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VDOT: Stay home Monday to avoid snow, ice

Crews with VDOT will report to work this evening in response to a winter storm that will leave Central Virginia roads slick with snow and ice


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VDOT advises against travel during Saturday snow, ice storm

The Virginia Department of Transportation advises people not to travel on Saturday in the Shenandoah Valley region. A potent winter storm is forecast to arrive in the Shenandoah Valley possibly during the pre-dawn hours and continue throughout the day with predicted snowfall totals ranging from three to seven inches.


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Winter Weather Advisory in Shenandoah Valley: Ice, 1-3 inches of snow in forecast

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Augusta, Rockingham, Nelson and Albemarle for Friday into the morning hours of Saturday.


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VDOT ready for more winter weather on Wednesday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for another round of winter weather forecast to arrive early Wednesday in central Virginia.


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VDOT warns of possibly icy road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley overnight into Monday

Motorists traveling throughout the Shenandoah Valley tonight, January 11 and into the morning hours on Monday, January 12 should expect to see icy conditions develop.


VMI basketball grinds out 83-73 win at Furman

QJ Peterson had a team-high 18 points, pushing him over 1,000 for his career, and every Keydet to see game action scored as VMI downed the Furman Paladins, 83-73, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action Saturday in Greenville, S.C.


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Arctic blast provides challenge for motorists

Cold arctic air currently enveloping Virginia can and will put the “freeze” on car batteries, tires and other critical car components. Emergency roadside assistance crews at AAA Mid-Atlantic are staffed and ready to handle the predictable increase in calls due to the cold. Dead car batteries will leave some motorists stuck at home on cold mornings this week.


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ACLU of Virginia applauds attorney general opinion on ICE detainer requests

Attorney General Mark Herring issued an opinion today concluding that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests seek voluntary action by sheriffs, corrections staff, and jail authorities, and, as such, cannot be used to deny someone their liberty.


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VDOT prepares for early Tuesday snow

The Virginia Department of Transportation is making preparations for snow forecast for Tuesday morning across the northern portion of the state.


New Year’s Eve forecast: Arctic chill to close out 2014

AccuWeather reports those headed out to celebrate New Year’s Eve may want to bundle up as arctic air affects much of the nation.


Bigger news story: “The Interview,” or Cuba?

Wow, what a news day. U.S. moves to normalize relations with Cuba, and Sony Pictures moves to give North Korea a veto over new releases.


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Winter Weather Advisory in Shenandoah Valley: Freezing rain, ice

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Shenandoah Valley as a Nor’Easter makes its way up the East Coast tonight into Tuesday.


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Virginia Cooperative Extension encourages Virginians to prepare for winter

The National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management have set Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2014, as Winter Preparedness Week.


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Drivers face ice, fog in Shenandoah Valley after storm

The pre-Thanksgiving snow storm has left the Shenandoah Valley. After a day where crews plowed and treated roads, interstate and primary roads are clear throughout the area.


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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.


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AAA urges motorists to prepare vehicles for winter

According to AAA’s Automotive Research Center, at 0°F, a car’s battery loses about 60 percent of its strength and at 32°F it loses 35 percent.


Professional drivers offer safe driving tips for Thanksgiving travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the 1.3 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Thanksgiving holiday to drive safely.


Shenandoah National Park announces fall, winter Visitor Center hours

The Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and the Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51) in Shenandoah National Park will both be open on Thanksgiving Day.


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Arctic Blast: Prepare your vehicle for the winter blast

The official start of winter is weeks away. However, a blast of arctic air is about to blow the coldest weather so far this fall into the Mid-Atlantic.


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ACLU applauds Chesterfield County decision to stop honoring warrantles ICE requests

Today, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office became the first county in Virginia to make public that it has stopped honoring ICE detainer requests not accompanied by a warrant.


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Watercolor classes at Staunton Augusta Art Center

Learning about watercolor is the most popular class at the Staunton Augusta Art Center, thanks to Peg Sheridan’s patient, individualized instruction and the friendly, fun classmates.


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September is Food Safety Month

September is Food Safety Month and a great time to remind consumers that most foodborne illnesses are caused by foods prepared in the home.


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UVA activates Heat Management Plan for Richmond football game

With temperatures and the heat index expected to be above 90 for the Virginia football game with Richmond at Scott Stadium on Saturday, UVa has activated its heat management-operating plan.


Will Hammer: End the Drug War

Ending the Drug War and legalizing marijuana would save us at least $15 billion per year at the Federal level and at least another $25 billion at the state and local level.


UVA activates Heat Management Plan for UCLA football game

With the heat index expected to be above 90 for Virginia’s football game with UCLA at Scott Stadium on Saturday, UVA has activated its heat management-operating plan.


Ken Plum: Climate change is here

“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” according to a report, Climate Change Impacts in the United States, that was released this year and that includes the findings of 300 experts affiliated with the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee.


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Bowie tops Richmond, 1-0, keeps champagne on ice

The Bowie Baysox (67-66) prevented the Richmond Flying Squirrels (74-60) from clinching a playoff spot with a, 1-0, shutout win on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond.


#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!


Beef with #IceBucketChallenge?

So you’ve got an issue with the viral #iceBucketChallenge videos in your Facebook feed. Everybody’s doin’ it, and that’s your issue. People are such lemmings. They’re not doing it for the right reasons. They’re just doin’ it to be cool. It’s not about raising money for ALS. It’s just people wanting to be trendy.


Staunton Senior Center Members Enjoy Kline’s Ice Cream

Even though Monday was a cloudy and not so hot day, fourteen Staunton Senior Center members accompanied by three staffers, enjoyed cups and cones of delicious ice cream complements of Kline’s Dairy Bar in Staunton.


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The wait is nearly over, fabulous fried fair foods are coming back

Battered, dipped and fried describes many of the mouth-watering foods at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.


Earth Talk: Antarctica ice melt and its impact on coastlines

Antarctica, roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined, is composed of rock covered by glaciers some 16,000 feet thick. The glaciers form from fallen snow compacting into successive layers of ice, and they eventually move downhill toward the coasts and “calve” into the ocean as icebergs and eventually melt out into the sea.


Dinner Diva: It’s time to get into a pickle

This is the year, y’all. This is the year you are going to can your summer harvest! And by “can” I mean pickle! Because really, how many cucumbers can one family eat?


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ACLU warns Virginia law enforcement about ICE detainers

Today the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia made public a letter it sent earlier this month to Virginia’s sheriffs, local and regional jail authorities, and adult and juvenile corrections officials asking these officials to deny future requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to keep people in custody who otherwise are free to be released.


Staunton Senior Center Open House Fun Time

There were over a dozen new faces at Staunton Senior Center for its open house.


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Dangers of leaving your pet in a hot, parked car

With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it’s height and it’s time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car.


Dinner Diva: Five secret swaps so you don’t gain weight!

Summer’s here. It’s hot, it’s sweaty and the food is fabulous! Who doesn’t love the grill for example? And while the grill can provide you with a delicious, flavorful meal, there’s plenty of other summer goodies lurking about, promising to throw your healthy intentions to the wind!


ACC well represented at the ESPYs

Seven former and current ACC student-athletes, in addition to one team are among the finalists for recognition in ESPN’s annual awards show.