Local/State

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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Schedule for week of Jan. 25-29

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures planned.

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How is the local COVID-19 vaccination effort stacking up?

As of the end of the day on Monday, Augusta Health had administered 4,461 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, including 426 on Monday.

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Inside the Numbers: Local hospital census and COVID-19

We’ve reviewed the most recent hospital census numbers reported to HealthData.gov. How are our local hospitals holding up through the recent COVID-19 case surge?

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park announces fee-free days in 2021

Shenandoah National Park announced fee-free days for 2021.

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Augusta County, Nelson County residents arrested on gun, drug charges

Four residents from Augusta and Nelson counties face a multitude of illegal gun and drug charges following multi-agency criminal investigations.

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Update: Transportation situation heading into Inauguration

The following bridges from Virginia into Washington, D.C., will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic beginning Tuesday at 6 a.m.

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Central Shenandoah Health District will expand COVID-19 vaccination to Phase 1b

The Central Shenandoah Health District will be making available closed point of dispensing COVID-19 vaccination clinics specifically for Phase 1b priority groups.

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Amanda Gookin tapped to lead Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

The reins of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University have been passed to the very talented hands of a new leader – Amanda Gookin, a Grammy-nominated cellist, educator, and activist.

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Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Jan. 20 meeting agenda

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will have its next regular meeting on Wednesday at 1 pm.

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Valley VITA will provide free tax preparation by scheduled drop-off

Valley VITA and its team of IRS certified volunteers will provide free tax preparation for households with less than $57,000 in income.

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Accident involving pedestrian claims life of 90-year-old Staunton man

A crash in the 1100 block of Jefferson Highway in the Fishersville area Saturday night took the life of a Staunton man.

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Arts Council of the Valley opens Spring 2021 Advancing the Arts grant cycle

Arts Council of the Valley has opened the Spring 2021 Advancing the Arts grant application cycle.

Dr. Jonathan Wortham

Jonathan Wortham is the first speaker in the 2021 Mudd Lecture Series at W&L

Dr. Jonathan Wortham will give a virtual lecture on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. as part of Washington and Lee University’s Mudd Center for Ethics series on Global Ethics in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities.

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Harrisonburg Police trying to piece together Friday night shooting incident details

Harrisonburg Police are trying to figure out what happened to a man who showed up at a residence in the 800 block of Northfield Court Friday around 11 p.m. asking for help after being shot.

Wintergreen

New guide to all of Wintergreen now online

“Wintergreen is complicated,” Jay Roberts, the executive director of the Wintergreen Property Owners Association, says when starting to explain his new website designed to bring together everything everyone wants to know about the popular resort community in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

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EMU school counseling program the ‘first of its kind in Virginia’

An innovative new program at Eastern Mennonite University combines trauma-sensitive and resilience-focused counseling with clinical mental health counseling studies for an education specialist degree in school counseling. 

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Staunton District Traffic Alert: Schedule for week of Jan. 18-22

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks.

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Waynesboro man charged in stabbing in Augusta County

A Waynesboro man is in custody facing charges related to a stabbing reported on Baker Lane in Staunton Friday night.

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Mount Sidney gets new U-Haul dealer at Crosby Trucking Service

Crosby Trucking Service Inc. has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Mount Sidney community.

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New traffic signal installed at Martinsburg Pike and Old Charles Town Road in Frederick County

A new traffic signal has been installed at the intersection of Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike) and Route 761 (Old Charles Town Road) in Frederick County. The signal will be put into flash mode for seven days around Jan. 20.

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Director of the Library Company of Philadelphia to give 2021 Founders Day Address at W&L

Michael Barsanti, the Edwin Wolf 2nd Director of the Library Company of Philadelphia, will be the featured speaker at Washington and Lee University’s virtual Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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Albemarle County Fire Rescue is hiring

Albemarle County Fire Rescue is seeking individuals to serve Albemarle County.

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Augusta County looking for feedback on county government website redesign

Augusta County is in the beginning stages of refreshing the county website, and county leaders would like to know about your experience with the current site and what you might like to see on a new site. 

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Virtual MLK Jr. event at JMU features expert on indigenizing climate justice narrative

Dr. Michelle Montgomery will be the keynote speaker at a virtual event 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 as James Madison University observes its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week.

Charlottesville

Charlottesville city government schedule for MLK Day

City of Charlottesville offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.