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Hour of Code event at JMU seeks to raise interest in computer science

Hoping to spark an interest in computer programming, including mobile app development, JMU will participate in the national Hour of Code event again this year, but with a twist.


Richmond Raiders add three to defensive secondary

The Richmond Raiders announced that they have signed two defensive backs from last season’s team which led the league in fewest passing yards and touchdowns allowed.


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Annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony at Augusta Health on Dec. 7

The annual Lights of Love Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, benefitting the Gifted Care Program at the Shenandoah House and the Nursing Scholarship Program, will be Sunday at 4:30 pm in the Augusta Health Atrium Lobby.


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Waynesboro Public Library December event schedule

December events at the Waynesboro Public Library.


#8 UVA blasts Tennessee State, 79-36

Eighth-ranked UVA bolted out of the locker room – twice. The Cavs ran out to a 19-2 lead in the first half, then outscored Tennessee State 20-0 to start the second half, en route to posting an easy 79-36 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night.


Virginia Tech student workers gain valuable hotel, restaurant experience

Debbie Cadenas of Middleburg, Virginia, is one of at least 100 students who work at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center at any given time


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AAA: Wintry weather could impact Thanksgiving travel

AAA Mid-Atlantic urges holiday travelers to refrain from traveling if possible until the wintry weather completely passes and it is safe to travel again.


Winter Storm Watch: Five inches of snow possible Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Augusta County and much of the Shenandoah Valley for Wednesday with a forecast for five inches or more of snow possible.


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Old Dominion Electric Cooperative works to improve facilities at Monterey delivery point

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has begun working on a project that will increase reliability to its member-owner Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Monterey delivery point located in Highland County.


WWE Survivor Series Review: Sting returns, Dolph Ziggler big push, more

Sting finally made his WWE debut at Survivor Series Sunday night, and it wasn’t a one-off interview or nonsense backstage vignette.


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George Mason loses third straight in Puerto Rico

On the final day of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, the College of Charleston escaped with a 61-60 win over George Mason men’s basketball despite a buzzer-beater attempt by the Patriots.


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Grand Illumination 2014 on Black Friday in Charlottesville

The City of Charlottesville and the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville are presenting Grand Illumination 2014 at Central Place on the Downtown Mall on Friday.


Survivor Series Preview: The end for The Authority?

WWE is trying to make chicken salad out of chicken … feathers. The roster depleted by injury, we get the millionth iteration of the company versus the talent, the bourgeoisie squaring off with the proletariat.


Reports: Sting to make WWE debut at Survivor Series

The legendary Sting is reportedly set to make his WWE debut at Survivor Series on Sunday night.


Virginia Tech class mobilizes for health outreach program

When The Health Wagon, a spiffy 2014-model motorhome, rolled onto the Drillfield this week, it wasn;t there to deliver flu shots or accept blood donations, but rather to tell a story.


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VCU Brandcenter presents TECH+Toys

The VCU Brandcenter launches its TECH+ series with TECH+Toys, an open house and exhibit where the school’s master’s degree candidates will demonstrate the relationship between creativity, design and technology by making and sharing toys.


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Tickets for Opening Day of 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament on sale Friday

Ttickets for “Opening Day Presented By Food Lion” of the 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament (Tuesday, March 10) will go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m.


Sold-out TEDxVirginiaTech to take over Moss Arts Center with inspiring speakers, technology expo

The third annual TEDxVirginiaTech kicks off tomorrow evening at the Moss Arts Center with Virginia Tech faculty, students, and alumni giving the talk of a lifetime.


State first responders eyeing uses of unmanned aircraft in emergencies

First responders will learn more about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, at a meeting at Virginia Tech’s Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center.


Final Augusta Free Press Power Hour classes of 2014

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.


Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine art exhibit to feature medical avatars

The powerful effects of habit on health will come to life in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s newest art exhibit, Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine.


Hiking expert Jeff Alt to speak at Bridgewater College

Jeff Alt will present “Life Lessons from the Trail” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The event is free and open to the public.


Firelight Friday at Barren Ridge Vineyards

Join Barren Ridge Vineyards every 3rd Friday night of the month for live music, award-winning wines and spectacular views.


Game Notes: JMU women’s basketball opens with UCLA

James Madison is set to play host to the 23rd-ranked UCLA Bruins on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. when the 2014-15 season tips off at the JMU Convocation Center.


Jim Webb for president: Who woulda thunk it?

The last place that Jim Webb seemed to want to be was there. There, this particular afternoon, was Court Square Theater, toward the end of his 2006 Senate race.


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United Nations of Comedy Tour comes to The Paramount

The United Nations of Comedy Tour returns to the Paramount Theater for the 4th consecutive year on Saturday, November 15.


Jim Ross returns to wrestling: Calling Global Force Wrestling pay-per-view

Legendary WWE and WCW play-by-play announcer Jim Ross is returning to pro wrestling. Global Force Wrestling announced today that Ross will provide play-by-play for the Wrestle Kingdom 9 pay-per-view that will air live on Jan. 4, 2015.


Richmond Raiders add to lines

The Richmond Raiders are making huge strides in putting together a winner for 2015, having added three veteran linemen for the upcoming season.


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Governor McAuliffe creates contingency fund for Virginia Ebola response

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that he has created a contingency fund of up to $2 million to help address specific public health and safety risks associated with the exposure to or threat of exposure to Ebola.


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Art for Gifts opens at Staunton Augusta Art Center on Nov. 14

The Big Elf is checking his list right about now, so ’tis the season for the Staunton Augusta Art Center Art for Gifts!


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Vehicle-deer collisions can impact your car insurance

November is the peak month for collisions between vehicles and deer. Motorists need to be careful, especially when driving at dawn or dusk and in areas where deer are prevalent.


Farm-raised fall decorations can be good business

When fall colors and mountain vistas beckon to visitors, it can make for a magical and profitable combination for farmers. Agritourism can add as much as $24,000 to a farm’s bottom line in a year.


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Nutrition, health, sustainability will be focus of Farm to Table Conference

The 2014 Virginia Farm to Table conference will focus on “Nutrition, Health and Sustainability from the Ground Up.” The conference will take place Dec. 2-3 at Blue Ridge Community College.


Top seed UVA upset by Wake Forest in ACC field hockey tournament

The No. 13 UVA field hockey team (12-8, 4-2 ACC), the top seed in the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championships, lost 2-1 to fourth-seeded Wake Forest (13-6, 3-3 ACC).


VCU to host symposium, gala on the 25th anniversary of Doug Wilder’s election

VCU will host a symposium and a gala to commemorate the 25th anniversary of L. Douglas Wilder becoming the nation’s first popularly elected African-American governor.


Local writer and environmental activist shares love of Appalachian forests

Chris Bolgiano is a self-described “mildly amusing nature writer” and a retired special collections librarian who resides in Fulks Run, Virginia.


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Project GROWS Harvest Party featuring the Berenstain Bears this Saturday

Project GROWS, a 501c3 non-profit educational farm located in Augusta County, will host its annual “FEASTival,” harvest party and open farm event this Saturday.


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Local food, local fuel, focal finance

Building a vibrant local economy requires many interlocking pieces – from local food, to local fuel, to the local finances to bring these initiatives to fruition.