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Experience will lead to success for EMU field hockey

Experience is a key factor in sports, and EMU’s field hockey team has plenty of it. With their largest senior class in four years joined by seven new faces, the Royals look ready to move back up the ODAC standings.

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Norfolk State announces 2014-2015 men’s basketball schedule

The Norfolk State men’s basketball program finalized its 2014-15 schedule, highlighted by 13 home games as well as a spot in the Barclays Center Classic.

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UVA women’s basketball season tickets on sale Monday

Season tickets for 2014-15 UVA women’s basketball home games will be on sale beginning Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m.


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.

Firing squad: Writers unleash on embattled UVA football coach Mike London

The first question for UVA football coach Mike London at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro on Monday was sort of friendly fire, from long-time Daily Progress sports columnist and London supporter Jerry Ratcliffe. What do you think you’ve got to do this year, Ratcliffe asked London, still getting settled at the big, round table surrounded by writers, to keep your job? Some friendly fire, that.


Press Conference: Pitt football coach Paul Chryst

Pitt football coach Paul Chryst talks with news media at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.

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Press Conference: NC State football coach Dave Doeren

NC State football coach Dave Doeren talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.

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Press Conference: UNC football coach Larry Fedora

UNC football coach Larry Fedora talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.

Press Conference: Duke football coach David Cutcliffe

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.

Shenandoah University to host Virginia Private College Week

What makes Virginia private colleges and universities stand out from others across the nation? Prospective college students will find out during Virginia Private College Week 2014, slated for Monday, July 28, through Saturday, Aug. 2.

Clemson Press Conference: Cole Stoudt

ACC Football Kickoff interview with Clemson quarterback Cole Stoudt.

Boston College Press Conference: Andy Gallik and Dominique Williams

ACC Football Kickoff interview with Andy Gallik and Dominique Williams.

Fall risk assessments for new members at Staunton Senior Center

Augusta Health physical therapists supplied their expertise to the Staunton Senior Center by providing fall risk assessments to new members.

PRSC Reads with Roberta Webb Child Care

PRSC members and children from Roberta Webb Child Care Center took an hour to read together on Monday, July 7.

AFSCME adds more than 90,000 members

AFSCME President Lee Saunders today announced that AFSCME nearly doubled the goal set in early January 2014 when the union launched its “50,000 Stronger” organizing campaign.

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Chris Graham: What do the metrics say about UVA football’s chances vs. UCLA?

Last week, I wrote a column suggesting that UVA football fans should set their expectations a bit higher than people following a team that went 2-10 a year ago and has gone 18-31 in the last four years probably should, based on a simple metric: adding up the points assigned to the team in the Rivals.com recruiting rankings vis-à-vis its rivals in the ACC.

Comedy with a Taste of Jazz at Piedmont Virginia Community College

What do you get when you place some of the funniest national comedians and some of the most talented jazz musicians into a blender, turn the blender on then pour the contents into a glass?

Mike Homes is Democratic nominee in 38th Senate

Tazewell County Supervisor Mike Himes will be the Democratic nominee for the 38th Senate District after no on else filed by 5:00pm today. The caucus that is scheduled for tomorrow night in Tazewell County has been cancelled.

Tazewell supervisor Mike Hymes announces for 38th Senate District

Mike Hymes has announced his candidacy for Democratic nomination in the 38th Senate District. The election, a result of Democratic Senator Phillip Puckett’s resignation, will be held August 19th.

Bath Community Senior Center Traveled to Highland Center for Lunch

The Bath Community Senior Center members traveled to Highland County to attend a Senior Luncheon on June 11.

2014 George E. Allen Academic Scholarship winners

This year, the personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen received over 400 scholarship applications from high school seniors throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Fan Care: Free fans for seniors

Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) is happy to be able to sponsor the FAN CARE program again this year along with Virginia Division for the Aging and Dominion Virginia Power.

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Sign up now for Farm Market Fresh for Seniors program

During two enrollment sessions in June, older adults with limited income will be eligible to receive $40 in coupons to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs at the Staunton, Verona, and Waynesboro Farmer’s Markets this summer.

