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Gas prices continue to fall heading into Labor Day weekend

Gas prices continue to head downward as nearly 30 million travelers take to the roads to celebrate the last travel holiday of the summer.


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Wildlife Center to release Bald Eagle on Thursday

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release a young Bald Eagle on Thursday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Claytor Lake State Park.


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Virginia ABC awards grant to Waynesboro Office on Youth to support alcohol education, prevention initiatives

The City of Waynesboro Office on Youth was one of 11 Virginia organizations that received funding Tuesday from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) through its inaugural Education & Prevention Grant Program.


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Robert Sarvis accepts Mary Washington Senate debate invite

Today, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis announced he has accepted an invitation to a Senate candidate debate at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.


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Gas prices continue downward slide as end of summer approaches

Gas prices continue to slide as 29.7 million Americans prepare to make their last road trip of the summer during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.


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Sen. Warner staff office hours in Staunton

Sam Louis Taylor, Outreach Representative at Senator Mark Warner’s Roanoke office, will be holding remote office hours in your area.


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EMU picked fourth in ODAC preseason cross country poll

One thing is sure after a quick look at the ODAC men’s cross country preseason poll – not much is sure. The EMU men ended up fourth in the poll, conducted by the league’s coaches, although they were just a single point out of third place in a jumbled ranking.


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Salem tops Dash, 2-1, avoids sweep

Simon Mercedes held the Dash to just one run on four hits over six and a third innings, paving to the way to Salem’s narrow 2-1 triumph over Winston-Salem on Thursday night at BB&T Ballpark.


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Baseball great Mike Torrez dishes on MLB, ’77 Series, Lucky Bucky

Mike Torrez is the Ralph Branca of his generation. Like Branca, who gave up the Shot Heard ‘Round the World, the Bobby Thomson “Giants win the pennant” homer in a 1951 National League playoff, Torrez, who won 185 big-league games in 18 seasons, including two in the 1977 World Series as a New York Yankee, will forever be remembered for the one that got away.


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Baseball great Mike Torrez talks with AFP editor Chris Graham

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews former Major League pitcher Mike Torrez, who will be in Roanoke and Salem on Saturday with the Mobil Super “Go the Distance” Baseball Tour.


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Sen. Mark Warner agrees to debates, forums, insists on including third-party candidate

Today the campaign of Sen. Mark Warner announced his acceptance of eight additional joint public forums with Republican nominee Ed Gillespie, including two televised debates, to discuss the issues most important to Virginians.


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Good news: Double-digit drops in prices at the gas pump

Gas prices have dropped by double digits in the past month and just in time for travelers wishing to take last minute vacations prior to the end of summer.


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$11M in grants to end veterans homelessness in Virginia

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be awarding $11,312,352 in grants to help fight veterans’ homelessness in Virginia.


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Virginia marks first flight at Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia legislators from across the Commonwealth celebrated the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership’s First Flight ceremony at Virginia Tech on Wednesday.


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AAA: Gas prices down 20 cents a gallon since late June

This week, for the first time since March 12, the national average price for unleaded gasoline has dropped below $3.50 per gallon. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.48 per gallon Friday, down four cents from last week.