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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.

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Big innings push Lynchburg Hillcats to big win

Yu-Cheng Chang and Alex Monsalve had home runs, and Bobby Bradley had a pair of RBIs to also fuel the offense in a 12-3 victory at Frawley Stadium Monday night.

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Interstate 81 pavement testing in Rockbridge County rescheduled again

Pavement testing expected to take place tonight on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County has been postponed due to weather.


McAuliffe announces public safety grant funding for implementing new legislative initiatives

New grants will help law enforcement with a new law prohibiting persons who are subject to protective orders in domestic abuse cases from possessing firearms.

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Ken Plum: Being among the happiest

Technologists have applied their big data and computer-crunching to determine where in the world and where in the United States are the happiest places to live.

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Hillary for Virginia to organize, register voters during weekend of action

Grassroots organizers and activists with Hillary for Virginia will register voters and sign up campaign volunteers this weekend.

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Governor McAuliffe announces $275,000 in grants for early intervention, education of children with disabilities

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced two federal grants for early intervention and education of children with disabilities.


Swannanoa, Royal Orchard focus of history lecture at Wayne Theatre

Edward Lay presents the monthly history lecture at the Wayne Theatre titled “Mansions of the Blue Ridge: Swannanoa and Royal Orchard” on Tuesday, June 28.


Governor McAuliffe announces $5 million in Vibrant Community Initiative funding

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today $5 million in Vibrant Community Initiative (VCI) funding for housing and community development projects.

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Corn exports vital, even in corn-deficit Virginia

When it comes to raising corn, Virginia is not a major player on the national stage. But corn exports from the Old Dominion are still important.

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Sea Dogs complete sweep of Squirrels

The Portland Sea Dogs (25-43) completed a three-game sweep of Richmond (26-43) with a 9-5 win on Sunday at The Diamond.

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Amd terrorism fears, new hope for radiation antidote

UVA researchers have identified drugs that could lead to the first antidote for radiation exposure that might result from a dirty bomb terror attack.

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Dominion’s eBill enrollments climb over 1 million

More than 1 million Dominion Virginia Power customers are now enrolled in eBill — Dominion’s paperless billing program.

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Webb, Gilmore, Cantor, Cuccinelli: The pols Virginia wants to forget

Remember ol’ Jim Webb, Jim Gilmore, Eric Cantor, Ken Cuccinelli? Of course you do; you once voted them into public office.

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UVA’s Thai-Son Kwiatkowski wins Winston-Salem Futures Doubles Title

UVA men’s tennis player Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) won the doubles title on Friday (June 17) at the Winston-Salem Futures.

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UVA releases 2016 soccer schedules

The Virginia men’s and women’s soccer teams announced their 2016 schedules Friday.

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Poll: 2017 Virginia governor race wide open

Virginia Republican voters don’t know who they want to run for governor next year, and voters in general are undecided on who should win in the fall race.

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Fifty Plus: Relaxing with Southern culture, jokes and oils

I work with all Southerners. I mean born and sweet tea-raised Southerners. It appears I serve as Yankee entertainment.

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Video: Where does UVA alum Malcolm Brogdon fit in NBA Draft?

UVA alum Malcolm Brogdon is going somewhere in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft.


CTB funds $16 million Waynesboro industrial park road

The Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a $16 million road construction project to build the Southern Corridor in Waynesboro.

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Life-threatening injuries for highway worker in Interstate 81 crash

Virginia State Police Trooper J.S. Martin is investigating a crash that resulted in a highway worker being seriously injured early Thursday.

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Poll: Clinton, Trump running neck and neck in Virginia

A new poll of Virginia voters has the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump too close for comfort for either side.

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Virginia Tech to host Conference on Teaching Large Classes

It’s not too late to register for the Conference on Teaching Large Classes, to be held at Virginia Tech on Thursday, July 21.


Castleton in Performance presents: European Choir Fest

Two professional ensembles hailing from Europe are touring America for the first time, performing at the state-of-the-art Castleton Theatre House.

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Leadership changes at Virginia Department of Forestry

Three veteran employees of the Virginia Department of Forestry have assumed new leadership roles within the agency.

