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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. 

Bobby Goodlatte backing Democrat Jennifer Lewis for father’s seat

Bobby Goodlatte, son of retiring Sixth District Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, is backing Democrat Jennifer Lewis in the midterm election, tweeting that 2018 is the “year to flip districts.”

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Drug researcher receives $1.2 million to find compounds to treat fatty liver disease

- A Virginia Tech associate professor and University of Virginia professor have received funding to fight a type of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
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Detour for Route 610 construction in Augusta County beginning Aug. 20

- A nine-mile detour is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, August 20, for part of Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) in the Stuarts Draft area of Augusta County.
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Unvaccinated horse tests positive for West Nile Virus

- The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services today announced the state’s first positive case of West Nile Virus in a horse this year.

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Baysox batter Flying Squirrels on Wednesday

- The Bowie Baysox (56-63) tallied ten runs on twelve hits to take down the Flying Squirrels (56-63)10-4 on Wednesday night at Prince George’s Stadium.
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Lynchburg Hillcats shut out Wilmington

- The Lynchburg Hillcats picked up their ninth shutout win of the season on Wednesday night, downing the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 4-0.

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Top 5 best prestige sport activities for students

- Performing physical activities combined with good nutrition is the best way to keep your body in optimal condition. Practicing sports can become a hobby in your life.
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What you need to know before purchasing a rental property

- Rental properties can be an incredible source of income. With enough savvy, you’ll be able to save up twice the amount than earned in your 401k.

 

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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