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Crystal Graham: Top stories of 2022 focused on homelessness, mental health, more

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In case you missed them, reporter Crystal Graham prepared a roundup of her top stories from 2022. From sports to mental health and politics to religion, she shares her favorite stories from the year.


UVA victim’s mom: ‘Something could have been done to prevent this’

Mental-health expert: ‘Possibility for recovery and healing’ after UVA Football tragedy

HER Sports founder believes sports can serve as therapy for teen girls

Mental Health

Learning from the death of tWitch: Warning signs to look for that may save a life

Black and male: Why Chris Jones may not have sought help for mental-health condition

Teens: Are you worried about a friend? Start with asking, ‘Are you OK?’

Holiday blues have you down? You are not alone if you struggle during the Christmas season

Effort under way in Virginia to create a suicide prevention license plate

988 phone response designed to be source of ‘hope, connection, empathy and care’


‘Incredibly difficult’: Homeless shelter turns people away due to staffing, regulations

‘Homeless and hated’: LIFEworks Project offers hand, dignity to unsheltered population

Beyond the bikes: Man on a mission to help unsheltered community

Bike Box providing transportation for those in need, one bike at a time

Waynesboro: Homeless agency needs $40k to get through winter months

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


Sam Hostetter on Waynesboro City Council: ‘I don’t have a vote anymore, I just have a voice’

Goodbye for now: Henderson plans return to Waynesboro City Council in 2024

Midterms: Will anger over Dobbs decision lead to higher turnout at the polls?

Roe v. Wade fallout? Family-planning services eliminated at Waynesboro Health Department


Beyond Hollywood: Mother, daughter move forward after colorectal cancer diagnosis

Actress Kirstie Alley is the latest to die from colon cancer: Are you at risk?


TikTok trend? Waynesboro Police respond to report of unprovoked punches

Karl Magenhofer’s new call isn’t local news or sports: It’s a call to the pulpit


View full list of articles by Crystal Graham here.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.