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Rotunda Restoration begins at the Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia begins restoration on the Rotunda dome this week as the building nears its 100 year anniversary.


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Richmond releases Spider name choices

The University of Richmond athletic department has announced the five name candidates for the men’s basketball team’s live spider mascot. Fans will now have the opportunity to vote on their favorite name for the only spider mascot in NCAA Division I athletics.


Staunton Police seek help in missing persons case

Staunton Police are asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult, Cedric L. Smith, of Fishersville.


Update on missing Waynesboro teen

The Waynesboro Police Department has received credible leads that missing Waynesboro teen Brandon Wallace is at his mother’s residence in the vicinity of Columbus, Ohio.


Waynesboro Police search for missing teen

The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting assistance from the community to locate a runaway juvenile. Family members reported Brandon Lee Wallace, 16 years old, of Waynesboro missing on Dec. 5.


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Christmas tree growers work hard and late to meet demand

Neither cold, rain, sleet, snow nor nightfall stops Carlos and Sherrie Taylor from getting their Christmas trees harvested and shipped to their customers.


Banner year? No prancing, no dancing is the theme with UVA basketball

UVA basketball is coming off, literally, a banner year: the first ACC Tournament championship since the Bicentennial, the first 30-win season since the early 1980s.


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UVA lacrosse season tickets now on sale

Season tickets for the 2015 UVA men’s and women’s lacrosse seasons are now on sale. Virginia lacrosse season tickets may be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com.


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Crunching the numbers: Should Ed Gillespie have been favorite all along?

Give credit to the Ed Gillespie team for one thing: getting its voters energized and then to the polls. The comparisons to 2008 and 2012 show that victory was more possible than it even seems today knowing what we know now.


Barclays for the holiday: UVA basketball returns to New York City

New York City hasn’t been kind to UVA basketball the past couple of years. The 2012-2013 Cavs were booked for a trip to Madison Square Garden as part of the Preseason NIT, but were upset in the early rounds of the tournament and missed out on the trip.


Boys & Girls Club Gallery Show Fundraiser Oct. 9

Do you like to get fancy on Thursdays? Well, we do. We are pleased to announce that on Thursday, October 9th, 2014, the Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton, & Augusta County will be hosting a “Gallery Show” fundraiser at 302 E. Main Street in Waynesboro from 7:30-9:30pm.


Definition of insanity: How does UVA not try something different to fill up Scott Stadium?

For the third straight game, UVA football drew in the low thirties for a home game, leaving the 44,749 who came out to see the season opener against then-#7 UCLA as the biggest crowd of the season.


UVA, Charlottesville police search for missing first-year student

Charlottesville and UVA police are searching for a first-year University of Virginia student reported missing on Sunday.


Ellis Paul comes to Court Square Theater on Friday

Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters. Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller.


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UVA women’s tennis claims three singles wins to conclude play at Duke Invite

The UVA women’s tennis team posted three singles wins to highlight final-day action at the Duke Fab Four Invitational Sunday (Sept. 14) in Cary, N.C.


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UVA women’s tennis posts three wins to open fall season

The UVA women’s tennis team opened the 2014 fall season with three singles wins and a pair of doubles victories at the Duke Fab Four Invitational Friday (Sept. 12) in Cary, N.C.


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Remarks by President Obama at 9/11 Memorial

Remarks by President Obama at 9/11 Memorial ceremony at the Pentagon.


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Wilmington blanks P-Nats, 8-0

One night after clinching a second-half Northern Division title, the Potomac Nationals (75-56, 37-25) were blanked by the Wilmington Blue Rocks (63-69, 30-34) 8-0 on Thursday night at Frawley Stadium.


UVA football players rally behind embattled head coach

Mike London doesn’t have the support of a large segment of the UVA football fan base. But he has the solid support of the young men he brought in to represent the orange and blue on Saturdays.


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Analysis: What happens to Mark Warner in 2016?

Assuming a Mark Warner re-election in November, and it seems safe to assume that, with the Democrat up 25 points in the most recent poll, from Roanoke College, on Republican rival Ed Gillespie, what happens from here on out for Virginia’s senior United States senator?


Chris Graham: Tone down on the succeed thing

On the one hand, America loves to give out ribbons to people who do nothing other than try. On the other hand, we love even more to beat down people who actually succeed.


Concerts, fireworks, Americana center stage at Busch Gardens

It’s a red-white-and-blue-letter day at Busch Gardens this July 4 weekend. As part of the park’s Star Spangled Nights celebration, an extended fireworks show will light up the sky July 3-5.


Shepherd Bliss: Black Oak Down

The tall, old black oak had split right down the middle of its deep, wide trunk. Though on my neighbor’s farm, it anchored my farm. It now lay slit down its center, broken, crashing across the fence.


