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Busy Drug Take Back Day in Waynesboro

- The Waynesboro Police Department collected 621 pounds of unused or unwanted pharmaceuticals at Drug Take Back Day today.
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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: May 1-5

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

Strawberry season could be stupendous if weather stays mild

- Strawberry growers prefer their weather mild and dry, and the forecast after this week’s heavy rains is looking positive for the upcoming season.
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Staunton District Traffic Alerts: May 1-5

- The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks.
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Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?

- Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are hard to escape; they’re in cell phones, laptops, and basically anything else with rechargeable batteries.


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Interstate 64 lane closure in Alleghany County

- The left lane of eastbound Interstate 64 in Alleghany County is expected to be closed through Tuesday, May 2, between mile marker 3 and 6.
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Artificial pancreas benefits young children, trial shows

- A study among young children with Type 1 diabetes found that a UVA-developed artificial pancreas helped study participants better control their condition.

Zero Waste Day at Charlottesville City Market

- Vendors at the weekly Charlottesville City Market continue to promote sustainability and minimize their environmental impact.
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Living Alcohol and Drug Free: GAPP honors youth video contest winners

- Greater Augusta Prevention Partners honored the winners of the Living Alcohol and Drug Free video contest on Thursday.

 

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Spring wildfire season ends April 30

- Five days of much-needed rain helped bring about an early end to spring wildfire season in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Forestry.
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Protect yourself during mosquito season

- As mosquito season begins May 1 in Virginia, it is important for people across the Commonwealth to be reminded of Zika virus.
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Critics: Atlantic Coast Pipeline would require extensive mountaintop removal

- A briefing paper details how Dominion Resources intends to blast away mountaintops as part of the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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Charles Graves retires after 44 years at WSVA

- After 44 years of service, well known Valley radio announcer Charles Graves has decided to retire from WSVA Radio in Harrisonburg.

Augusta Health breaks ground on emergency department expansion

- Augusta Health broke ground on its Emergency Department (ED) Expansion on Wednesday, April 26.

 

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This Month at the Wayne Theatre: May 2017

- Schedule of events at the Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro, Va., for the month of May 2017.
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UVA Cancer Center excellence nets $15 million grant

- University of Virginia Cancer Center has again been honored for its work researching new and better cancer treatments.
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Become smarter: Five ways to wise up

- How can you get smarter? Is it even possible to boost up your intelligence? Only 10 years ago, they said it’s impossible.
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Summer forecast: Early storms to hold back heat in Northeast

- AccuWeather reports wet weather and severe storms will keep extreme temperatures at bay in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic this summer.
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Virginia Tech professor enlists French residents for study validating pollution-driven health claims

- State-funded health studies have disproved claims by residents and local doctors in one of France’s largest industrial regions.
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Virginia State Police experiencing email outage

- The Virginia State Police is currently working to identify, contain and eradicate malware that has impacted the Department’s email network.
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Rockingham County Interstate 81 rest area closure rescheduled for Thursday

- The safety rest area on southbound Interstate 81 in Rockingham County is scheduled to close from 6 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday.
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Virginia Department of Health urges caution following heavy rains

- Following heavy rain in parts of the state this week, the Virginia Department of Health reminds people to take precautions to avoid flooded areas.
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Podcast: Antoine Scott talks life in comedy

- Chris Graham interviews Richmond-based comedian Antoine Scott, who is headlining the Mother's Day Weekend Bash.
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Podcast: Interview with Matthew Lord of the 3 Redneck Tenors

- The 3 Redneck Tenors started as a way around a community theater not having enough money to do a benefit.

How to earn your wife’s trust back

- If you’re thinking about how to regain the trust of your wife, it probably has weakened or seems completely lost for some reason.
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Battling infectious diseases with 3-D structures

- An international team of scientists has determined the 3-D atomic structure of more than 1,000 proteins.
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Shenandoah National Park hosts Wildflower Weekend

- Native spring wildflowers and children’s creativity will be celebrated during Shenandoah National Park's Wildflower Weekend, May 6-7.
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LEAP presents: Before the Flood at The Paramount Theater

- The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) will host a special event on May 25 at The Paramount Theater about climate change.
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Local hero recognized for suicide prevention volunteer work in Staunton

- Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Yet many people affected by suicide don’t talk about it.
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McAuliffe, Virginia Council on Women announce STEM Essay Contest winners

- Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the sixth annual STEM Essay Contest.
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Virginia Tech, UTC Aerospace Systems establish research and education partnership

- Virginia Tech and UTC Aerospace Systems have established a comprehensive research and education partnership.
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Virginia Executive Mansion receives Paralyzed Veterans of America Award

- The Virginia Executive Mansion is the 2017 recipient of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Barrier-Free America Award.
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McAuliffe announces $365,000 federal grant for Virginia public safety agencies

- The Virginia Department of Fire Programs has received federal funding in the amount of $365,260.
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UVA finds way to dramatically speed cancer research

- A new technique developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine will let a single cancer research lab do the work of dozens.
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Drug dealing pimp sentenced to 18 years in prison

- A drug dealer who used his drug supply to coerce women into prostitution was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison.
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Charlottesville earns National SolSmart Award for advancing solar energy growth

- Charlottesville has joined the ranks of the first 50 localities in the country to receive a SolSmart designation.
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Study: High-quality, early childhood education has significant benefits

- Children who are given high-quality education at an early age are more likely to be employed full-time as adults.
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Governor McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe recognize Arbor Day

- Gov. Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe recognized the upcoming 145th anniversary of Arbor Day at a tree planting.
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The Martin Bros. & Aspen Run with Dark Hollow at Court Square Theater

- The Court Square Theater Music Series continues on Friday, May 19 with a concert by bluegrass groups, Martin Brothers & Aspen Run with Dark Hollow.
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Executive Mansion to host Garden Club of Virginia during Historic Garden Week

- The Executive Mansion will be among the outstanding homes and gardens open across the Commonwealth during Historic Garden Week.
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Research shines positive light on harmful bacteria

- Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium known for its ties to gastric cancer, may have health benefits for the human immune system.
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Update: Route 671 bridge in Albemarle County closed Thursday for pavement work

- Update: Route 671 (Millington Road) over Moormans River in Albemarle County will be closed to traffic on Thursday.
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Jenifer Andrasko named UVA Alumni Association CEO

- Jenifer Andrasko, a former U.S. Navy pilot, mission commander and NATO officer, will be the UVA Alumni Association’s next president and CEO.
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Four seriously injured in West Main Street crash: Waynesboro

- Four people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident on West Main Street in Waynesboro at 1:37 p.m. Monday.
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Registration open for Valley Businesses Give Back

- Valley Businesses Give Back is an annual food and fund drive that gives businesses the opportunity to engage in a friendly competition.
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BOBW Dance & Step Competition returns to PVCC

- The Youth Edition of the Best of Both Worlds Dance and Step Competition returns to Piedmont Virginia Community College on Saturday, May 6.
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DOT awards $8.2 million for I-64 repairs in Alleghany County

- The USDOT has awarded VDOT $8.2 million to repair damage to Interstate 64 from severe flooding in Alleghany County last year.

Ceaser to speak at W&L on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency

- James W. Ceaser will speak at W&L on “The First 100 Days: Reflections on the Trump Presidency.” His talk is free and open to the public.
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Interstate 81 rest area in Rockingham County closing briefly on Tuesday

- The safety rest area on southbound Interstate 81 in Rockingham County is scheduled to close from 6 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday.