Free COVID-19 testing events this week in the Central Shenandoah Health District

The Central Shenandoah Health District will hold some free COVID-19 testing events throughout the district this week. 

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Mural on Poplar Avenue creates safer pedestrian crosswalk

A new mural made possible by a grant from the Virginia Department of Health on Poplar Avenue in front of Waynesboro High School is an example of tactical urbanism.

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Waynesboro: COVID-19 in the prosecutor’s office vs. early voting

COVID-19 is one issue in the public spat between the Waynesboro prosecutor’s office and the city. The bigger issue seems to be a turf battle between the prosecutor and the city over space.


Staunton City Council to revisit Second Amendment debate at Oct. 29 public hearing

Staunton City Council has set a public hearing “concerning the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution” for Thursday, Oct. 29.

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Virginia Tech researchers awarded $1M to study survival of SARS-CoV-2 in food supply chain

Virginia Tech researchers are studying how long SARS-CoV-2 survives on surfaces, focusing on its survival on food, food contact surfaces, and other points along the food supply chain.


Report: Mental health crisis worsening with COVID-19, response

The number of American adults dealing with anxiety or depression has tripled in 2020. There’s your lasting COVID-19 response impact, in a nutshell.

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Analysis: Nearly one in five registered voters in Virginia have already voted

There have already been more than 1.1 million votes cast either in person or by mail in Virginia, according to our analysis of numbers from the Virginia Public Access Project.