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accuweather

Western Caribbean bears watching for tropical storm formation during late October

- Conditions over the western Caribbean may harbor development for tropical storms toward the end of October.
waynesboro missing child

Update: Missing 9-year-old Waynesboro boy located

- Jaidyn Michael Rose has been located and is currently in the custody of Child Protective Services in North Carolina.
staunton suspect

Staunton Police investigating armed robbery

- The Staunton Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred at the Family Dollar, 2026 W Beverley St., at approximately 8:30 pm on Sunday.
impractical jokers

Coming to Altria Theater: Impractical Jokers

- The cast of truTV’s Impractical Jokers, the acclaimed comedy troupe The Tenderloins, has announced a new batch of tour dates.
pipeline

Friends of Nelson: Pipeline would create 4,500-acre downzone area in Nelson County

- Friends of Nelson has asked that Nelson County consider potential zoning and economic impacts from the possible construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
waynesboro ymca foundation

Letter: Community invited to Waynesboro YMCA Foundation open house

- Back in 2007, the Y was starting down nearly half a million in debt and no reserves.  We decided to start our own Foundation – a totally separate non-profit.
staunton virginia

Staunton: Downtown closures for Halloween festivities

- The City of Staunton encourages those who plan to travel in the downtown area to be mindful of upcoming closures and plan travel routes accordingly.
virginia tech 4-h

Virginia 4-H crowdfunds to support members and volunteers attending state conference

- Every summer, hundreds of teens from across Virginia gather for a week of fellowship, fun, and hands-on learning at Virginia Tech.
virginia tech beyond boundaries

Virginia Tech Beyond Boundaries Scholars program helps more than 130 students who enrolled this fall

- George Wenn III was certain he wanted to attend Virginia Tech. He did not know if he and his family could afford it. Then he got the email.
virginia tech capitol hill

Send a Hokie to Capitol Hill to ensure sound science informs public policy

- The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Human health disparities in Appalachia. The Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
road work transportation

Staunton District Traffic Alert: Oct. 23-27

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



virginia state police

Virginia State Police participating in Drive 2 Save Lives

- Virginia is among 15 states to participate in a two-day Drive to Save Lives traffic safety initiative that coincides with National Teen Driver Safety Week.
earth

How can we keep our kids safe from environmental hazards all around us in our everyday lives?

- Children are affected by the same environmental hazards as adults, only they’re more vulnerable given their smaller size and the fact that their bodies are still developing.
christopher emdin

Author, professor, science advocate discusses how creativity can transform STEM education

- Professor, author, social critic, and science advocate Christopher Emdin discusses how to create a more effective and inclusive approach to STEM education.
road work transportation

Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Oct. 23-27

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

Psychologist Zanna Clay to speak at W&L Questioning Intimacy series

- Zanna Clay, a psychology professor at at the University of Durham, U.K. is the third speaker in Washington and Lee University’s yearlong Questioning Intimacy series.
harrisonburg

Skeleton Festival street closures

- Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents the Skeleton Festival on Saturday, October 21, from 4 pm to 8 pm in downtown Harrisonburg.

Charlottesville Free Trolley, Route 9 to detour

- Due to the UVA football game against Boston College on Saturday, October 21, Charlottesville Area Transit will detour the Free Trolley.
shenandoah university

CNN hero to present free talk at Shenandoah on Nov. 8

- Author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder and president of Thistle Farms, and 2016 CNN Hero Becca Stevens returns to Shenandoah University.
deer collisions

Virginia drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

- Fall ushers in a sharp rise in insurance claims related to vehicle collisions with animals, especially deer.
newspaper

Robert Mills Jr. named 2017 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year

- Robert Mills Jr. was selected as the overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2017.



road work transportation

Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Oct. 23-27

- Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. 
interstate 81

Verona man dies on Interstate 81

- A Verona man is dead after being hit by a tractor-trailer while trying to retrieve something that fell off his truck while driving on Interstate 81 on Thursday.
mark black fishburne

Fishburne Military School superintendent named to Mary Baldwin University Advisory Board

- Mary Baldwin University has appointed 14 community members this month to serve on its Advisory Board of Visitors, including Fishburne Military School Superintendent Mark Black.
wallops island

Wallops Island to host three upcoming orbital launches

- Vector has entered into an agreement with Virginia Space to conduct three commercial orbital missions out of Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.
dinner diva leanne ely

Dinner Diva: Trick or …?

- Pumpkins for everyone! That’s how I feel when I walk into a store and I eyeball a gorgeous array of pumpkins of every persuasion!
court square theatre

The Seldom Scene to perform at Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater

- Arts Council of the Valley welcomes the Grammy-nominated Seldom Scene band to its Court Square Theater stage on Friday, November 3.
Usha Vishnuvajjala

W&L hosts American University lecturer Usha Vishnuvajjala

- Washington and Lee University will host lecturer Usha Vishnuvajjala of American University on Tuesday Nov. 7.
niger

Researchers use insects to help reduce hunger in Africa

- Virginia Tech researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness and economic feasibility of using insects to increase food security in one of the world’s poorest countries – Niger.
St Anne's-Belfield School

STAB computer science initiative entering fourth year

- Now in its fourth year, the St. Anne's-Belfield School Computer Science Initiative has quickly made a significant impact.
charlottesville

Dairy Road Bridge closed Saturday to Monday morning

- The majority of the work under the Dairy Road vehicular bridge in Charlottesville is now complete.
charlottesville

Petition asks Charlottesville to keep weapons out of rallies

- A new petition, signed by over 8,000 people and just sent to Charlottesville’s City Council, asks Charlottesville to keep weapons out of rallies.
newspaper

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 28

- A group of local organizations is organizing the annual Drug Take Back Day for Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at three locations across the region.
Kendra Sewall and Tre Mills

Animal cognition research, education, and outreach funded by NSF

- Is overcrowding in cities bad for your brain?  Do children in preschool learn better because of the social enrichment?
mark bear

Leading brain development, disabilities expert to open VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series

- A renowned neuroscientist will talk about fragile X syndrome and related developmental brain disorders on Oct. 19 at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
emu

EMU Centennial Homecoming a ‘magical weekend’

- Community members new to Eastern Mennonite University joined those with ties three and four generations back to its beginning in 1917.
flint harvey irma

Flint Water Crisis team brings relief to well owners following hurricanes Harvey and Irma

- It all started with a few phone calls to check in on friends at Texas A&M and the University of Florida.

Waynesboro man arrested after crashing car into home in domestic dispute

-  John McShane Strother has been apprehended. He was taken into custody by Waynesboro Officers at approximately 4:30 p.m. today at the Royal Inn Motel in the 2100 block of West Main Street.
balletx

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: BalletX coming to the Wayne Theatre

- Chris Graham talks with Christine Cox, the artistic and executive director of BalletX, which will be performing at the Wayne Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Staunton Victim Witness Program

Staunton Victim Witness Program receives facility dog from Canine Companions for Independence

- As the director of the Staunton Victim Witness Program, Janet Balser has seen pain and horror through the eyes of physically and sexually abused children.
Gustavo Cruz

Skyline Drug Task Force arrests previously deported Sureno 13 gang member

- Members of the Skyline Drug Task Force arrested 28-year-old Gustavo Guillen Cruz in the Stuarts Draft area of Augusta County.