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Albemarle County Police seek teen missing since Jan. 16

Albemarle County Police Department is currently seeking the whereabouts of 17-year-old Angie Martinez-Garcia.

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Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA needs emergency dog fosters

The Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA’s HVAC system is unable to keep up with the cold temperatures in approximately half the kennel areas. 


Albemarle County Fire Rescue responds to structure fire

Career and volunteer fire rescue units from Albemarle County responded to the report of a structure fire on Jarmans Gap Road at 8:02 a.m. Friday. 

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Augusta County follows Staunton, Waynesboro on masks in schools

Not even fire-engine red Augusta County is on board with Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order on masks in schools.

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Waynesboro man charged in secret video, child porn case

A Waynesboro man is out on bond on charges that he secretly recorded juveniles and adults at different locations in the city.

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Charges filed against teen for school threat at Albemarle High School

A teen has been charged in response to a Jan. 11 threat made to Albemarle High School through social media.

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Waynesboro Public Schools to continue with masking in face of Youngkin order

Waynesboro Public Schools will continue universal masking for students and staff, in the face of an executive order from Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

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Third NYC teen sentenced in 2019 murder of Tess Majors

The last of three teens convicted in the murder of former Waynesboro resident Tess Majors was sentenced in New York on Wednesday.

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Authorities investigating burglaries in Harrisonburg, Augusta County

Harrisonburg Police are investigating the reported burglary of the Medicap Pharmacy located at 1851 Virginia Ave.


Waynesboro admitting trouble with refuse collection this week

Trash collection crews in Waynesboro are running behind due to this weekend’s snow event, which is not a surprise, because snow removal was also behind, or in some cases, practically non-existent.

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Following reports that he had been fired, Staunton city manager steps down

Staunton Mayor Andrea Oakes announced Wednesday that City Manager Steve Rosenberg is resigning his position effective immediately.

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Food Finder helps connect Valley residents to food assistance

At least one in 12 people in the Blue Ridge area experiences hunger, with children and the elderly suffering the worst consequences.

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Charlottesville City Council appoints new interim city manager

The Charlottesville City Council has selected Michael C. Rogers to be interim city manager, effective Jan. 31.

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Farm Credit associations donate $40K to Federation of Virginia Food Banks

Colonial Farm Credit, MidAtlantic Farm Credit and Farm Credit of the Virginias – the three Farm Credit associations serving the Commonwealth of Virginia – made a recent collaborative donation totaling $40,000 to the Federation of Virginia Food Banks.

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Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office issues second annual report

Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court R. Steven Landes has issued the second annual Circuit Court Clerk’s Report for activities accomplished by the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in 2021.

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Albemarle County expands one-stop Career Center

Albemarle County can now offer new resources for area job seekers at a one-stop center in the Albemarle County Office Building at 1600 5th Street Extension.

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Climate Action Together roundtable discussion set for Thursday

Climate change is upon us in the form of increasingly extreme weather events, changing seasons, and the associated stress on community systems.

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Staunton City Schools to continue requiring masks, despite governor’s order

Add Staunton City Schools to the list of local school systems that will continue to require students, staff and visitors to wear masks in school and in school vehicles in the face of an executive order from Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued on Jan. 15.

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Nighttime snow hauling work scheduled in Hot Springs

Travelers in the Hot Springs area of Bath County should be alert for activities to haul snow away from roads in the downtown area on Main Street and Route 220.


Staffing issues hampering snow-removal efforts in Waynesboro

The City of Waynesboro is struggling, because of our cheap City Council, to get residential roadways cleared from Sunday’s snow.

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Albemarle County, Charlottesville bucking Youngkin on school mask policies

About that executive order from Gov. Glenn Youngkin declaring that parents can now make decisions on whether their child wears a mask in school: it’s not state law, and the school divisions in Albemarle County and Charlottesville are going to continue to follow state law.

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VDOT: Beware of refreeze as crews focus on secondary roads

Plow crews in the VDOT Staunton District continue with snow removal operations following a major winter storm on Sunday. 


City of Charlottesville offices will have delayed opening on Tuesday

City of Charlottesville government offices will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. CAT will begin service at 9 a.m.

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PetSmart grant will help local shelters find more homes for pets

Cat’s Cradle has received a $25,500 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets in Page, Augusta and Rockingham counties for adoption and ensure they are ready to find loving homes.


City of Staunton offices, facilities will open on time on Tuesday

City of Staunton offices and facilities will open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.