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Valley Conservation Council

Augusta County families protect land, water

- Valley Conservation Council is protecting nearly 1,200 acres of farmed and open space land.
staunton public library

Staunton Public Library to host play about Carter Stanley

- The Staunton Public Library is hosting a performance of a one-man play called A Life of Sorrow.
blacksburg airport

Blacksburg airport provides major boost to New River Valley economy

- The Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport contributes more than $1 million to the local economy.
dinner diva leanne ely

Dinner Diva: Ways to banish the graze

- Did you know that you can save yourself over 30 pounds a year if you just give up your soda a day habit?
american shakespeare center

New play Shakespeare’s Sister opening at American Shakespeare Center

- The untold, fictional story of Judith Shakespeare comes to life next weekend at the Blackfriars Playhouse.

annie moses band

Annie Moses Band plays the Wayne Theatre on March 3

- The Annie Moses Band has played Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. Now the band is readying for its turn on the stage at the Wayne Theatre.
route 29

North Hollymead Drive closed at Route 29 two nights next week

- Construction across the intersection of Route 29 and North Hollymead Drive will close the intersection to traffic overnight.

VCU School of Education conference to explore fight for equity, justice

- A conference hosted by VCU will focus on the role of teaching and leadership in the struggles for equity, justice and liberation.
James Hansen

Climate scientist James Hansen to give keynote talk at Appalachian Studies Conference

- Renowned climate scientist James Hansen will visit Virginia Tech on March 10.


uva school of medicine

Asthma drugs could prevent deadly form of pneumonia, research suggests

- Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia.
washington and lee

Cornell professor to lecture at W&L on Mexican-U.S. migration

- Filiz Garip will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University as part of the Borders and Their Human Impact series.

SUV crashes into house in Waynesboro accident

- The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a crash that sent an SUV sailing into another vehicle and crashing into a house.
route 29 solutions

Route 29 Solutions Traffic Alerts: Feb. 27-March 3

- The following work is scheduled, weather permitting, on the Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville.
vdot road work

Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Feb. 27-March 3

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



Staunton District Traffic Alerts: Feb. 27-March 3

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

Lynchburg District Weekly Traffic Alert: Feb. 27 – Mar. 3

- Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled.
james madison university jmu

AXIS Dance Company returns to JMU for residency

- JMU will host AXIS Dance Company for a five-day residency from February 27-March 3.

Handyman scam warning: Waynesboro Police

- Criminals who use warm weather to scam citizens out of money are coming out of the woodwork.
bridgewater college

Bridgewater College students to serve with Habitat for Humanity over spring break

- A group of Bridgewater College students and a faculty member will spend spring break volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
uva health system

UVA gets $2.5 million to target mysteries of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

- Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects 1 in 3,500 boys, stealing their ability to walk by age 12 and typically killing them by their mid-20s.

School garden projects germinating fast

- As spring inches closer on the calendar, gardeners are not the only ones thinking about digging in the dirt.

Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of Sleep Tight Farm

- Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program will holds its seventh annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 6-10.

Waynesboro man arrested on sex-crime charge

- The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a city man yesterday for an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage girl.
chris graham

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Seven new planets in the neighborhood

- Chris Graham talks with Virginia Tech professor Scott King about the NASA announcement of seven earth-like planets 39 light-years away.
bob goodlatte

Virginia Organizing to Bob Goodlatte: Protect healthcare

- The Harrisonburg chapter of Virginia Organizing is calling on Congressman Bob Goodlatte to protect healthcare coverage.

Letter: Ban fracking in every county in Virginia

- Fracking has a major impact on our drinking water. It is the only industry allowed to inject toxic chemicals into underground water sources.

Marc Edwards awarded Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize

- Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards has been awarded the inaugural Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize.

Survey: What do Waynesboro residents think?

- Residents think Waynesboro is a good place to live, raise children and retire, and that the city does a good job with police, fire and rescue.
waynesboro ymca

Waynesboro YMCA, Girl Scouts partner on Couch to 5K program

- The Waynesboro YMCA and the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council are partnering on a new Couch to 5K program this spring.

Two arrested in separate domestic violence incidents in Waynesboro

- The Waynesboro Police Department has charged two men in separate domestic violence related incidents last week.

Waynesboro High School student arrested for threats

- The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a 16-year-old for communicating threats to Waynesboro High School.
salvation army

Salvation Army thrift store closing: Tough decision, but right one

- The Waynesboro Salvation Army thrift store on Arch Avenue has been consistently losing money in recent years.
road work transportation

Pavement patching scheduled on Rio Road East

- The Virginia Department of Transportation is working across Albemarle and surrounding counties to patch aged pavement.
fishburne macarthur winner

Fishburne Military School announces MacArthur Award Winner

- Fishburne Military School announced the recipient of the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Award for Leadership.
road work transportation

Tree trimming Wednesday on Route 250 at Afton

- VDOT will close the westbound right lane on Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) at Afton in Nelson County.

Augusta County man charged in weekend gun incident in Waynesboro

- The Waynesboro Police Department has charged an Augusta County man after an early Saturday morning altercation erupted in gunfire near a city restaurant.
inside architecture + design

Registration opens for Inside Architecture + Design summer high school program

- Inside Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech is opening registration for its 19th year.
uva health system

Robotic surgery pioneer named director of UVA Transplant Center

- UVA Health System has named Jose Oberholzer, MD, as the new director of the Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center.

Artists, designers, and engineers join forces to build protective body panels for robots

- Two Virginia Tech professors are working to improve the aesthetics and utility of protective body panels for a robot.
Shenandoah Valley Art Center

40UNDER40 featured at Shenandoah Valley Art Center in March

- The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of March, is presenting 40UNDER40, the annual exhibit for Virginia artists aged 40 and under.