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Birds and windows: A deadly dilemma

When a bird flew into the window of Becky Schneider’s office at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center last year, the avian ecologist rushed outside and found a stunned flycatcher that flew off shortly afterward.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday.


Will Hammer: Thank you, and an announcement

Libertarian Party congressional nominee Will Hammer thanks his supporters and offers a post-election announcement.


JMU football is playoff bound: UVA could learn a lesson there

Is the problem at UVA lack of talent on the roster? The recruiting numbers would suggest, as they did at this time last year with respect to JMU, no.


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American Red Cross, Suburban Propane partnership expansion fuels blood donations

The first “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations.


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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November River City Radio Hour premieres Tales from Rose Hall

The November River City Radio Hour will premiere a new serial Tales from Rose Hall. The four-part serial traces the role a celebrated home played in Waynesboro’s participation in the Civil War.


Professor, student, inspired at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

If EMU student Jennifer Fawley had any doubts about joining that minority, a recent weekend at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing dispelled them.


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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.


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CIT announces release of broadband adoption guide

The Center for Innovative Technology announced this week the release of broadband awareness and adoption resources filled with strategies to assist local and regional governments.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (3-6) have a bye this week.


Press Conference: Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher talks with reporters on Monday. Second-ranked FSU (8-0, 5-0 ACC) hosts UVA (4-5, 2-3 ACC) on Saturday at 6;30 p.m.


Video: STEM at work with Fishburne Rocketry Club

The Fishburne Rocketry Club worked for more than a year to prepare for an on-campus rocket launch. The day finally came on Oct. 31, 2014.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. Virginia (4-5, 2-3) travels to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on #2 Florida State (8-0, 5-0 ACC0 on Saturday at 6:30 p.m..


Six things Staunton can teach us about community gardens

Fall has descended on Staunton. Most gardeners are planning to put their gardens to bed in the coming weeks, however winter allows us the time to start planning for spring.


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VCU School of Engineering to host hackathon

VCU is hosting its first hackathon, in which 200 students from VCU and a number of other schools will spend 24 hours developing software and hardware applications.


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The secret sauce behind the Cavalanche

It’s part of the secret sauce to the Cavalanche that hard-nosed defense and a ruthlessly efficient, yet patient, offense go hand-in-hand.


Shenandoah National Park dedicates TRACK Trails Activity Trail

To encourage children and their families to get outdoors, Shenandoah National Park has partnered with the Kids in Parks program to establish the Limberlost Trail as a TRACK Trails location.


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Valley Program for Aging Services: News and Notes

The latest news and notes from the Valley Program for Aging Services.


Men Who Quilt featured at Virginia Quilt Museum

A special event related to the Men Who Quilt exhibit will be a lecture on Oct. 25 by well-known quilt maker Jonathan Gregory, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.


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Waynesboro YMCA teaches youngster how to swim

Lamari Nowell didn’t like water touching his head a month ago. But now the 3-year-old is learning how to swim at the Waynesboro YMCA. Learn more about Lamari’s success story.


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Waynesboro teen completes The Original NOLS Course

Daniel Brooks, 17, of Waynesboro, Va., recently completed a wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Washington coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters after Washington’s 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in NFL action at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.


Vector Industries celebrates workers, family

Employees at Vector Industries had lunch with some special people in their lives on Thursday: their families. “We’re here today at Vector Industries celebrating our employees,” said CEO Chrissy Johnston at the end of the Employee Forum, one in a series of events that the Waynesboro-based nonprofit business is holding to mark its 45th year in business.


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Kirk Cousins

Washington coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Kirk Cousins talk with the media on Wednesday. Washington (1-5) hosts Tennessee (2-4) on Sunday at 1 p.m.


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Understanding the Ebola virus and other enteroviruses

At the Waynesboro YMCA and within the Waynesboro and Augusta County community we serve there is a growing concern about the spread of Ebola and other enteroviruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not view Ebola as a significant threat to the U.S. population. However, it is important that YMCAs are well informed about and equipped to respond to such public health threats.


