teaching tool

Physicians, trainees and even laypeople can now experience what it’s like inside an operating room as an expert radiologist performs one of the most difficult medical procedures of its kind.

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Update: Wanted sex offender turns himself in

The Virginia State Police Sex Offender Investigative Unit is seeking the public’s help with locating a convicted sex offender known to the Charlottesville/Fluvanna County region. Based on his conviction in Arkansas, he would be required to register in Virginia as a violent sex offender.

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Virginia Department of Forestry invests in next generation

The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College received a wildland firefighting bulldozer and transportation truck from the Virginia Department of Forestry on Tuesday. The equipment had been retired from firefighting service and will now enhance the school’s forestry training program. 


Virginia State Police investigating fatal hit-and-run in Greene County

Virginia State Police Trooper D.C. Palmer is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Greene County. The crash occurred Feb. 19, 2018, at 8:30 p.m. on Route 657, less than a mile south of Route 610.