Virginia kicks off Drive to Save Lives

The Drive to Save Lives campaign is a united effort by state police and highway patrol leaders, police chiefs and sheriffs to reduce highway crashes and fatalities.


Marietta McCarty: What money can’t buy

My friend and neighbor Blue O’Connell loves music, animals, nature (especially trees), and friends. A few years ago, she traded a job with money benefits for one with other kinds of perks: writing and playing music at schools, nursing homes, hospitals, parties, just about any place.


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#11 UVa. women’s lacrosse defeats Princeton in NCAA Tournament

No. 11 Virginia (11-8) held off a late charge by No. 18 Princeton (12-7) to earn a 13-11 victory in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship.


Chris Graham: Why UVa. pays Tony Bennett 50 times more than the average schoolteacher

So you read the story in the Washington Post about UVa. negotiating a raise for UVa. basketball coach Tony Bennett, and then you scan down to the comments section. And have to suppress the desire to smack yourself upside the head.


Poll: Mark Warner, Hillary Clinton fare well with Virginia voters

Virginia, considered a swing state, is swinging blue for U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in his reelection drive this year and for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she runs for the White House in 2016, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.


Chris Graham: ‘Hoos going with me to Madison Square Garden?

Taking in a basketball game at Madison Square Garden has always been on my bucket list, but I didn’t want to go unless it meant something. As a UVa. alum, and the author of a book on the history of UVa. basketball, ideally my bucket list trip would involve seeing the guys in orange and blue in some way.


Virginia’s Finest marks 25 years

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Virginia’s Finest® program. Developed in 1989 by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), the program identifies, differentiates and promotes top-quality agriculture and specialty food and beverage products.


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Princeton upsets No. 6 UVa. women’s lacrosse, 15-13

The No. 6 UVa. women’s lacrosse team (3-5, 0-2 ACC) fell to unranked Princeton (2-3, 0-1 Ivy) on Saturday, March 15 in Princeton, N.J.


Notes, Quotes and Comments: UVa.-Pitt ACC Tournament Postgame

Quotes from players and coaches at Pitt and UVa. following the ACC Tournament semifinal game on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.


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UNC: The roller coaster headed back downhill?

Remember when North Carolina was 1-4 in the ACC? This was after UNC had beaten Michigan State and Kentucky in nonconference play, and also lost to UAB and Belmont.


Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders comes to WTA’s Gateway

The award winning Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders will bring their exciting fusion of musical genres to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, Jan. 25. The Saturday performance is sponsored by Jim Wilson and supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.


Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders comes to WTA’s Gateway

The award winning Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders will bring their exciting fusion of musical genres to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, Jan. 25.


Virginia State Police investigating death of trooper in Henry County

Virginia State Police are still investigating the cause and circumstances surrounding a crash involving a revered department supervisor. Saturday’s death of Sgt. J. Michael Phillippi became the department’s 60th line of duty death.


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Politics Beat: Virginia still doesn’t get it

Virginia makes it hard for governors already by only letting them serve one four-year term. Then we make it harder for them by only letting them submit one budget. OK, so technically they submit two budgets, one in the middle of their term and one at the end, for their successor to have to deal with.


What a real Virginia Christmas tree has that the mall trees don’t

Christmas trees are up in many retail outlets already, but somehow something is missing. Artificial mall trees have their purpose, but when it comes to your home and that woodsy, fresh air smell that takes you back to your childhood, well, the artificial trees just don’t cut it.


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Mark Herring campaign continues to push victory in attorney general race

The State Board of Elections website now has Republican Mark Obenshain with a narrow 17-vote lead over Democrat Mark Herring in the Virginia attorney general race. An unofficial count by Cook Political Report reporter Dave Wasserman has Herring with a 115-vote lead, meanwhile.


Karen Kwiatkowski: Thoughts on the McAuliffe win in Virginia

For many conservative and libertarian Virginians, there is a dull sense of horror at the somewhat close election of uber-slimy Terry McAuliffe. We were subjected to nonstop negative ads, in particular focusing on women’s body parts. Anyone with a uterus was encouraged to “see something, say something,”


Winners/Losers: Chris Christie and gay marriage

Chris Christie dropped any hint of legal challenge to the end of the gay-marriage ban in New Jersey, meaning the marriage ceremonies that had begun just after midnight Monday morning weren’t academic exercises.


Author slows down, takes it all in

Augusta County native returns to his roots with Blue Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Cole Scrogham was on top of the world. Being on top of the world isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. “The time constraints are enormous. A hundred-hour week is not uncommon. And travel is extensive,” said Scrogham, who after building […]


The AFP Show | Some politics, some good writing

   Hosted by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The AFP Show with Chris Graham is back with interviews featuring two authors with politics on their minds. The guests: – Cole Scrogham, an Augusta County-based writer whose first work of fiction, Blue, is available online. – David McCleary, the author of Leaving Prisons: Release Your Trapped Value, joins […]