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AFP editor Chris Graham recaps #3 UVA win over Davidson

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham recaps the 83-72 win for #3 UVA over Davidson on Tuesday at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.


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Live Blog: #3 UVA basketball hosts Davidson

Third-ranked UVA (11-0) hosts Davidson (9-1) Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham is courtside at JPJ to lead a live blog with score updates, commentary, analysis and more.


Playoff time: College, NFL begin postseason

It’s playoff time, with the first-ever I-A college football playoff beginning Thursday with Alabama-Ohio State and Oregon-Florida State, and the NFL getting its postseason under way on Saturday. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk playoff football.


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Flu season restrictions for visitors to Augusta Health

Statement from Fred Castello, M.D. Chief Medical Officer and Scott Just M.D., Associate Chief Medical Officer, on flu season restrictions at Augusta Health.


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Augusta Health conducts successful Code Pink drill

Augusta Health conducted a Code Pink Drill the evening of Monday, December 29. A Code Pink Drill is required on a regular basis to test the systems and procedures that would be activated in the event of an infant abduction.


The Top News Stories of 2014

This edition of Inside the Newsroom dives into the Top News Stories of 2014. Host Crystal Graham and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham have it narrowed down to five, topping the list with the trial, conviction and pending sentencing of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on corruption charges.


Got news to share? A quick #PR how-to guide

Your business or nonprofit has news to share. Maybe you’re a self-published author or artist with a new book or exhibit ready to debut. The world needs to know, but how do you go about getting the word out? The writers among us have a built-in advantage here, but not as much as you think.


Mother, daughter arrested in Waynesboro Walmart incident

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a mother and daughter team after a routine encounter at Walmart between the mother and a police officer evolved into an incident of theft, false identification and both women under arrest.


Waynesboro man arrested after brandishing, abduction

A Waynesboro man wanted by police on three outstanding Waynesboro felony warrants was arrested last night after threatening a 23-year-old Grottoes man with a gun at the Shell Station at East Broad Street and Charlotte Avenue, and forcing him to drive to another location.


Bigger Virginia Tech football news: The bowl, or Bud Foster?

Virginia Tech will play Cincinnati in the Military Bowl on Saturday, but that is a distant second in term of big news surrounding the Hokies football program this week. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham discusses the contract extension given to Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va.


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Lane closures at Interstate 81, Exit 257, in Rockingham County, Jan. 6-27

The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled soil-testing work in the area of Interstate 81, Exit 257 (Mauzy/Broadway/Timberville) in Rockingham County from Jan. 6-27, 2015.


Freezing Rain Advisory in Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro and into Rockingham, Albemarle and Nelson for Monday morning.


Live Blog: #6 UVA basketball hosts Harvard

The sixth-ranked UVA basketball team (10-0) hosts Harvard (7-1) at noon at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will be courtside at JPJ to lead our live blog with score updates, analysis, commentary and flavor from inside the arena.


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Partnership with FamilyWize helps United Way of Greater Augusta save residents $2M on prescriptions

United Way of Greater Augusta and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed up to make prescriptions more affordable for those without insurance or even those with insurance that doesn’t cover the medicine.


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Will Medicaid expansion issue push General Assembly into second overtime?

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is going to make a push for Medicaid expansion in the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM to discuss the impact that the Medicaid push may have on what promises to be a contentious winter in the state capital.


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One dead in Route 340 DUI in Augusta County

At 1:42 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 18), Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper D.C. Brydge responded to a single-vehicle crash in the Augusta County community of Crimora. The crash occurred on Route 340, approximately one mile north of Route 612.


Elizabeth German: UVA overcomes exam sluggishness

Appearing as though that hadn’t played played in 11 days, the University of Virginia basketball team eventually was able to show enough signs of life to coast to a 70-54 win over Cleveland State Thursday night.


Live Blog: #6 UVA basketball hosts Cleveland State

The sixth-ranked UVA basketball team (9-0) will host Cleveland State (5-5) Thursday at 7 p.m. at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will be courtside at JPJ. He will contribute to the live blog with score updates, commentary, analysis, observations and more.


New Augusta Free Press print magazine to debut in January 2015

Augusta Free Press is set to debut a new print magazine in January. Titled Augusta Free Press: The Magazine, the publication from the award-winning AFP will feature local news, politics, business and lifestyle trends in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. Editors Chris Graham and Crystal Graham talk up the project in this edition of Inside the Newsroom.


Boys & Girls Club director steps down

Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County executive director Tyrell McElroy is stepping down from the position Jan. 9 to take another position in Florida.


Advertising 101: Exploiting the Information Gap

You are setting up advertising for your business. Seems simple. You have a budget, and you know what you need. TV, radio, print, maybe some Facebook and Google.


