Tag: Central Virginia

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Mark Herring Inaugural Committee closes out with donations to 11 charities

Attorney General Mark Herring announced donations today to 11 Virginia charities, closing out the funds donated to his inaugural committee in accordance with Virginia election law.

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Toocloseforcomfort: Mark Warner wins Senate re-election by razor-thin margin

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner didn’t run like an incumbent upon 25 points in the polls in the early summer. He must have seen something that the rest of us couldn’t see.

UVA neurosurgery, spine programs receive national award

Becker’s Hospital Review has honored the University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery and the UVA Spine Center at UVA Medical Center on its 2014 list of 100 hospitals with great neurosurgery and spine programs.

Waynesboro fugitive on the run for two years arrested in Henrico

Officers with Waynesboro Police Department and Henrico County Police Department arrested a former Waynesboro man on several charges after he had been on the run for over two years.

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Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks news, sports on WREL-1450AM

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington to talk news and sports. The segment begins with the latest in the Hannah Graham disappearance and the investigation into the role that Jesse Matthew may have played in that case and other missing persons cases in Central Virginia. A look at the U.S. Senate race and the weekend in college football wrap us up.

Fairfax pushes Jesse Matthew case: Good strategy?

Fairfax prosecutors are pushing ahead with their case against Jesse Matthew, a 32-year-old Albemarle County man linked by forensic evidence to the 2005 rape of a woman walking home from a grocery store, who is currently in custody related to the disappearance and death of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham.

Becker’s Hospital Review honors UVA Orthopaedics

Becker’s Hospital Review recognized the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center on its 2014 list of 125 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs.


Brrrrr! Freeze Watch in effect Sunday night

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for Augusta County and much of the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia Sunday night into Monday morning.

Pink with a Purpose: Have lunch on Hearing Healthcare of Virginia

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the dash of pink that we see everywhere is a constant reminder to women of the importance of taking care of their health and well-being.

More Weather: Flash flood watch

A flash flood watch is in effect for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia tonight into Wednesday. The National Weather Service reports that heavy rainfall will spread tonight into Virginia from the south ahead of a strong cold front that will overspread the region in the overnight hours.

Weather Update: Wind advisory in Valley tonight, Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia that will be in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday into 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Culpeper District Six-Year Improvement Program meeting is Oct. 9

Central Virginia residents are invited to attend a public meeting this Thursday to learn more about transportation projects funded in the Commonwealth’s Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). T

Governor proclaims October as Fall is for Planting Month

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe proclaims October as “Fall is for Planting Month” in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Click here to view the Governor’s Proclamation.

Intersection of Routes 250, 151 closed on Afton Mountain

Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) and Route 151 (Critzers Shop Road) are closed at their intersection on Afton Mountain, near the Albemarle-Nelson county line. A tanker truck hauling milk has overturned and spilled approximately 3,000 gallons onto the roadway.

Vector Industries hosts government leaders at anniversary event

Representatives from City Hall all the way to Capitol Hill were at Vector Industries to learn more about the Waynesboro-based nonprofit that employs and trains persons with diverse disabilities to enable them to reach their potential as productive community members.

How did Jesse Matthew fly under the radar for so long?

We already knew that Jesse Matthew, in jail in connection with the Sept.13 disappearance of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham, has been connected to the 2009 disappearance and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Augusta Free Press: The Magazine to debut in 2015

We have exciting news at AFP! From the publishers of the Virginia Press Association award-winning magazines, The New Dominion and The New Dominion Tourist, comes a new magazine for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.

Free hearing screening offered as part of new Community Wellness Program

Hearing Healthcare of Virginia, with six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia, launched a new Community Wellness Program on Sept. 1 for anyone age 50+.

Broomley Road in Albemarle County closed Thursday morning for bridge repairs

Route 677 (Broomley Road) in western Albemarle County will close to through traffic Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Uninformed Speculation: Analysis on the latest in the Hannah Graham case

Jesse Matthew is in a jail in Virginia, and we still know nothing as to the whereabouts of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham, who was last seen alive in the early morning hours of Sept. 13.

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Signature craft beer Virginia Midway to be tapped at State Fair

There will be lots to celebrate at the 2014 State Fair of Virginia, including exciting rides, cuddly animals, great foods and exhilarating entertainment.

UVA honored for improving heart attack care

The University of Virginia Health System has earned a national award from the American College of Cardiology for enhancing care for heart attack patients.

