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Sears Hill overlook now features signs detailing Staunton history

If you’ve never taken in the view of downtown Staunton from Sears Hill, now’s the time.

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Opportunity is Knocking career fair returns to Staunton on Saturday

Opportunity is Knocking, Staunton’s national award-winning career, academic and opportunities fair, returns for a fourth year.

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Beverley Street Studio School Gallery opens new exhibit

Servant of the Map by Elizabeth Schoyer will open Friday, December 2, in the Beverley Street Studio School Gallery at 22 West Beverley Street Staunton.

Staunton participating in Small Business Saturday

The Staunton Downtown Development Association first began participating in Small Business Saturday in 2010 with 28 businesses.

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Staunton Christmas parade: A huge community effort

The Staunton Christmas Parade draws kids of all ages from the Staunton community and surrounding area each year.

Viewpoints: Erik Curren talks Staunton schools, courthouse issues

Erik Curren joins Viewpoints to discuss the Augusta County Courthouse referendum, and the next steps in the future of the Downtown Staunton landmark.

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Staunton Parks and Recreation Department wins two state awards

The City of Staunton Parks and Recreation Department received two state awards at the Virginia Recreation and Park Society’s Annual Conference.

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Staunton: Open burning ban in effect

Deputy Fire Marshal Perry Weller advises an open burning ban has been issued for the City of Staunton until further notice.

National award-winning career fair returns to Staunton

Opportunity is Knocking, Staunton’s national award-winning career, academic and opportunities fair, returns for a fourth year.

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Staunton: Additional vehicles may qualify for tax relief in 2017

Staunton Commissioner of Revenue, Maggie Ragon, announced today that additional vehicles may qualify for Personal Property Tax Relief.

Survivor Day planned in Staunton on November 19

Staunton will join hundreds of other locations throughout the world to recognize International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

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Staunton clerk of council earns Certified Municipal Clerk designation

Linda Little, the Staunton clerk of council, has earned the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

Staunton welcomes group sales and marketing manager for tourism

Katie Campbell has been named the City of Staunton group sales and marketing manager, a position created this fiscal year.

Staunton Police seek ATM skimming suspect

The Staunton Police Department is currently investigating the discovery of a skimming device located on an ATM.

Staunton Downtown Development Association launches consumer survey

Beginning Monday, October 3, the SDDA will launch a consumer e-survey, designed to collect information from the community and region about Downtown Staunton.

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Viewpoints: Blackfriars plays role in Downtown Staunton renaissance

We look at Downtown Staunton and assume it was always that way, but it wasn’t, not by a long shot.


Man assaults cop at traffic stop: Staunton Police seek public help

The Staunton Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating Tre Dachion Scott.


Staunton Police investigating laptop theft

The Staunton Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying a female involved in the larceny of a laptop computer from Walmart.

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Staunton offers cardboard collection beginning Sept. 12

Beginning the week of Sept. 12, Staunton Public Works will be offering ongoing cardboard collection for recycling two days each week in the Central Business District.

Staunton names new city engineer

Nickie Mills has been named city engineer for the City of Staunton. He succeeds James Davis, who retired in July after serving as the city’s engineer for 32 years.

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Staunton to limit on-street parking with Mary Baldwin University launch

The City of Staunton is working with Mary Baldwin College to minimize the impact of high traffic in the downtown area on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Staunton Police seek help in ID’g suspect in fraud case

The Staunton Police Department is asking for help ID’g a female involved in fraudulent activity at the DuPont Community Credit Union July 23-24.

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Staunton awarded emergency food, shelter grant

United Way of Greater Augusta received notification that Staunton was awarded $9,537, to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the Greater Augusta region.


Staunton man dead in Augusta County crash

A Staunton man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Augusta County reported early Monday morning. James A.L. Wheeler, 23, of Staunton, died in the accident, reported at 1:57 a.m. Monday.

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Staunton: Water tank maintenance might affect service

The Betsy Bell water tank will be out of service for approximately one month for routine tank maintenance.

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French-American friendship at Staunton City Council meeting

Lee High teacher Denise Southwick presented a special gift from Maîche, France to Mayor Carolyn Dull at Thursday’s Staunton City Council meeting.

More details on arrest of Staunton stabbing suspect in Waynesboro

Frank Raymond Lambert Jr., 52 , was charged by Waynesboro Police yesterday with assault and falsely identifying himself to a law enforcement officer.


Update: Second man arrested in Staunton stabbing

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested Frank R. Lambert Jr., 52 of Waynesboro in connection with the stabbing incident that occurred on July 24 in the city of Staunton.

Staunton Police seek help in locating missing teen

Staunton Police are asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile, Afton Holsinger, of Staunton.

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Local Rotary clubs to help clinic in Haiti

Rotary clubs in the Staunton-Augusta region will help a clinic in Pointe-à-Raquette, Haiti, purchase a boat for the purpose of transporting patients.

Video: Tim Kaine can play some mean harmonica

AFP editor Chris Graham got video of then-Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine taking a couple of minutes out of a walking tour of Downtown Staunton in 2009 for a bluegrass jam.

Scholarship created to honor Rita S. Wilson

The Rita S. Wilson Memorial Scholarship was established by one of her many friends and the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge.

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Kids in Staunton to talk American history

National Society Children of the American Revolution held its regional meeting in Staunton. Members traveled from as far as California.

Staunton man charged with murder in death of infant son

A Staunton man has been charged with murder in the death of his one-month-old son.

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Staunton working to repair Gypsy Hill Park duck pond

The City of Staunton is working this morning to increase the water level in Gypsy Hill Park’s duck pond. Currently, the pond is mostly drained from an unidentified leak.

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Parking fines in Staunton go up effective July 1

Effective July 1, fines for violations of certain parking restrictions will increase in the City of Staunton.


Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro conducting flood relief effort

Augusta County, the City of Waynesboro and the City of Staunton are leading an effort to assist those in Virginia and West Virginia affected by flooding.

Staunton man arrested in church break-ins

The Staunton Police Department reports the arrest of Darius James Johnson, 28, of Staunton in the church break-in case.

Staunton Police seek help ID’g church burglary suspect

The Staunton Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male subject who is involved in multiple church burglaries.

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Street paving in Staunton to begin Monday

The City of Staunton will begin a schedule of street paving on Monday. The following streets will be affected, and the city encourages motorists to use caution and expect minor delays.


Staunton District Traffic Alert: June 6-10

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks.


Youth Mental Health First Aid training offered June 8

Youth Mental Health First Aid training for adults who work with youths is being offered on Wednesday, June 8, in Staunton.

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Tim Kaine staff to hold local office hours next week

On Tuesday, a member of Sen. Tim Kaine’s staff will host Kaine Connects office hours in Fishersville at the Fishersville Main Library.

Staunton teen reported missing

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile.

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BRITE Bus announces Staunton transit service improvements

BRITE Bus, Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro’s transit service, is introducing significant improvements to Staunton’s trolley and bus service beginning May 31.

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Burress Community Garden Party

The Burress Community Garden (formerly the Stafford Street Garden), now in its seventh year, will get under way this Friday at 3:30pm with a garden party.

Students complete Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library honored 14 students who completed the requirements for the Woodrow Wilson Student Leadership Program.

Details for Staunton Augusta Art Center Art in the Park

The Staunton Augusta Art Center presents its 50th Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29.

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American Shakespeare Center receives second NEA grant

An Art Works award of $15,000 from the NEA to the American Shakespeare Center will support the 2016/17 ASC on tour.

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VIDA program match rate increase for business development, education

The Staunton Creative Community Fund announced a major change to the VIDA (Virginia Individual Development Accounts) program.