Tag: Augusta Free Press

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Ken Plum: Roller coaster ride

Every session of the General Assembly I am reminded of how much the functioning of the legislature is like a roller coaster ride. Every ride on a roller coaster regardless of how big it may be starts off very slowly.


Medical student finds work ethic, grit, determination from her mother

When Lindsay Maguire was in kindergarten, her “What do you want to be when you grow up?” picture was of herself in a white coat giving a lollipop to a child and saying, “All better.”


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New service allows Virginians to replace Social Security cards online

Virginians may now be able to order a replacement Social Security card online, thanks to a partnership between the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Social Security Administration.


UVA Athletics

Inside the Numbers: #2 Virginia, somehow, pulls out win at FSU

Virginia’s starting backcourt played all but four minutes of the 59-55 win at Florida State Wednesday night. And, yeah, that’s a lot.


UVA basketball

Virginia win at FSU: Good muscle memory for March

The significance of Wednesday’s 59-55 win at Florida State for #2 Virginia: you’re going to need a game or two like that one in March to get to a particular Monday night in April.


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Liberty drops road contest at Charleston Southern

Liberty looked for its fourth straight win Wednesday night Charleston Southern but could not overcome the Buccaneers three-point shooting as the Flames fell to CSU 87-75.


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Massanutten Resort marks 46th anniversary, 2018 Winter Games with Snow Moon Fest

Massanutten Resort, a premier, all-season resort in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, announced the official kick-off of its 46th year with the highly anticipated Snow Moon Fest, set to take place February 9-11.


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George Mason falls at hot-shooting Fordham, 67-66

George Mason (10-14, 4-7) held a double-digit second half lead, but Fordham hit a barrage of 3-pointers to rally past the Patriots 67-66 on Wednesday night inside historic Rose Hill Gymnasium.


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Breaking down #2 UVA win at Florida State

Chris Graham and Scott German break down #2 Virginia’s 59-55 win at Florida State that moved the ‘Hoos to 12-0 in ACC play.


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#2 Virginia grits out 59-55 win at Florida State to remain perfect in ACC

#2 Virginia rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit, holding Florida State without a field goal for the final nine minutes, in rallying to a 59-55 win over the Seminoles on Wednesday.


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Live Coverage: #2 Virginia squares off with Florida State

AFP editor Chris Graham leads our live coverage as #2 Virginia (22-1, 11-0 ACC) faces Florida State (17-6, 6-5 ACC). Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.


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Drugs, alcohol and suicides contributing to alarming drop in U.S. life expectancy, VCU physician argues

Drugs, alcohol and suicides are contributing to an alarming drop in U.S. life expectancy, particularly among middle-aged white Americans and those living in rural communities, according to an editorial co-authored by Steven Woolf, M.D., director of the Center on Society and Health at VCU.


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Alon Ben-Meir: US enablement jeopardizes Israel’s future

The United States has been and remains the staunchest supporter of Israel, and its unqualified support will cause significant damage to Israel’s future wellbeing.


Liberty Football

Liberty football adds eight on Signing Day

Liberty football coach Turner Gill brought the Flames’ first-ever FBS signing class to 27 members today with the announcement of eight new signees.


UVA basketball

Women’s basketball: Virginia plays at No. 12 Florida State on Thursday

The Virginia women’s basketball team (15-8, 8-2 ACC) will play at No. 12 Florida State (19-4, 7-3 ACC) on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Fla.


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Virginia football adds three on Signing Day

The Virginia football program signed 21 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLI) for the 2018-19 academic school year and one grant-in-aid for a graduate transfer, head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced, which brings the total to 22 recruits.


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VMI football inks 13 on February signing day

VMI football head coach Scott Wachenheim today announced the addition of 13 signees to the 2018 recruiting class.


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Lighthouse Instruments to create 10 new jobs, expand medical manufacturing operation in Albemarle County

Lighthouse Instruments, a world leader in laser test and measurement systems for pharmaceutical process monitoring, will invest $4.8 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Albemarle County.


