Statewide teen seat belt challenge launches ‘Buckle Up’ design contest

Students, schools, and youth groups across Virginia are kicking off a statewide campaign this week to increase seat belt usage rates among teens and youth.


Scam alert: City reports phone scammer posing as Harrisonburg Fire Department fund-raiser

The Harrisonburg Fire Department is warning residents after a phone scammer posing as the fire department tried to solicit money from a local resident.


AAA: Would your child’s safety seat pass inspection? Nearly half don’t

Every day in America, too many children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly, or are riding in the wrong car seats for their ages and sizes.

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Augusta Medical Group opening primary care office in Buena Vista

Augusta Medical Group has announced plans to open a primary care practice in Buena Vista.


Harrisonburg: Pleasant Valley Road milling, paving starts Wednesday

Milling and paving work will begin on Pleasant Valley Road in Harrisonburg on Wednesday night.

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Free appointment-only COVID-19 testing event Friday in Harrisonburg

There will be a free, COVID-19 testing event on Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Hillandale Park in Harrisonburg. 


Cancer centers address impact of COVID-19 pandemic on prevention, treatment

A consortium of 17 cancer centers in the United States, including UVA Cancer Center, have come together to better understand the consequences of the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic in delaying cancer detection, care and prevention.

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Augusta Health breaks ground on new outpatient center

Augusta Health has broken ground on a 60,000-square-foot pavilion that will house a breast care center, imaging center and multi-specialty surgery center.

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VHHA partners with Richmond-based Olivian Co. on medical mask production

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and its VHHA Shared Services Corp. subsidiary are embarking on a new professional relationship with Richmond-based Olivian to establish a steady supply of domestically-produced medical face masks.

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Stephen Farmer returns to Grounds as UVA’s first vice provost for enrollment

The University of Virginia announced today that Stephen Farmer has been named UVA’s first vice provost for enrollment. His appointment begins Jan. 1.

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Update: Augusta County shooting suspect turns herself in

Jacqueline Ramsey turned herself in to authorities on Monday and has been processed on nine outstanding felony


Thomas Jefferson Area Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster seeks new members

An information sharing and recruitment meeting for the Thomas Jefferson Regional Chapter of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is set for Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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VCU study: Experimental drug AR-12 could be promising COVID-19 treatment

A team of scientists led by Paul Dent at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center has discovered that an experimental cancer drug called AR-12 inhibits the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic, from infecting cells and replicating. 


VCU Medical Center saw 123% increase in opioid overdoses in first three months of pandemic

In a paper published Friday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, Virginia Commonwealth University researchers released data showing an alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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

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Chesapeake Conservancy Champions of the Chesapeake Bay nominations due Sept. 26

Chesapeake Conservancy is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Champions of the Chesapeake Bay Awards through Saturday, Sept. 26.


UVA Creative Writing program hosts virtual poetry reading by Rick Barot

The UVA Creative Writing program hosts Rick Barot for a virtual poetry reading on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7-8 p.m.

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Virginia’s Community Colleges staying mostly virtual for spring 2021

Virginia’s Community Colleges will continue to offer most of its classes online for the spring 2021 semester, Chancellor Glenn DuBois reported in a post to the VCC blog this week. 

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Lee Street in front of UVA Medical Center to close nights of Sept. 27-28 for repaving

The planned closure of Lee Street in front of the University of Virginia Medical Center for repaving has been rescheduled. Lee Street will now be closed from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. on the evenings of Sept. 27 and 28.

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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Schedule for week of Sept. 21-25

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