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Augusta Health issues flu warning for hospital visitors

Due to an increase in the spread of the flu in the area, Augusta Health has posted notices asking that children 12 years of age and younger not come to the hospital as visitors when at all possible.

What’s a future after physic homework could be

In school, students may not really understand what the future holds for them but with a lot of reading and doing homework, they can find out things that they can do after school.

Five DIY home improvements you can do on a shoestring budget

Do you want to make a few repairs around the house, but are short on budget? Does the ideal Pinterest home renovation project seem expensive but that’s the look you want?

The basics of moving from the US to Australia

In the light of recent socio-political events, many Americans have considered relocating and one of the most popular destinations is Australia.

Valley VITA now taking appointments

Valley VITA opens its doors February 1st at three tax site locations next week where IRS certified volunteers will provide free tax preparation service for households whose income is $54,000 or less.

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Amherst artist Nancy McDearmon exhibits work at Bridgewater College

Nancy McDearmon, manager of collections and exhibitions for Sweet Briar College art galleries and history museum, will present “Virginia in the Round” in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College Feb. 5 – March 2.

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Classwork into practice: Student helps others look professional with Career Outfitters

Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Blythe Boyd scheduled as many job interviews as she could just to get experience and learn more about being professional. She did not always get an offer, but she walked away from each interview with another piece of knowledge.


Poll: Treatment centers, housing for those in opioid recovery supported by large majority of Virginians

A large majority of Virginians support expansion of treatment centers and the use of housing in their own communities for those recovering from opioid use, a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University shows.  

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Jennifer Kirkland named general counsel at Washington and Lee

Washington and Lee University has named Jennifer Kirkland as general counsel. Kirkland has been serving as W&L’s acting general counsel since Aug. 30, 2017.

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Postgame: Virginia coach Tony Bennett, UVA players on win over Clemson

Virginia coach Tony Bennett and UVA players Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome and Devon Hall talk with reporters after the Cavs’ 61-36 win over #18 Clemson on Tuesday.

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Interstate 81 pursuit leads to arrest of South Carolina man

Shortly before 5:15 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23), Virginia State Police received three calls from motorists traveling south on Interstate 81 in Augusta County about a white Chevrolet Avalanche driving aggressively and using the emergency shoulder as it weaved through traffic.

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No Zay, no problem for #2 Virginia on defensive end

Virginia held #18 Clemson to 13 second-half points on 6-of-24 shooting in its 61-36 win Tuesday night. Most of that effort came with the nation’s best defensive player on the bench.

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Campbell’s historic shooting night leads Camels past Liberty

Campbell had a historic night from three-point range making 23 three-pointers that Liberty could not overcome in a 94-85 loss at the Vines Center.

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#2 Virginia blasts #18 Clemson, 61-36

Second-ranked Virginia closed the first half on an 11-0 run to erase a seven-point deficit, then seized control with a 20-2 second half run, in defeating #18 Clemson, 61-36, on Tuesday.

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VDOT concludes Natural Bridge geological testing

In summer 2017 a geological analysis of the formation known as Natural Bridge began as part of VDOT’s work with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation at Natural Bridge State Park in Rockbridge County.


Why Milwaukee definitely deserves your attention as a winter camping destination

Consider yourself to be a snow-loving adventurer? Ask yourself: are you missing out on one of the United States’ best winter wonderlands?

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Denver Riggleman endorses Ben Cline for Congress

Ben Cline, Republican candidate for Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, today announced that former gubernatorial candidate and small business owner Denver Riggleman has endorsed his campaign.

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Live Blog: #2 Virginia hosts #18 Clemson in ACC Tuesday Night Hoops

AFP editor Chris Graham leads our live coverage as #2 Virginia (18-1, 7-0 ACC) hosts #18 Clemson (16-3, 5-2 ACC) Tuesday at 7 p.m.

What are the four essentials to prove your wrongful death lawsuit?

Wrongful death lawsuits are a type of personal injury suit that seeks to compensate a deceased person’s loved ones if their life is lost due to someone else’s negligence.

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Liberty’s D.J. Artis named to D1Baseball.com preseason All-America team

Liberty outfielder D.J. Artis has been named to the 2018 D1Basball.com Preseason All-America team. The junior was placed on one of college baseball’s most prominent sites’ second team, which was announced earlier today.

Why ‘public mischief’ is more than just a little mischievous in Toronto’s criminal law

Being charged with public mischief in Toronto might not sound very serious, but the consequences of the charges may be very severe.

Five pieces of information you will need when you meet with a truck accident attorney In Houston

If you are in a truck accident in Houston, the first step that you need to take is to hire a local truck accident attorney in Houston who knows how to handle the complexity of being in a truck accident.

Free screening of award-winning documentary

The Charlottesville Office of Human Rights will host a free screening of the film An Unlikely Friendship on Wednesday, January 24 at 6pm at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.  

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Ted Cruz endorses Cynthia Dunbar for Congress in Sixth District

The Dunbar for Congress campaign released the following statement announcing the endorsement of former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

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W&L indoor athletics and recreation center named in honor of Richard L. Duchossois

Washington and Lee University will name its new indoor athletics and recreation facility for Richard L. Duchossois, of the Class of 1944, in recognition of his leadership support of the project.

