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Virginia Tech researchers: Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption

A Virginia Tech researcher says Facebook is a vital tool against corruption in countries where press freedom is curbed or banned.

Facebook reminder helps increase Virginia voter registration

A significant increase in recent voter registration in Virginia was seen following registration reminders posted statewide by Facebook.

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Video: AFP editor Chris Graham talks sports on Facebook

AFP editor Chris Graham talks sports on this archived Facebook Live broadcast. Topics include the new UVA starting QB, the Joey Bosa contract nonsense, Finn Balor’s SummerSlam injury, plus your questions.

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Hillary for Virginia announces launch of new social media accounts

Today, Hillary for Virginia announced the launch of new Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Medium accounts to support Hillary Clinton.

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It has been forever since Virginia has beaten Virginia Tech

How long has it been since Virginia has beaten Virginia Tech in football? Well, you’re familiar with Facebook, of course. Facebook has come to be since the last time the Cavs beat the Hokies on the gridiron.


Marketing Class: Social Media Marketing After Facebook

It used to be relatively easy to market your business on Facebook. You started a business Facebook page, got people to like it, posted updates to the page about your business, people saw them, and you got sales.

Augusta Free Press Fall Marketing Classes Announced: Register now

Join Augusta Free Press at the Power Hour at Panera Bread in Waynesboro for our series of one-hour business classes.

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Tim Kaine to hold Facebook Q&A on ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will hold a Facebook Q&A to discuss the importance of passing a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL.

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Marketing minute: Does Facebook work for small business anymore?

It used to be relatively easy to market your business on Facebook. You started a business Facebook page, got people to like it, posted updates to the page about your business, people saw them, and you got sales.

Your favorite social media platform: Still Facebook?

Facebook has its critics: individuals who chafe at the myriad changes in privacy settings, business owners who spent big bucks building like bases that they now have to spend more to be able to connect with.

Mount Regis Center supports new suicide prevention feature on Facebook

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States with one suicide occurring, on average, every 13 minutes.


House passes Water for the World Act

WaterAid today celebrates U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013, H.R. 2901.

Staunton West End Alliance community meeting on Dec. 10

The Staunton West End Alliance will hold an open public meeting for West End Community members on December 10 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Marquis Memorial Methodist Church on West Beverley Street.

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Randy Forbes: What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving

In what ways do you appreciate being together on Thanksgiving?


Marijuana, medical or otherwise, is on the horizon

Recreational marijuana laws were on the ballot in Alaska, Oregon, the District of Columbia and Florida. They passed comfortably in Alaska, Oregon and DC.

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The Dark Side of Political Life: Five ways to promote civil discourse

Do we have to continue with “I’m okay and you’re an idiot” in our political life? The short answer is no, but getting there will not be easy.


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.

Shamrock Farms Augusta County milk plant opens its doors

Shamrock Farms announced on Friday the grand opening of its Augusta County milk plant. The plant officially opened yesterday with a small ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, Todd P. Haymore.

Documentary on WWII prisoner of war camp in Virginia to debut Nov. 1

The documentary “In This Land: The Camp Lyndhurst Saga” will premiere on Saturday, November 1st at The Waynesboro Public LIbrary. This new feature documentary, from local independent film group Alpha Vision Films, explores a little known and fascinating chapter in Virginia history.

Arts Block Party to take over Downtown Lexington

A celebration of the arts in Lexington will take place Friday, October 3rd from 5 to 7:30pm with the Arts of Lexington Block Party.

Cherryvale United Methodist Church joins 30,000 churches in National Back to Church Sunday

“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Cherryvale United Methodist Church in Staunton, Virginia at 9:15 am on Sunday, Sept. 21.

#IceBucketChallenge claims Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. In addition to donating $100 to support ALS research, Chris took a bucket of actual ice to the head.

AFP’s Crystal Graham takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Augusta Free Press LLC Vice President Crystal Graham took the ALS #IceBucketChallenge today. Augusta Free Press will donate $100 to ALS on her behalf and challenges other local businesses and individuals to match our donation! Clients, you are up!


Charlottesville Fire, MDA kick off 80th annual Boot Campaign

Members of the City of Charlottesville Fire Department and Charlottesville Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 2363, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a special event to celebrate their 60-year partnership and kick off the fire fighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Charlottesville area.

Secretariat descendants to descend on The Meadow for show

The Meadow Descendants Gathering at the new Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show will bring together 51 horses that are related to Secretariat or other Meadow Stable champions.


