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Virginia FFA license plate announced

- A youth leadership organization focused on agricultural education unveiled a new “Support FFA” license plate at its annual convention in Blacksburg.
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Isabel Castillo receives national award from Sojourners Faith in Action

- Isabel Castillo, Shenandoah Valley Organizer for Virginia Organizing, was recognized as a Movement Honoree by Sojourners Faith in Action.

Staunton Police investigating shooting

- The Staunton Police Department is currently investigation a shooting that occurred on Ames Street on Sunday.

Valley locals among statewide traffic safety winners

- Stuarts Draft and Louisa County YOVASO clubs were among the winners recognized during the annual Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety Awards Banquet.
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Lime Kiln Theater presents Love Canon in concert

- Lime Kiln Theater’s Summer 2017 concert series will continue on Saturday, July 1, as Love Canon performs with opener Courtney Hartman.


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VDOT lifts lane closures for July 4 travel

- When it comes to holiday travel, VDOT believes it’s not where you’re going but how you get there that counts.
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Nighttime paving work on Interstate 81 in Rockingham, Frederick

- Interstate 81 will have some lane and ramp closures between June 25-28 in Rockingham and Frederick counties.

June 30 deadline for new farmers to sign up for 2017 Census of Agriculture

- New farmers and ranchers have until the end of June to ensure they are represented in this year’s Census of Agriculture.


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United Way accepting applications for emergency food, shelter grant

- United Way of Greater Augusta has received notification that Staunton was awarded $8,611 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
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Staunton District Traffic Alerts: June 26-30

- The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks.
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Virginia Tech leads $5 million effort to increase transfer student success through scholarships and support

- Virginia Tech is leading a collaborative program with two major state community colleges to promote engineering transfer student success.
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STAB hosting free computer science institute for educators

- St. Anne's-Belfield School will be hosting a Computer Science Institute for teachers across the country on July 27 and 28.
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Route 29 Solutions Traffic Alerts: June 26-30

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



Nation’s land-grant universities are source of education, ag evolution

- Grads of Virginia State and Virginia Tech have participated in a long-celebrated partnership between U.S. land-grant universities and agriculture.
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Virginia pollinator plan aligned with national recommendations to revive honeybee population

- The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released its pollinator protection plan.
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Research finds common household chemicals lead to birth defects in mice

- A new study has found a connection between common household chemicals and birth defects.
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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: June 26-30

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

FERC fails to acknowledge pipeline impacts

- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. 
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Author Chris Lassiter’s children’s book set to release

- After a one-year delay, author Chris Lassiter’s second book Grits and the Grimels will release on June 28.
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Lynchburg District Weekly Traffic Alert: June 26-30

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

Child advocates needed

- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is in need of volunteer child advocates.

What are some ways people are using games to help reduce their carbon footprints?

- Environmental advocates and organizations are increasingly employing gamification to get people to learn about environmental problems.
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Staunton to host 1,600 cyclists for Bike VA Tour

- Nearly 1,600 cyclists from the region and the nation will descend on Staunton this Monday for the annual Bike Virginia Tour.

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Waynesboro

- Waynesboro Police are currently investigating a traffic crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on North Delphine Avenue near Faber Avenue.
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Sinkhole repairs completed on Interstate 81 in Augusta County

- All sinkhole work is complete on Interstate 81 southbound in Augusta County.

Groups blast federal environmental analysis on Mountain Valley Pipeline

- A coalition of landowners and advocacy organizations condemned the FERC for its environmental review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Sounds of Summer returns to Belmont Park

- Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, along with support of BAMA Works, will host Sounds of Summer on Saturday, June 24.

McAuliffe announces 2017 Women Veterans Summit

- Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the 2017 Virginia Women Veterans Summit will be held Friday in Chesapeake.
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Bridgewater College police chief to serve on Virginia Campus Law Enforcement Organization

- BC police chief Milton S. Franklin Jr. has been chosen to serve as 2017-2018 Vice President of the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
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Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park touts History at Sunset

- Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park offered the first of this year’s special “History at Sunset” programs earlier this month. 

AAA: July 4 travel expected to be record-breaking

- This July 4, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home.
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Researchers target gene to treat inflammatory bowel disease

- Researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech have discovered a new therapeutic target for inflammatory bowel disease.

Schools statewide earn top honors from youth traffic-safety program

- Lt. Col. Tracy S. Russillo gave the keynote address for the annual Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety awards banquet.

SELC requests FERC hearing as Dominion, Duke Energy look to build ACP on the backs of customers

- The SELC is filing a motion asking that the FERC hold a hearing on the legitimacy of Dominion and Duke Energy’s natural gas demand claims.
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Engineering professor develops potential method of objectively detecting ADHD

- Despite the growing number of children and adolescents identified as having ADHD, there is no objective diagnosis protocol.
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Campfire Grill opens at Massanutten Resort

- Massanutten Resort, a four season resort located 11 miles from Harrisonburg, in the Shenandoah Valley, welcomed the addition of Campfire Grill.
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Community members come together for CASA for Children

- CASA for Children was presented with a check for the proceeds of the second annual Crusher Run 5k.

It’s the summer solstice: Celebrate with Virginia farm products

- June 21 is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Virginia farmers will celebrate by doing what they do every other day of the year.
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Virginia State Police wrap US Route 15 Border-to-Border Enforcement Op

- Operation Border to Border patrolled U.S. Route 15 and U.S. Route 17 in an effort to prevent traffic crashes along the heavily-traveled corridor.
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Rockin’ the Library kicks off 32nd Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University

- Shenandoah University will kick off its 32nd annual Children’s Literature Conference“ on June 26-30.
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Montgomery Hall Park in Staunton now a Virginia landmark

- Montgomery Hall Park in Staunton has been unanimously approved for inclusion in the Virginia Landmarks Register.

Waynesboro Police investigating vehicle vandalisms

- Waynesboro Police are investigating several acts of vandalism to vehicles in the northeast sector of the city that appear to be related.
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Music, video games, 3-D printing introduce high schoolers to STEM at summer workshop

- Leianna Gallego from Newport News spent her first weekend of summer listening to music, playing video games.

Study: Women who fixate on chronic pain more likely to be prescribed opioids

- Female chronic pain sufferers who negatively fixate on their symptoms are more likely to have an opioid prescription than men with the same condition.
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Sweet Dreams Festival in Augusta County on July 22

- The annual Sweet Dreams Festival is set for Saturday, July 22 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stuarts Draft Park.
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Shenandoah University partners with Wesley Theological Seminary

- Shenandoah University and Wesley Theological Seminary have partnered to benefit the church and the young leadership coming through their ranks.
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Rockbridge County: Interstate 81 northbound lane closings begin June 25 for paving

- Paving operations on Interstate 81 northbound in Rockbridge County require overnight lane closures beginning Sunday, June 25.

USDA grant to support Virginia farm-to-school programs

- A USDA farm-to-school grant will support efforts of school nutrition programs to serve locally grown-and-raised food in school cafeterias.