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Class of 2014: Employee of 27 years to earn her fourth Virginia Tech degree

A Virginia Tech classified staff employee for 27 years, Peggy Quesenberry has fully capitalized on Virginia Tech’s tuition waiver benefit for employees–having received four degrees in that time.


Staunton Parks and Recreation Department receives multiple awards

The Staunton Parks and Recreation Department received three state awards at the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) Annual Awards Presentation at the VRPS Annual Conference on Monday, December 8.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (3-11) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-5) on Saturday.


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Harrisonburg Tourism staff attends annual conferences

Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services staff recently attended the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Annual Tourism Summit and MATPRA Marketplace.


UVA safety Quin Blanding earns another Freshman All-America honor

UVA football player Quin Blanding earned his third Freshman All-America honor when ESPN.com included the free safety on its postseason list today.


For sale: Stone Soup Books and Cafe

Absent a buyer, Stone Soup Books and Café is set to close its doors at the end of the year. Owner Mary Katherine Froelich cites the changing nature of the book industry, with increasing market share going to Amazon.com for hardcovers and paperbacks and the rise of e-books, as the key factor.


Saving our soils and climate with biochar

Biochar is a naturally occurring, fine-grained, highly porous form of charcoal derived from the process of baking biomass—and it’s been associated with fertile soils for some two thousand years.


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College rape culture: One in five? Or more like one in 40?

It almost seems hyperinflated, the statistic that we hear cited about how one in five women who go to college are raped at some point during their time on their campus.


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UVA football lands 10 on All-ACC coaches’ teams

Seven defensive players highlight the 10 UVA players named to the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Football team, as selected by the league’s 14 head coaches.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday. The Redskins lost on Sunday, 24-0, to the St. Louis Rams.


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SCC warns Virginians about potential dangers of high-yield investment programs

The State Corporation Commission encourages Virginians to be wary of investment opportunities promising pie-in-the-sky returns with little or no risk.


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Get to know Sabrina Rubin Erdely: The reporter who wrote the Rolling Stone UVA hit piece

Sabrina Rubin Erdely staked her reputation, the reputation of the well-respected national magazine that she wrote for and a top national university on the word of an emotional young woman who it now appears wanted to have nothing to do with being at the center of a media firestorm.


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No means no: Would Rolling Stone have written UVA hit piece if it had checked sources?

Any of a number of other sexual assaults at UVA or any other college or university in the country could have been the starting-off point for a lengthy expose into how school administrators fall short in their responses, but why err on the side of the rudimentary when the story can be blown entirely out of the water?


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Rolling Stone backs away from controversial UVA rape story

Rolling Stone is backing away from a story published last month alleging that the University of Virginia had failed to respond to a shocking gang rape of a first-year student in 2012, citing “discrepancies” in the account of the unnamed accuser.


VMI opens Southern Conference play with 88-66 win at Samford

The VMI Keydets used a 6-0 run to pull away, and then distanced themselves by outscoring the Samford Bulldogs 15-1 at the free throw line in the second half en route to an 88-66 win Thursday night.


Power Hour: AFP leads class on Event Strategy

Need help with your marketing strategy or planning a successful event? Join Augusta Free Press at the Power Hour at Panera Bread in Waynesboro for our series of one-hour business classes.


Why do we still pay attention to Charles Barkley?

Charles Barkley is right in saying he isn’t Uncle Tom. Give credit to Uncle Tom for at least having some level of education, after all.


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Harrisonburg women in D.C. to stand for immigration reform

Harrisonburg Virginia Organizing leaders Maria Peña and Maria Del Carmen Valdez attended a media conference in Washington, D.C. today to discuss how she and her family will be directly affected by the administrative relief offered by President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration.


Video: UVA coach Tony Bennett at the Barclays Center Classic

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett talks with the media following the eighth-ranked Cavs’ 64-56 win over LaSalle at the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y.


#23 JMU women’s basketball loses to #8 Maryland, 80-64

Despite junior guard Precious Hall’s career-high seven 3-pointers, No. 23 JMU women’s basketball fell 80-64 to No. 10/8 Maryland on the first day of the San Juan Shootout at the Mario Morales Coliseum on Friday.


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State Corporation Commission warns Virginians of top investor threats

The advent of new products and technologies can sometimes spell risk for investors, the State Corporation Commission warned.


United Way of Greater Augusta joins national #GivingTuesday Movement

United Way of Greater Augusta has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners.


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VDOT mobilizing for pending snow storm

VDOT is preparing for snow on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, and urges motorists to consider altering their Thanksgiving travel plans to avoid driving in inclement weath


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Everything that went wrong in Ferguson

That the grand jury in Missouri hearing evidence in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown decided not to return an indictment against police officer Darren Wilson was no surprise.


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AAA: Wintry weather could impact Thanksgiving travel

AAA Mid-Atlantic urges holiday travelers to refrain from traveling if possible until the wintry weather completely passes and it is safe to travel again.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with the media on Monday. The Cavaliers (5-6, 3-4 ACC) play at Virginia Tech (5-6, 2-5 ACC) on Friday in Blacksburg.


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Virginia Tech class mobilizes for health outreach program

When The Health Wagon, a spiffy 2014-model motorhome, rolled onto the Drillfield this week, it wasn;t there to deliver flu shots or accept blood donations, but rather to tell a story.


A tale of two halves: UVA comes back from sloppy first half to top George Washington

Everything was going right for George Washington, and wrong for ninth-ranked UVA.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Friday. The Redskins (3-7) play at the San Francisco 49ers (6-4) in NFL action on Sunday at 4:25 p.m.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with the media on Wednesday. The Redskins (3-7) play at the San Francisco 49ers (6-4) on Sunday at 4:25 p.m.


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.


Final Augusta Free Press Power Hour classes of 2014

Need help with your marketing strategy or planning a successful event? Join Augusta Free Press at the Power Hour at Panera Bread in Waynesboro for our series of one-hour business classes.


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Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine art exhibit to feature medical avatars

The powerful effects of habit on health will come to life in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s newest art exhibit, Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday.


Will Hammer: Thank you, and an announcement

Libertarian Party congressional nominee Will Hammer thanks his supporters and offers a post-election announcement.


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JMU football is playoff bound: UVA could learn a lesson there

Is the problem at UVA lack of talent on the roster? The recruiting numbers would suggest, as they did at this time last year with respect to JMU, no.


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George Mason basketball tops Princeton, 63-60

The George Mason men’s basketball team recorded its first victory of the season, topping Princeton, 63-60, Sunday afternoon in the Patriot Center.


VideoL Player interviews after JMU football win at Richmond

JMU football’s Vad Lee, DeAndre’ Smith and Taylor Reynolds talk to members of the media following #25 JMU Football’s 55-20 win at #14 Richmond.


Video: JMU football head coach Everett Withers

JMU football coach Everett Withers speaks to the media about JMU’s 55-20 win at Richmond on Nov. 15, 2014.


Scott German: UVA basketball business-like in opening victory at JMU

Having observed the three-month long train wreck that has been Virginia football this season, the business-like 79-51 win by the UVA men’s basketball team over JMU was just fine.