Local/State News

augusta free press

Join AFP’s 100,000+ followers on Facebook
Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes
News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com
Advertising inquiries: freepress@ntelos.net

snow virginia

VDOT: Snowy roads in Shenandoah Valley, with freezing rain on the way

- Snow and sleet are creating slick driving conditions throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands, including interstates and primary roads.
Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Red Wing Roots Music Festival announces 2019 headliners

- The Red Wing Roots Music Festival will return to Natural Chimneys Park in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley for the seventh time this summer – featuring, as always, local favorites and festival hosts, ​The Steel Wheels​.
healthcare

Big effort to run area’s first Remote Area Medical Clinic

- The Remote Area Medical Clinic is coming to the Rockingham County Fairgrounds March 2-3 to provide free medical services to underserved populations, including people with no health insurance. 
green lab

Supporting sustainability and green lab efforts

- Laboratories are one of the largest energy-consuming sectors in the country. Ultra-low temperature freezers can use as much energy as an average household every day.
Virginia DMV

Deadline for transportation safety grant applications approaching

- The Virginia DMV is accepting applications for grants to support programs throughout Virginia that strive to reduce traffic deaths and injuries.

 


augusta free press

 

augusta health

Augusta Health named to Healthgrades 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals

- Augusta Health has received the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™.  This is the fifth consecutive year that Augusta Health has been awarded this recognition for clinical quality.  
police

Virginia State Police investigating fatal crash in Page County

- Virginia State Police Trooper C.W. Bare is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash in Page County. The crash occurred Tuesday at 5:25 a.m. on Route 340 at 1 tenth of a mile north of Route 700.
staunton virginia

Staunton: City preparing for possible winter storm

- In anticipation of the forecast winter storm expected to begin tonight and continue into Wednesday, the City of Staunton is making preparations for snow and ice accumulations.
virginia general assembly

Senate Democrats urge House ERA passage

- Last month, the Virginia Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) with broad bipartisan support. Since then, the Virginia House of Delegates has failed to bring the resolution to the floor.
aaa

AAA: Snow, ice threatens Virginia roadways

- AAA is warning motorists to prepare now and heed the advice of local officials as snow and ice is now imminent for the Richmond and surrounding areas.  

 


augusta free press

 

snow road

VDOT: Be prepared for range of winter weather

- VDOT is urging motorists to prepare for winter weather that will affect the Commonwealth beginning Tuesday evening and lasting throughout the day on Wednesday.
Fishburne Military School

Fishburne Military School named Best Military Unit and Drill Team at George Washington Birthday Parade

- Fishburne Military School, Virginia’s oldest and smallest military school, earned top honors in Virginia’s oldest and largest George Washington Birthday Celebration.
police

Virginia State Police investigating fatal crash in Frederick County

- Virginia State Police Trooper J.T. Hutchinson is investigating a fatal crash in Frederick County. The crash occurred Sunday at 10:05 p.m. on Route 11 (Martinsburg Ave.) at the intersection of Route 661 (Welltown Road).
newspaper

10 tips for safer winter generator usage for home, business owners

- Winter is here, and if your electricity goes out due to snow and ice, a generator can keep your power flowing to your home or business.
vdot road work

Rockingham County: VDOT to host public hearing for Elkton C Street sidewalk project

- VDOT will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to C Street, Town of Elkton in Rockingham County. The meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at Elkton Area Community Center.

 


augusta free press

 

snow virginia

Winter Storm Warning in effect tonight, Wednesday

- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Waynesboro-Augusta County area in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Wednesday.
With Good Reason

With Good Reason looks at recent scientific breakthroughs, pending developments

- With Good Reason, a radio show and podcast produced by Virginia Humanities, releases “The Human Ecosystem.”
uva health system

UVA Health System: New project seeks enhanced lung disease care in Appalachia

- A new program will use telehealth to bring together a UVA Health System team with primary care providers in the Appalachian region of Virginia to improve lung disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
community foundation

Community Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

- The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is currently accepting scholarship applications from graduating high school seniors and adults seeking new skills and higher education.
police

Rockingham County: Three injured in Port Republic Road crash

- Virginia State Police Trooper H.E. Kelly is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Rockingham County. The crash occurred at 9:25 p.m. Sunday on Port Republic Road at Boyers Road.