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Staunton Out of the Darkness Walk close to reaching goal

The Staunton Out of the Darkness Walk is on target to reach its $25,000 fundraising goal. With more than 36 hours to go, the walk website shows online donations just shy of the walk goal.


Augusta Free Press produces TV ad for Kris McMackin CPA

Augusta Free Press has produced a new TV ad for Kris McMackin CPA in Staunton that will air on several cable TV networks for local Comcast subscribers in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County in the coming weeks.

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LTD 7 Outdoor Market to benefit Vector Industries

LTD 7 is gearing up for its annual Outdoor Market on Saturday, Oct. 17, and a portion of proceeds from the event will go to benefit Vector Industries in Waynesboro.

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Letter: Writer endorses Neil Kester for Augusta County sheriff

Sometimes it takes someone from the “outside” to evoke change. Therefore, my choice for the new Augusta County sheriff is Neil Kester.

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Staunton woman charged with falsifying courthouse asbestos reports

Staunton Police arrested Melissa S. Hart, 51 of Staunton, on Monday on charges that Hart falsified reports regarding the alleged presence of asbestos in the Cochran Judicial Center.


Staunton Fire Department receives Life Safety Achievement Award for zero fire deaths in 2014

The Staunton Fire & Rescue Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2014 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.

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Staunton Police investigating motorcycle thefts

The Staunton Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two vehicles that were involved in two incidents where motorcycles were stolen from the Frontier Ridge Apartments on Sept. 27.


Staunton VDOT District Traffic Alert: Oct. 5-9

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton district is comprised of 11 counties: Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke.


Reporting the news, or sensationalism? Thoughts on coverage of the Staunton murder-suicide

Reporters from several local news organizations were on the scene within minutes of police being called to Cherry Hill Drive in Staunton Wednesday night to investigate reports of a double shooting.


Police: Teen found dead Wednesday night had been shot in Augusta County

The investigation into an apparent murder-suicide reported Wednesday night in Staunton now moves into Augusta County. A joint statement from the Staunton Police Department and Augusta County Sheriff’s Office released Friday confirmed that it has been determined that the shooting death of Jasmine C. Hayslett, 19, occurred in the 2300 block of Stuarts Draft Highway in Augusta County.

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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library announces crowdfunding campaign for digitization project.

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation announced a crowdfunding campaign from October 1 through 31 to complete funding for The Woodrow Wilson Project.


City of Staunton prepared for severe weather, encourages residents to be prepared

The City of Staunton is preparing for the potential effects of Hurricane Joaquin, now a Category 4 storm. The region is under a flash flood watch from Friday morning to Saturday evening, and two to three inches of rain are expected with higher amounts possible in some areas.


Two dead in apparent Staunton murder-suicide

Two Staunton teens are dead in an apparent murder-suicide reported Wednesday night.

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Woodrow Wilson papers to be available in digital edition

Princeton University Press, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and the University of Virginia Press announced Wednesday an agreement to create The Papers of Woodrow Wilson Digital Edition.


French musicians bring musette to Charlottesville, Staunton

Paris Sépia, a charming Franco-American couple from Charlottesville’s Sister City, Besançon, will be playing old time “musette” – French music from the 1930s – today and tomorrow in Charlottesville and Staunton.


Shenandoah Valley Office Equipment launches partnership with Samsung

Shenandoah Valley Office Equipment in Staunton announced today that it has added Samsung to its list of manufacturer product offerings. The business move adds four jobs to the staff at SVOE, which projects a 30 percent growth in annual revenues with the addition of Samsung to its roster.

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Sweet Wag Shakespeare presents Hamlet

You may have heard the rumors of murder, sex, and treason running rampant in Elsinore castle. At Sweet Wag Shakespeare’s Hamlet watch it all unfold first-hand in 60 minutes as Hamlet grapples with the ultimate question “to be or not to be” in a world where anyone with access to the internet can perform their life on a global stage.


Staunton VDOT District Traffic Alerts: Sept. 28-Oct. 2

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton district is comprised of 11 counties: Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke.

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Valley Conservation Council teams up with local artist for educational, fundraising series

Artist Jennet Inglis and Valley Conservation Council are teaming up to produce a three part series of fundraising and educational events that link the honoring of nature in fine art with scientific conservation practices.


WQSV hosts Pumptober Fest Benefit on Oct. 10

Join WQSV 106.3 on Oct. 10 at the Sunspots Pavilion stage, located in the Wharf District, in downtown Staunton, from 1-6 p.m. for the Pumptober Fest Benefit for WQSV.


Video: Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Augusta Free Press is sponsoring the Out of the Darkness Community Walk, set for Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton, Va.

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Augusta County sheriff candidate Neil Kester adds accreditation expertise to team

Augusta County Sheriff Candidate Neil Kester announced Thursday that a key upper management team member that will join the agency if Kester is elected as Augusta County sheriff on Nov. 3. Speaking before a small group of supporters, Kester introduced G. L. “Butch” Wells, former Staunton Police Chief and current supervisor for Augusta County, as a confirmed part of a Kester administration.


Augusta County Solar Co-op sign-ups close Sept. 30

Membership to the Augusta County Solar Co-op is closing on Sept. 30. The 86-member group is looking to add new members before the Sept. 30 deadline. Already, nearly a dozen people have signed contracts to go solar. System installations began earlier this month.


Podcast: AFP editor Crystal Graham talks suicide prevention, walk on WKDW-900

Augusta Free Press editor Crystal Graham joins host Kris Neil on WKDW-900 in Staunton on “Country Club” to talk about Out of the Darkness, a suicide prevention awareness event and fundraising walk scheduled for Oct. 10.


Suicide prevention/awareness walk to be held at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. More than 200 people from throughout Staunton, Augusta County and surrounding areas are already signed up on the AFSP website www.afsp.org to participate in the Staunton Out Of The Darkness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 10.