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Local Rotary clubs to help clinic in Haiti

Rotary clubs in the Staunton-Augusta region will help a clinic in Pointe-à-Raquette, Haiti, purchase a boat for the purpose of transporting patients.


JMU men’s basketball falters in second half, loses 65-59 to Northeastern

James Madison led by as many as 10 points in the second half but Northeastern limited the Dukes to just 33 percent shooting in the second half to rally for a 65-59 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball winThursday night at the JMU Convocation Center.


Defense comes up big for JMU in 61-50 CAA win at Charleston

Junior guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) scored a game-high 19 points and James Madison used stifling zone defense to pick up a 61-50 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball victory Monday night at TD Arena.


Norfolk State takes down JMU men’s basketball in OT thriller, 74-71

Jeff Short tallied a career-best 30 points and Norfolk State shot 64 percent over the final 25 minutes while limiting James Madison to 27 percent in a 74-71 overtime win for the Spartans on Monday night in a non-conference men’s basketball game at the Convocation Center.


JMU men’s basketball falls to High Point, 80-71

Sophomore guard Jackson Kent (High Point, N.C./High Point Christian) tied a career high with 18 points but High Point used a second-half surge to get past James Madison, 80-71, in men’s basketball on Saturdayevening at the JMU Convocation Center.


JMU drops 70-58 men’s basketball decision at East Carolina

JMU led by as much as 11 in the first half but could not hang on to the advantage, as East Carolina surged to a 70-58 victory in men’s basketball on Saturday evening at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.


JMU stifles Spiders en route to 51-46 men’s basketball win

James Madison scored 40 points in the paint and played staunch defense en route to a 51-46 men’s basketball win over in-state rival Richmond,


Nation’s alley-oop secures JMU’s 63-61 win over Campbell

An alley-oop dunk by junior guard Andre Nation with 2.3 seconds left to play gave James Madison a thrilling 63-61 men’s basketball victory over Campbell on Tuesday at the JMU Convocation Center.


JMU Men’s Basketball Falls 73-56 at #16 Ohio State

Junior guard Andre Nation scored a game-high 15 points in his return for JMU, but 16th-ranked Ohio State used a balanced attack to earn a 73-56 victory in the Buckeye Classic on Friday afternoon at Value City Arena.


JMU men’s basketball tops Colgate, 77-71, for third straight win

Sophomore forward Yohanny Dalembert scored a career-high 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting to lead JMU to a 77-71 victory over Colgate on Monday at the JMU Convocation Center.


Hot-shooting JMU men’s basketball coasts past Longwood, 82-60

The James Madison men’s basketball team shot 59 percent for the game to defeat Longwood 82-60 on Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center.


JMU men’s basketball drops exhibition to D2 Philadelphia, 79-76

Four James Madison players scored in double figures but three free throws in the closing seconds lifted Division 2 Philadelphia to a 79-76 exhibition victory in an exhibition Sunday afternoon at the Convocation Center.


UVA soccer’s Morgan Brian scores in National Team debut

UVA senior Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) made her CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying debut Monday night and scored her third international goal as the United States defeated Haiti 6-0 at RFK Stadium.


UVA soccer star Morgan Brian named to USWNT roster for World Cup qualifying

UVA senior midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was named to the United States Women’s National Team for this month’s CONCACAF Women’s Championship, which will serve as qualifying for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.


Ron Curry three in OT lifts JMU to 63-61 win over Drexel

Sophomore guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) sank a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 6.5 seconds remaining in overtime to break a tie and lift James Madison to a 63-61 win over Drexel Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center.


Late Ron Curry jumper lifts JMU to 64-62 win over UNC Wilmington

Sophomore guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) hit a contested turnaround jumper with 32 seconds remaining as part of his 13-point afternoon to lift James Madison to a 64-62 win over UNCW in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Saturday at the JMU Convocation Center.


Local photographer captures images of Haiti

From the moment the plane that brought him back from Haiti in 2010, Kevin Blackburn has been pining to go back. “You read about writers and photographers who travel and search for a place that just pulls at their heartstrings, that sort of cultural touchstone. I love shooting in Appalachia, the work I’ve done there. […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Corn Flakes Edition

Having spent the last fortnight on hiatus due to the Easter holiday, our attention is returned. It’s good to take a mental health break and stop thinking for awhile or in many of our cases simply over thinking. When society begins to accept the dramatic and profound linkage between mental and physical health, we will […]


Nicole C. Lee: Where did all the Haiti money go?

When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 the world community came to its aid. Millions of private citizens in this country and around the world reached into their household budgets and gave generously to the Haitian people who were grappling with the devastation. We sat in front of our televisions and […]


Haitian choir coming to Staunton

The earthquake changed the center of their world. Their Holy Trinity Cathedral and thousand-student music school in Port au Prince collapsed into rubble. Scores of lives were lost all around the church complex. The philharmonic orchestra’s instruments were crushed. Choristers in the elite men and boys choir, Les Petits Chanteurs, lost their homes. They sleep […]


Haiti: Environmental concerns

   Earth Talk www.emagazine.com Dear EarthTalk: What are the primary environmental concerns in the aftermath of the big earthquake in Haiti? – Frank Dover, Portland, Ore. As would be the case after any natural disaster, water-borne illness could run rampant and chemicals and oil could leak out of damaged storage facilities as a result of […]


‘For I was hungry, and you fed me’

  Column by Krysti Mayer Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net It was a surprisingly quiet drive home as my boys and I were leaving soccer practice. The car in front suddenly slammed on his brakes, and as I gazed out of my windshield to see what caused our sudden stop, I saw a young boy jump […]


EMU responds to need in Haiti

  Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Touched by the news of the earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, Eastern Mennonite University is making several tangible responses. Collection boxes for financial contributions have been placed around campus, and the school took up offerings during halftime of two basketball games last week. A moment of silence was […]


A story of survival

BRCC group gets out of Haiti Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Mass chaos. People running through the streets ripping their clothes off. “People thought it was the apocalypse, that it was the end of the world,” remembers Rebecca Evans, an accounting professor at Blue Ridge Community College, who led a group of students and faculty […]


The Rant | Haiti

   Video Essay by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Haiti is a cause celebre, literally. Which is great, but Chris Graham reminds you that the relief efforts in Haiti were ongoing before last week’s earthquake. There but for the grace of God go we is one message. People are more alike than they are not alike, is […]