Tag: Shenandoah Valley

VDOT: Caution advised overnight in Shenandoah Valley

Motorists traveling tonight in the Shenandoah Valley should be alert for roads refreezing, and areas of frozen slush or ice.

VDOT: Crews making progress on roads in Shenandoah Valley

Virginia Department of Transportation plow crews and contractors have made substantial progress in clearing Shenandoah Valley roadways.


Shenandoah Valley Project Impact issues 15-year report

Shenandoah Valley Project Impact issued a comprehensive report showcasing what it has accomplished since its inception.

VDOT: Travel still hazardous in Shenandoah Valley

Road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley are steadily improving, thanks to Sunday sunshine and the continuous efforts of crews and VDOT contractors.


VDOT: Public should refrain from all travel in Shenandoah Valley

VDOT is asking the public to refrain from all travel while plows continue to clear roads throughout the night and on Sunday.

VDOT: Driving still treacherous in the Shenandoah Valley

Dangerous driving conditions persist in the Shenandoah Valley this afternoon, despite around-the-clock snow removal operations by VDOT and its contractors.

VDOT: Stay off the roads in the Shenandoah Valley tonight

The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising that all travel throughout the Shenandoah Valley should be avoided tonight.

Latest: National Weather Service forecasting up to 30 inches of snow

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia beginning at 8 a.m. Friday.

Winter Storm Watch: Historic snowstorm on the way?

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia with a possibly historic snowstorm headed our way on Friday.

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Massanutten Resort now a 100 percent employee-owned company

Massanutten Resort, a four-season resort located outside of Harrisonburg, in the Shenandoah Valley, announced that it is now a 100 percent employee-owned company.

VDOT ready for possible snowy, windy conditions

VDOT is ready to respond to snow showers and high winds that are forecast for parts of the Shenandoah Valley Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie time!

Girl Scouts in our local communities will become young business entrepreneurs as they learn goal setting, marketing skills, and money management.

Death Cafe debuts in the Shenandoah Valley

At a Death Cafe people drink coffee and tea, eat cake (or cookies), and discuss death in a relaxed group discussion. With the participants setting the agenda and direction of the conversation,

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Food Bank joins #GivingTuesday movement celebrating generosity and philanthropy

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is calling on residents in Central and Western Virginia to consider joining #GivingTuesday, a movement to celebrate generosity and encourage philanthropy.

Flashing yellow signals coming to Shenandoah Valley

The Virginia Department of Transportation will install flashing yellow arrow traffic signals at five intersections in the Staunton District beginning Dec. 1. The flashing yellow arrow is intended only for left-turning traffic, and indicates that drivers may turn left after they yield to oncoming traffic.

VDOT expanding holiday traveler services in Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation is providing motorists with extra services in the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville areas for the Thanksgiving holiday period. Travel times will be shown on portions of Interstate 81 and I-64. Additionally, Safety Service Patrols will be expanded on Sunday, November 29.

Shenandoah Valley Partnership highlights transportation assets at fall events

The Shenandoah Valley Partnership hosted two economic development events this fall focusing on the Shenandoah Valley’s access to markets and substantial transportation and logistics assets.

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Slavery in the Valley: Different than elsewhere?

The lower number of slaves in the Shenandoah Valley before the Civil War has fostered the idea that slavery there was different or more benevolent. Not so, says local historian Nancy Sorrells. In a Sunday program at the Government Center, Sorrells will present the facts on “Slavery and its Aftermath in the Upper Valley.”


Weather Alert: Wind Advisory in effect in Shenandoah Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Shenandoah Valley from noon Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are forecast for the advisory period.

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Year’s largest food drive to begin on Saturday

Local Boy Scouts of America and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank are teaming up for Scouting for Food, the Boy Scouts’ annual food drive. Residents are encouraged to leave a bag filled with non-perishable food donations at their doors or mailboxes in the morning on Sat., Oct. 24


Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative urges preparation for potential heavy rain event

With measurable rain in the forecast for parts of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s eight-county service area in the days ahead, SVEC has pulled together key staff members responsible for working these types of situations and has implemented a plan of action to coordinate our response to the severe weather.

Podcast: Virginia in the crosshairs of potentially lethal combination of storms

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham reports on the potentially dangerous mix of storms – a coastal low developing in the Southeast and Hurricane Joaquin – that could wreak havoc on Virginia this weekend.

Fields of Gold Farm Trail celebrates summer success with giveaway

The Fields of Gold Agritourism program celebrated another successful summer season along the expanding Fields of Gold Farm Trail by sponsoring a giveaway featuring gift certificates from member farms and businesses.

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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe to attend produce auction, learn more about Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Farm Fresh program

On Tuesday, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe will attend the Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction in Dayton, just outside Harrisonburg.

Interstate 81 lane closures in the Shenandoah Valley Aug. 30-Sept. 4

Lane closures are scheduled for Interstate 81 in Augusta, Shenandoah and Frederick counties from August 30 to September 4.

Interstate 81 lane closures in the Shenandoah Valley: Aug. 23-29

Lane closures are scheduled for Interstate 81 in Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Frederick counties from August 23-29.

Southern Economic Development Council recognizes Fields of Gold program

The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) has announced the recipients of its annual Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA).

Interstate 81 lane, ramp closures in Shenandoah Valley Aug. 17-21

The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled lane and ramp closures along Interstate 81 between mile markers 174 and 311 during the week of August 17-21.

Social services boards appoint Anita Harris new director of Shenandoah Valley Social Services

The boards of social services of Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro announced today the appointment of Anita Harris as director of Shenandoah Valley Social Services, effective Aug. 16. Harris will serve as interim director Aug. 1 through 15.

Additional emerald ash borer found in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park staff have confirmed additional infestations of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the park. Adult EAB beetles were caught in surveillance traps near Mathews Arm Campground, Gravel Springs Hut, Pinnacles Picnic Area, Big Meadows Picnic Area, and South River Picnic Area.

Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board pushes skill enhancement training

Programs administered by the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board provide businesses and workers in the Shenandoah Valley a variety of options for maintaining a highly-skilled workforce.

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McAuliffe announces agriculture, forestry industries development planning grants in Rappahannock County, Shenandoah Valley

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the award of two planning grants from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Bill could impact weather in Shenandoah Valley this weekend

The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill are on course to impact weather this weekend in the Shenandoah Valley and a wide swath of the Mid-Atlantic.

Bicycle economic impact analysis underway in Shenandoah Valley

A Bicycling in the Shenandoah Valley Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) is currently being conducted by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) in conjunction with regional partners from Shenandoah County Tourism, Bryce Resort, Harrisonburg Tourism, Rockingham County, Massanutten Resort, Greater Augusta Regional Tourism, Lexington & the Rockbridge Area Tourism and the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition.


Battlefields Foundation presents conference on 1865, post-Civil War era

On Saturday, June 20, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will look back at that period with a Sesquicentennial conference, “The Rocky Road to Peace”: 1865 and the Post-War Era in the Valley.