Write my thesis paper for me: The reasonable ways to choose a writing agency

Need a professional to tell them ‘write my thesis paper for me’? Grab the key tips to choose the best possible assistant. Get the needed help of high quality with ease.

Pricing your food truck menu

Of all the crucial decisions taken by a food truck owner, none is more impactful than deciding the prices for your menu items. At a surface level it might seem a fairly simple task but as you dig in a bit deeper, you realize the involved complications and factors.

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Charlottesville hires new director of communications

Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones announced the hiring of Brian Wheeler as the city’s next director of communications.

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Advice for teenagers looking for a job

There are many reasons teenagers look for jobs. Maybe they want to save their money for a car, are tired of asking their parents for money, or just want some extra pocket cash.

Advice for people with huge amounts of debt

When it comes to debt problems, it is important for people to take action quickly because this type of problem can quickly get out of control and this can affect your life in many ways.

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Business leader Dorri Scott to speak at Bridgewater College

Dorri Scott, a business leader who focuses on women’s leadership, will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Boitnott Room at Bridgewater College.


Charlottesville Parks & Recreation hosting Job Fair

The Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Department will host a job fair on Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Carver Recreation Center. The job fair is an opportunity for job seekers to meet with Parks & Recreation staff, learn about various positions and apply on-site.

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Record donation of $2 million made to Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate

Alumni couple Willis Blackwood and Mary Nolen Blackwood, of Richmond, Virginia, and Bonita Springs, Florida, recently donated $2 million to name and endow the director’s position within the rapidly growing Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate.


Anti-pipeline groups launch landscape surveillance project

A citizen initiative to monitor construction activities of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is being launched today by the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA), a coalition of over 50 organizations in Virginia and West Virginia.  

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Putting off dealing with hearing loss can lead to long-term damage

Putting off dealing with hearing loss is more than just putting off the inevitable. You may be doing more damage to your hearing by delaying taking action.

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Landes highlights Albemarle County legislation

Delegate Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, highlighted legislation benefitting Albemarle County. House Bills 775, 776, and 1148 were introduced to assist residents of Albemarle County.

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation appeals Atlantic Coast Pipeline certification

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Friday filed an appeal of the Virginia State Water Control Board’s water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

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No running water at rest stops on I-81 in Augusta County on Wednesday

Water lines serving the northbound and southbound Interstate 81 rest areas in Augusta County are scheduled to be turned off on Wednesday, January 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Augusta County Service Authority will be performing maintenance on the water lines during this time.

Virginia football season tickets on sale Jan. 29

Season tickets for the 2018 Virginia football home schedule will be on sale for renewals and new buyers beginning Monday, Jan. 29. The season ticket renewal and priority ordering deadline is Monday, April 30.

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One dead in Interstate 81 crash on Saturday in Augusta County

A Catlett man is dead after a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 in Augusta County on Saturday.

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Game Notes: #2 Virginia hosts #18 Clemson on Tuesday

No. 2 Virginia (18-1, 7-0 ACC) hosts No. 18 Clemson (16-3, 5-2 ACC) in ACC men’s basketball action on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.


ACC Basketball News and Notes: UNC battles Virginia Tech on Big Monday

The second ESPN Big Monday game of the season finds No. 10 North Carolina making the trip to Virginia Tech. Cameron Johnson averaged 18.5 points in the last two outings for the Tar Heels, who bring a four-game winning streak into the contest.

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Duke’s Trent, NC State’s Yurtseven named ACC Basketball Players of the Week

Duke freshman Gary Trent Jr. and NC State sophomore Omer Yurtseven have been recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Co-Players of the Week, while Trent earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors.

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Joint statement from Sens. Warner, Kaine on bipartisan agreement to end shutdown

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Budget Committees, comment after voting for a bill that will end the shutdown and fund the government through February 8.

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Virginia remains #2 in AP Top 25

Virginia held the #2 spot in the Associated Press Top 25 for a second straight week. The ‘Hoos (18-1, 7-0 ACC) are on a 10-game winning streak after wins this past week on the road at Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.

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Game Preview: Clemson, minus Grantham, heads to #2 Virginia

Clemson faces its first test without injured forward Donte Grantham in probably the toughest environment possible – at second-ranked Virginia.

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DMV to implement new registration renewal reminder postcard

After two successful pilot programs, DMV will permanently implement mailing postcard-style vehicle registration renewal notices to some customers rather than the full-size registration renewal packets.


$1.2M gift will create new VCU professorship focused on preparing teachers for the classroom

A $1.2 million gift to the VCU School of Education will be used to create the Anna Lou Schaberg Professorship of Practice in Education, a new faculty position that will concentrate on the theory and implementation of pedagogical practices that can transform a classroom, a school and a child’s education.


Charlottesville announces new McIntire Park construction projects to begin

The City of Charlottesville announced today the continued implementation of the Master Plan for McIntire Park with the commencement of construction of two new major park improvements.