Tag: Central Virginia

Snow dud: Clear conditions with rain replacing snow

Motorists should expect variable road conditions throughout the Shenandoah Valley tonight. Temperatures are hovering on either side of the freezing mark. A mix of rain, sleet and snow should be expected throughout the night.


The Richmond Symphony Lollipops return to The Paramount Theater

Join the Richmond Symphony for Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland! on January 24 at 6 p.m. Young and old will love this lively re-telling of the classic children’s story of Pinocchio with the Richmond Symphony Lollipops.


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Freezing Rain Advisory in effect for Shenandoah Valley overnight

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for a large swath of the Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia and into the D.C. Metro area tonight into Monday morning.


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Paramount Theater Alternative Gift Fair raises $13K for area nonprofits

Earlier this month, The Paramount Theater opened its doors to forty-two local nonprofits for the third annual Alternative Gift Fair and with the generous support of the local community raised over $13,550.


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.


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.


Marietta McCarty: One indie bookstore

Around the country I’ve traveled, thriving on talks at indie bookstores from Seattle to Portland to Boston to New York to Little Rock to Greensboro and throughout Virginia. One shop stands way out. No place won my heart like Stone Soup Books and Café in Waynesboro, VA. Housed in a 120-year-old formerly abandoned home, Stone Soup embodies the spirit of independently owned bookstores.


Winter Weather Advisory: Sleet, freezing rain in the Valley, Central Virginia tonight, Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia in effect from 1 a.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday.


First Bank to acquire six Bank of America branches

First Bank will acquire the branch banking operations of six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia regions from Bank of America.


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Sullivan reports UVA Cornerstone Plan off to a great start

UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan said the school’s guide to its future, the Cornerstone Plan, made good progress in its first year.


Interstate 64 closed at Mile 131 for hazmat incident

Interstate 64 eastbound is closed at mile marker 131 in Fluvanna County. A crash involving a fire truck and a tractor-trailer hauling hazardous materials occurred just after 7:30 a.m.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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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+.


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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.