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First four bronze statues commissioned for Virginia Women’s Monument

- The first four bronze statues commissioned for Voices from the Garden: The Virginia Women’s Monument, the nation’s first monument recognizing the full scope of significant but often unrecognized contributions of women.

NIBCO of Virginia receives Star designation under state labor protection program

- The NIBCO of Virginia plant in Stuarts Draft has been recertified as a STAR Worksite under Virginia’s Occupational Safety and Health Voluntary Protection Program, the program’s highest level of recognition.
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African Igbo family reunion at Frontier Culture Museum

- The three-day Ama Ndi-Igbo Family Reunion will be held July 27-29 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton.
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Chaplain’s capstone project explores ‘healing and redemption’ in jail ministry

- When Eastern Mennonite Seminary Master of Divinity candidate Jason Wagner presented his capstone integration project this spring, he was introduced by Nathan Carr, a man he’d gotten to know on the job.

Traffic advisory for Downtown Charlottesville during August 10-12

- Various events are anticipated and planned to take place on the weekend of August 10-12 in the City of Charlottesville.
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Young entrepreneurs square off in global competition

- Young entrepreneurs from around the world gathered to compete and display their product concepts and business ideas to judges, investors, mentors, and other entrepreneurs during the TiE Young Entrepreneurs Global Summit at the Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington.
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Virginia agriculture gains new leaders as VALOR graduates latest class

- The Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) program, the commonwealth's premier agriculture-leadership training program, celebrated the graduation of its third class of leadership fellows at the Hotel Roanoke on July 14.
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Some bike helmets protect heads better than others

- Bike helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injuries in cycling, but consumers have had little purchasing information until now.
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August 12 C’ville Sing Out! gaining singers, sponsors, donations

- With close to 200 registered and more signing up each day, The C’ville Sing Out! on Sunday, August 12, is building strong momentum, media coverage and national response.
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Shenandoah University signs pharmacy articulation agreement with Richard Bland College

- Shenandoah University and Richard Bland College signed an articulation agreement that allows two-year RBC students to transfer to the university’s four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) curriculum.
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Brand strategist Elizabeth Hope Derby to speak at New Dominion Bookshop

- New Dominion Bookshop (404 E Main St., Charlottesville) will host a brown-bag lunch talk with brand strategist and professional copywriter Elizabeth Hope Derby on Thursday, September 6, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.
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National firefighter competition to be held during the State Fair

- Firefighters from communities across the commonwealth will hoist hoses, climb towers and carry mannequins to safety during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at the State Fair of Virginia.

Waynesboro to host Dr. Vincent Magnini for downtown business seminar

- The City of Waynesboro will host Dr. Vincent Magnini, author and associate professor at Virginia Tech, who will lead a seminar focused on “Delivering Memorable Experiences Downtown” on August 20 at 9:00 AM at the Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building.
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Mary Baldwin University welcomes students for Virginia Private College Week

- Prospective undergraduate students are invited to visit Mary Baldwin University with their families July 23–28 for Virginia Private College Week 2018.
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Staunton District Traffic Alert: July 23-27

- The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks.
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I’m With Her to visit Lime Kiln Theater on Sept. 14

- Lime Kiln Theater has announced an addition to its 2018 schedule, as I’m With Her will perform on Friday, Sept. 14. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

ShenanArts presents Newsies

- ShenanArts Theater presents Disney’s Newsies. August 3-5 and 10-12 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm, with Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm.
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Culpeper District Traffic Alert: July 23-27

- The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week.

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage to establish operations in Smyth, Washington counties

- Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. will invest $26 million to establish a bourbon barrel cooperage in Smyth County and $9 million in a new stave mill facility in Washington County.
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VCU Health Pauley Heart Center appoints its first director, opens Cardiovascular Imaging Suite

- William Gregory Hundley, M.D., has joined VCU Health Pauley Heart Center as its inaugural director.
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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: July 23-27

- Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.
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EMU to host prospective students during Virginia Private College Week July 23-28

- Eastern Mennonite University is inviting students to discover the educational opportunities available in Virginia.
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Poets Lisa Russ Spaar, George David Clark to read at New Dominion Bookshop on August 17

- New Dominion Bookshop (404 E Main St.) will host a book reading and signing with UVA professor Lisa Russ Spaar and UVA alum George David Clark on Friday, August 17, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Interfaith immigrant-solidarity service at Temple Bet on Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av

- An interfaith coalition of local houses of worship and other groups are coming together for a special immigrant-solidarity observance of the Jewish fast day of Tisha B’Av on Sunday, July 22.
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Coming to Altria Theater: Eddie Izzard on Oct. 6

- Eddie Izzard is making a stop on his Eddie Izzard: Believe Me Tour at Altria Theater in Richmond on Oct. 6.
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Share your input on Route 726 bridge replacement project

- VDOT is hosting an upcoming design public hearing on the proposed replacement of the Route 726 (James River Road) bridge over Totier Creek in Albemarle County.
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Forecasting growth of pine trees through first half of 21st century

- The ability to predict weather patterns has helped us make clothing choices and travel plans, and even saved lives. Now, researchers in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment are using similar predictive methods to forecast the growth of trees.
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Virginia unemployment rate holds at 3.2 percent

- Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in June at 3.2 percent, but was down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago.
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Narcan saves Augusta County woman from overdose

- Augusta County sheriff’s deputies responding to a call in Mount Sidney on Thursday were able to save a 52-year-old woman found unresponsive due to a possible overdose.
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UVA to host ‘The Hope that Summons Us: A Morning of Reflection and Renewal’ on Saturday, Aug. 11

- On Aug. 11, one year after national white supremacist groups staged violent demonstrations on the Lawn and in downtown Charlottesville, UVA will host “The Hope that Summons Us: A Morning of Reflection and Renewal,” bringing together members of the UVA and Charlottesville communities.

Westmoreland County arson suspect in custody: Man linked to missing Pamplin teen

- A King George man is now behind bars after being apprehended by the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office early Friday (July 20) in the county.

Commonwealth Transportation Board highlights innovation

- As part of its July meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board and the Virginia Department of Transportation hosted the new SmarterRoads Hackathon series to highlight innovation in transportation. 

Blue Ridge Optics to invest in new product line in Bedford County

- Blue Ridge Optics, an industry leader in the fabrication, polishing and coating of optical components, will invest $750,000 to develop a new product line in the Town of Bedford in Bedford County.

Waynesboro man arrested on drug charges

- A Waynesboro man was arrested Wednesday after police found drugs and a stash of cash while executing a narotics-related search warrant.

Shots fired in domestic violence incident in Charlottesville: Man in custody

- The Charlottesville Police Department was called around 8:15 a.m. Thursday to a report of domestic violence and shots fired at 112 Lankford Ave.