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Governor McAuliffe announces $1.5 million in farmland preservation grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the recipients of fiscal year 2015 farmland preservation grants. Six localities have been awarded more than $1,581,000 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


Conservation easements prove good option for farmland preservation

One of Virginia’s oldest land conservation options has proven to be a valuable tool for farmers and other landowners seeking to protect their property from development.


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Farm Bureau identifies critical issues for 2015

Farm Bureau producer members across Virginia are gearing up to discuss critical issues with state legislators in order to bring them up to speed for the 2015 Virginia General Assembly.


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Victory at Cedar Creek as VDOT announces shift in bridge location

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that it will alter the proposed alignment of the Route 11 replacement bridge at Cedar Creek battlefield.


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Governor McAuliffe announces Civil War battlefield preservation grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced 13 grant awards to organizations working to preserve historic Civil War battlefields for the enjoyment of Virginians for years to come.


VDOT seeking new owner for historic Augusta County bridge

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking to transfer ownership and responsibility for the historic Mount Meridian truss bridge on Route 769 in Augusta County.


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Study finds agriculture still a large part of Fauquier economy

According to a recent economic impact study, Fauquier County farmland is serving as a barrier against sprawling development that characterizes parts of adjacent counties.


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Agriculture proves good use for historic properties

Most of the fighting at the Battle of Opequon took place on farmland that’s been in the same family since Colonial times and is being restored to its agricultural roots with the advice of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.


ACE applications accepted through Oct. 31

Albemarle County is accepting applications now through October 31, 2014 for the current round of the Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program (ACE), a powerful tool for rural land protection.


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Schedule, tickets available for Battle of Cedar Creek 150th anniversary

The National Park Service and park partners at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park announce the release of the schedule of events for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek.


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Douthat State Park seeks demonstrators for Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair

Douthat State Park is seeking heritage-themed demonstrators for their annual Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair, Oct. 11, 2014, at Douthat State Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Battlefields Foundation hosts Civil War miniseries producer

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) is pleased to welcome Michael Frost Beckner, executive producer of the upcoming Civil War miniseries, To Appomattox, to the Shenandoah Valley.


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Keven Walker named CEO of Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced the appointment of Keven M. Walker as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation.


History Lecture: Red Brick House at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

The Red Brick House, Waynesboro’s first school house, currently owned by the City, was in disrepair and fighting for its life in early 2013 when the Waynesboro Historic Commission registered its opinion that preservation was preferable to demolition.


Downtown Harrisonburg hosts Renaissance Night on May 17

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) will host Renaissance Night, its major fundraiser for downtown revitalization, on Saturday, May 17th from 6:30 to 11pm at Capital Ale House in Downtown Harrisonburg.


Woodrow Wilson’s Pierce-Arrow visits the National Mall

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to announce that President Woodrow Wilson’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow Presidential Limousine is once again on the road; this time traveling to the National Mall in Washington D.C. where it will be on display as part of the Celebration of National Automotive Heritage and Culture.


Second annual Bridge Day Staunton set for April 26

A collaboration of local businesses announced today that they will sponsor the second annaul Bridge Day Staunton on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am-4pm.


AFP editor Chris Graham to moderate Staunton candidates forum

We know you value the arts, history and preservation, and the local economy. Demonstrate your interest to city leaders by attending the Public Forum on Arts, Culture, and Tourism with Staunton City Council Candidates on Tuesday, April 22.


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Preserving farmland benefits all Virginians

The Shenandoah Valley farm where Jim and Annette Fitzsimmons live has been producing food since the 1700s. And while they don’t farm it themselves anymore, it’s leased to a local farmer, and the property is in the local land use assessment program, meaning it is dedicated to agricultural use.


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Gov. McAuliffe announces more than $1 Million in farmland preservation grants

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Tuesday the recipients of fiscal year 2014 farmland preservation grants. Eight localities have been awarded just over $1,058,000 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).


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Wal-Mart donates battlefield lands in Orange to state

Wal-Mart has donated to the Commonwealth of Virginia more than 50 acres of land in Orange County associated with the Civil War battle of Chancellorsville and most notably with the battle of the Wilderness. Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources, the agency that will receive and steward the donated land, has worked quietly with Wal-Mart to complete a the donation documents and its acceptance.


Virginia Amtrak readership grows

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Amtrak Virginia service continues to grow year and after year, delivering statewide benefits, providing vital transportation services, advancing the Commonwealth’s economy, and demonstrating the value and convenience of intercity passenger rail.


McAuliffe releases plan to support Virginia’s rural economy

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Saturday released his plan to support Virginia’s rural communities, which close to one quarter of Virginians call home.


To conserve and protect

Biscuit Run grant pushes state past Kaine’s 400K-acre conservation goal Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Gov. Timothy M. Kaine today announced that more than 400,000 acres has been conserved since the first fiscal year of his administration in 2006. Several major acquisitions in Albemarle, King and Queen and Rockbridge counties, along with end-of-the-year easement recordings, […]


Biscuit Run to become state park

Former largest planned development in Albemarle history to be preserved as open space Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Gov. Tim Kaine on Wednesday announced the purchase of approximately 1,200 acres in Albemarle County known as “Biscuit Run” to be held by the state as a site for a future state park. “When developed as a […]