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Another perspective on the local illegal drug problem

You read about the opioid crisis, about heroin making its return, about the Valley’s problems with meth, and you, of course, know all about the ongoing, strenuous efforts to go after the drug dealers. But, are the drug dealers the problem?

Augusta County Sheriff's Office intensifying efforts to locate missing Greenville man

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is asking again for public assistance in locating a Greenville man who was last seen nearly four months ago.

Final weekend of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Wayne Theatre

The Wayne Theatre presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Aug. 16-19. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee.

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America to update machinery at Augusta County facility

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) will make a multi-million dollar investment in new machinery at its manufacturing operation in Augusta County.

Waynesboro approves $1 million in incentives for Virginia Museum of Natural History

Waynesboro City Council approved a resolution Monday providing $1 million in incentives to the Virginia Museum of Natural History to build a Waynesboro campus downtown. 

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Jerry Seinfeld coming to Altria Theater on Nov. 9

- Altria Theater and JS Touring announced today that comedian Jerry Seinfeld will return to the Altria Theater stage on Friday, Nov. 9. 
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Giving to JMU exceeds $20 million for the first time

- Bolstered by an estate gift from Betty Coe Cinquegrana (’64) as well a record year of annual giving, James Madison University received a record $21.4 million during fiscal year 2018 from private donors.
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Another perspective on the local illegal drug problem

- You read about the opioid crisis, about heroin making its return, about the Valley’s problems with meth, and you, of course, know all about the ongoing, strenuous efforts to go after the drug dealers. But, are the drug dealers the problem?

Sports

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UNC tabbed as preseason ACC field hockey favorite

- North Carolina is the preseason favorite to claim the 2018 ACC Field Hockey Championship, according to a vote of the league’s seven head coaches.
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Lynchburg Hillcats sweep Blue Rocks, extend win streak to six

- The Lynchburg Hillcats held off a late comeback to sweep the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Thursday, winning 6-4.

Business

How The Swoosh helped Nike become a global brand

- Everybody knows Nike, a brand that holds the title of “World’s Most Powerful Apparel Brand”. However, not enough know how it all began and where the incredible journey started from.
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It’s time to consider moving to a new office for your business

- Over time, your business will continue to expand and grow. It is a good thing. It means that you are ready to take on new challenges. You are capable of hiring more employees. Your business becomes stable. As a result, you might also need to move to a new office.

 

AFP Editor Chris Graham

chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, an award-winning journalist and editor, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, and has covered Virginia politics since 1997.

An author of six books, Chris also co-wrote a book on the history of University of Virginia basketball, Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall, which was published in 2006.

Chris has covered University of Virginia sports since 1995, and is a commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

This fall, Chris will serve as the play-by-play voice on radio broadcasts for VMI football, marking his fourth season as a broadcaster for Keydets’ radio broadcasts.

He is a member of the Football Writers Assocation of America, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

From 2009-2014, Chris was the play-by-play voice of the Waynesboro Generals, a team competing in the Valley Baseball League, a premier college summer baseball league affiliated with Major League Baseball and the NCAA.

The former co-host of “ACC Nation,” a syndicated radio show that ran for four years, ending in 2007, Chris is currently a contributor to “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla.

Chris also served as a member of the creative team and on-air TV commentator for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment on AWE’s Night of the Legends live pay-per-view event in 2011.

Chris wrote a book on that experience, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, that was published in 2018.

He is also the former co-host of “Viewpoints” on WVPT, a weekly news affairs TV show that aired from 2016-2017.

Books by Chris Graham

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Rock ‘n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.
Read for free: click here.

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall, by Chris Graham and Patrick Hite, is a look at the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to knock off No. 2 South Carolina to the struggles faced by coaches Barbara Kelly and Dan Bonner in the early years of UVa. women’s basketball to the excitement of the early 1980s in the House that Ralph Built to the move to JPJ – it’s all here.

 

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