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Arts Council of the Valley

Smith House Galleries invites artist proposals for 2022 exhibitions

Arts Council of the Valley announces a Call for Artists to exhibit during 2022 at Smith House Galleries, 311 S. Main St., Harrisonburg.

road work

Staunton District Traffic Alert: Work schedule for week of April 12-16

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

Climate Action Alliance of the Valley

Climate Action Alliance of the Valley climate, energy news roundup: Week of April 11

The White House infrastructure package contains a number of environmental agenda items high on progressive wish lists; some fear they could be sacrificed to ensure passage in the 50-50 Senate.

covid-19 news

AAA: Two-thirds of Americans ‘ready’ to travel

A record high 69.3 percent of travelers, since the pandemic began, say they are “ready” to travel, a sign of increased travel optimism as the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out across the country.


Harrisonburg opens Summer Job Chat for prospective seasonal city employees

With 2021 underway and summer on the horizon, Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for seasonal, part-time employees to join the team in multiple divisions.

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College’s Mahan Ellison receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. Mahan Ellison, an associate professor of world languages and cultures at Bridgewater College, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Senior Scholar teaching and research award in Morocco and Spain.


JMU history professor receives prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Michael Gubser, a professor of history at James Madison University, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2021 for his book project, “Leaving the Past Behind: History and Ahistoricism in International Development.”

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Law enforcement partnerships make significant impact on MS-13 gang murder investigation

On March 6, 2016, officers from the Richmond Police Department responded to a call for service within the 1400 block of Armfield Road.


Soles4Souls shoe drive nets more than 1,100 pairs of shoes

On a recent Friday morning, the curved pathway leading to the Graduate Life Center’s entrance across from Squires Student Center on the campus at Virginia Tech was lined with bags brimming with shoes.

transportation road work

Augusta County: Portions of Route 865 closed April 12–13 for pipe replacement

Part of Route 865 (Rockfish Road) in Augusta County will be closed to through traffic Monday and Tuesday for a pipe replacement.

road work

Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Schedule for week of April 12-16

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


No recycling collection in Staunton next week

Recycling will not be collected by City of Staunton public works crews the week of April 12-16 due to the annual heavy trash collection.


Nominate a working canine for AFBF Farm Dog of the Year

The support farmers receive from their canine companions is priceless, and American Farm Bureau Federation is once again recognizing the contributions of America’s finest farm dogs.

veterinarian dog

Crazy for kibble: Farmers benefit from a robust pet food industry

Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households own at least one pet, contributing to a lot of food bowls to fill. And with owners spending more than $30 billion each year feeding their four-legged friends, the pet food industry must keep up.

distracted driving

Distracted Driving Awareness Month puts focus on road safety

Whether it’s answering a phone call, interacting with passengers or finishing breakfast in the car, distractions are a daily occurrence for most drivers.

save our planet earth

Earth Talk: What is climate feminism?

Climate change impacts the everyday lives of all citizens around the globe, but certain communities are disproportionately affected. Women, in particular, shoulder a disproportionate burden.

Madison Catherine Colvin

Update: Augusta County Sheriff’s Office locates missing teen

Madison Catherine Colvin has been located, according to a report from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

augusta health covid-19 25k

Augusta Health marks COVID-19 community vaccination milestones

Friday marks the full COVID-19 vaccination of 25,000 community members through Augusta Health Vaccination Clinics. 

waynesboro south river greenway

Waynesboro prepares to begin next phase of South River Greenway expansion this summer

The River City’s dream of a 6.5-mile round-trip trail for bicycling and walking is about to begin the next phase in early summer.


Award-winning JMU geographic science program earns NSF support for lightning study

A group of JMU researchers from the geographic science program are getting ready to begin a two-year lightning study supported by nearly $450,000 from the National Science Foundation.

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STS Group AG to establish first U.S. location in Wythe County, creating 120 new jobs

STS Group AG will invest $39 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Wythe County’s Progress Park.

virginia economy

SES to invest $17M to consolidate satellite and network operations in Prince William County

SES, a Luxembourg-based telecommunications company, will invest $17 million to merge its satellite and network operations at a new facility in Prince William County.

Ryan Manning

Charlottesville teen named NCO of the Month at Fishburne Military School

Ryan Manning has been named Fishburne Military School’s Non-Commissioned Officer of the Month for March.


Weekend city event lures community to Downtown Staunton for a second year

As warm weather returns and spring flowers pop up, the Queen City’s Dine Out Downtown for 2021 began April 2. But this year, the Friday-Sunday event will also encourage local shopping.


Interstate 81 improvements begin at exits in Shenandoah County, Frederick County

Construction is under way for ramp improvements at three interchanges along Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County and Frederick County.

covid-19 vaccine

Central Shenandoah Health District moves to Phase 2 on COVID-19 vaccinations

The Central Shenandoah Health District has expanded COVID-19 vaccination efforts.


JMU physicist, students had role in groundbreaking discovery at Fermilab

JMU physicist Kevin Giovanetti and students he has mentored were among the contributors to the experiment that led to Wednesday’s announcement of a groundbreaking particle physics discovery at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.