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VDOT Staunton District traffic alert

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton VDOT transportation district during the coming weeks.


Waynesboro artist Don Whitson featured at Shenandoah Valley Art Center in January

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of January will present the watercolor paintings of Waynesboro artist, Don Whitson.


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

Campus events and activities at JMU.


New Augusta Free Press print magazine to debut in January 2015

Augusta Free Press is set to debut a new print magazine in January. Titled Augusta Free Press: The Magazine, the publication from the award-winning AFP will feature local news, politics, business and lifestyle trends in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. Editors Chris Graham and Crystal Graham talk up the project in this edition of Inside the Newsroom.


Shots fired at Waynesboro apartment complex: No injuries

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred overnight at the Brandon Ladd Apartments off Rosser Avenue.


A brief history of agricultural time

Agricultural methods over the past 12,000 years have been responsible for two-thirds of our excess greenhouse gases, essentially mining soil carbon and converting it to carbon dioxide and methane, beginning a slow stable warming that now accelerates with burning of fossil fuel.


VDOT: Paving work on Route 285 bridge in Augusta County to cause delays

Lane closures will occur on Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) in Augusta County at the I-64 Exit 91 bridge widening project due to paving work.


VDOT to increase speed limit on Interstate 81 in Harrisonburg area

The Virginia Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit to 70 miles per hour on Interstate 81 northbound in the Harrisonburg area between mile marker 248.2 and 249.


McAuliffe announces opening of Indian market for Virginia apple exports

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced new export sales of Virginia apples to India, a significant market opening in one of the world’s largest economies and population bases.


SMAC swim team sets five team records in December meets

The Waynesboro Y year round competitive swim team, SMAC, (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) competed at the Mako Invitational in Fairfax, VA and at the TYR Capital Classic in Carey, NC from December 5-7.


Shenandoah University named official site for Shenandoah Valley Writing Project

National Writing Project (NWP) recently selected Shenandoah University as the official site for the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project (SVWP).


Valley Program for Aging Services debuts new website designed by Auguta Free Press

Valley Program for Aging Services has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press highlighting its array of senior services in the Shenandoah Valley.


Shenandoah National Park proposes revised fee structure

In compliance with a nation-wide review being conducted by the National Park Service, officials at Shenandoah National Park are inviting the public to comment on proposed entrance fee increases for the park.


McAuliffe recognizes farmers for conservation and water quality measures

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday presented 10 farmers with 2014 Virginia Grand Basin Clean Water Farm Awards for implementing practices to protect water quality.


Light snow covers the Shenandoah Valley

Light snow is covering roadways in the Shenandoah Valley. Precipitation started shortly after nightfall as some sleet and snow and continues into the evening hours.


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.


Route 634 in Augusta County closed Dec. 8-11 for railroad crossing work

Part of Route 634 (Patton Farm Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed December 8-11 while Norfolk Southern works on a railroad crossing.


Flu shots: It’s not too late to vaccinate!

After November, when you see signs that advertise “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here,” you might think, “Isn’t it too late for that?” As long as flu viruses are spreading, it’s not too late to get the vaccine.


geSHENKe. A fine art and music experience

Artist Carmen Shenk, formerly chef and co-owner at Jimmy Anderson’s Casual Gourmet has started a new venture in Staunton, Virginia, called geSHENKe, a fine art and live music experience.


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Annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony at Augusta Health on Dec. 7

The annual Lights of Love Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, benefitting the Gifted Care Program at the Shenandoah House and the Nursing Scholarship Program, will be Sunday at 4:30 pm in the Augusta Health Atrium Lobby.


Winter Weather Advisory: Sleet, freezing rain in the Valley, Central Virginia tonight, Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia in effect from 1 a.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday.


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Notification plan for local bus service changes related to inclement weather announced

The Central Shenandoah Planning Commission District announced the notification plan for changes to local bus service in the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta area related to inclement winter weather.


SMAC competes in Christiansburg and at the Waynesboro Y

The Waynesboro Y year round competitive swim team, SMAC, (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) competed at the Hokie Invite in Christiansburg, VA November 14-16 and the SMAC Invitational in Waynesboro November 22-23.


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Waynesboro Public Library December event schedule

December events at the Waynesboro Public Library.


