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Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!

Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week will take place March 5-9, and Virginia AITC has selected These Bees Count!, a children’s book by Alison Formento, as its 2018 Book of the Year.


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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Feb. 12-16

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.


Public invited to learn about 2018 Blue Ridge Parkway Happenings

The National Park Service invites the public to attend the 2018 Blue Ridge Parkway Season Preview, a showcase of upcoming Parkway activities and projects. The event takes place on Wednesday, February 28, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, on the Parkway.  


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Quality radiation oncology care earns national accreditation for UVA Cancer Center

The American College of Radiology has reaccredited the radiation oncology program at the University of Virginia Cancer Center for meeting the highest level of quality and patient safety.


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Spring wildfire season begins Feb. 15th in Virginia

As wildfire season approaches, an increased threat is expected in some areas of Virginia. Factors influencing this risk include a lingering lack of rain, minimal snowfall and  continued growth into areas where development and natural areas meet.  


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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Feb. 12-16

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


Iconic Linn Cove Viaduct to receive facelift during upcoming closure

The National Park Service announces the closure of the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway for surface repaving and bridge maintenance from March 1, 2018 through May 24, 2018.


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Fulbright scholar studies creativity across cultures

A stereotype perplexed Carol Mullen: Was there any truth to the notion that the intensive focus on standardized testing meant that Chinese learners lacked creativity and the capacity to be imaginative, innovative, and inventive?


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Rabies diagnosis at VDACS laboratory may have saved farmers lives

It was typical day at the Lynchburg Regional Animal Health Laboratory of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Veterinarian John Moody necropsied two calves from the same farm.


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Fox 21’s Homeland slated to have record impact on Virginia economy

The Showtime drama Homeland, produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, is on track to produce an estimated $45 million in direct spending in the Commonwealth, representing the largest single production expenditure in Virginia’s history.


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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office K9 laid to rest

Augusta County Sheriff’s Office K9 Deputy Joe was laid to rest Friday. Joe had served the sheriff’s office for 11 years. Joe and his K9 handler, Deputy Kenny Randozzo, started their career together in 2008, with the Department of Corrections.


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VDOT conducts preliminary Route 11 alignment study at Natural Bridge

The Virginia Department of Transportation is conducting an alignment study for Route 11 (Lee Highway) in the Natural Bridge area of Rockbridge County.


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Data shows Virginia opioid prescription volume trending downward

New analysis shows that opioid prescribing volumes in Virginia declined considerably during a two-year period spanning 2015-2016. This is an encouraging development at a time when law enforcement officials, elected leaders and many other stakeholders are working to combat the opioid crisis.


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Becker Global-America to invest in new equipment in Washington County

Becker Global-America, a designer and manufacturer of custom electrical equipment for mining, industrial military, and export markets, will invest $150,000 to purchase new equipment and diversify its manufacturing operation in Washington County.


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Chronic Wasting Disease confirmed in 16 Virginia deer

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was confirmed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in 14 deer in Frederick County and two deer in Shenandoah County during the 2017 deer hunting season.


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UVA named to national list of great neurosurgery, spine programs

National healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review recently honored University of Virginia Medical Center on its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.


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City Market Arts returns this weekend

Artists from the popular City Market along with other local artisans will be displaying and selling their creations at the City Market Arts event on Saturday, February 10 from 10 am to 4 pm at Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville.


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City of Staunton: Burn law effective Feb. 15

Staunton Deputy Fire Marshal Perry Weller announced today that a 4 p.m. burn law will go into effect on Feb. 15 and last until April 30.


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Augusta County man arrested for abduction, assault

An Augusta County man is in custody after abducting and assaulting a woman and a man who tried to intervene. Daniel P. Hughes, 53, of Fishersville, was arrested after the Tuesday incident, that began around 8:30 p.m. at a hotel at 96 Baker Lane, Staunton.


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Newbery Medal-winner Linda Sue Park to speak at Bridgewater College

Children’s and young adult literature author Linda Sue Park, winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal for her book, A Single Shard, will present a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.


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Red Wing Roots Music Festival announces preliminary lineup

After five successful years hosting the Red Wing Roots Music Festival in the Shenandoah Valley, local favorites The Steel Wheels are excited to kick off another great festival this year.


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Annual magazine contest seeks kids who like to draw

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in Cooperative Living magazine’s annual Youth Art Contest, with entries due by May 1.


Medical student finds work ethic, grit, determination from her mother

When Lindsay Maguire was in kindergarten, her “What do you want to be when you grow up?” picture was of herself in a white coat giving a lollipop to a child and saying, “All better.”


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New service allows Virginians to replace Social Security cards online

Virginians may now be able to order a replacement Social Security card online, thanks to a partnership between the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Social Security Administration.


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Massanutten Resort marks 46th anniversary, 2018 Winter Games with Snow Moon Fest

Massanutten Resort, a premier, all-season resort in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, announced the official kick-off of its 46th year with the highly anticipated Snow Moon Fest, set to take place February 9-11.