Seniors Gather at Gypsy Hill Park

Last Thursday approximately thirty seniors from Staunton Senior Center and Waynesboro Senior Center joined at Gypsy Hill Park for the monthly health program entitled “Relaxation in the Park”, presented by health program team members including Shelly Lam, Anna Stell, and Jessica Miller.

BCSC Trip to Wytheville

Thirteen Bath Community Senior Center members and three staff members enjoyed an overnight trip May 21 – 22 to Wytheville, VA, courtesy of The Bath County Parks and Recreation. With an early morning start and a quick stop for lunch, we arrived at the Quality Inn in Wytheville.

Kaine joins Senate effort to push career, technical education

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to establish a Presidential Career and Technical Scholars Award program.

Chris Graham: Education foundation almost a good idea

Self-styled fiscal conservatives in Waynesboro bending over backwards not to raise taxes almost had a good idea with a push to create an education foundation.

Northeastern tops JMU baseball, 8-4

Northeastern struck for all eight of its runs in the final three innings and got a complete game from Chris Carmain in an 8-4 win over JMU in the middle game of a Colonial Athletic Association baseball series on Saturday night at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park.


Council on Aging honors innovative programs serving older Virginians

The F.R.E.E. Foundation Equipment Reuse/Recycling and Gifting Program of Roanoke won the Commonwealth Council on Aging’s top 2014 “Best Practices” award for its creative and effective approach to serving older Virginians.

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East Rockingham Senior Center Members Learn About Importance of Water

Mariah Fortman and Shannon Regen, both interns with Valley Program for Aging Services and seniors at James Madison University, presented a program at East Rockingham Senior Center on the benefits of water and the role it plays in the body.

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Valley Program for Aging Services joins National Movement to End Senior Hunger

Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS), in partnership with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and with support from the Walmart Foundation, has joined a nationwide effort to fight senior hunger by dramatically increasing participation by eligible seniors in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Robert Hurt: House plan to balance budget, grow economy, protect taxpayers

Just as we have done each of the last four years, the House of Representatives approved an annual budget focused on setting a course for our nation and its future. The Path to Prosperity budget puts us on a path to fiscal sustainability so we can preserve the promise of this great country for our children and grandchildren.

United Way, nTelos partner to donate flat screen TVs to non-profits

United Way of Greater Augusta assisted nTelos is distributing flat screen TV’s to community non-profits.


Emeritus at Staunton continues its fight against poor nutrition for seniors

For the second year in row, Emeritus at Staunton is seeking to help combat senior malnutrition by joining in Emeritus’ nationwide effort to deliver more than 10,000 meals to seniors across America in the next 60 days in honor of National Food Month.

Mary Baldwin College Theatre presents Whispers and Lies

Mary Baldwin College Theatre presents the world premiere production of Whispers and Lies by MBC alumna Dr. Amy Cuomo, professor of theatre, University of West Georgia.

Video: UVa.’s Tony Bennett, Joe Harris emotional after Sweet 16 loss

UVa. coach Tony Bennett and Joe Harris address the media after Virginia’s tough loss in the Sweet 16. Harris talks about how special it was to play at Madison Square Garden while Bennett explains the mark his seniors left on the program.

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Podcast: UVA-Pitt ACC Tournament Postgame

Audio from the postgame press conference with UVa. coach Tony Bennett and seniors Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell after the Cavs’ 51-48 win over Pitt in the ACC Tournament semifinals on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.

20 Long Years: UVa. in first ACC Tournament final since 1994

“The Sign” by Ace of Base topped the Billboard Hot 100. “Seinfeld” was “Must-See TV,” and not yet on every channel in the universe on rerun. The year was 1994. The last time UVa. basketball was in an ACC Tournament final.

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Princeton upsets No. 6 UVa. women’s lacrosse, 15-13

The No. 6 UVa. women’s lacrosse team (3-5, 0-2 ACC) fell to unranked Princeton (2-3, 0-1 Ivy) on Saturday, March 15 in Princeton, N.J.

ACC Tournament monkey: It’s off UVa.’s back now

The ghosts of 1995. As every UVa. basketball fan alive knew all too well, that was the last time a Virginia team won a quarterfinal game in the ACC Tournament.

