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EMU community honors life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Thirteen students, faculty and staff took turns reading a jailhouse letter from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rick Springfield, Richard Marx coming to Richmond this Sunday

Rick Springfield and Richard Marx join forces to bring their catalogues of hits to Carpenter Theatre in Richmond on Sunday.

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Fishburne Military School preps for the Inaugural Parade

Fishburne Military School preps for its appearance the 58th Inaugural Parade with a march through the streets of Waynesboro.

Staunton Police seek assault suspect

The Staunton Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating Christopher Hale Hodge.

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Warner, Kaine announce nearly $2 million to improve Metro safety

The Metro has been awarded $1.8 million to improve track safety and protect employees who repair and maintain the Metro system.

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UVA expands financial aid for middle-income Virginians, increases in-state enrollment

The UVA Board of Visitors announced Tuesday the authorization of the “Cornerstone Grant.”

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Suicide intervention training offered in February

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training program Feb. 23-24.

Waynesboro Police seek residential burglary suspect

Update: A Waynesboro man wanted in connection with a November residential burglary is now in custody.

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Augusta Health Cancer Center bridges the gap for patients

Fighting cancer is a difficult battle. Those with cancer need excellent care, delivered with compassion and understanding.

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McAuliffe declines to intervene in Ricky Gray execution

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today with respect to the Commonwealth’s pending execution of Ricky Gray.

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VDOT, Virginia State Police offer presidential inauguration travel tips

VDOT and Virginia State Police encourage drivers to plan ahead with inauguration events on Friday, Jan. 20.


Anatomy of failed government: Another look at the DuPont settlement debacle

So much wailing and gnashing of teeth in Waynesboro over being shut out of the $50 million settlement with DuPont, and for what?


Record number of EMU biomedicine grad students defend original research

A record-high number of second-year graduate students in the MA in Biomedicine program at EMU successfully defended their theses in December.

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Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra at Shenandoah Conservatory

Shenandoah Conservatory presents world-renowned violinist Gidon Kremer and his exceptional chamber orchestra, Kremerata Baltica.

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Fishburne Military School gearing up for Inaugural Parade with Wednesday march in Waynesboro

The streets of Waynesboro will have an Inaugural Parade feel on Wednesday thanks to Fishburne Military School.

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Woods and Wildlife Conference: Bring out the best in your property

Owners of woodlands large and small can learn how to maximize their property’s potential at the 13th annual Woods and Wildlife Conference.

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Virginia Tech scientist awarded $2.1 million to fight heart disease

Virginia Tech professor Steven Poelzing received a $2.1 million grant for research to combat the nation’s No. 1 killer — heart disease.

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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library lecture series examines entry into World War I

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library’s ongoing commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I continues with a lecture series.

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EMU professor drawn into Cheyenne history, prompting her novel, “Magpie’s Blanket”

You can’t refuse a peace chief. That’s the tantalizing start of an article about Professor Kimberly Schmidt, author of “Magpie’s Blanket.”

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Augusta County Historical Society talk describes Valley during, just after Jim Crow

The Augusta County Historical Society will host a presentation on life in the Valley during and immediately after the Jim Crow era.

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Jennifer Flynn named superintendent of Shenandoah National Park, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Jennifer Flynn has been named the new superintendent of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and Shenandoah National Park.

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Funnyman Skiba returns to Charlottesville

The United Nations of Comedy Series features Funnyman Skiba on Friday, February 17, 8pm at the Jefferson School Heritage Center.


Charlottesville Reading Series announces January authors

Join the Charlottesville Reading Series on Friday, January 27 for readings by Greg Wrenn, Erica Cavanagh, and Matt MacFarland.

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Jasmine Guy, Avery Sharpe Trio bring Harlem Renaissance to life

Step into the world of the Harlem Renaissance through words, music, and imagery with “Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey.”


Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Juvies’ coming to Vinegar Hill Theatre

The award winning Juvies, directed by Leslie Neal and executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, will be screened at Vinegar Hill Theatre.

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Kris Kristofferson, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! coming to The Paramount

The Paramount Theater will feature two live on-stage performances this May with Kris Kristofferson and Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!

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Young Farmers take top honors at national convention

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers took top honors Jan. 9 at the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Week of Jan. 16-20

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

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Staunton District Traffic Alerts: Week of Jan. 16-20

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 alum discovers invasive insect on campus, launches efforts to protect trees

America’s urban forests are under attack. Since 2002, millions of native ash trees across the nation have died and been removed.

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Writer’s Read at EMU features Mary Baldwin University professor, poet, novelist

Sarah Kennedy – poet, novelist, and Mary Baldwin University professor – will appear at EMU Feb. 2

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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Week of Jan. 16-20

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.

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Virginia State Police respond to school bus fire on Interstate 64

Virginia State Police Trooper L.B. Dowell responded to a vehicle fire at the 103 mile marker on Interstate 64 in Albemarle County.

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ACLU asks governor to stop Ricky Javon Gray execution

The ACLU of Virginia has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to grant a clemency request from death row inmate Ricky Javon Gray.

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Capitol Square building to be named for civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns

The newly renovated building located at 202 N. 9th Street on Capitol Square in Richmond will bear the name of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns.


McAuliffe announces new solar project in Sussex County

Governor McAuliffe announced the permit for a new solar facility to be built in Sussex County.

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Virginia Capitol receives updated National Historic Landmark designation

The United States National Park Service has approved a revised National Historic Landmark designation for the Virginia Capitol.


One dead in Augusta County head-on crash

The Virginia State Police have identified the driver who was killed in a two-car accident in the Crimora area of Augusta County on Thursday.

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Wanda, Magic Honky Tonk Band headline LIVE @ the WAYNE

The return of Wanda Eaves Taylor and the debut of The Magic Honky Tonk Band will highlight the new LIVE @ the WAYNE on Friday, Jan. 27.

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UVA endorses latest HPV vaccination recommendations

The UVA Cancer Center supports the latest human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination recommendations to help prevent HPV-related cancers.

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Albemarle County Fire Rescue hosting volunteer recruiting events

This Saturday, Albemarle County Fire Rescue is hosting open houses at all fire-rescue stations throughout the county.

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Interstate 64 pothole patching scheduled for Thursday

Crews will patch potholes on Interstate 64 in both directions from mile marker 99 on Afton Mountain to mile marker 143 in Louisa County.


AccuWeather: Will milder weather return, or will the polar vortex come into play?

AccuWeather reports following snow and cold in 49 states during the first 10 days of January, cold air will retreat in parts of the U.S.

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Paragon Ragtime Orchestra brings silent film era back: Appearing at Wayne on Jan. 22

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, coming to Waynesboro on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m., will take the Wayne Theatre back to its roots in silent film.


GAPP teen video contest promotes substance-free living

The deadline for local teens to enter a video contest promoting alcohol- and drug-free living is coming up at the end of the month.

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Albemarle County acquires two new properties under conservation program

Albemarle County now boasts 9,284 acres of permanently protected land with its recent acquisition of two new easements: Brigish and Moon.


New report details VCU economic and cultural impact on the city, region and state

Virginia Commonwealth University generates nearly $6 billion in economic activity and supports 63,000 jobs in Virginia.


EMU group experiences life, learning from UN slum communities

A slum in North Africa became home last summer to a group of EMU students led by Professor Johonna Turner and her husband, Julian.

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City of Staunton seeking public input on downtown parking

The City of Staunton has commissioned a parking study, which is scheduled to begin this month.


Our Town Charlottesville meetings continue Thursday

Our Town Charlottesville, a series of town hall style meetings in all of Charlottesville’s neighborhoods, will continue on Thursday.