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Learning from Augusta’s best, worst businesses

Augusta is home to many prosperous businesses, but not every business that starts here is successful. In order to be successful in Augusta, a business needs to be realistic.

How to take advantage of growing health care opportunities in Augusta

The health care industry is strong in Augusta. In fact, it is the county’s third-largest industry, behind government and manufacturing.


Metropolitan planning organizations meet: Explore cooperative projects in public transit, infrastructure

Policy Boards of the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) from Charlottesville-Albemarle (CAMPO) and the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro (SAWMPO) held a joint meeting October 8th at the Crozet Public Library in Albemarle County.

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The General Assembly is under way: The political posturing begins

The 2015 Virginia General Assembly is under way in Richmond. With legislative elections looming in November, will lawmakers achieve anything of substance, or will the session be about political posturing with control of the General Assembly the prize?

No marketing department? You can afford it!

Don’t have an in-house marketing department? Contract with Augusta Free Press for your marketing needs. We have been handling marketing for area companies for more than a decade, and our regional expertise is unmatched.

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Delegate Dickie Bell appointed to Committee on General Laws

Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that he has been appointed by Speaker Bill Howell to the Committee on General Laws.

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VDOT to close Route 801 in Augusta County Jan. 26 for bridge replacement

A portion of Route 801 (Hangers Mill Road) in Augusta County will close for about nine months beginning Monday, January 26, during replacement of a bridge over Jennings Branch.

Hot Stove Baseball with Waynesboro Generals coach D.J. King

D.J. King had a pretty good first season as a head coach in summer baseball. King led the Waynesboro Generals to the 2014 Valley League championship, the second championship in a row for the Generals.

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Live Blog: #2 UVA hosts Clemson in ACC play

Second-ranked UVA (15-0, 3-0 ACC) hosts ACC rival Clemson (9-6, 1-2 ACC) in ACC action on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog during tonight’s game with score updates, in-game stats, analysis and more.

Augusta County contractor charged with construction fraud

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged an Augusta County man for construction fraud after he swindled nearly a hundred thousand dollars from a Waynesboro couple on the pretense of building them a house.

Newspaper websites, pay walls, and the solution for businesses

More and more newspapers are pushing you to advertise on their websites. But there is something they aren’t telling you …. those same newspapers are pushing their content behind pay walls.

Debut issue of Augusta Free Press: The Magazine now online

Augusta Free Press is back in print with the debut issue of Augusta Free Press: The Magazine, with cover stories on the final phase of work on the Wayne Theatre and a Middlebrook doctor recently named the 2014 Country Doctor of the Year.

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Three new exhibitions open at Staunton Augusta Art Center

The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces an unprecedented offering of three concurrent art exhibits which open with a reception Friday evening, January 16, 5-7 p.m. and which will continue through Saturday, February 21.

UVA professor brings Tolstoy to contemporary American readers

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews Andrew Kaufman, a UVA professor and author of Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times.

VDOT warns of possibly icy road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley overnight into Monday

Motorists traveling throughout the Shenandoah Valley tonight, January 11 and into the morning hours on Monday, January 12 should expect to see icy conditions develop.


Virginia forage conferences link animal and human health

Beef has periodically gotten a bad rap, but a speaker at an upcoming series of forage and grassland seminars believes beef is the real health food.

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Live Blog: #3 UVA basketball with tough test at #13 Notre Dame

Third-ranked UVA (14-0, 2-0 ACC) travels to #13 Notre Dame (15-1, 3-0 ACC) for a game on Saturday at 6 p.m. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads a live blog during the game with score updates, commentary, analysis, in-game stats and more.


Peace, Pies & Prophets!

When you think of a play and a pie auction, you’ve got Ted & Company’s Peace, Pies & Prophets! Please join us as Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke tickle our funny bones and stimulate our brain cells.

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Interstate 81 slow roll closures in Frederick County on Sunday

Motorists should be alert for northbound and southbound slow roll lane closures on the morning of Sunday, January 11, along Interstate 81 in northern Frederick County.

Single-lane closures on Interstate 64 on Afton Mountain Jan. 12-16

A series of mobile single-lane closures are scheduled for the week of Jan. 12-16 on Interstate 64 eastbound and westbound. These overnight closures are for fog-light replacement between mile marker 98 in Augusta County and mile marker 104 in Albemarle County.

Man faces felony charges for Waynesboro hit-and-run

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Rockingham County man for a felony traffic violation after a car crash Thursday night that sent two people to the hospital.

Combat doc settles in Augusta County, finds meaning

Rob Marsh, combat physician, found himself Rob Marsh, combat patient. But before that could happen, instinct would kick in.

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What are the chances of a successful Bob McDonnell appeal?

Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are saying they will appeal his convictions on 11 counts in a federal corruption trial that has him headed to prison on Feb. 9. But what are the chances that an appeal can be successful?

