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UVA President James E. Ryan: What we expect this weekend

As we continue to prepare for this weekend’s anniversary, I plan to keep sharing any important information as it comes up.

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Charlottesville community rallies for justice at UVA Rotunda

UVA students, activists, community members, and clergy will reclaim the North Plaza of the Rotunda at an event scheduled for Saturday night.

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Bridgewater College Family and Consumer Sciences Program receives CFLE designation

Bridgewater College’s Family and Consumer Sciences undergraduate program has been reviewed by the National Council on Family Relations and recognized as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) approved program.

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State Corporation Commission approves new solar facility in Spotsylvania County

The State Corporation Commission has granted conditional approval to Pleinmont Solar LLC for a 500-megawatt solar generating facility in Spotsylvania County.

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400 first-year cadets to arrive at Virginia Tech for New Cadet Week

What cadet Meredith Oakes remembers most from being a first-year student in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is the enthusiasm and energy upper-class cadets brought to her training.


Building Safety Month Student Essay Contest winners announced

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development announced the winners of the 2018 Building Safety Month Student Essay Scholarship Contest.

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Coming to Altria Theater: The Hop Hop Nutcracker on Dec. 30

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, embarks on an international tour with a stop in Richmond.

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New Dominion Bookshop celebrates launch of Talley English’s novel, Horse

New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville will host a book launch party celebrating the release of Talley English’s novel Horse on Saturday, August 25, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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Democratic social in Staunton on Aug. 14

The Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro Democratic Committees will enjoy a social gathering on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 6-8 p.m. 

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UVA updates community on anniversary safety measures

The University of Virginia community received the following update regarding safety and security measures in advance of the one-year anniversary of the violence of August 2017.

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Virginia toddler dies in hot car

A 17-month-old boy died in a hot car today in Goochland County after his father unknowingly left him in his SUV and went to work. He thought he had dropped him off at daycare. 


Security area, prohibited objects in Charlottesville for weekend of Aug. 10–12

Effective the evening of Friday, Aug. 10, the City of Charlottesville will establish a defined security area within downtown.


Northam, City of Charlottesville declare states of emergency for Aug. 10–12 events

Governor Ralph Northam and the City of Charlottesville today declared states of emergency for the Commonwealth and the city to address the potential impacts of events on Aug. 10–12.

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#STABSummerReading fights summer reading slump

A St. Anne’s-Belfield School community campaign to celebrate pleasure reading during the summer break has seen more than 150 posts of #STABSummerReading shared on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Environmental economist recognized for decades of research

Receiving the highest honor from a respected academic association is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but having that honor bestowed on you by a long-term mentee is almost surreal.

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Staunton Music Festival traffic information

Downtown Staunton residents and visitors should allow extra time to find parking August 10 through 19 during the Staunton Music Festival.

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Virginia State Police announces leadership changes

Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent, announced additional advancements involving department leadership.

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2018 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest set for Aug. 18

The seventh annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest has a new home, a new vibe and more brews than ever before. 

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New and returning blue ribbon favorites at this year’s State Fair

This year’s State Fair of Virginia is chock-full of blue ribbon features—both new and returning.

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VCU-led study finds supportive evidence for community-based diabetes management program

Participation in a community-based diabetes self-management program may improve health outcomes for people living with diabetes, according to a new study conducted by researchers at VCU.

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CrossKeys Vineyards wins big at wine competition in Vegas

It looks like CrossKeys Vineyards is going to need to build a bigger trophy case. The Rockingham County-based winery recently earned five silver medals and a bronze at the 2018 Global Wine Awards in Las Vegas.

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Warner, Kaine announce $11.7 million for improvements at Virginia airports

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that nearly twenty Virginia airports will receive a total of $11,725,371 in federal funding.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang begins Thursday at the Wayne Theatre

Ian Fleming’s beloved children’s book comes to life on stage at the Wayne Theatre with the production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


Armed robbery at Waynesboro convenience store late Monday

Two adult males and one juvenile male were arrested in connection to a robbery that occurred Monday night at a Waynesboro convenience store.

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NIBCO to invest $14 million, create 30 new jobs in Augusta County

NIBCO INC., a manufacturer of wrot copper fittings for the flow control industry, will invest $14 million to expand its operation in Augusta County.