Dems to host Obama birthday party

On Thursday, Aug. 4, the Staunton Democratic Committee will celebrate President Barack Obama’s birthday in Gypsy Hill Park at 6 p.m.

This gathering will take the place of the committee’s August meeting, usually held on the second Tuesday. Please call or e-mail Connie Birch with any questions or comments: 540.885.3973 or

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Team of Destiny: Inside UVA Basketball's improbable run

Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.

The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

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