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Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes: Fundraiser set for Sept. 9

District 11 of the Virginia Veterans of Foreign Wars is sponsoring the Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes and Family Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9, in Staunton.


Update: Search continues for missing North Carolina man, fugitive couple

Authorities are still actively searching for the missing 84-year-old man from Burlington, N.C., and the two North Carolina fugitives.

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Bestselling novelist James Alexander Thom to speak at Bridgewater College

Historical novelist James Alexander Thom will speak at Bridgewater College Sept. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Cole Hall.

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Arlington workshop will initiate dialogue on workforce development for veterans

Shashank Priya, the Robert E. Hord Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, is no stranger to problem solving.

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WTJU Freefall Music & Art Festival: An antidote to fascism

The solar eclipse just passed over Virginia, but Charlottesville recently experienced a different kind of darkness.

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Motley Shakespeare Players ready for upcoming 2017-2018 season

The Motley Shakespeare Players seek to create productions and to put on performances that draw audience and actor alike.


VCU Health doctors first in Virginia to administer newly approved ALS treatment

On Wednesday, three VCU Health patients will be the first in Virginia to receive a newly approved medication intended to treat ALS.


State Police looking for two Nelson County shooting suspects

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded late Monday to an unoccupied suspicious vehicle in the Laurel Road area of Nelson County.

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Hydraulic study update Wednesday at Charlottesville High School

The Route 29 Solutions Hydraulic Planning Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting on Wednesday.

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VDOT schedules public hearing for intersection improvements in Luray

VDOT will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 211/340, West Main Street, Northcott Drive in the Town of Luray.

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National Preparedness Month: Help prepare the blood supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood during National Preparedness Month.

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Beverley Street Studio school work featured at Shenandoah Valley Art Center

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, in September, is exhibiting in the Cabell/Arehart Gallery the artwork of the Beverly Street Studio School.

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Backed into a corner: Where does discussion on monuments end?

Where does it end, I’ve been asked on social media, by friends critical of my position on Confederate monuments, which is, take ‘em down, now.


Conservation Management Institute realigns to maximize funding and research opportunities

The Conservation Management Institute at Virginia Tech is being aligned with the college’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation.

New research could make dew droplets so small, they’re invisible

A Virginia Tech professor and his undergraduate student could be improving the efficiency of removing condensation in a major way.

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Community Foundation seeks nominations for Dawbarn Education Awards

Ten Dawbarn Education Award winners will be selected, and the individuals honored will each receive a cash award of $10,000.


Multijurisdictional grand jury to assist prosecution of dangerous crimes

Attorney General Mark Herring announced the recent formation of a new multijurisdictional grand jury to reside in Powhatan County.


Waynesboro man killed in Amherst County crash

Virginia State Police Trooper N.E. Hollandsworth is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Amherst County.


Smart Beginnings of the Shenandoah Valley receives Innovative Partnership grant

Smart Beginnings of the Shenandoah Valley was awarded one of only three Innovative Partnership grants to expand collaborative initiatives.


Grant to provide rural teachers with training in computer science, coding

A $361,625 grant will train teachers in computer science and coding to serve in rural southside and southwest Virginia public schools.

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Financial planning classes at Augusta County Library

Starting September 12, the Augusta County Library will be hosting a five-week series of classes on financial planning for adults and young people.

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Waynesboro Tree Workshop scheduled for Sept. 15

“Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees” is the theme for the 22nd annual Waynesboro Tree Workshop, which will take place Sept. 15.

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Culpeper District Traffic Alert: Week of Aug. 21-25

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week.

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Staunton District Traffic Alerts: Aug. 21-25

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


Alzheimer’s caregiving program set for Oct. 3

Sharon DeBoever will present an Alzheimer’s caregiving program on Oct. 3 at Grace Lutheran Church in Waynesboro at 6:30 p.m.