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Luray to host Blue Ridge Mountain Mudurance Sept. 26th

A combination trail run/mud run/obstacle course, the Blue Ridge Mountain Mudurance is a 5K race to be held September 26th at Bear Mountain Ziplines in Luray. It combines a serious test of fitness with breathtaking scenery in the forests and foothills just outside Shenandoah National Park.


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Blue Ridge Parkway launches National Park Service Centennial at the Blue Ridge Music Center on Aug. 29

The National Park Service, established by Congress in 1916, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Parkway partner organizations, and the Blue Ridge Music Center will usher in the 2016 centennial on Saturday, August 29


Wintergreen Resort Summer’s End Festival rocks Labor Day weekend

The annual Summer’s End Festival at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia’s spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains will showcase the region’s best live music, along with 151 breweries and wineries, an Arts & Craft show, great food and a bunch more activities to entertain the entire family throughout the resort over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-7.


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Blue Ridge Fruit Loop offers fresh fruit for families

A collection of 11 pick-your-own farms in Central Virginia, operating as the Blue Ridge Fruit Loop, are offering some of the state’s freshest fruits available between May and December.


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Comment period on elk hunting proposal ends May 22

The public comment period for a proposal by the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to close the state’s elk hunting season in 31 counties west of the Blue Ridge ends May 22.


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Blue Ridge Scholarships program at UVA poised to assist more students

Just 14 months ago, the Blue Ridge Scholarships program was launched with a $4 million challenge grant and an invitation to University of Virginia supporters to match the total.


Augusta Historical Society presents program on first African-American landowner west of the Blue Ridge

Augusta County was once America’s frontier … a rough place of tough settlers and endless struggle. The Augusta Historical Society offers a trip back to that exciting, difficult time at its Annual Spring Banquet April 27.


Food Bank to provide more healthy food in coming year

Buying unhealthy, inexpensive food is one of the most common ways that client households of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank stretch their dollars, a recent study of hunger reveals.


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Community Foundation now accepting grant applications

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge announces the opening of their 2015 grant application cycle. Nonprofit organizations either located in or serving Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta, Nelson, and Highland counties are eligible and encouraged to apply.


Annual concert celebrates Twelve Days of Christmas

The talented choirs of two local churches will once again fill the sanctuary at Staunton Church of the Brethren with the sounds of the season during the annual Twelfth Night Concert on Sunday, Jan. 4.


Mathers thanks you for giving this holiday season

The Mathers Team, our colleagues, associates and friends pitched in to make the holidays brighter for a number of people in need this Christmas season.


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank receives $75,000 from Dominion Foundation

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has received a $75,000 donation from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, Inc., parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.


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Culpeper VDOT District: Traffic alerts for Dec. 22-Jan. 2

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


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Waynesboro Public Schools Foundation seeks to raise $1 million

The Waynesboro Public Schools Foundation has a goal to raise $1 million to benefit students and the educational experiences they receive through the Waynesboro Public School (WPS) system.


Kroger contributes to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division today presented the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank with more than $30,000. Kroger is donating $5,000 of the total for a new refrigerated trailer for the Food Bank to pick up and deliver food to soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries in its area.


Middlebrook doctor named 2014 Country Doctor of the Year

Dr. John Otho ‘Rob’ Marsh, an independent practitioner in Middlebrook and Raphine who is on the medical staff at Augusta Health, has been named the 2014 Country Doctor of the Year.


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McAuliffe announces 1,451 veteran hires through Virginia Values Veterans

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that companies participating in the Commonwealth’s Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program have hired 1,451 Veterans between July 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014.


Talk Nation Radio: Stephen Nash on climate disruption in Virginia

Stephen Nash’s new book Virginia Climate Fever looks at the state of Virginia, and unless we radically change our ways it doesn’t look good.


Mathers invites you to support Food Bank, Salvation Army this holiday season

Mathers Construction Team is stepping up its efforts to help families in the region during the holiday season, and is inviting the community to join in the effort to spread the spirit of giving to those in need.


Food Bank clients face tough choices this holiday season

Families on limited incomes throughout the Blue Ridge area continue to make difficult choices between their basic needs and putting food on the table, according to a recent study of hunger in the area.


Ruth Jones named City of Staunton communications manager

Staunton City Manager Steve Owen announced today that Ruth Jones has been selected to fill the position of communications manager for the City of Staunton.


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UVA donors propel Blue Ridge Scholarships, financial-aid endowment

In just nine months, a new scholarship program for promising UVA students with financial need has attracted support exceeding its challenge grant requirement.


Get ready for Small Business Saturday in Staunton

I admit I have a love affair with the business owners of Staunton, Virginia. There. I said it. I can’t help it though!


UVA basketball opens at JMU: What is Tony Bennett thinking?

You’re looking at the schedule and wondering to yourself, Why is UVA basketball playing at JMU? At all. Not just in the season opener. ACC at CAA; this makes no sense whatsoever.


Game Notes: JMU women’s basketball opens with UCLA

James Madison is set to play host to the 23rd-ranked UCLA Bruins on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. when the 2014-15 season tips off at the JMU Convocation Center.