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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.


charlottesville

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.


Red Wing Roots Music Festival

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.


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Drugs, alcohol and suicides contributing to alarming drop in U.S. life expectancy, VCU physician argues

Drugs, alcohol and suicides are contributing to an alarming drop in U.S. life expectancy, particularly among middle-aged white Americans and those living in rural communities, according to an editorial co-authored by Steven Woolf, M.D., director of the Center on Society and Health at VCU.


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Lighthouse Instruments to create 10 new jobs, expand medical manufacturing operation in Albemarle County

Lighthouse Instruments, a world leader in laser test and measurement systems for pharmaceutical process monitoring, will invest $4.8 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Albemarle County.


environment

From A-bombs to Zika: Virginia Tech institute to guide planning for major disaster scenarios

What would happen if a nuclear device were detonated in downtown Washington, D.C., and what can be done to mitigate the possibility or its effects?


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Augusta Health honors its Rock Stars

On Jan. 25, Augusta Health honored its 2017 class of Augusta Health Rock Stars.  Augusta Health Rock Stars are valued employees who have a profound influence on the culture of Augusta Health through their demonstration of four key qualities—compassion, expertise, safety and efficiency.


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Drumhellers receive state award for pastureland conservation in Augusta County

Augusta farmers Charles and Robert Drumheller recently received the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council’s Outstanding Forage Producer of the Year award for exceptional pasture management and advocacy to promote sustainable grazing practices in their community and beyond.


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David Swanson: ​Is Fred Warmbier grieving, or warmongering?

Fred Warmbier, whose son Otto Warmbier, a student here at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, died shortly after returning from North Korea, is reportedly traveling to the Winter Olympics with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.


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VDOT: Wintry mix will greet Shenandoah Valley commuters on Wednesday

Winter weather arrives again into the Shenandoah Valley tonight into tomorrow morning with forecast brief snow changing to an extended period of sleet and freezing rain and then rain. Early morning commuters and travelers are encouraged to use extreme caution and allow extra time for their trips.


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Arts Council of the Valley releases spring cycle Advancing the Arts grant applications

Arts Council of the Valley announced the release of its Advancing the Arts spring cycle grant applications, due March 12th, 2018.


staunton virginia

Staunton: File your income taxes for free

If you earn a household income of $54,000 or less, you may be eligible to receive free tax preparation assistance to file your federal and state income tax returns.


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Icy roads lead to traffic fatality in Nelson County

A Shipman man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in the Gladstone community of Nelson County reported on Monday morning.


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Staunton teen named Cadet of the Month at Fishburne Military School

Cadet Darian Belisle, son of Adam Belisle and Michelle Rosado, has been named the Fishburne Military School Cadet of the Month for January 2018.


police

Skyline Drug Task Force makes arrests in separate meth incidents

The Skyline Drug Task Force announced two arrests on drug charges from incidents reported last week.


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Man held in drug overdose death

A Staunton man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in a drug overdose death reported on Friday.