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Climate Action Together roundtable discussion set for Thursday

Climate change is upon us in the form of increasingly extreme weather events, changing seasons, and the associated stress on community systems.

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Staunton City Schools to continue requiring masks, despite governor’s order

Add Staunton City Schools to the list of local school systems that will continue to require students, staff and visitors to wear masks in school and in school vehicles in the face of an executive order from Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued on Jan. 15.

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Nighttime snow hauling work scheduled in Hot Springs

Travelers in the Hot Springs area of Bath County should be alert for activities to haul snow away from roads in the downtown area on Main Street and Route 220.


Staffing issues hampering snow-removal efforts in Waynesboro

The City of Waynesboro is struggling, because of our cheap City Council, to get residential roadways cleared from Sunday’s snow.

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Albemarle County, Charlottesville bucking Youngkin on school mask policies

About that executive order from Gov. Glenn Youngkin declaring that parents can now make decisions on whether their child wears a mask in school: it’s not state law, and the school divisions in Albemarle County and Charlottesville are going to continue to follow state law.

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VDOT: Beware of refreeze as crews focus on secondary roads

Plow crews in the VDOT Staunton District continue with snow removal operations following a major winter storm on Sunday. 


City of Charlottesville offices will have delayed opening on Tuesday

City of Charlottesville government offices will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. CAT will begin service at 9 a.m.

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PetSmart grant will help local shelters find more homes for pets

Cat’s Cradle has received a $25,500 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets in Page, Augusta and Rockingham counties for adoption and ensure they are ready to find loving homes.


City of Staunton offices, facilities will open on time on Tuesday

City of Staunton offices and facilities will open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. 

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Augusta Health treating COVID patients with monoclonal antibody infusions

Augusta Health is working to pivot its clinical COVID focus to aggressive outpatient management, including treating infected patients who meet criteria with monoclonal antibody infusions when supplies are available.

Waynesboro Democratic Committee

Waynesboro Democratic Committee elects new chair

The Waynesboro Democratic Committee has elected Sharon Van Name as its new chair.


City of Waynesboro updates progress on snow removal

Snow removal crews in the City of Waynesboro have opened all primary, secondary and snow access routes, and are now working on plowing residential areas.

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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Week of Jan. 17-21

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

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New Dominion Bookshop cancels Taylor Harris book reading

New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville has had to cancel a book reading and signing with author Taylor Harris that had been scheduled for Friday, Jan. 21, from 7-8 p.m.

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Shenandoah Valley roads improving: But high winds, refreezing pose threats

Road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands are steadily improving in the wake of Sunday’s winter storm.

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Reminder: Charlottesville requires snow removed from sidewalks

Charlottesville City Code requires that property owners remove snow from sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of snowfall.  

Shenandoah Community Capital Fund

Applications open for fourth cohort of Startup Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Community Capital Fund is accepting applications for the fourth cohort of Startup Shenandoah Valley, the region’s online incubator program for scalable businesses.

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Albemarle County staff presenting information on redistricting

Albemarle County staff are leading a virtual event on Monday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. to present information about the upcoming redistricting process.

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Staunton District Traffic Alert: Work schedule for week of Jan. 17-21

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


Charlottesville city services affected by Sunday’s winter storm

As a result of snowfall and wintry precipitation across the region, some City of Charlottesville public services have been affected.

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Augusta County: Proposed voting precincts map ready for review

The Augusta County Redistricting Committee has proposed amendments and additions to the County’s voting precincts for public review and consideration.

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Suspect being sought in attempted armed robbery in Craigsville

A suspect is at large following the attempted armed robbery of the Craigsville IGA Saturday night.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue

Albemarle County Fire Rescue Recruit School 20 begins training

Albemarle County Fire Rescue began its 20th recruit school earlier this month with 14 new recruits. Over the next six months, these individuals will train to become the next members of ACFR’s career crews.

Kate Collins Middle School

Kate Collins Middle School installs book vending machine

Kate Collins Middle School Media Specialist Karen Sellers and teacher Erin Hagedorn recently partnered together to provide middle school students with a unique opportunity to access books.

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Albemarle County completes 2022 property reassessment

Albemarle County announced this week that the 2022 annual reassessment process is complete.