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- Brianna Haynes was diagnosed in August 2017 with chronic myeloid leukemia. Individuals over age 65 are usually diagnosed with this type of leukemia. Haynes was still in high school. - Criminal charges have been filed in a case involving a distillery alleged to have dumped 40,000 gallons of industrial waste into a stream in Shenandoah County. - A Waynesboro man is in custody facing charges related to a stabbing reported on Baker Lane in Staunton Friday night. - The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and partner groups are holding a virtual vigil on Monday to highlight continued efforts to stem the epidemic of gun violence. - Clemson got basically no love from the writer types, like me, in the preseason ACC voting. We had the Tigers 10th in the conference, after a couple of down years for Brad Brownell’s group.
- The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations at Augusta Health has increased this week, with the hospital moving Vaccine Clinic to a larger space to allow for additional stations while maintaining social distancing. - Albemarle County Fire Rescue is seeking individuals to serve Albemarle County. - Augusta County is in the beginning stages of refreshing the county website, and county leaders would like to know about your experience with the current site and what you might like to see on a new site. - United Way of Staunton, Augusta County & Waynesboro has received notification that the City of Staunton has been awarded $136,682 through the State Set-Aside process under Phase 38 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. - The Highland County Chamber of Commerce has made the decision to cancel both weekends of the 2021 Highland County Maple Festival, originally scheduled for March 13-14 and 20-21. - Travis Karicofe, the Harrisonburg Fire Department’s EMS officer and a 28-year veteran of emergency services, has been conferred the Chief Emergency Medical Services Officer credential by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. - A pursuit that reached speeds approaching 130 mph winding through Shenandoah County ended with a New Castle, Del., man behind bars on multiple charges. - The latest COVID-19 report from Middle River Regional Jail has two additional positive COVID tests among inmates, and no additional positives among staff. - Charlottesville City Council has appointed Chip Boyles to serve as city manager, replacing John C. Blair, who had been serving as the acting city manager since October. - Staunton City Council will take action on Thursday to appoint John C. Blair as the City of Staunton’s city attorney. - Harrisonburg residents now have more time to select their Toter trash cart, as postcards are in the mail and should be arriving at homes soon. - A collection drive for local National Guard members deployed to Washington, D.C., led by Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith is now off, a day into the goodwill effort.
- The attorney general’s office has authorized a State Police investigation into Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s efforts to remove Confederate monuments last year, and Norfolk Democrat Jay Jones is calling political foul. - Roanoke Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul announced Friday that his campaign for lieutenant governor had raised more than $650,000 in the fundraising period that ended on Dec. 31. - Farming-related stress can be exacerbated by the rural isolation and farmers’ “boot-strap” attitude. Studies show there is increased risk for suicide, substance use disorder and depression among U.S. farmers and rural residents. - Del. Mark Keam’s legislation designed to convert school buses from diesel to electric by 2031 has the backing of the moms’ climate group Mothers Out Front Fairfax. - The campaign finance reports for activity through the end of the year are coming in, and former governor Terry McAuliffe, who once wrestled a damn alligator to secure a $15,000 campaign contribution for Jimmy Carter, is raking it in. - Two-term Attorney General Mark Herring, facing a challenger for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2021 cycle, starts the calendar year with $1.1 million in cash on hand. - The bridges spanning the Potomac River connecting Virginia and Washington, D.C., will be closed during the 2021 presidential inauguration. - State Sen. Jennifer McClellan is rolling out a Universal Child Care and Early Learning Plan that calls for a $4 billion investment in early childhood education, and provides increased access to affordable child care for more than 500,000 Virginia children. - The Virginia Department of Health has expanded its partnership with Walgreens to provide Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen testing at selected Walgreens locations across the Commonwealth. - The Voting Rights Act of Virginia, introduced by Del. Cia Price, D-95th District, is a modernized update to the federal Voting Rights Act enacted in 1965, aimed at expanding and protecting the right to vote for all Virginians. - Attorney General Mark Herring is creating the OAG’s first Conviction Integrity Unit to expand efforts to identify and overturn wrongful convictions.
- Virginia Wrestling opened ACC competition with a 23-9 loss to #4 N.C. State on Friday at Mem Gym.
- Casey Morsell, a four-star prep recruit, the centerpiece of the UVA recruiting class a year ago, struggled so, so mightily a year ago. - Liberty’s second half struggles proved costly in Game 1 of the weekend series at Stetson, as the Flames drop the 66-59 final to the Hatters. - For a second straight night, Longwood clamped down on Winthrop's Big South-leading offense. However, the Eagles once again found another way to win and keep their undefeated season alive.
- Virginia gets a test on the road in the ACC on Saturday at #12 Clemson, and, no, the game isn’t on ACC Network, so if you need the ordering information for Tac Glasses, you’re not going to get it between 6 and 8 p.m. - A pair of UVA women’s soccer players were taken in the 2021 NWSL Draft on Wednesday: midfielder Taryn Torres and forward Alissa Gorzak. - Continued injury issues and an accumulation of missed games due to COVID-19 protocols finally forced the hand of Virginia Athletics with respect to the 2020-2021 UVA women’s basketball season. - George Mason put together its most complete effort of the season in a 75-42 victory over visiting La Salle on Wednesday night inside EagleBank Arena. - Jay Huff brought Tony Bennett to his feet, moments after his fourth three of the first half, and, no, it wasn’t the three that got Bennett’s juices flowing. - Sophomore guard Bones Hyland led four Rams in double-figures, and VCU forced 23 turnovers in an 84-77 win at George Washington on Wednesday. - Monday night in Miami Beach, the 2020 college football season ended just as many a year ago thought it would – with Alabama winning the national championship.
- Hunters do play a large part in conservation efforts across the U.S. through their taxes, licenses and donations. In fact, the National Wildlife Refuge System itself was founded by a hunter: President Theodore Roosevelt. That being said, the mere act of hunting alone is not conservation. - Considering a career change? That all-important first step is to rewrite your CV to give yourself the best possible chance at getting hired. Here's what you need to keep in mind when you do so. - Roadways can be dangerous, both for drivers and for pedestrians. What measures can we take to improve road safety? And how good of a job are we actually doing? - Depending on your career, you may be required to attend continuing education (CE) classes. The premise is simple; you’ll attend a specific number of hours of CE, possibly pass a few tests, then return to your job with new knowledge and new skills. - Game-based learning (GBL) is an educational approach that uses various physical and virtual games, puzzles, simulations, and role-playing to reach the contemplated learning outcomes. - LED lights are gradually gaining the attention of professionals in the field of construction, architecture, and design. - Successful business leaders understand that their mornings set the tone for the rest of the day. Because of this, they do everything they can to ensure their mornings are as successful as possible. - While film is certainly a competitive field, it’s also a growing one. Just about everyone loves movies, which means the film industry isn’t going anywhere, anytime fast. - Upcoming Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are among the largest in U.S. lottery history. Virginia Tech finance professor Derek Klock offers advice should you find yourself with the lucky winning ticket. - The workplace is made up of individuals with varying backgrounds, training and experience and this poses the greatest challenge to any employer. - The video gaming industry is growing tremendously. On YouTube, you would see a lot of professional gamers sharing interesting content with their community. - Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery presents “Reconciliation,” a show by Leigh Ann Beavers, an art professor at W&L. - Starting a business can be tricky. But here you are, boldly charging ahead on your entrepreneurial and business journey despite those dangers.