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Four UVA Children’s Hospital specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Four specialties at UVA Children’s Hospital are ranked among the top 50 nationally in the 2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospitals guide.


Child safety or parental duty? New study maps out core concepts in the vaccination debate

The recent measles outbreak in Minnesota has been a reminder of how vaccination skeptics can elevate an entire community’s risk of infection.

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Interstate 81 ramp closures at Exit 247 in Rockingham County

An additional night of ramp closures has been scheduled for southbound Interstate 81 exit 247 (Route 33/Harrisonburg) in Rockingham County.


Waynesboro School Board announces process for filling vacancy

The At Large Waynesboro School Board vacancy requires a special election because the term ends June 30, 2020.


SOL retakes help relieve some pressure off both schools and students

Sharon Cox’s grandson failed his English Virginia SOL test by a few points this year.


MobileEYES takes vision care to seniors in facilities

More than 15 percent of Americans over the age of 75 report having some sort of vision loss.

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Route 620 in Augusta County closed for bridge work July 5-7

A portion of Route 620 (Newport Road) in southern Augusta County is scheduled to close at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

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Lane closures coming for Route 250 bridge work in Charlottesville

Lane closures will soon begin on the Route 250 (Ivy Road) bridge over the Route 29/250 Bypass in Charlottesville.

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Blue Ridge Parkway closures for pavement preservation program

Blue Ridge Parkway managers are introducing a maintenance strategy designed to extend the life of pavement on this historic route.

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Virginia FFA license plate announced

A youth leadership organization focused on agricultural education unveiled a new “Support FFA” license plate at its annual convention in Blacksburg.

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Isabel Castillo receives national award from Sojourners Faith in Action

Isabel Castillo, Shenandoah Valley Organizer for Virginia Organizing, was recognized as a Movement Honoree by Sojourners Faith in Action.

Staunton Police investigating shooting

The Staunton Police Department is currently investigation a shooting that occurred on Ames Street on Sunday.


Valley locals among statewide traffic safety winners

Stuarts Draft and Louisa County YOVASO clubs were among the winners recognized during the annual Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety Awards Banquet.

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Lime Kiln Theater presents Love Canon in concert

Lime Kiln Theater’s Summer 2017 concert series will continue on Saturday, July 1, as Love Canon performs with opener Courtney Hartman.

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VDOT lifts lane closures for July 4 travel

When it comes to holiday travel, VDOT believes it’s not where you’re going but how you get there that counts.

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Nighttime paving work on Interstate 81 in Rockingham, Frederick

Interstate 81 will have some lane and ramp closures between June 25-28 in Rockingham and Frederick counties.


June 30 deadline for new farmers to sign up for 2017 Census of Agriculture

New farmers and ranchers have until the end of June to ensure they are represented in this year’s Census of Agriculture.

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United Way accepting applications for emergency food, shelter grant

United Way of Greater Augusta has received notification that Staunton was awarded $8,611 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

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Staunton District Traffic Alerts: June 26-30

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks.

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Virginia Tech leads $5 million effort to increase transfer student success through scholarships and support

Virginia Tech is leading a collaborative program with two major state community colleges to promote engineering transfer student success.

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STAB hosting free computer science institute for educators

St. Anne’s-Belfield School will be hosting a Computer Science Institute for teachers across the country on July 27 and 28.

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Route 29 Solutions Traffic Alerts: June 26-30

The following work is scheduled, weather permitting, on the Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville.


Nation’s land-grant universities are source of education, ag evolution

Grads of Virginia State and Virginia Tech have participated in a long-celebrated partnership between U.S. land-grant universities and agriculture.

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Virginia pollinator plan aligned with national recommendations to revive honeybee population

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released its pollinator protection plan.

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Research finds common household chemicals lead to birth defects in mice

A new study has found a connection between common household chemicals and birth defects.