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Handyman scam warning: Waynesboro Police

Criminals who use warm weather to scam citizens out of money are coming out of the woodwork.

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Bridgewater College students to serve with Habitat for Humanity over spring break

A group of Bridgewater College students and a faculty member will spend spring break volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

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UVA gets $2.5 million to target mysteries of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects 1 in 3,500 boys, stealing their ability to walk by age 12 and typically killing them by their mid-20s.


School garden projects germinating fast

As spring inches closer on the calendar, gardeners are not the only ones thinking about digging in the dirt.


Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of Sleep Tight Farm

Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program will holds its seventh annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 6-10.


Waynesboro man arrested on sex-crime charge

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a city man yesterday for an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Seven new planets in the neighborhood

Chris Graham talks with Virginia Tech professor Scott King about the NASA announcement of seven earth-like planets 39 light-years away.

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Virginia Organizing to Bob Goodlatte: Protect healthcare

The Harrisonburg chapter of Virginia Organizing is calling on Congressman Bob Goodlatte to protect healthcare coverage.


Letter: Ban fracking in every county in Virginia

Fracking has a major impact on our drinking water. It is the only industry allowed to inject toxic chemicals into underground water sources.

Marc Edwards awarded Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize

Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards has been awarded the inaugural Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize.


Survey: What do Waynesboro residents think?

Residents think Waynesboro is a good place to live, raise children and retire, and that the city does a good job with police, fire and rescue.

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Waynesboro YMCA, Girl Scouts partner on Couch to 5K program

The Waynesboro YMCA and the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council are partnering on a new Couch to 5K program this spring.


Two arrested in separate domestic violence incidents in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged two men in separate domestic violence related incidents last week.


Waynesboro High School student arrested for threats

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a 16-year-old for communicating threats to Waynesboro High School.

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Salvation Army thrift store closing: Tough decision, but right one

The Waynesboro Salvation Army thrift store on Arch Avenue has been consistently losing money in recent years.

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Pavement patching scheduled on Rio Road East

The Virginia Department of Transportation is working across Albemarle and surrounding counties to patch aged pavement.

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Fishburne Military School announces MacArthur Award Winner

Fishburne Military School announced the recipient of the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Award for Leadership.

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Tree trimming Wednesday on Route 250 at Afton

VDOT will close the westbound right lane on Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) at Afton in Nelson County.


Augusta County man charged in weekend gun incident in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged an Augusta County man after an early Saturday morning altercation erupted in gunfire near a city restaurant.

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Registration opens for Inside Architecture + Design summer high school program

Inside Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech is opening registration for its 19th year.

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Robotic surgery pioneer named director of UVA Transplant Center

UVA Health System has named Jose Oberholzer, MD, as the new director of the Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center.


Artists, designers, and engineers join forces to build protective body panels for robots

Two Virginia Tech professors are working to improve the aesthetics and utility of protective body panels for a robot.

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40UNDER40 featured at Shenandoah Valley Art Center in March

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of March, is presenting 40UNDER40, the annual exhibit for Virginia artists aged 40 and under.

Compass Shakespeare Ensemble to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Compass Shakespeare Ensemble will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


EMU economic professor’s research challenges assumptions about malaria prevention

Experts broadly agree that mosquito nets are one of the best tools in the fight against malaria.