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‘Elections matter’: Why Brady PAC is backing Mark Herring in the AG primary

Virginia Democrats won majorities in the House of Delegates and State Senate in 2019 on a platform heavy on gun violence prevention measures. What we’ve seen in the two legislative sessions since buttresses the case that elections matter.

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Returns of Atariwa, Alonso bolster rebuilding Virginia defensive line

Adeeb Atariwa landed at Virginia last summer after JMU, from which he had already graduated in 2019, canceled its fall season.

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New ghost kitchen serves breakfast to the ‘Boro

Natcho Mamas Biscuit quietly launched on DoorDash April 13 – offering breakfast Tuesday-Saturday from 8-11 a.m. in the Waynesboro area.

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Armaan Franklin looks forward to grow as basketball player, person under Bennett

Tony Bennett’s pitch to Armaan Franklin might come across as a bit unusual – the part, anyway, where he went over film with Franklin showing him the mistakes he makes on offense and on defense.

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Jayden Gardner reveals the key reason he ended up at Virginia

Coaches were promising East Carolina transfer Jayden Gardner the world. The rugged 6’8”, 235-pound junior landed at Virginia because Tony Bennett didn’t promise him anything, other than a chance to prove himself in the ACC.

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Virginia looks to build from deep, experienced O line

For all the talk this spring from Bronco Mendenhall about getting the running game going, it starts in the trenches – with maybe the deepest and most experienced O line in all of college football residing in Charlottesville.

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At Orchard Creek, clean ingredient culture starts with basics like butter

Harvest Restaurant Group, which operates Orchard Creek and several ghost kitchens with food available exclusively on DoorDash, has turned to MainStreet Farmstead in Stuarts Draft to provide their cornerstone ingredients: clean, nutrient-dense foods.

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Waynesboro High School graduation plan focused on including more family and peers

The Waynesboro School Board received an update on the 2021-2022 budget, as well as an overview of possible plans for Waynesboro High School’s graduation this year, at the board’s regular meeting Tuesday night.

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Trey Murphy III declares for NBA Draft: Breaking down the decisions facing TM3, Bennett

Virginia junior forward Trey Murphy III announced Tuesday that he will test the NBA Draft waters, with the blessing of coach Tony Bennett.

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Breaking down the impacts of McKoy, Morsell transferring within the ACC

Justin McKoy is headed to North Carolina, Casey Morsell to N.C. State. Virginia hoops fans are fretting over losing guys to ACC rivals, but when you break it down, they shouldn’t be.

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Virginia secondary looks to cut down on big plays as key to return to 2018 form

The good news, which is not really good news: the Virginia secondary returns players who accounted for 83.9 percent of the snaps in 2020.

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Ira Armstead back and ready for Year 2 as Virginia’s second Slash

Ira Armstead found himself getting serious action as a true freshman at several different positions in Virginia offensive coordinator Robert Anae’s innovative wildcat schemes.

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A blood clot almost killed the Elite Eight referee

Remember the referee who collapsed early in the Gonzaga-USC Elite Eight game, that we were told on TV was going to be fine? Turns out Bert Smith wouldn’t have been fine if he hadn’t gone to get checked out.

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Waynesboro prepares to begin next phase of South River Greenway expansion this summer

The River City’s dream of a 6.5-mile round-trip trail for bicycling and walking is about to begin the next phase in early summer.

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Weekend city event lures community to Downtown Staunton for a second year

As warm weather returns and spring flowers pop up, the Queen City’s Dine Out Downtown for 2021 began April 2. But this year, the Friday-Sunday event will also encourage local shopping.

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Brennan Armstrong looking to build on productive first season as Virginia’s QB1

Here’s something you didn’t know about Brennan Armstrong’s first season as the starting QB: he put up better numbers in 2020 than Bryce Perkins did in leading the Cavaliers to the Orange Bowl in 2019.

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Noah Taylor looking to regain form that made him a force at ‘backer in 2019

Having a 6’5” guy who can provide run support, pressure the QB and hold opposing quarterbacks to a 29.2 NFL passer rating when they throw it at him is a defensive coordinator’s dream.

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Virginia linebacker Elliott Brown looks to make good on second chances

Outside linebacker Elliott Brown was only on the field for 295 of Virginia’s 3,396 defensive snaps – doing the math, that comes to 8.7 percent – over his four years in Charlottesville.

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Barry Parkhill dishes on UVA hoops season, transfer rule, next year’s squad

The Barry Parkhill jumper to beat South Carolina made Terry Holland possible, made Ralph Sampson possible, made JPJ possible – which made Tony Bennett and a national title in 2019 possible.

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Hagans reminisces on 2005 win over FSU, and why it meant so much to him personally

Marques Hagans told everybody who would listen that he wasn’t going to leave Charlottesville without beating Florida State.

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FCS spring injuries will no doubt have an impact on football in the fall

The ACL injury that ended VMI senior quarterback Reece Udinski’s spring season brings up an interesting issue for FCS football looking ahead to the fall in terms of the recovery time needed after a football season.

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All about Lavel Davis Jr.: How UVA found him, and will they just throw it to him more already?

UVA assistant Shane Hunter had seen Lavel Davis Jr. at Class AA Woodland High School, sort of on the hinterlands of the recruiting trail.

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Pro Day: A job interview, and a growth opportunity

Pro days are, on paper, about giving college seniors a chance to audition. For coaches, it’s important that their returning players get a glimpse of what their guys are going through in their job interviews.

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The Cinderella Project searches for new home

The story is like a fairy tale. A nonprofit found a caring home. Until it was told to leave in December. Now The Cinderella Project of the Shenandoah Valley is looking for the glass slipper that fits.

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Virginia Football looks forward to a return to spring

Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall wants to think it’s a return to normalcy with the start of spring practice on the horizon. He actually used that word, “normalcy,” in the opening of his Zoom chat with reporters.

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Marques Hagans talks spring practice, Groundskeepers, the FSU win

UVA wide receivers coach Marques Hagans joins the show to talk about the upcoming start of spring practice, his work with the Groundskeepers group, and his memories of the 2005 upset of FSU.

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Pro Day gives Hasise Dubois, Dejon Brissett another chance at NFL jobs

Dejon Brissett at least got drafted – by the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. Still didn’t get to play, because the CFL canceled its 2020 season due to COVID. Hasise Dubois, after a 1,000-plus-yard season at UVA in 2019, didn’t even have a football job to have to miss out on.