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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Final weekend of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Wayne Theatre

The Wayne Theatre presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Aug. 16-19. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee.


AAA: Older drivers are thinking about driving safety

Nearly 83 percent of older drivers report never speaking to a family member or physician about their safe driving ability, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.


VCU poll: Virginians see schools as safe, look increasingly to mental health approaches to school safety

A new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU finds that Virginians increasingly see mental health approaches as important for school safety.

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Shenandoah National Park announces trail closures during Jones Mountain Cabin Restoration Project

Shenandoah National Park managers will temporarily close the trails leading to Jones Mountain Cabin to all hiking and backcountry use during two phases of operations associated with the restoration of the historic cabin.

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Bridgewater College welcomes four new faculty members

Bridgewater College welcomes four new full-time faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year. The faculty members will join the departments of economics and business administration, mathematics and computer science, music and psychology.

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Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America to update machinery at Augusta County facility

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) will make a multi-million dollar investment in new machinery at its manufacturing operation in Augusta County.

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U.S. News & World Report: UVA is No. 1 hospital in Virginia

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UVA Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia. The publication’s 2018-2019 “Best Hospitals” guide also recognizes nine UVA specialties for adults among the best in the U.S.

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Four specialties at VCU Medical Center recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings

U.S. News & World Report has recognized VCU Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in the Richmond metro area for the eighth consecutive year, and as the No. 2 hospital in Virginia for 2018-19.

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Interstate 81 lane, ramp closures in Shenandoah County, Frederick County, overnight on Aug. 15

Brief ramp and right-lane closures are scheduled for the night of Wednesday, August 15, at three interchanges along Interstate 81 in Shenandoah and Frederick counties.


Virginia Tech researchers work with global scientists to study vector behavior, disease transmission

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report showing that diseases from vectors, such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas, have tripled since 2004 in the U.S.


Waynesboro approves $1 million in incentives for Virginia Museum of Natural History

Waynesboro City Council approved a resolution Monday providing $1 million in incentives to the Virginia Museum of Natural History to build a Waynesboro campus downtown. 


Virginia State Police investigating fatal crash in Prince Edward County

An Appomattox man is dead from injuries in a single-vehicle crash in Prince Edward County early Saturday morning.

Fishburne Military School

Longtime Fishburne Military School instructor retires from classroom duties

At the conclusion of the Fishburne Military School 2018 Summer Session, longtime instructor and mentor, Susan J. Johnson, announced that she would be leaving the classroom.

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InterChange Cold Storage to build major new cold storage, blast freezing facility in Rockingham County

InterChange Cold Storage will create 88 new jobs and invest $41.6 million in Rockingham County to build a 250,0000-square-foot, state-of-the-art cold storage and blast freezing facility.


Update in Nelson, Amherst shootings

Shortly before 11 a.m., Sunday (Aug. 12, 2018), the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Avon Road. Upon arriving, Alexia S. Lockett, 29, of Afton, Va. was found deceased inside the residence.


GasBuddy weekly gas price update, outlook

Gasoline prices in Virginia have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.63/g yesterday, according to the GasBuddy daily survey of 4,081 stations in Virginia.

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley announces August support group meeting

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley will hold its monthly support group meeting on Wednesday, August 15 from 1-3 p.m. 

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Researcher wins award to study technologies for disability community

The bracelet looks unassuming, just like any other smart technology worn around the wrist. But rather than counting steps or heartbeats, it serves another purpose.

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VIAble Ventures set to create micro-enterprise jobs for people on the autism spectrum

The Virginia Institute of Autism has completed its work as part of the 2018 class in the University of Virginia’s i.Lab Incubator Program.

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Staunton Public Library to host digital bookmobile

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop in Staunton. Spreading reading happiness to communities across the nation, this unique traveling exhibit is scheduled to visit Staunton Public Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 23.

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Shenandoah National Park selectsartist Elizabeth Popp for August Artist-in-Residence Program

Shenandoah National Park has named Elizabeth Popp as the August Artist-in-Residence.

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Virginia Tech students develop lifesaving device

This past March, Andy Cohen was caught in one of the worst snowstorms of the year. The Crozet native was on his way back to Blacksburg from touring graduate schools when his flight from Charlotte to Roanoke was canceled.


Arrests made in Charlottesville Sunday

As of 4 p.m. on Sunday, four individuals have been arrested in connection with incidents in and around the Downtown Charlottesville area.


Update: Waynesboro man dead in officer-involved shooting in Amherst County

A Waynesboro man is dead in an officer-involved shooting in Amherst County reported Sunday.

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New Celebrity Series features John Conlee at Historic North Theatre

Tickets officially went on sale this week for the John Conlee Show at the Historic North Theatre in Danville set for Sunday, August 26 at 3 p.m.