#6 UVa. women’s lacrosse blasts William and Mary, 22-9

The No. 6 UVa. women’s lacrosse team (3-4, 0-2 ACC) had a dominating road victory, downing William & Mary (1-4, 0-0 CAA) 22-9 on Wednesday, March 12 in Williamsburg, Va.

Pen Pal Club Started Between Two Senior Centers

After a health program at the Staunton Senior Center and Waynesboro Senior Center on how to spice up the winter months, a new Pen Pal Club has formed.


Community Foundation scholarship deadline approaching

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is currently accepting scholarship applications from seniors attending high schools in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County.

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#9 UVa. women’s lacrosse tops #8 Penn State, 12-11

The No. 9 UVa. women’s lacrosse team (2-3, 0-1 ACC) held off a late charge by No. 8 Penn State (2-2, 0-0 ALC) to earn a 12-11 victory on Saturday (March 1) at Klöckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.

JMU women’s basketball preps for home finale

Local JMU women’s basketball stars Kirby Burkholder and Nikki Newman are playing in their final home game at the Convo. Sendoff these seniors the right way and #CramTheConvo one more time.


VMI basketball tops Radford on Senior Day, 88-76

Playing in their final home game at Cameron Hall seems to have sparked VMI forward D.J. Covington and guard Rodney Glasgow. The former posted 29 points while the latter dropped in 26 to help spark the Keydets to an 88-76 win over visiting Radford University Saturday afternoon.

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#9 UVa. women’s lacrosse defeats Richmond, 16-9

The No. 9 UVa. women’s lacrosse team (1-2) earned its first victory of the season, defeating Richmond (1-2) 18-9 on Wednesday (Feb. 19) at University Hall Turf Field in Charlottesville.

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#6 UVa. women’s lacrosse falls 16-12 to #9 Loyola

The No. 6 UVa. women’s lacrosse team (0-2) opened up the 2014 home slate with a 16-12 loss to No. 9 Loyola (1-0) on Saturday (Feb. 15) at University Hall Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.

Virginia rises to third in nation on Advanced Placement Tests

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia again boasts the nation’s third-highest percentage of public high school seniors qualifying for college credit on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, according to the College Board’s 2014 AP Report to the Nation.

Report: Virginia is improving healthcare coverage for children

A new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found the number of uninsured children in the Commonwealth declined by about 14 percent between 2010 and 2012. The report attributes the good news to the success of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (known as FAMIS in Virginia).

Press Conference: UVa. football coach Mike London

UVa. football coach Mike London talks with the media in advance of his team’s game at ACC Coastal Division rival Miami (7-3, 3-3 ACC) on Saturday. Virginia (2-8, 0-6 ACC) enters the game on a seven-game losing streak. The ‘Hoos lost their most recent game, on Nov. 9, 45-14 at North Carolina.

SAILing into the New Year at Staunton Senior Center

Last week several VPAS employees and one intern attended the leadership training for SAIL, which stands for Stay Active & Independent for Life. This exercise program is actually a fall prevention program, but it is not billed as such since seniors sometimes tend to avoid “fall prevention programs” (I’m not old, I don’t fall).

Gov. McDonnell announces Virginia College Application Week

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Virginia College Application Week (VCAW) at 32 Virginia high schools and proclaimed Nov. 18-22 College Application Week in the Commonwealth. This initiative is designed to provide graduating high school seniors with information and resources about the college admissions process.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers: A Lifeline for Seniors

This year, the volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors have been nominated for a People’s Choice award. Whether or not they receive the largest number of votes, this dedicated group is a true winner. Volunteers are the “driving force” behind the Meals on Wheels mission that no senior goes hungry.

#1 UVa. women’s soccer downs Virginia Tech, 2-0, to cap perfect regular season

The top-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team became the first ACC school to have a undefeated and untied regular season in a decade as it downed No. 5 Virginia Tech 2-0 Thursday. The Cavaliers (19-0, 13-0 ACC) set the school record for wins in a season, while the Hokies (14-3-2, 9-3-1 ACC) suffered just their third defeat of the season.