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Tim Kaine statement on bipartisan Senate budget deal

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the bipartisan budget agreement announced today.


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Missing banners don’t define Tony Bennett, Virginia

The Virginia basketball team is likely not going to finish 18-0 in the ACC. Odds are that the ‘Hoos won’t be ranked #1 in the regular season. Villanova is too good right now, and UVA has tough road games at Florida State and Miami in the next week.


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Poll: Do you plan to watch the Winter Olympics?

The Winter Olympics in South Korea may be 14 time zones removed from the Eastern Time Zone of the US — but 43% of Americans say they plan to watch NBC’s live streaming content during the Games, with only 48% saying they did not have such plans.


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From A-bombs to Zika: Virginia Tech institute to guide planning for major disaster scenarios

What would happen if a nuclear device were detonated in downtown Washington, D.C., and what can be done to mitigate the possibility or its effects?


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Augusta Health honors its Rock Stars

On Jan. 25, Augusta Health honored its 2017 class of Augusta Health Rock Stars.  Augusta Health Rock Stars are valued employees who have a profound influence on the culture of Augusta Health through their demonstration of four key qualities—compassion, expertise, safety and efficiency.


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Route 53 in Albemarle County closed overnight Wednesday for pipe replacement

The pipe replacement on Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) in Albemarle County has been rescheduled due to weather. The road will be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 to 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1.


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AAA: More Americans willing to ride in fully self-driving cars

American drivers are beginning to embrace self-driving vehicles, according to a new study from AAA. The annual survey reveals that 63 percent of U.S. drivers report feeling afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle, a significant decrease from 78 percent in early 2017.


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Researchers use data on same-sex marriage legislation to examine opinion formation, public policy

If you have ever tried to change someone’s mind on an important issue – how to vote, for example – you know swaying an entrenched opinion is no easy task.


uva basketball

Strength vs. Strength: Virginia Pack-Line vs. Duke’s Bagley, Carter

Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III will hear his name called first in the June NBA draft. Virginia center Jack Salt will almost certainly be going pro in something other than sports.


John Jeanes

Waynesboro Generals tap John Jeanes as new manager

John Jeanes has been hired as the new manager of the Waynesboro Generals. Jeanes, the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Chipola College (Marianna, Fla.), is in his fifth season as a college assistant coach, including stints at University of the Cumberlands and Middle Georgia State.


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Richmond Raceway to host Pro All Stars Series Commonwealth Classic

Richmond Raceway and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) announce the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic on Saturday, October 20. The race will be the penultimate race of the PASS National Championship Series at Richmond. 


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Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Transportation Study open house meeting set

The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (SAWMPO) will host a final public meeting for the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Transportation Study on Wednesday, January 31, at the Wilson Middle School Cafeteria.


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Women’s basketball: Virginia hosts North Carolina on Thursday

The Virginia women’s basketball team (13-7, 6-1 ACC) hosts North Carolina (14-6, 4-3 ACC) on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.


red cross

Weather, flu take toll on Red Cross blood supply

Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month.


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#2 Virginia. #4 Duke. ‘Nuff said?

Virginia has the nation’s top-ranked defense. Duke has the second-best offense. Four Duke players rank in the top 9 of the ACC in offensive rating. Five Virginia players rank in the top 8 in the ACC in defensive rating.


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Can I engineer SEO for my firm? SEO for lawyers

Coming up with the right words to capture the attention of prospective clients is as easy as, well- it is not! Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is about far more than creatively crafting words together that will get your desired target market to not only see your product, but explore and utilize it.


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Charlotte Motor Speedway gets a makeover for the playoffs

This fall, Charlotte Motor Speedway will get the ultimate makeover heading into the playoffs as the famed track will transform into a “roval” for the September running of the Bank of America 500.


augusta health

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.


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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.


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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?


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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.