Local Events This Weekend

Augusta County Bass Jons is hosting a Fatboy BBQ Chicken Fundraiser on July 26. from 9am-12 at Kimco Parking in Fishersville.

Give War and Peace a Chance focus of talk at Stone Soup Books

Join author Andrew D. Kaufman on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. for a reading and discussion of his latest book “Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times.” Kaufman recently appeared on the syndicated talk show “Katie” to discuss his book and the Books behind Bars program.


Thoroughbred horse event to showcase retrained race horses

The new Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show, which will be held July 25-27 at The Meadow Event Park, will highlight the versatility of former race horses in the show ring while showcasing the illustrious history of the venue.

Web series Farm Story pilot to start shooting in Staunton in September

Going to Tahiti Productions and The Writer, Ink will shoot the 45-minute Farm Story pilot in Staunton and surrounding areas September 8, 2014 through September 17, 2014.

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Breast cancer awareness part of next Lynchburg Hillcats homestand

Currently riding a three-game winning streak, the Lynchburg Hillcats will conclude a week-long road trip Wednesday and return to Calvin Falwell Field for a four-game set against Wilmington on Thursday, May 15.


Throttle this: Facebook, for business, is dead

Do not, under any line of reasoning that you can conjure for yourself, talk yourself out of doing what I’m about to tell you to do: don’t spend another dollar of your marketing budget, however big or small it is, on Facebook.

Eggstravaganza Easter Festival to draw hundreds

The Staunton Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its annual Eggstravagnza on Saturday, April 19th at the Soccer Complex in historic Montgomery Hall Park.

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Randy Forbes: A real story behind ObamaCare

Obamacare has been mired in problems from the beginning. The poorly planned roll out of exchange websites left citizens frustrated and confused. In fact, as of February, 22,000 Americans have filed requests to fix errors in their health insurance coverage that occurred because of website glitches.

Business coalition launches campaign to support private option plan to close coverage gap

A non-partisan coalition of Virginia business and community leaders today announced it is launching a statewide radio, online and social media advertising campaign to galvanize support for a Medicaid ‘Private Option’ plan to close Virginia’s coverage gap for the uninsured.

SaraJane McDonald performs at the Gateway Theatre

SaraJane McDonald, the opening act on the upcoming Stayin’ Country Concert Tour, performs on the River City Radio Hour at the Gateway Theatre in Waynesboro, Va., on Feb. 21, 2014.

Silent auction planned in Staunton as tribute to Black History Month

A silent action has being organized which will act as a tribute to Black History Month. The event will feature art by local and non local artists. Artwork to include water color and oil paintings, collages, drawings, and photography.

Vote for SaraJane McDonald to sing anthem at National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention

Rockbridge Baths teen SaraJane McDonald is a finalist in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2014 National Anthem Contest. One of the four finalists in the competition will be selected to sing the national anthem at the association’s 2014 national convention in Nashville, Tenn.

Rawhide Productions announces Stayin’ Country Concert Tour

Rawhide Productions announced this week that country music stars Collin Raye, Darryl Worley, Chad Brock, and Morgan Frazier will embark on a nationwide tour in 2014. The Stayin’ Country Concert Tour will bring traditional country music back to the fans.

The Greenbrier Classic added as Open Championship qualifier

One of the strongest fields in golf will descend on The Old White TPC Course when the 2014 Greenbrier Classic is held June 30-July 6, at The Greenbrier, America’s resort.


RideShare Week features photo contest

Oct. 14-18 marks the 10th annual RideShare Week, and RideShare of Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley is partnering with Dunkin’ Donuts to thank commuters for sharing the ride.


Court: You’ve got a right to ‘like’ on Facebook

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that “liking” a Facebook page constitutes protected speech under the First Amendment. The decision reversed the federal district court, which ruled that “liking” a Facebook page is “insufficient speech” to merit constitutional protection.

Business with a purpose

A foundational element of the Auntie Anne’s pretzel empire is the first of what she calls “the three small p’s” – purpose.


How to handle bad news

Bad news is bad news; in business, it can be the end of the world.


Chris Graham: Heard about you on Facebook

Our newest client wouldn’t have come our way if not for … Facebook.

Success comes when you set clear goals

I have never had more fun being part of something than my experience this summer with the Waynesboro Generals, the 2013 Valley League Champions. There are lessons – life lessons, business lessons, all – in this.