Highlights from Fishburne PG win over Shenandoah U.

Highlights from the Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball team’s 85-53 win over the Shenandoah University JV team on Jan. 8. Produced by Augusta Free Press.Highlights from Fishburne PG win over Shenandoah U.

Video: Fishburne-Shenandoah postgame

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball players John Whitaker and Devenir Duruisseau after the Caissons’ 85-53 win over the Shenandoah University JV team on Jan. 9.

Meet 2014 Country Doctor of the Year Rob Marsh

Dr. Rob Marsh, an independent practitioner in Middlebrook and Raphine, Va., is the 2014 Country Doctor of the Year. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews Dr. Marsh for our “Inside the Newsroom” podcast.

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Breaking down #3 UVA win over N.C. State

Third-ranked UVA used a 10-0 second-half run to pull away to a 61-51 win over N.C. State on Wednesday. Augusta Free Press UVA beat writers Chris Graham and Scott German break down the game from the John Paul Jones Arena.

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Live Blog: #3 UVA basketball hosts N.C. State

Third-ranked UVA (13-0, 1-0 ACC) hosts N.C. State (11-4, 2-0 ACC) in ACC action on Wednesday. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will be courtside at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville with score updates, commentary, analysis and more.

Video: Wayne Theatre Alliance announces final phase of renovation effort

The Wayne Theatre Alliance announced on Wednesday that it has secured funding to proceed with the final phase of the effort to renovate the 89-year-old Downtown Waynesboro landmark. Video from Augusta Free Press with comments from executive director Clair Myers, WTA board member John Curry, Waynesboro City Councilman Tim Williams and Waynesboro city manager Mike Hamp.


Wind Chill Advisory tonight: Below zero, windy

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro that will be in effect from 6 p.m. tonight through 8 a.m. Thursday.

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Podcast: UVA basketball begins defense of ACC titles

Third-ranked UVA began its defense of its 2014 ACC regular-season and tournament titles over the weekend with a narrow 89-80 double-overtime win at Miami.

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AFP editor Chris Graham talks Bob McDonnell sentencing on WMAL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins WMAL Drive at Five host Larry O’Connor to talk about the sentencing of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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Playoffs! Getting ready for big NFL weekend, college football title game

It’s moving weekend in the NFL playoffs, with four scintillating divisional-round matchups, capped by the 2015 college football national championship game pitting #2 Oregon and #4 Ohio State.

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Lane closure on Interstate 81 in Augusta County Monday night

The left lane of southbound Interstate 81 will be closed for repairs around mile marker 215 in Augusta County. The closure will begin at 8 p.m. on Monday, January 5 and is expected to remain in place until the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 6.

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Community Foundation now accepting grant applications

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge announces the opening of their 2015 grant application cycle. Nonprofit organizations either located in or serving Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta, Nelson, and Highland counties are eligible and encouraged to apply.

January 2015 issue of Y Magazine highlights Waynesboro YMCA programs, activities

The latest edition of the Y Magazine is on the streets highlighting programs and activities at the Waynesboro YMCA.

Staunton man charged in summer death in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Staunton man with involuntary manslaughter in an August death.

Wind Advisory in effect overnight

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro that will be in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday overnight into the 9 a.m. hour on Monday.

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Live Blog: #3 UVA opens ACC play at Miami

Third-ranked UVA (12-0) opens ACC play on Saturday at Miami (10-3). Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. Join Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham on our live blog for live score updates, in-game stats, commentary and analysis.

AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics on WMAL in Washington, D.C.

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham was a guest on Washington, D.C., talk radio station WMAL’s “Drive at Five” with host Larry O’Connor on Friday to discuss the latest developments in the upcoming sentencing of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on federal corruption charges.

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Augusta Health Foundation has banner first year

Each New Year’s Day is a time for both reflecting on the year past and focusing on the goals of the year to come. For the Augusta Health Foundation, 2014 was its first full year of operation, and one that included many firsts and significant accomplishments.

Winter Weather Advisory in effect Saturday

Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro are under a Winter Weather Advisory Saturday with a forecast of sleet and freezing rain.

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How many years does Bob McDonnell face in next week’s sentencing?

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be sentenced next week on convictions in his 2014 corruption trial. The one-time rising Republican star faces a decade in prison, but will McDonnell really get that much time? AFP editor Chris Graham and host Jim Bresnahan discuss the McDonnell sentencing on WREL-1450AM.

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January events at Augusta Health

The January calendar of events at Augusta Health.

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New Year’s Resolutions for UVA basketball, football, baseball

What a year 2014 was for UVA sports. The baseball team was two innings away from a College World Series title, the basketball team won the ACC Tournament and was a #1 seed in the Big Dance, men’s soccer won a national title, women’s soccer was the national runner-up. And then … football.