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MessFest at the Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia is celebrating the messiest (and most fun!) parts of science in a new summer festival, MessFest, on Saturday, June 25.


McAuliffe signs Filler-Corn’s high school curriculum bill into law

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Del. Eileen Filler-Corn’s (D-Springfield) bill, HB 659, in the State Capitol in Richmond.

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Kickoff time for UVA football road game at UConn announced

The American Conference announced today that the UVA football road game at UConn on Saturday, Sept. 17 will kickoff at 1:30 p.m. at Rentschler Field.

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Blues artist Big Bill Morganfield coming to Wayne Theatre

Multi-award winning blues artist Big Bill Morganfield™ comes to the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m.

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CTB approves data-driven transportation process

The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted on the first wave of transportation projects scored by Virginia’s new data-driven prioritization process.


Goodlatte wins Republican nomination in Sixth District: Virginia results

Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte easily won renomination in Tuesday’s Republican Party primary.


Alcoa to invest more than $8 million to expand manufacturing operation in Henry County

Alcoa will invest more than $8 million to expand its aerospace forging capabilities at its manufacturing operation in Henry County.

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Steve Landes named to Growth and Opportunity Board

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, was appointed to the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board by House Speaker William Howell, R-Stafford.

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Virginia winter wheat production forecast down 16 percent from 2015

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Monday that Virginia farmers expect to harvest 11.7 million bushels of winter wheat during 2016.

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Shenandoah National Park announces Neighbor Day

Shenandoah National Park staff are inviting community neighbors to enjoy a fee-free day in the park in celebration of Shenandoah Neighbors’ Day.


USDA Rural Development marks affordable housing in Rockingham County

USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Tony Hernandez today in Rockingham County celebrated affordable rural housing opportunities.


May 2016 Virginia general fund revenue collections up 6.4%

May revenue collections for the Commonwealth of Virginia increased 6.4 percent from a year ago. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 1.9 percent.

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Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership program cohort from Kenya begins at EMU

EMU’s Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program will return to Kenya this week after intensive studies at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute.


Virginia News: Primary election day is June 14, 2016

Registered Virginia voters may cast their ballot between 6:00am and 7:00pm on election day. Voters who are in line by 7:00pmwill be permitted to vote.


Tree trimming begins Monday on Route 250 bypass

VDOT will trim vegetation to improve visibility on the Route 250 Bypass in both directions at the Barracks Road entrance and exit ramps in Albemarle County.


All American Honor Guard conducts Military History Weekend

All American Honor Guard re-enactors will conduct its 21st annual Military History Weekend at Ridgeview Park, Waynesboro,Va., on June 25th & 26.

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Lime Kiln Theater announces An Evening with Gillian Welch

Lime Kiln Theater has announced an addition to its Summer 2016 concert series, as Gillian Welch will perform on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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SBA offers disaster assistance to residents of Virginia affected by severe storms

Virginia businesses and residents affected by severe storms and tornadoes on Feb. 24, 2016, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA.

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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to host Women in Transportation Seminar

The inaugural Women in Transportation Seminar is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

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W&L alumni registration open for 2016 Entrepreneurship Summit

Registration is now open to Washington and Lee alumni for the 2016 Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by the Williams School’s Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship.


Bright season is ahead for Virginia berries

It’s the time of year when fresh Virginia-grown blueberries and blackberries are ripe for the picking.


Shenandoah University to host 31st annual Children’s Literature Conference

The Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University strives to share with teachers and librarians the best that children’s literature has to offer.


McAuliffe administration announces $74 million in grants for criminal justice programs

The Criminal Justice Services Board has approved more than $74M to support agencies and programs supporting the criminal justice system in Virginia.

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Operation Border to Border is back

Operation Border to Border is a coordinated traffic safety enforcement initiative targeting approximately 791 miles of U.S. Route 15.


Gregory Lumber to expand sawmill operation in Pittsylvania County

Gregory Lumber, Inc. will expand its sawmill operations in Pittsylvania County, creating three new jobs in the county.