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Augusta County School Board on hook for legal costs on transgender policy vote

- The Augusta County School Board voted down a required model policy on treatment of transgender students because board members feel the county’s existing policy is already in compliance with state law. The Virginia Department of Education is saying, nuh-uh.

Staunton Police: Statement about race preceded assault of teen

- A Lynchburg man is in custody on assault and battery and hate crime charges after an incident in Staunton on Saturday.

Elkton man dead in Rockingham County crash

- An Elkton man is dead from injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Cross Keys Road on Saturday.
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Johnson honored for life-saving actions

- Waynesboro PD officer Christopher Johnson, one of the guys running for sheriff, just saved a guy’s life, so if you’re looking for a reason to vote for him, there’s that.

Augusta Health COVID-19 vaccination update

- At the second Vax the Valley event on Saturday, July 31 at Barren Ridge Vineyard, 39 doses of vaccines were given.

Mary Baldwin University names inaugural chief diversity officer

- Mary Baldwin University has named pioneering student inclusivity advocate the Rev. Andrea Cornett-Scott as its new chief diversity officer. 

Charlottesville seeks offers to acquire ownership of Lewis, Clark & Sacajawea statue

- The City of Charlottesville is soliciting offers from entities interested in acquiring ownership of a bronze figurative sculpture depicting the 19th century explorers Lewis & Clark, and their Native American partner, Sacajawea.

VDOT leading study of traffic safety in Staunton

- The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking public comment for a transportation study of 10 intersections in the City of Staunton.
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Virginia News

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Virginia gas prices hold steady over past week

- Virginia gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $2.98/gallon today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,081 stations in Virginia.

Scientists tie improved learning processes to reduced symptoms of depression

- Virginia Tech scientists with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have identified neural learning processes to be associated with symptoms of depression.

Virginia Tech community exceeds 2021 Lights Out!/Power Down! goal

- For the 12th year in a row, the Virginia Tech community exceeded its goal during the annual Lights Out!/Power Down! event held on June 24 on the Blacksburg campus.

New Zealand man pleads guilty to production of child pornography

- A New Zealand man pleaded guilty this week to production of child pornography.

VDH updates for advisory in Tuckahoe Creek, James River

- The Virginia Department of Health is issuing an update for the recreational water advisory issued July 29 for Tuckahoe Creek and the James River.
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Youngkin decision to skip AARP Virginia debate forces cancellation

- AARP Virginia announced today that The People’s Debate, the state’s largest and most widely-broadcast debate sponsored by a nonpartisan organization, has been cancelled for 2021 due to the decision of Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin not to participate.

Beyer welcomes Biden administration assistance for Americans with long COVID

- Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA-08) this week welcomed new guidance from the Biden administration to support the large community of Americans suffering from long COVID.

Kaine, Klobuchar urge Senate to invest in workforce development

- U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led 11 of their colleagues in a letter to Senate leadership calling for the inclusion of a $100 billion investment in workforce development.

McEachin introduces bill to promote safe storage of firearms

- Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-VA-04) has introduced the Firearm Owners Responsibility and Safety Act to promote safe storage of firearms and reduce gun-related injuries and deaths.

House approves funding for 10 Central Virginia projects

- The House of Representatives voted this week to approve funding for 10 Central Virginia projects totaling more than $6.3 million for Virginia’s Seventh District.
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uva football

Defensive secondary play a focal point for Mendenhall, ‘Hoos

- The key to the UVA defense in 2021: fixing what ailed the secondary in 2020.

VCU releases non-conference hoops schedule

- VCU will return to the Bahamas for one of the country’s premier in-season tournaments to highlight the Rams’ 2021-2022 non-conference schedule, released Monday.

Chris Dillow wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on James River

- Boater Chris Dillow of Waynesboro won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at James River in Henrico.

Virginia Tech teams with ClubCorp to open venue for college fans

- Virginia Tech and ClubCorp are partnering to build a new, premier venue within Lane Stadium that is designed to revolutionize the game-day experience and bring an already engaged fan base even closer to the university.

Longwood women’s basketball builds a family during summer months

- Some rosters are made up of teammates. Some are made of friends. Some are family. In three seasons under head coach Rebecca Tillett, Longwood women’s basketball has become all three.
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Landlord tips for saving money this year

- Running a rental business is not easy. However, implementing these money-saving practices on your rental management can save you time, resources, and money in the long run.

Tian Boothe on writing ‘E.R. Emotional Release’ by melodic storytelling

- In E.R. Emotional Release, Tian Boothe has written richly orchestrated songs to form a power ballad based on a personal experience, ensuring the young, award-winning director continues to inspire audiences with her spellbinding productions.

Yacht Jerico shares facts everyone should know about yacht charters

- Whether you are chartering a yacht for your whole vacation, or just spending a day out on the water, Yacht Jerico offers you these facts to make sure you do it properly.

How to be successful in cold emailing with the use of mail tester

- How can you make a perfect cold email template? Let's find it out together.

Four business processes that can be outsourced

- When running a business, it's important to put elements in place that allow you to do your work as easily as possible, saving much needed time and money in the process. That's why it might be a good idea to embrace the power of outsourcing, a proven way to save money and to speed up processes.