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Hakeem Leonard

Shenandoah University names new assistant provost for inclusion, diversity, equity

Hakeem Leonard has recently been named as Shenandoah University’s first assistant provost for inclusion, diversity, and equity.


UVA Creative Writing Program hosting David Means fiction reading

David Means will read on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 7-8 p.m. as part of his week-long residency as a Rea Visiting Writer in Fiction at UVA.

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Virginia is for Lovers, Not Litter: Campaign raising awareness of roadway litter problem

VDOT has launched Virginia is for Lovers, Not Litter, a campaign aimed at raising awareness about Virginia’s litter problem.

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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Schedule for week of Sept. 21-25

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week.

Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom 2020-2021 grant deadline extended due to virtual learning

As educators and students acclimate to a unique school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom is giving educators extra time to apply for educational grants.

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Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing offered in Buena Vista on Tuesday

The Virginia Department of Health is offering free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing Tuesday in Buena Vista.

Pamplin Historical Park

Pamplin Historical Park hosts Breakthrough Car Show

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will host the Breakthrough Car Show on Sept. 26.


JMU announces plans to resume in-person instruction on Oct. 5

James Madison University announced late Friday that plans are being finalized to resume in-person instruction on Oct. 5.

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Tolu Olubunmi to deliver International Day of Peace Talk at Washington and Lee

Political strategist and social entrepreneur Tolu Olubunmi will deliver the inaugural International Day of Peace address at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Augusta County

Property options secured for Augusta County Courthouse expansion

Augusta County has secured purchase options for nine properties surrounding the Augusta County Courthouse in Downtown Staunton.

Staunton City Schools

Staunton teacher honored as regional teacher of the year

Lisa Cooper, a first grade teacher at Bessie Weller Elementary in Staunton, has been selected as the 2021 Region V Teacher of the Year.

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Community Foundation opens nominations for 27th annual Dawbarn Education Awards

Nominations for the Dawbarn Education Awards are now open.

Jeff Johnston

Jeff Johnston named director of public works for the City of Staunton

Jeff Johnston has been named the director of public works for the City of Staunton, succeeding Tom Sliwoski, who retired after 22 years of service with the city. 

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2020 Hands & Harvest Festival: Celebrate fall in the mountains

This year’s Hands & Harvest Festival in Highland County, set for Oct. 8-11, offers a unique hybrid of both virtual and in-person offerings.

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Northbound Route 29 exit ramp to Fontaine Avenue closed Sunday night

The northbound Route 29 exit ramp to Fontaine Avenue in Albemarle County will be closed on Sunday evening for paving operations.

Virginia covid-19

COVID-19 energy assistance available to qualifying Charlottesville households

Households in need of assistance meeting energy needs may be eligible to receive aid through the Virginia COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program.

Staunton City Schools

Staunton School Board to consider plan to return to in-person instruction

The Staunton School Board will meet on Monday to consider a plan to return to in-person instruction.

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Former Winchester attorney charged with embezzlement, forgery

A former Winchester-based attorney has been indicted on felony charges related to an ongoing investigation into his business practices. 


Register for Rivanna Solid Waste Authority E-Waste Collection Day

Registration is now open for the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s Electronic Waste Collection Day being held on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ivy Material Utilization Center.

Augusta County Fair

Augusta County Fair seeks entries for Fall Virtual Crafts Contest

The Augusta County Fair is soliciting entries to the 2020 Virtual Fall Crafts Contest.