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Augusta County separately seeks appeal, new trial in FOIA case that it has already lost

Counsel representing Augusta County in its quest to keep a recording of an illegally-held closed meeting of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors under wraps is seeking to delay the enforcement of a court order to turn the recording over.

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Mailbag: Was an Augusta County deputy involved in the Khaleesi Cuthriell murder?

A Breaking Through News piece making the rounds cites an interview with Candi Royer’s co-defendant in the 2021 murder of Khaleesi Cuthriell, Travis Brown.

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Augusta County leaders concede ‘anxiety’ of residents over 2024 reassessments

Augusta County leaders are obviously feeling the heat from citizens over the 2024 property reasessments.

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Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro residents react to use of sirens to deter vultures

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has been watching the reaction of the public to the news that Waynesboro plans to use screaming siren cartridges to deter vultures.

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Threats among elementary school children require intervention ‘to break the cycle’ of behavior

With mass shootings and the wide availability of guns in the United States today, there is a considerable amount of worry when it comes to school violence.

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Op-Eds

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Melinda Burrell: Can elections heal rather than divide?

What if we look upon 2024 as an opportunity to change our national dynamics, deliberately using the coming months to create American connection? 

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Tom H. Hastings: R is for reckless, and for Republican

Driving at 90 toward the cliff – that is such an irresponsible teen image. That's the current Republican Party. 

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ClineWatch: Ben Cline’s exclusive ‘telephone townhall’

Did you know about Congressman Ben Cline’s “telephone townhall” on Tuesday?

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John Whitehead: When corporations serve as a front for government censors

Nothing good can come from allowing the government to sidestep the Constitution.

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Michael Dover: Don’t fall for the age trap

It’s come to this. A Trump-appointed special counsel questioned the President of the United States and concluded that Biden wouldn’t be convicted because he’s “an elderly man with a poor memory.”

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Community

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Virginia’s only scenic railway carries passengers through view of Shenandoah Valley

Passengers on Saturday evening's Virginia Scenic Railway gasped as the train left Ivy on its way back toward Staunton at approximately 5 p.m. 

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In the presence of the president: Virginia man retires as Woodrow Wilson impersonator

More than 20 years ago, happenstance changed the course of Judd Bankert's life when WWPL staff spotted him on the Manse's lawn in the crowd.

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Commissioned Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra piece evokes balance of ‘tradition and modernity’

The United States is caught in a paradox of the past and modern life. Some Americans wish to retain parts of the past that resonant.

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‘Pride and Prejudice’ brings love, story of family to The Wayne Theatre stage

One of the most famous love stories of literature and time comes to The Wayne Theatre stage as "Pride and Prejudice" is presented. 

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Hope House rapid rehousing program offers young adults an alternative to homelessness

Hope House of the Shenandoah offers rapid rehousing for young adults who are at risk for or experiencing homelessness and gives priority to LGBTQ youth.

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