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10 years later: Our Katrina coverage

As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Augusta Free Press takes a look back at the devastation and the recovery efforts in Long Beach, Miss. Augusta Free Press travelled with The Valley Responds, a local community group aiding in recovery, for a day in Long Beach to learn about how the Valley’s response was having impact on families in the region.


David Swanson: There goes Virginia’s climate

A snowstorm is the ideal time to write about climate disruption, as it allows us to immediately set-aside the cartoonish claim that if any spot on earth isn’t warmer than it was yesterday then all is well. The following things we know:


National Preparedness Month: Tips to become Ready, Responsive and Resilient to extreme weather

AccuWeather reports as National Preparedness Month, September brings the reminder of how pivotal it is to be prepared for extreme weather in order to minimize the impact on families, communities and essential infrastructures.


Hurricane season: Be prepared to move pets

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) reminds pet owners to think now about how to care for their pets during a hurricane or summer storm.


Life is an adventure

By Crystal Graham freepress@ntelos.net (This is the fourth installment in a six-part series on The Valley Responds, an effort that links the Shenandoah Valley with residents of Long Beach, Miss.) To the average person, a sunflower growing by the roadside isn’t anything unusual. Marsha Allen, however, found it strange. Because the bright yellow sunflower had […]


Rebuilding their home, lives

By Crystal Graham freepress@ntelos.net (This is the third installment in a six-part series on The Valley Responds, an effort that links the Shenandoah Valley with residents of Long Beach, Miss.) Running alongside Highway 90, with breathtaking views of the Gulf Coast, is a narrow driveway leading to 629 Scenic Drive. One can imagine that this […]


A Halloween to remember

By Crystal Graham freepress@ntelos.net (This is the second installment in a six-part series on The Valley Responds, an effort that links the Shenandoah Valley with residents of Long Beach, Miss.) In Long Beach, Miss., children celebrated Halloween just like most children here in Virginia. At school, the children were outside getting their faces painted – […]