Shenandoah Valley Art Center presents exhibit by Pat Jarrett

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of December will present the SVAC Photo Invitational Exhibit 2014 juried by photojournalist Pat Jarrett.


Shenandoah University to host Ebola panel discussion on Dec. 2

Shenandoah University will present an Ebola panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium, on the campus of Shenandoah University.


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.


VDOT making progress on Shenandoah Valley roads after snow

VDOT is making steady progress on roads in the Shenandoah Valley, but many routes remain in minor to moderate condition.


Winter weather expected to impact travel in Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for snow forecast for the Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, which is traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year.


New forest plan recommends Shenandoah Mountain Scenic Area

Much to the delight of Friends of Shenandoah Mountain, the new George Washington National Forest management plan makes a solid recommendation for a 90,000-acre Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area.


Interstate 81 lane closure in Rockbridge County on Tuesday

The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled a daytime left-lane closure on Tuesday, November 25, for drainage work on northbound Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.


Winter Storm Watch: Five inches of snow possible Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Augusta County and much of the Shenandoah Valley for Wednesday with a forecast for five inches or more of snow possible.


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Old Dominion Electric Cooperative works to improve facilities at Monterey delivery point

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has begun working on a project that will increase reliability to its member-owner Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Monterey delivery point located in Highland County.


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Project Impact calendar set for distribution in early December

A popular locally produced calendar that features a unique collection of historic photos from around the Shenandoah Valley and amusing “holidays” for each day of the year is due out in early December.


Bridgewater College seniors seek entrepreneurial projects with area businesses

Fifteen Bridgewater College seniors in an entrepreneurship class want to form working partnerships in the spring 2015 semester with four small businesses or non-profits from Harrisonburg, Rockingham County or Augusta County.


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North Augusta Farmers’ Market hosts annual Winter Market

The North Augusta Farmers’ Market will hold a special Winter Market and Craft Sale on Wednesday, December 3rd, noon-6pm at the American Hotel Banquet Room, 125 S. Augusta St., Staunton.


Victory at Cedar Creek as VDOT announces shift in bridge location

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that it will alter the proposed alignment of the Route 11 replacement bridge at Cedar Creek battlefield.


Washington and Lee publication wins three prestigious awards

Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review has announced the winner of its three major genre prizes for Volume 63.


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.


First Bank to acquire six Bank of America branches

First Bank will acquire the branch banking operations of six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia regions from Bank of America.


Wild Virginia weighs in on George Washington National Forest plan

After more than seven years of stop-and-go progress, the George Washington National Forest finally has a new Forest Plan to guide management for the next 10-15 years.


Warner, Kaine weigh in on Geroge Washington National Forest Plan

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on the U.S. Forest Service’s announcement of a management plan for the George Washington National Forest.


Conservationists applaud keeping George Washington National Forest lands closed to drilling, fracking

Local conservation groups expressed support for today’s decision from the U.S. Forest Service to make the George Washington National Forest unavailable for oil and gas drilling.


New George Washington National Forest Plan balances multiple uses

Today, the U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Regional Forester released the Final Forest Plan that will direct management of the George Washington National Forest.


Bridgewater College to participate in campaign against campus sexual assault

Changing the culture surrounding sexual assault on college campuses is the focus of a White House campaign in which Bridgewater College will participate Nov. 18-21.


Shenandoah National Park seeks public input on proposed chronic wasting disease management plan

The National Park Service is seeking to amend the approved 2013 Chronic Wasting Disease Detection/Assessment Plan, Shenandoah National Park.


Heifetz on Tour concerts return to Shenandoah Valley

The Heifetz on Tour concert series kicking off this week will feature violinist and Charlottesville native Madison Vest and cellist Zach Mowitz.


Matt Lawler receives Governor’s 2014 Excellence in EMS Award

Central Shenandoah EMS Council announced that its Director of EMS Programs, Matt Lawler has been awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in EMS.


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George Mason men’s basketball handles Shenandoah in exhibition, 91-51

Six Patriots scored in double-figures Saturday afternoon as the George Mason men’s basketball team topped Shenandoah, 91-51, in exhibition play at the Patriot Center.


Veteran journalists bring magazine back to Shenandoah Valley

Augusta Free Press: The Magazine will hit newstands in January 2015 and will be offered bimonthly. AugustaFreePress.com launched in 2002 to provide news and information to people throughout the region online.