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Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year applications due Dec. 7

Time is running out to apply for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year recognition; applications are due Dec. 7.


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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announces 139% school participation increase in key child hunger program

During a visit to Perrymont Elementary School in Lynchburg last week, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe announced a 139% increase in the number of schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), a new provision from the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act that allows schools with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.


Update: Suspect in Waynesboro armed robbery turns himself in

The PD is investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred this morning at an apartment in the 1000 block Albemarle Avenue. The incident occurred within a quarter mile away from Berkeley Glenn Elementary School, which was placed on lockdown.


Dinner Diva: School night supper shortcuts

During the summer, meals tend to be a lot more relaxed than they are during the school year. That just tends to be the nature of the beast.


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Ken Plum: School funding in Virginia

The recent tension between the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board over approval of the budget for the public schools left one big factor out of the equation for funding schools–the role of state government in financing public education in the Commonwealth.


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Area chefs celebrate French Food for Kids app at STAB

Area chefs involved in the creation of St. Anne’s-Belfield School’s French Food for Kids app lunched on campus today and enjoyed their own recipes in celebration of the successful app launch.


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School divisions in Southwest Virginia, Richmond to benefit from grant to fight childhood hunger

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced Monday that high-poverty schools in Richmond and seven Southwest Virginia school divisions will participate in a demonstration project to reduce childhood hunger and improve food security among low-income families.


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Battelle support for education in Charlottesville grows with donations, broadening purpose

Battelle sees a direct corollary between early science education and workforce development in Charlottesville. That’s why its charitable giving spans from support for preschoolers to middle-schoolers and—through scholarships— to students on the cusp their of professional science careers.


Fishburne senior wrestler Daniel May records win #100

Fishburne Military School senior wrestler Daniel May earned his 100th career victory on Thursday. But 100 wins wasn’t why he gave up sodas and gets up early in the morning before classes to train.


Farm-to-school movement gets financial boost

A $20,750 grant is to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will go to develop and host the Virginia Farm-to-School Conference, which will be held March 18 and 19 in Charlottesville.


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Randy Forbes: The heroes behind our heroes

Andrea Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA, takes her husband to all of his medical appointments as often as three or four times a week.


JoePa gets his wins back: The NCAA got what it wanted from Joe Paterno, moves on

The headlines today out of Happy Valley, Pa., have the NCAA about to restore 112 Penn State football wins previously vacated in the final years of the Joe Paterno era in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.


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Tim Kaine invites Botetourt County educator as guest to State of the Union

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that his guest at Tuesday’s Presidential State of the Union Address will be Lisa Barnett, Coordinator for Career and Technical Education for Botetourt County Public Schools.


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UVA women’s soccer players Morgan Brian, Danielle Colaprico selected in first round of NWSL Draft

Two members of the UVA women’s soccer team were selected in the first round of Friday’s National Women’s Soccer League Draft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


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VCU poll: 92 percent think colleges should be required to report sexual assaults to police

A new VCU poll indicates strong support among Virginians for legislative proposals that would require university faculty or staff to report to police within 48 hours any alleged criminal sexual assaults that come to their attention.


Sarah Keller named assistant director of athletic academic services at VMI

Sarah Keller has been hired as VMI’s Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Services. Keller will work primarily with VMI’s Olympic sports.


Four Fishburne cadets nominated to U.S. military academies

Fishburne Military School’s Headmaster and Senior Army Instructor announced Thursday that four cadets from the Virginia military school have earned nominations this month to attend United States Service Academies.


UVA football adds Dave Borbely, Chris Beatty to coaching staff

UVA football head coach Mike London announced today the hiring of Dave Borbely as the offensive line coach and Chris Beatty as the running backs coach.


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Waynesboro Police Department adds two K9s

The Waynesboro Police Department announced Wednesday the acquisition of two K-9s to the Department’s force. This is the first time in the Department’s history that it has had two active K-9 teams.


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Virginia Tech announces shifts to future football schedules

With the addition of Notre Dame in 2019, Virginia Tech has moved future contests with Penn State and Wisconsin and announced the addition of another Big Ten Conference school to its future football slates to go along with previously announced opponents from Power 5 schools.


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Governor McAuliffe announces equal opportunity legislative agenda

Governor McAuliffe announced on Monday a series of legislative proposals aimed at ensuring that every Virginian has equal opportunity to succeed and contribute to the Commonwealth’s economic growth.


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Scott Beardsley named dean of University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia announced that Scott C. Beardsley has been selected as the ninth dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.


Within Reach program to shed light on careers in health care

The next Within Reach program in Roanoke will shed light on the depth and breadth of health care career options and what it takes to get there.


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Governor McAuliffe announces veterans and military families legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a series of legislative proposals aimed at enhancing employment and educational opportunities for Virginia veterans as part of his ongoing effort to build a new Virginia economy.


Combat doc settles in Augusta County, finds meaning

Rob Marsh, combat physician, found himself Rob Marsh, combat patient. But before that could happen, instinct would kick in.