Richmond Raiders indoor football roster taking shape for 2015

The Richmond Raiders have taken the first step toward putting together the squad that will begin play in the franchise’s sixth season of professional indoor football.


Trout Unlimited & Wild Virginia offer stream monitoring training

Trout Unlimited and Wild Virginia are teaming up to offer a training course for citizen volunteers sought to help with water quality monitoring in the Marcellus Shale regions of Virginia’s and West Virginia’s national forests.


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State Fair showcased Virginia’s horse heritage

The historic yearling barn area at The Meadow Event Park, once a hub of equine activity when Secretariat lived there as a frisky colt, came alive again during the State Fair of Virginia.


Study: Are hands-free systems in cars a distraction?

With three out of four drivers believing that hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn that popular new vehicle features may actually increase mental distraction, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.


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JMU invests in local students, promises full tuition scholarships

Thirty-five eighth-graders from area middle schools have been offered full tuition scholarships at James Madison University through their participation in the university’s new Valley Scholars program.


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Virginia Community Capital facilitates healthy food enterprises throughout Virginia

In 2013, Virginia Community Capital made a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America Commitment to Action to launch the Virginia Fresh Food Loan Fund (VFFLF) to facilitate healthy food enterprises in urban and rural communities throughout Virginia.


Albemarle County Fire Rescue awarded grant for fire prevention, safety

Albemarle County Fire Rescue is pleased to announce that they are the recipients of a nearly $100,000 grant from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for enhancing fire protection and safety in low income and impoverished areas of our community.


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Culpeper District Six-Year Improvement Program meeting is Oct. 9

Central Virginia residents are invited to attend a public meeting this Thursday to learn more about transportation projects funded in the Commonwealth’s Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). T


Liberal America, You Don’t See What We’re Up Against, and It Matters

Liberal America does not perceive well the nature of the force that’s taken over the right. Not perceiving what we’re up against has enormous consequences, because understanding one’s foe has enormous implications for devising the best strategy for defeating it.


Lunar eclipse to veil moon red in predawn hours Wednesday

Wednesday’s total lunar eclipse, set to begin a little after 5 a.m. EDT, will be the second of four consecutive “blood moons” to be visible in the United States during a two-year time span.


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DRPT and FRA announce opportunity for public to weigh in on Higher Speed Passenger Rail

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation announced on Monday the start of a preliminary engineering and environmental review project for enhanced intercity passenger rail service between Washington and Richmond.


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Wednesday is International Walk to School Day

On Wednesday, October 8, students across the country will participate in International Walk to School Day by walking or biking to school. There are 55 schools in the greater Richmond area with AAA School Safety Patrol programs, eager to help students walk to school safely.


Coach cancels youth football season because of bad attitudes: Dad tackles coach

A youth football coach in Toms River, N.J., told his team on Sunday that he was canceling the rest of its season because of ongoing issues with bad attitudes and poor sportsmanship among players. After which a father of one of the players ran across the field and tackled the coach.


Video: Libertarian congressional candidate Will Hammer

Sixth District Libertarian congressional nominee Will Hammer released his first campaign web ad on Monday. Hammer is challenging incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte in the November election.


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Staunton VDOT District meeting set for Oct. 8

The Staunton VDOT District meeting is set for Wednesday, October 8, at Blue Ridge Community College, Plecker Center for Continuing Education, Weyers Cave.


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EMU Athlete of the Week: Jolee Paden

After demonstrating how to love your neighbor as yourself while competing in a cross country meet, Jolee Paden has been named this week’s EMU Athlete of the Week as EMU’s own “Good Samaritan.”


Augusta County Fire and Rescue to offer free wildfire workshop for homeowners

Augusta County Fire and Rescue is hosting a workshop to give homeowners that live in wooded areas of the County an opportunity to learn how to protect their homes from wildfires.


Undergrad gets hands-on STEM teaching experience through NASA camp

Abby Pennington, a biology and education major at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, was exposed to a highly privileged educational experience and a highly deprived one – all in the summer before her senior year.


Press Conference: Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins talks with reporters on Thursday. Washington (1-3) hosts Seattle (2-1) on Monday Night Football.