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Waynesboro Police searching for man wanted on child pornography charges

Waynesboro Police are searching for a man who fled while being investigated on child pornography charges.

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VMI board orders move of Jackson statue

The VMI Board of Visitors voted today to move the statue of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson moved from the front of the historic barracks.

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AAA warns of Halloween weekend traffic safety triple threat

AAA is bring attention to a potentially dangerous traffic safety trifecta – increased pedestrian activity, drunk driving, and drowsy driving – all of which converge this Halloween weekend.

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Are they smiling or frowning behind that face mask? COVID-19 communication is tricky

Speak louder, shout if you have to — that’s how Kristin Rice has been communicating with others, particularly while outdoors, with half of her face covered by a mask.

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VMI superintendent resigns amid probe into ‘culture of structural racism’

VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III has tendered his resignation, effective today, a week after state leaders called for an investigation into a “culture of ongoing structural racism” at the Lexington state school.

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One Minute for Earth invites diverse speakers to share their stories of environmental care

One Minute for Earth-Giving the Planet a Voice on November 3rd is a collaboration hosted by Earth Day Every Day of Harrisonburg and Climate Action Alliance of the Valley to share local citizen perspectives on issues related to the environment. 

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How to participate in the Staunton Historic Preservation Commission Courthouse meeting

The Staunton Historic Preservation Commission announced updated guidelines involving public participation for the regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27.  

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AAA: Teen driver-involved fatalities up in VA in 2020 even with lower traffic counts

The number of people on Virginia’s roadways being killed in crashes involving teen drivers is up this year, despite teen drivers being involved in far fewer crashes overall, given several months of limited traffic on roadways.

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Waynesboro Public Library remains curbside only

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt life in 2020, Waynesboro Public Library continues to provide curbside service for patrons.

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Arts Council of the Valley announces COVID-19 Harrisonburg CARES Act arts, culture grants

The City of Harrisonburg has authorized a one-time allocation of $15,000 in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund monies for Arts Council of the Valley.

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BRITE Bus offering free rides to, from, local polls on Election Day

BRITE Bus is an option for voters to get to and from the polls in Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro on Election Day.

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Charlottesville seeks holiday tree, musical talent for special Grand Illumination 2020 TV broadcast

Charlottesville’s Grand Illumination 2020 is being presented as a special one-night only broadcast and streaming event on Friday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on NBC29 and CW29.

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Charlottesville sets schedule for meetings to review Strategic Plan

Charlottesville City Council is updating the city’s Strategic Plan, which includes the vision, mission, and goals that drive the work of council and the city manager.

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City, scholarship fund, honor memory of former Staunton Vice Mayor Rita Wilson

Staunton City Council will officially name the council chambers after former Staunton Vice Mayor Rita Wilson on Thursday. 

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Harrisonburg: New bins, trash collection program coming spring 2021

An easier, cleaner way for residents to put out their trash each week will soon arrive in The Friendly City.

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Charlottesville appoints Dr. Hezedean A. Smith as city fire chief

Acting Charlottesville City Manager John Blair announced today the appointment of Dr. Hezedean A. Smith as the city’s fire chief.

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Rockingham County: I-81 northbound off-ramp closure at Exit 257 set for Wednesday

The off-ramp from Interstate 81 northbound to Route 11 at Exit 257 in Rockingham County is scheduled for an overnight closure from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.

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Storm pipe upgrades to impact traffic at Virginia Avenue, Gay Street in Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg Public Works crews will begin storm pipe upgrades at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and West Gay Street beginning this weekend.

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Boys Home celebrating executive director Donnie Wheatley’s 35 years of service

Boys Home of Virginia will host “Two Days of Giving” on Thursday, Oct. 15, and Friday, Oct. 16, in honor of its executive director, Donnie Wheatley, and his 35 years of service. 

Wait out the rain: Fall color season about to peak in Virginia

Rain is in the forecast for this weekend, but this could be a blessing in disguise as the calendar moves us closer to peak fall color season.

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Wildlife park owner featured in ‘Tiger King’ faces wildlife trafficking charge in Virginia

Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, who was among the wildlife zoo figures featured on the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King,” faces several charges in Virginia stemming from an investigation into the trafficking of lion cubs between Virginia and South Carolina.