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Parking restriction on portion of Central Avenue in Staunton begins May 14

With the renovation and temporary closure of the Johnson Street parking garage, the City of Staunton must relocate all police department vehicles normally housed in the parking garage.

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Dominion Energy awards $1 million in grants to improve environment, encourage stewardship

Whether it’s rescuing sea-turtles, recycling school paper or exploring the great outdoors, Dominion Energy’s Environmental Education and Stewardship grants support a variety of initiatives that benefit schools, organizations and communities across the country.

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Virginia Tech funds 12 sustainability projects through the student Green RFP Program

As a part of the Green RFP Program managed by the Virginia Tech Office of Sustainability, 12 sustainability proposals from eight student organizations will receive $125,410.

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VCU’s School of Allied Health Professions becomes the VCU College of Health Professions

Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Allied Health Professions is now the VCU College of Health Professions. The new name reflects the expanding breadth and level of academic programming, as well as the college’s increase in research, faculty and student enrollment.

Augusta County Sheriff’s Office investigating May 5 burglary

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary in Fishersville that may be linked to a second burglary in Staunton.

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Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® partners with Bright MLS

The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® has chosen to partner with Bright MLS. The Bright MLS real estate service area spans 40,000 square miles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Salvation Army benefit concert at the Wayne Theatre on May 15

The Salvation Army is holding its second annual benefit concert at The Wayne Theatre on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.


Joshua Herndon appointed principal at Kate Collins Middle School

The Waynesboro School Board announced the appointment of Joshua Herndon as principal of Kate Collins Middle School at the Tuesday, May 8 School Board meeting.

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AAA: Iran sanctions could lead to higher gas prices

Motorists in Virginia, as well as drivers across the United States, could see higher pump prices due in large part to the re-imposition of economic sanctions on Iran by President Trump yesterday, warns AAA Mid-Atlantic.

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Roger Duvall named general manager of WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ

Roger Duvall, general manager and director of WEKU public radio in Lexington and Richmond, Kentucky, since 2007, has been named general manager at WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ. He will begin his new position June 25.

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FEMA grant application process live

United Way of Greater Augusta has received notification that Staunton has been awarded $8,390 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the Greater Augusta region.

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Music professor Joan Griffing leaves her indelible mark on EMU and area youth programs

Joan Griffing became department chair of the Eastern Mennonite University music department not long after she joined the faculty. Twenty-two years later, she has left an indelible mark on the campus, the local and regional arts community, and many, many students.


10,000 Virginia students learn about financial literacy

Approximately 30 Virginia banks partnered with schools throughout the state to celebrate Teach Children to Save with savings education lessons.

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Cartledge Charitable Foundation fights breast cancer with gift to Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

The Cartledge Charitable Foundation Inc. has joined the fight against breast cancer with a $100,000 gift to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

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Virginia Center for the Book announces romance novel for 2018 Route One Reads

For the fourth consecutive year, the Virginia Center for the Book will participate in Route One Reads, a roadtrip-inspired reading list that explores various genres through the network of state Center for the Book affiliates located along Route 1.

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JMU grad student lauded by American Academy of Physician Assistants

Blake Rogers, a native of Clover Hill and a student in James Madison University’s graduate physician assistant studies program, has been named “Student of the Year” by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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Wednesday is Bike to School Day

Students across the commonwealth are encouraged to strap on helmets and grab their bicycles for National Bike to School Day on Wednesday.

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Virginia Tech medical school welcomes 41 new doctors into the profession during 2018 graduation

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine graduated 41 students at its fifth commencement on May 5, the last one that Dean Cynda Johnson will preside over before retiring later this year.


Staunton woman held after lengthy pursuit

A Staunton woman is being held after a pursuit that began in Greenville and continued into the city of Staunton. Jessica Leigh Regis, 26, faces multiple charges after the pursuit, which began around noon Tuesday.


More Virginia Chambers of Commerce express support for increased healthcare coverage

A growing number of local and regional Chambers of Commerce from across the Commonwealth have offered their support to increasing health care coverage access for thousands of hard-working, low-income, uninsured Virginians.

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Staunton: Celebrate Bike & Walk to Work Day May 18

Staunton will commemorate Bike & Walk to Work Day on Friday, May 18 with a commuter breakfast and celebration. The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the Johnson Street side of the Wharf Parking Lot.

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2018 VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program winners announced

The Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program. 

VCU Health

Tom Yackel, M.D., named president of MCV Physicians

After a national search, Tom Yackel, M.D., has been appointed president of MCV Physicians, the faculty practice plan of VCU Health. He also will serve as senior associate dean for clinical affairs in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

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Charlottesville Reading Series announces May poets, authors

The Charlottesville Reading Series will host a poetry and prose reading on Saturday, May 19, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Dominion Bookshop (404 East Main St).

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W&L’s Barton Myers chosen to participate in history seminar on Civil War

Barton Myers, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen to participate in a special American history seminar on “The Civil War and American Memory.”