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VDOT mobilizing contractors to stabilize slope, clear rock slide on U.S. 250 on Afton Mountain

- U.S. 250 will likely be closed for weeks while excavation and stabilization is done between Route 6 east of the summit of Afton Mountain and Route 750 just west of the Rockfish Gap Country Store.

New aquatics team at Waynesboro Family YMCA ready to make big splash

- Michael Sullivan, when interviewing for the aquatic director job at the Waynesboro Family YMCA, mentioned casually that he likes to tinker with cars. That bit of information pretty much sealed the deal for YMCA Executive Director Jeff Fife.

Waynesboro High Class of 2021 graduates choose indoor or outdoor ceremonies

- Originally, each Class of 2021 graduate would be permitted to have 10 guests accompany them to a smaller ceremony held inside the high school on May 15. Now each graduate can bring up to 15 guests.
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Mental Health America of Augusta launches Mental Health Month messaging

- An increased number of calls have been coming into the Mental Health America of Augusta office this month related to depression and anxiety. The Staunton-based nonprofit is ready to answer the mighty call to action from our community.

Pedestrian dead in accident on Interstate 64 in Albemarle County

- Virginia State Police responded to a crash on westbound Interstate 64 at the 108 mile marker involving a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian reported at 5:06 a.m. Thursday.

AAA: ‘Revenge Travel’ increasingly popular as bookings surge

- After more than a year of lockdowns, many Virginians are ready to travel again. “Revenge Travel” is a new trend where eager travelers are ready to hit the roads to make up for lost time from last year. 

Atlantic Broadband partners with state, localities to expand broadband reach in Rural Virginia

- Atlantic Broadband will partner with state and local officials in Virginia to extend the availability of broadband internet in four rural, coastal Chesapeake Bay counties.

Local resources help Central Virginia seniors living with impaired senses

- While those with sensory loss have always faced a risk of feeling isolated, the pandemic has further reduced their ability to connect with the world around them, leading to a diminished quality of life.

Albemarle County sets tax rates, adopts fiscal year 2022 operating, capital budget

- The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has set the Calendar Year 2021 Tax Rates and adopted the Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budget.

Advisory panel upholds Facebook ban of Trump, with a catch

- A Facebook advisory board has upheld the platform’s suspension of the account of former President Donald Trump, but the board said Wednesday that Facebook must complete its review of this matter within six months

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‘Jerry Ratcliffe Show’: Igor Milicic Jr., UVA spring football, baseball, David Diduch

- Chris Graham and Jerry Ratcliffe break down the Igor Milicic Jr. signing, review UVA football spring practice, discuss the 'Hoos late-season baseball run, and then talk with Dr. David Diduch from UVA Orthopedics.

Rod Mullins talks NASCAR, NHRA, Eric McClure

- Auto racing beat writer Rod Mullins joins the show to talk NASCAR, NHRA news involving Bristol Motor Speedway and the latest on the tragic death of former NASCAR driver Eric McClure.

Meet the new aquatics, youth sports team at the Waynesboro YMCA

- Olivia Britton Watts and Michael Sullivan are heading up aquatics and youth sports at the Waynesboro YMCA. Meet the new staffers and learn about their plans for programming at the Y.
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A look inside the QB room: Brennan Armstrong sets expectations way high for 2021

- Brennan Armstrong, his first spring as QB1 at Virginia under his belt, has set a high ceiling for the Cavalier offense in 2021.

Samford sweeps SoCon doubleheader at VMI

- Redshirt freshman Justin Starke had six hits on the day, but that was just about the only nice thing you could say for VMI as the Keydets were swept by Samford Friday, 25-1 and 11-5.

Early outburst fuels Squirrels past Yard Goats in 12-6 win

- A heap of 11 runs through the first three innings was the engine behind the Richmond Flying Squirrels in a 12-6 victory against the Hartford Yard Goats at The Diamond on Thursday night.

Dieterich hits girst FredNats homer in 8-2 loss to Lynchburg Hillcats

- Landon Dieterich hit the first home run in Fredericksburg Nationals history, but it wasn't enough as the Lynchburg Hillcats won their third straight over the FredNats by a score of 8-2.

Ordoñez hat trick pushes Virginia past Rice into NCAA Quarterfinals

- Diana Ordoñez turned in her second hat trick of the season to help push No. 13 Virginia to a 3-0 victory over Rice on Wednesday in the Round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Depth, experience, talent in Virginia secondary presupposes move to 3-3-5 base

- The secondary was a position of weakness in the Virginia defense in 2020, and that’s putting it mildly, being excessively polite, understating the situation.

Chris Graham: ACC Network has one less subscriber

- Last night, trying to watch UVA-VCU baseball – don’t @ me; yes, I know, there are literally millions of better things to waste your time doing than watching mid-week college baseball – I hit an odd technology wall.

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Build your very own tree swing with these tips

- If you’re looking to get your kids outside more often, you might want to think about installing a tree swing in your yard.

The best resources for online instructors

- When it comes time to train new employees or to help them get ready for an exam for a new certification, you may want to sign them up for online courses.

What kind of medical information can clinics store?

- The vast majority of doctor’s offices, clinics, and hospitals store this information for an extended period of time, which begs a few important questions.

6 effective lead generation tactics for e-commerce business

- Leads are the key to successful sales. The first and the most important task for sales is finding leads and converting them into real customers.

The best podcasts to listen to right now

- If there is anything we should do this lockdown, it would be to grow and hone in on our skills and knowledge base, right? Podcasts are the most efficient way to do that by the way.

How to choose the right influencer for your business

- Influencer marketing will not work for you unless you choose the right influencer. So, how do you choose the right influencer for your brand?

5 home exercises to try this year

- These home exercises can help improve your health leaps and bounds and do not require a lot of space or colossal time investment to be successful.