Mo’ money, mo’ problems: UVA football and the bottom line

How would the 2014 UVA football season have gone differently if Matt Johns had been the starter at quarterback from day one?


New VMI football coach, D3 playoffs, college basketball highlight WREL interview

Was VMI’s move to hire UVA offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim to take over the Keydets football program a smart move? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to discuss the hire.


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Virginia State Police investigating fatal Augusta County crash

At 3:01 a.m., Monday, Virginia State Police Trooper T.L. Johnson was called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Augusta County. The crash occurred on Glebe School Road/Rte 708 less than a mile west of Route 707.


Live Blog: WWE TLC pay-per-view

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog during tonight’s WWE TLC pay-per-view. Follow along on AFP, Twitter and Facebook for match results, analysis and commentary.


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VDOT: Paving work on Route 285 bridge in Augusta County to cause delays

Lane closures will occur on Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) in Augusta County at the I-64 Exit 91 bridge widening project due to paving work.


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VDOT to increase speed limit on Interstate 81 in Harrisonburg area

The Virginia Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit to 70 miles per hour on Interstate 81 northbound in the Harrisonburg area between mile marker 248.2 and 249.


Fishburne PG basketball prepares for busy week

Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball has a busy week ahead, with games against Ridgeview Prep (N.C.) and Hargrave Military sandwiched around a home tilt against the Bridgewater College JVs.


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More on the UVA Rolling Stone rape story, Virginia politics and more

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk about the latest developments in the Rolling Stone UVA rape story controversy.


Middlebrook doctor named 2014 Country Doctor of the Year

Dr. John Otho ‘Rob’ Marsh, an independent practitioner in Middlebrook and Raphine who is on the medical staff at Augusta Health, has been named the 2014 Country Doctor of the Year.


AFP editor Chris Graham talks football, ACC basketball on Florida radio station

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham was a guest on “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla., on Wednesday talking sports.


Governor McAuliffe announces 45 new jobs in Augusta County

Italy-based Provides Metalmeccanica Srl, a leader in the heat exchanger sector, will invest $6.1 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation, Provides US, Inc., in Augusta County.


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Primary, or convention? How the battle in the 24th will play out

If Emmett Hanger wants a primary, Emmett Hanger gets a primary. That’s how Virginia state law is written. Backers of one of his potential Republican nomination opponents in the 24th Senate District want to change the rules to give district GOP committees the power to choose how a nominee is decided.


Valley Program for Aging Services debuts new website designed by Auguta Free Press

Valley Program for Aging Services has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press highlighting its array of senior services in the Shenandoah Valley.


FanZone online with new website designed by Augusta Free Press

FanZone opened its doors in Waynesboro in August to begin selling logo apparel for sports teams at UVA, Virginia Tech, UNC, JMU and West Virginia.


Placements for 2015 in Augusta Free Press: The Magazine

Augusta Free Press: The Magazine will hit newstands in January 2015 and will be offered bimonthly. AugustaFreePress.com launched in 2002 to provide news and information to people throughout the region online.


AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the college football playoff

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk sports, with a focus this week on getting an early look at the four-team college football playoff.


Light snow covers the Shenandoah Valley

Light snow is covering roadways in the Shenandoah Valley. Precipitation started shortly after nightfall as some sleet and snow and continues into the evening hours.


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Can UVA basketball get any respect on the national stage?

Host Jeff Fife and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talk a lot of ‘Hoos on UVA Sports Today.


Video: Fishburne Military School PG basketball coach Ed Huckaby

Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball coach Ed Huckaby talks with Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham after the Caissons’ 86-74 loss to IMG Academy on Sunday.


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Route 634 in Augusta County closed Dec. 8-11 for railroad crossing work

Part of Route 634 (Patton Farm Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed December 8-11 while Norfolk Southern works on a railroad crossing.


GameDay Blog: #7 UVA basketball at VCU

#7 UVA (8-0) faces its toughest test of the season on the road at the Siegel Center in Richmond at VCU (5-2). The tip is at 2 p.m.


Inside the Newsroom: Rolling Stone backs off, New York stands up

Augusta Free Press editors Crystal Graham and Chris Graham dive into two major news stories in this edition of Inside the Newsroom.


Power Hour: AFP leads class on Event Strategy

Need help with your marketing strategy or planning a successful event? Join Augusta Free Press at the Power Hour at Panera Bread in Waynesboro for our series of one-hour business classes.


Live Blog: #7 UVA basketball vs. #21 Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge

#7 UVA (7-0) is in College Park, Md., on Wednesday to face #21 Maryland (7-0) in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge. Join Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham on tonight’s live blog for in-game discussions, analysis and more.