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Neighbor sets up GoFundMe to help Crozet family that lost everything in townhouse fire

An Albemarle County family lost everything in a Thursday afternoon fire. A neighbor has started a GoFundMe campaign to help the family start over.

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COVID-19 funding blessing to homeless community, but emergency shelters closing soon

In one area, homelessness, the pandemic was a blessing as far as funds directed to communities to shelter those living in tent cities, their cars, abandoned buildings, or worse.

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Charlottesville rents decline in past month, but still significantly higher than last year

Charlottesville rents have declined 0.7 percent over the past month but are up 9 percent in comparison to the same time last year, according to Apartment List.

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Data reveals high level of ‘stressflation’ in Waynesboro

Longer work hours thanks to increased demands at home and the COVID-19 pandemic exposed Americans to a new level of stress since 2020, and residents of Waynesboro are not immune to that stress.

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Food program provides for public school students, lessens burden on food banks

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a federal food program for public schools in the United States.

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Annual Tomatofest returns to Downtown Harrisonburg

Tomatoes are in season and what better way to enjoy fresh local produce than at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market’s annual Tomatofest on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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‘Be a good Samaritan’: Augusta Health official provides COVID-19 caution

Twenty-six months after the COVID-19 lockdown in the United States was lifted, social distancing and masks are as important as vaccinations and booster shots in preventing infection.

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Harrisonburg man pleads guilty in January armed robbery at First Citizens Bank

A Harrisonburg who used a BB gun to rob First Citizens Bank in Harrisonburg on Jan. 4 pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal armed bank robbery charges.

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Charlottesville: What do you want from the next police chief?

The City of Charlottesville is seeking public input on what character traits community members are looking for in the next Charlottesville police department chief.    

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Augusta County Board of Supervisors votes to limit public comment at county meetings

The Augusta County Board of Supervisors voted this week to put some curbs on comments from county residents at board meetings, but the vote didn’t come without some controversy.