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Family court decisions can unfairly decide holiday family time

For thousands of Virginians, whether or not they spend a holiday with their children depends on the details of their custody agreements.


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Dinner Diva: The perfect holiday table setting

Setting a proper dinner table is a simple thing and one that will make you feel like the elegant hostess you are.


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Professional drivers offer safe driving tips for Christmas holiday travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the 2.8 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to drive safely.


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Giving bulbs as holiday gifts is long-standing tradition

The practice of giving flower bulbs as a gift dates back to Colonial Virginia. And so do questions about how to care for the blooms through the winter.


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USDA explains why food safety should be at the top of all of our holiday lists

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is just gearing up. The next few weeks are full of good cheer and plenty of food.


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Home or away for the holidays: Pet parents including the whole family

With the holiday season upon us it’s time to start shopping, planning, and getting excited for all that much needed family time and love.


How to green up your holiday decorations, lights

Sipping eggnog, listening to carols by the fire and enjoying the beauty of colorfully decorated homes are all warm memories the holiday season conjures.


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Dominion gives $1 million to community organizations that provide housing, food and healthcare

Dominion Resources announced Monday that it is providing $1 million in grants through its charitable foundation to help feed, shelter and care for people in need across 12 states this holiday season.


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Virginia government revenues up sharply in December

Governor McAuliffe announced today that December revenue collections for Virginia state government posted strong gains.


Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. comes to Charlottesville Jan. 10

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the dreadlocked classic crooner vocalist who won season six of NBC Television’s America’s Got Talent, a $1 million grand prize, and a Columbia Records contract, will be performing in Charlottesville at Paramount Theater, at 215 East Main Street, at 8 p.m.


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Colder weather doesn’t chill interest in farmers markets

Until a few years ago, the Christmas holiday usually meant the end of the season for farmers markets across the state. They often wouldn’t reopen until mid-May.


More impressive win than Harvard? UVA challenged, rallies, passes Davidson test

Last week’s 76-27 evisceration of a good Harvard squad got the nation’s attention on third-ranked UVA. The 83-72 Virginia win on Tuesday over a game Davidson squad won’t get nearly as much attention, but it was more impressive.


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Study: December most unproductive and distracting month at work

A study of 3,000 people in the USA has found that December is the month when people are most distracted by browsing the internet at work.


Annual concert celebrates Twelve Days of Christmas

The talented choirs of two local churches will once again fill the sanctuary at Staunton Church of the Brethren with the sounds of the season during the annual Twelfth Night Concert on Sunday, Jan. 4.


Mathers thanks you for giving this holiday season

The Mathers Team, our colleagues, associates and friends pitched in to make the holidays brighter for a number of people in need this Christmas season.


Ring in the Noon Year at the Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia invites the community to participate in a family-friendly holiday celebration, Noon Year’s Eve, on December 31.


Holiday traditions of the VMI Keydets

With Christmas now upon us, VMI Associate Athletic Communications Director Brad Salois caught up with a handful of Keydets to get their thoughts on favorite holiday traditions that they share with those around them.


Ken Plum: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

The editorial in the September 21, 1897 New York Sun, responding to a letter from eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon who had inquired about whether there was a Santa Claus, has become the most reprinted newspaper editorial, according to the Newseum.


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Richmond Spiders earn holiday victory, 57-53, over IUPUI

Richmond hit 10 three-pointers and the Spider backcourt of Kendall Anthony and ShawnDre’ Jones combined for 30 points as UR defeated IUPUI, 57-53, in the Gotham Classic finale.


Bigger Virginia Tech football news: The bowl, or Bud Foster?

Virginia Tech will play Cincinnati in the Military Bowl on Saturday, but that is a distant second in term of big news surrounding the Hokies football program this week. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham discusses the contract extension given to Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va.


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Virginia State Police: Drive to save lives

This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the Virginia State Police has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.


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Paid family leave: An employee benefit that benefits employers

Employers might want to provide paid family leave, but feel that the business can’t afford to. Luckily there is a solution. Just over one year ago, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the FAMILY Act that would create a national paid family leave insurance program.


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Holiday cheer extends to lower gas prices

Holiday cheer has come early for the motoring public, with the average for gas at its lowest level in more than five years.Friday’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $2.45.


Cavalanche: #6 UVA pulverizes Harvard, 76-27

Sixth-ranked UVA held Havard to one field goal in the first 20 minutes, led 39-8 at the break and sent a statement to the nation in a 76-27 evisceration of the Crimson on Sunday before a sellout crowd at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.


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Bucknell rallies past #10 UVA wrestling, 20-16

The 10th-ranked UVA wrestling team dropped a 20-16 decision at Bucknell Saturday (Dec. 20) at Davis Gym. The Cavaliers (5-2) were leading 16-7 with four bouts remaining, but the Bison (1-1) captured all four weight classes to pull off the comeback victory.


Longwood bench scores 40 In 106-74 rout of Penn State Beaver

Longwood is becoming quite comfortable in Willett Hall. Led by a career-high 22 points from junior forward Shaquille Johnson, the Lancers routed Penn State Beaver 106-74 in Willett Saturday afternoon to improve to 3-1 on their home court.


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Gas prices drop to five year low: A holiday gift for motorists

Rising disposable income, an extended holiday period, and lower gas prices are boosting this year’s year-end holiday travel, said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.


City of Staunton announces holiday schedule

All City of Staunton government offices will be closed on the following dates.


Miami (Ohio) takes down Shaq-less Longwood, 71-60

Miami (Ohio) sharpshooter Will Sullivan had a quiet night. Geovonie McKnight and Eric Washington didn’t. Three nights after hitting 5-of-10 three-pointers against Wright State, Sullivan took a backseat to McKnight and Washington who matched each other with 19 points apiece to lead the RedHawks (3-7) to a 71-60 win over Longwood.


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JMU Calendar of Events: Dec. 19-Jan. 11

Campus events and activities at JMU.