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Mosaic Handbell Ensemble

Waynesboro Public Library hosts handbell holiday concert

- The Waynesboro Public Library will host the Mosaic Handbell Ensemble for a free holiday concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 19. 
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NIH grant helps Virginia Tech students achieve dreams in biomedical research

- Virginia Tech students are realizing their dreams thanks to an innovative trans-disciplinary training program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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Fredericksburg artist Jon McMillan exhibits work at Bridgewater College

- Jon McMillan, an associate professor of art and department chair at the University of Mary Washington, will present “Synthesis” in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College Jan. 8 – 31.
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Staunton District Traffic Alerts: Dec. 18-22

- The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks.
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Poinsettias can brighten up any space

- Trees and flowers may be dormant during the cold winter months, but colorful plants like poinsettias can brighten up any space in your home.
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Homemade eggnog: Season’s sipping, sans Salmonella

- While commercially made eggnog is available as early as mid-October, some families still prefer to celebrate the season with a homemade version.
uva school of medicine

Powerful glow lights the way to medical breakthroughs

- A University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher has developed a way to set biological matter aglow that is 100 times brighter than what scientists commonly use.
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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Dec. 18-22

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



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JMU Foundation selects new CEO, president

- The James Madison University Foundation Board has elected Warren K. Coleman at its next CEO and president. 
interstate 81

Tractor-trailer accident affects traffic on Interstate 81 near Harrisonburg

- An overturned tractor trailer has blocked both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near mile marker 243 in the Harrisonburg area. The northbound left lane is also closed.
waynesboro

Waynesboro fire causes $4,500 in damage

- The Waynesboro Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 589 N. Delphine Ave. early Friday morning.
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VCU, Swedish study finds genetics, environment equally contribute to major depression transmission

- Parent-to-offspring transmission of risk for major depression is the result of genetic factors and child-rearing experiences to an approximately equal degree.
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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Dec. 18-22

- Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.
uva school of medicine

A gold-standard cancer treatment is in decline, and money may be why

- The evidence is clear: Cervical cancer is best treated with brachytherapy, a form of radiation therapy. Yet the use of this potentially lifesaving treatment has been declining.
joy reid

Paramount hosts 2018 Community MLK Celebration keynote event with Joy Reid

- A free Community MLK Celebration keynote event at The Paramount Theater will feature MSNBC correspondent Joy Reid on Tuesday, January 23.
st. anne's-belfield school

St. Anne’s-Belfield students hosting second Greenway Rise Symposium

- St. Anne's-Belfield School students will host the second annual Greenway Rise Symposium on Jan. 21, highlighting more "big ideas" from members of the Charlottesville community.



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Hopewell man sentenced for possession of child pornography

- Christopher Scott Ellis, 33, of Hopewell, was sentenced yesterday to seven and a half years of active imprisonment after pleading guilty to 15 counts of possession of child pornography.
charlottesville

Charges certified for four in Aug. 12 Charlottesville incidents

- James Fields will face first-degree murder charges in the death of Heather Heyer after the Aug. 12 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office investigating Staunton Mall robbery

- The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with a robbery investigation.
460 Ribbon Cutting

New 460 Southgate interchange opening

- A grade-separated, diverging diamond interchange at the intersection of U.S. 460 and Southgate Drive debuted during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
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Water quality in Chesapeake Bay approaches record high

- The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today that estimated water quality in the tidal Chesapeake Bay has reached a near-record high.
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Poll: Voters think Trump should resign over sexual harassment allegations

- New numbers from Public Policy Polling find a majority of Americans thinking Donald Trump should resign as president because of allegations of sexual harassment lodged against him.
ralph northam

Poll: Kitchen table issues drove Northam win in Virginia

- Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam won his election by focusing on issues, including public education, that matter most to families, as well as not taking the votes of people of color for granted.
shenandoah national park

Shenandoah National Park announces launch of curriculum on park establishment

- Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jennifer Flynn announced the release of “The Spirit of the Mountain,” a new web-based interactive curriculum designed to tell the complex story of the Park’s establishment.



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Dinner Diva: Free-range holiday decorations

- Today we’re not talking about food. Don’t worry — as we approach the holidays, there’s going to be plenty of food talk.
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Think twice before giving pets as holiday gifts

- Anyone considering a household pet as a gift this holiday season should take the time to carefully think the decision through, says a veterinarian at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.
shenandoah university

Shenandoah University McCormick Civil War Institute releases inaugural issue of Civil War Journal

- Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute has released its inaugural volume of the Journal Of The Shenandoah Valley During the Civil War Era.
augusta county

Augusta County Sheriff’s Office shares details on new scam

- The Augusta County Sheriff's Office has received complaints that someone is falsely representing themselves as being a member of the Augusta County Civil/Criminal Warrants Division.
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Operation Hardest Hit defendants sentenced to prison time

- Two Portsmouth men were sentenced today to a combined 35 years in prison for their role in a massive heroin and fentanyl drug trafficking conspiracy.
waynesboro

Roundabout would not negatively impact emergency response times

- A key concern that I raised regarding the proposed roundabout at the 13th Street-Rosser Avenue intersection regarding emergency-vehicle access is something Waynesboro city officials have been working through for several months.
doug jones

Doug Jones won: But something still ain’t right

- Doug Jones, at the end of the day, is the new United States senator from Alabama. Doesn’t take away from all that transpired on the way to getting there.
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Hydraulic Planning Advisory Panel meets Thursday in Charlottesville

- The Route 29 Hydraulic Planning Advisory Panel will hold its next meeting from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia Transportation Research Council, 530 Edgemont Road in Charlottesville.