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The economics of the solar roof

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Edward Ayers to address Augusta County Historical Society banquet on April 2

- The Civil War and emancipation brought change to life in Augusta County and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, rural counties similar but for one thing – slavery. One of American’s most noted historians, Edward Ayers, has taken a close look at those two counties across the Civil War era and emancipation.
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Next round of rumble strips coming soon

- Over the next several weeks, the Virginia Department of Transportation will install rumble strips along nine primary highways and six secondary routes to reduce crashes caused by drivers straying from their lane.
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Blue Ridge Parkway recruiting volunteers for Spring Campground Clean-up

- The National Park Service is excited to announce Project Parkway - Campground Cleanup on Saturday, April 21. The goal of this first-of-its-kind event is to rally Parkway lovers, volunteers, partners and staff to prepare all 8 of the Parkway's campgrounds for the May opening during a single morning of dedicated service in celebration of National Park Week.
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Has the gas price drop stopped?

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Lynchburg Traffic Alert: March 19-23

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

Simple deterrents can prevent thefts on farms, other rural properties

- Crime on farms can be a serious problem, and rural communities have seen an alarming increase in the theft of farm tools and equipment.

Virginia wildlife damage hotline taking thousands of calls

- Wildlife can be beautiful to watch from a distance, but close up it is causing damage for farmers, landowners and even some city dwellers.

Farmers watching Farm Bill progress intently

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Career day for Daniel Lynch in 7-3 UVA win

- No. 21 Virginia (12-7, 2-3 ACC) erupted for a five-run, seventh inning and junior Daniel Lynch (Henrico, Va.) turned in a career-day on the mound in a 7-3 victory over Boston College (7-9, 2-3 ACC). The win sets up a rubber match on Sunday (March 18) at Disharoon Park.
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Men’s lacrosse: No. 7 UVA falls late at No. 4 Notre Dame, 9-7

- The No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers (6-2, 0-2 ACC) dropped a heartbreaker against the No. 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-1, 1-ACC) on Saturday evening, 9-7, at Arlotta Stadium. The Cavaliers played catch-up most of the game after the Fighting Irish were up 4-0 only 4:38 into the game.
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Liberty falls at Gardner-Webb, 6-3

- Despite allowing 11 hits, Gardner-Webb pitching held Liberty off the scoreboard throughout the afternoon, as the Runnin’ Bulldogs defeated the Flames, 6-3, at John Henry Moss Stadium, Saturday. The Flames left 12 men on base in the Big South Conference contest.
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George Washington holds off VMI Keydets, 8-5

- The George Washington Colonials scored the final seven runs of the game to overcome a four-run deficit and prevail, 8-5, over the VMI Keydets in the middle game of a three-game series contested Saturday in Arlington, Va. The result evened the series at one game apiece.
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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Week of March 19-23

- The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.
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Staunton: Heavy trash collection begins April 2

- The City of Staunton will provide heavy trash, brush and limb collection, April 2–6. Residents may dispose of large, bulky items such as old appliances, furniture, household goods, and yard waste. Residents should place items for collection at the curb by 7 a.m., April 2.
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Women’s basketball: Virginia faces South Carolina in NCAA Second Round

- The No. 10 seed Virginia women’s basketball team (19-13) will face No. 2 Seed South Carolina (27-6) in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday, March 18 at 9 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena.
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Virginia basketball will be better for this: But it’s going to hurt for a long time

- The critics who couldn’t wait for Virginia to lose in the NCAA Tournament because of their deep-seated belief that Tony Bennett’s system can’t win in March are having their moment right now.