Local/State News

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St. Anne’s-Belfield School hosting Learning Walk Oct. 23

St. Anne’s-Belfield School will be hosting its inaugural Learning Walk for prospective Grades K – 4 families on Oct. 23.

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Erika Collazo-Vargas to speak on ‘Healthy Relationships’ at Bridgewater College

Erika Collazo-Vargas, a member of James Madison University’s Department of Health Sciences, will speak on “Is This Us? How to Recognize the Signs of Unhealthy Relationships and What to Do About Them” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Boitnott Room at Bridgewater College.

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Celebrate Food Safety Education Month to help keep your family safe

September is Food Safety Education Month and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages the public to follow four safety guidelines to prevent food borne illnesses.

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Virginia Tech scientist awarded grant to study cardiac conduction in health, disease

Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a new five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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Miss Virginia partners with Virginia ABC to teach students about making smart choices

Beginning this fall, Miss Virginia Emili McPhail will share the importance of making healthy choices with students in Virginia elementary schools as part of a Virginia ABC educational program.

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Harrisonburg International Festival announces entertainment, food, artisan lineups

The Harrisonburg International Festival will kick off at noon in Downtown Harrisonburg on Saturday, Sept. 29, and a full lineup of international food, entertainment.

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Staunton District Traffic Alert: Sept. 24-28

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks. The Staunton District consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highlands to the northern Shenandoah Valley.

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It’s time to plan your visit to the State Fair of Virginia

The State Fair of Virginia will open Sept. 28 for a 10-day run. From where to park to how to purchase tickets, here are some tips to help plan an enjoyable visit to the fair.

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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Sept. 24-28

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

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Albemarle County announces director of communications, community engagement

Emily Kilroy will assume the role of Director of Communications & Community Engagement for Albemarle County government.

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Virginia emerging as South’s first offshore wind giant

Over 250 local businesses and offshore wind experts met today to discuss Virginia’s emerging role in the U.S. offshore wind industry, positioning it as the South’s first offshore wind giant.

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Global reps learn about high-quality Virginia tobacco

Visitors from seven countries recently learned about tobacco grown in Virginia and North Carolina, which some say is the best in the world.


Wet weather woes worse than tornadoes for rural Virginia

The National Weather Service confirmed that eight tornadoes hit Virginia Sept. 17, but excessive rains from Hurricane Florence are what did the most damage in rural parts of the state.

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Chair of War Studies Department at the U.S. Army War College to speak at Bridgewater College

Michael Neiberg, chair of war studies at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., will speak on “The Path to War: America and the First World War, 1914-1917,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Boitnott Room at Bridgewater College.

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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Sept. 24-28

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


October StauntoNites: Second annual Traipse/106.3 Treasure Hunt

Traipse and WQSV 106.3 announce the second annual Treasure Hunt Party, a puzzle-filled, family-friendly event to close out Traipse and WQSV 106.3’s weeks-long Treasure Hunt.


Number of households facing hunger decreases

The number of people facing hunger in the U.S. has been steadily declining, and a new USDA report showed a significant drop last year.

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Virginia dairy industry losing ground to ‘nut juices’

Consumers can help bolster the declining Virginia dairy industry by purchasing local milk and milk products.

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Overnight detour at Interstate 81/Interstate 64 interchange in Augusta County Sunday night

Bridge work requires an overnight closure of the ramp connecting westbound Interstate 64 to southbound Interstate 81 in Augusta County from 8 p.m. Sunday, September 23, through 7 a.m. Monday, September 24.

Event focuses on groundbreaking cancer research in Virginia

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network hosted its fourth annual Cancer Research Breakfast Thursday at the Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center.

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Virginia Tech collaboration with State Farm helps secure FAA waiver for drone operations

State Farm has been granted a first-of-its-kind waiver for drone operations to assess damage in communities impacted by Hurricane Florence.


Route 616 in Fluvanna County closed 4-6 weeks while culvert is replaced

Route 616 (Union Mills Road) in Fluvanna County will remain closed to through traffic west of Route 15 (James Madison Highway) due to a culvert washout caused by the torrential rains Wednesday evening.

Northam announces production of feature film “Harriet” in Virginia

Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that the Focus Features production, Harriet, will film in Central Virginia this fall. It will be the first feature-length film to tell the story of heroic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman.


Rockbridge Fall Farm Day set for Sept. 22

One of the prettiest working farms in Rockbridge County will host a celebration of traditional Shenandoah Valley farming and agriculture on September 22.

Charlottesville Area Transit

Charlottesville Free Trolley detours on Saturday

Due to the UVA football game against Louisville on Saturday, Charlottesville Area Transit will detour the Free Trolley. Bus stops along Maury Avenue, Alderman Road, McCormick Road, and portions of Jefferson Park Avenue will not receive service.

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Lime Kiln Theater, Hoopla present Love Canon in Concert

The Lime Kiln Theater Summer 2018 concert series concludes on Saturday, Sept. 22, as Love Canon performs with special guests The Hit Points.

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DMV urges Nissan, Infiniti owners to heed recall

More than 20,000 Virginians have not yet taken action on a critical airbag recall on certain models of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles.

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Shenandoah Valley conservation groups to merge: Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley Network, Shenandoah Forum, Community Alliance for Preservation in Rockingham and Augusta County Alliance are merging to form the Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley.

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UVA study: Inflammation critical for preventing heart attacks, stroke

Inflammation, long considered a dangerous contributor to atherosclerosis, actually plays an important role in preventing heart attacks and strokes, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals.

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Fishburne Military School hosting national conference for military school leaders

Fishburne Military School has been selected to host the Association of Military Colleges and Schools’ annual New Heads Workshop and College Prep Conference for 2018.