Local/State News

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VIAble Ventures set to create micro-enterprise jobs for people on the autism spectrum

The Virginia Institute of Autism has completed its work as part of the 2018 class in the University of Virginia’s i.Lab Incubator Program.

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Staunton Public Library to host digital bookmobile

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop in Staunton. Spreading reading happiness to communities across the nation, this unique traveling exhibit is scheduled to visit Staunton Public Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 23.

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Shenandoah National Park selectsartist Elizabeth Popp for August Artist-in-Residence Program

Shenandoah National Park has named Elizabeth Popp as the August Artist-in-Residence.

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Virginia Tech students develop lifesaving device

This past March, Andy Cohen was caught in one of the worst snowstorms of the year. The Crozet native was on his way back to Blacksburg from touring graduate schools when his flight from Charlotte to Roanoke was canceled.


Arrests made in Charlottesville Sunday

As of 4 p.m. on Sunday, four individuals have been arrested in connection with incidents in and around the Downtown Charlottesville area.


Update: Waynesboro man dead in officer-involved shooting in Amherst County

A Waynesboro man is dead in an officer-involved shooting in Amherst County reported Sunday.

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New Celebrity Series features John Conlee at Historic North Theatre

Tickets officially went on sale this week for the John Conlee Show at the Historic North Theatre in Danville set for Sunday, August 26 at 3 p.m.

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Virginia State Police investigating Sunday incidents in Nelson County, Amherst County

Virginia State Police are investigating two incidents in Nelson County and Amherst County.

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Free on-farm readiness review for farmers

Changes are coming in the way farmers grow, pack, hold and distribute ready-to-eat produce, and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services can help by performing a free, on-farm readiness review.

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Staunton District Traffic Alert: Aug. 13-17

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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Blue Ridge Parkway seeks public comment on bridge repairs

The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is initiating an Environmental Assessment that will evaluate impacts associated with two NPS/FHWA bridge improvement projects on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Staunton: $75,000 grant to help with floodplain study on city’s West End

The City of Staunton has been notified by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation that it will receive a $75,000 grant to conduct a flood study in parts of the west end of the City.


Virginia corn, soybean production expected to increase

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released the August Crop Production report forecasting larger Virginia soybean and corn crops.

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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Aug. 13-17

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


Update: Three arrests for minor infractions in Charlottesville

As of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, three men have been arrested inside and in proximity to the security area in Downtown Charlottesville.


Update on access point entry to Downtown Charlottesville security area

Several hundred people have made their way into the Downtown Charlottesville security area since the perimeter was established at approximately 8 a.m. Saturday

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

First horse tests positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis this year

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed the first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a horse this year. 

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Mere expectation of checking work email after hours harms health of workers and families

Employer expectations of work email monitoring during nonwork hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members as well.

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Transportation advisory: Charlottesville announces additional road closures, detours near UVA

From 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. this evening, the following road closures and detours in the vicinity of the University of Virginia will be in place.

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Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy to honor volunteers, partners

The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy will recognize the hard work and extraordinary contributions of its volunteers and partner organizations during its Annual Celebration and Awards Benefit.


Virginians lead nation in percentage of vacation days used to travel

Virginians use 64 percent of their vacation days to travel, the most of any state by a large margin and significantly higher than the American average (47%) according to a new research by Project: Time Off.

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Staunton City Schools releases 2018-2019 policy for free, reduced school lunches

Staunton City Schools announces its policy for providing free or reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch, and/or School Breakfast Programs.


Industry partnerships fuel packaging lab improvements that enhance student learning

Often, the best way to learn something new is to give it a try. The Virginia Tech Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design offers a unique, hands-on experience in which students learn to use equipment and procedures that will be vital to their success in the packaging industry.

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Lynchburg District Weekly Traffic Alert: August 13-17

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

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Climate action meeting, activist training, next week in Staunton

Join the Chesapeake Climate Action Network for a climate action team meeting to learn how to stop dangerous fracked-gas pipelines and put Virginia on track to be a regional leader in stemming the tide of climate change.