Extras needed for AMC TV series filming in Richmond

The AMC television series TURN: Washington’s Spies begins filming in the Central Virginia/Richmond area at the end of September and continues through February 2015.

Casting call for Civil War TV pilot being shot in Central Virginia

If you have ever wanted to appear on the small screen, this may be your chance! There will be an open casting call for background players for Point of Honor, an ABC Signature & Amazon Studios pilot directed by Randall Wallace.

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State Fair tickets now on sale at numerous ticket outlet locations

Fans of the State Fair of Virginia can spend less time in line and more time enjoying the fair—and save money—with tickets purchased from numerous ticket outlets or online.

Citizen rally to call on Virginia leaders for climate action

Virginians are already experiencing the impacts of climate change on the commonwealth and the citizens of Charlottesville are calling on Virginia’s leaders to take swift action.

One lane closed on southbound Route 29 in Albemarle County

Tree removal work will close the southbound right lane on Route 29 (Seminole Trail) in northern Albemarle County today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hearing Healthcare of Virginia launches community wellness program

Recent studies have shown a direct link between hearing loss and diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and depression. Citing these studies, the American Medical Association is recommending that everyone over the age of 50 have an annual hearing screening.

Clark Road will close Sept. 3 to finish slope repairs

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 674 (Clark Road) in western Albemarle County onWednesday, Sept. 3, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to complete slope repairs on the road’s shoulders that were started earlier this week.

Play Ball! season finale airs tonight on WSVA

Play Ball! with Mike Bocock, hosted by Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham, airs its season finale tonight at 6 p.m. live on WSVA-550AM in Harrisonburg, Va.

Portion of Clark Road in Albemarle to close Aug. 25-28 for slope repairs

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 674 (Clark Road) in western Albemarle County Aug. 25-28, including overnight, for slope repairs on the roadway shoulders.

State Police investigate death of jail inmate

On August 9, the Virginia State Police was requested to investigate the death of Shawn Christopher Berry, 37, of Culpeper. Mr. Berry’s death occurred while he was incarcerated at the Central Virginia Regional Jail located the Orange County.

Route 250 in Afton closed due to tractor-trailer crash

A crash involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle has closed Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) near the intersection of Route 151 (Critzers Shop Road) in the Afton area of Albemarle County.

Kohl’s donates $45,828 for children’s health education

Kohl’s Department Store is donating $45,828 to support health education in Central Virginia through the Kohl’s Growing Up Healthy (KGUH) Program.

I-64 repairs to cause overnight closures of eastbound Exit 118B in Charlottesville

Repairs to the bridge carrying eastbound I-64 over Route 29 (Monacan Trail) in Charlottesville will affect traffic at exit 118B next week.


Hospice of the Piedmont, Hospice of the Rapidan discuss merger

The Hospice of the Piedmont has submitted a letter of intent to begin discussions with Hospice of the Rapidan regarding a mutually beneficial collaborative merger of the two nonprofit organizations.

Vehicle fire, fuel spill closes Barracks Road

Route 654 (Barracks Road) in Albemarle County is closed in both directions between the Route 250 Bypass and Route 656 (Georgetown Road) due to a tractor-trailer fire and diesel fuel spill.

McAuliffe highlights Beijing, Virginia Fine Arts Museum cultural exchange

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is the first art museum in the United States to establish an extensive collaborative project with the Palace Museum in Beijing.

Route 692 in Albemarle County to remain closed overnight Wednesday

A pipe replacement project on Route 692 (Plank Road) in Albemarle County will require an overnight closure between Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) and Route 691 (Ortman Road).

Lane closures on Route 29 for pipe replacement

This week and next, a contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation will replace a pipe that runs under Route 29 (Monacan Trail) approximately one mile south of Interstate 64 in Albemarle County.

Federal grant to help frail, critically ill patients receive healthcare at UVA

A $253,330 federal grant will enable the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth to more easily connect UVA doctors with frail, seriously ill patients at nine locations in Central Virginia.

Read, follow the pesticide label: It’s serious business, and it’s the law

The instructions and related precautions that appear on the pesticide label are intended to protect the user, other people, animals and the surrounding environment by minimizing the potential risk of exposure to the pesticide.

Lane closures on Route 29 south of I-64 for pipe replacement

This week and next, a contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation will replace a pipe that runs under Route 29 (Monacan Trail) approximately one mile south of Interstate 64 in Albemarle County.