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AAA: Many unprepared for roadside emergencies

Since Memorial Day, AAA Mid-Atlantic has rescued over 326,000 drivers from Virginia to New Jersey.


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AAA: Heat taking its toll

AAA is reminding drivers that the risk of engines overheating, older batteries failing and tire troubles grows with each day of the heatwave. 


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AAA: Gas prices holding steady in Virginia, Mid-Atlantic

Gas prices around the Mid-Atlantic region stalled this week after rising slightly the week before. The same can be said of the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline.


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AAA: Extreme heat can exact toll on drivers, passengers, cars

Triple digit heat indices are heading this way and can prove dangerous for mankind and metal alike.


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AAA projects record-breaking July 4 travel in Virginia

AAA projects 1.2 million Virginians will travel to celebrate Independence Day this year. The 2017 travel forecast is the highest since 2001.


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AAA: July 4 travel expected to be record-breaking

This July 4, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home.


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AAA spills the truth on oil changes

Making an informed choice about oil changes just got easier, thanks to new research on the quality of engine oil.


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Study: New teen drivers three times as likely to be involved in deadly crash

New teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to new research from AAA.


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AAA: More than 1 million Virginians to travel for Memorial Day

AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend.


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AAA: Gas prices take dip

While consumers are still experiencing higher gas prices compared to last year due to the OPEC agreement, they are seeing prices drop slowly across the Mid-Atlantic region.


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AAA goal: Reducing more than 415,000 fatalities, serious injuries on U.S. roads

Key roadway improvements have the potential to save 63,700 lives and prevent 353,560 serious injuries over a 20-year period.


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AAA: Gas prices starting to stall?

Gas prices in the Mid-Atlantic region continue to climb, although the pace has slowed somewhat in the past few days.


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Gas prices hit 19-month high

The Mid-Atlantic region continues to see a jump in gas prices as stations make the final change over to summer-blend fuels.


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AAA: One in three drivers can’t afford to get car fixed

According to a new AAA survey, 64 million American drivers would not be able to pay for an unexpected vehicle repair.


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Study: Younger Millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that young millennials are the riskiest drivers.


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AAA: More Americans planning vacations in 2017

A recent AAA survey has 42 percent of Americans planning to take a vacation in 2017 – with most planning trips to warm weather destinations.


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Professional drivers offer safe driving tips for Christmas holiday travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the 2.8 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to drive safely.


Celebrate National Trails Day® at Shenandoah National Park

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 6.


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Charlottesville U.S. 250 Bypass project traffic update

Work continues on and along the ramps serving McIntire Road and John W. Parkway in Charlottesville. Ramp closures are to be expected weekdays between 9am and 4pm until Friday, June 5th. Formal detour signage will be in place.


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Lynchburg VDOT District Traffic Alert: June 1-5

Highway work in the Lynchburg VDOT District requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted.


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Interstate 81 lane closures in Rockbridge County, Augusta County, beginning on Sunday

Nighttime Interstate 81 lane closures are scheduled in Rockbridge and Augusta counties beginning on Sunday, May 31, for guardrail work, paving and utility work. All work is weather permitting.


Virginia Tech Transportation Institute launches effort to make traveling through traffic lights safer, smarter and cheaper

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers’ new project could change the way motorists navigate through traffic lights, making the everyday action safer, smarter, and cheaper – the last by cutting fuel costs and likewise reducing pollution.


Best Western Plus Waynesboro awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for fifth straight year

Best Western Waynesboro Inn & Suites Conference Center today announced that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner.


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AAA Mid-Atlantic anticipates assisting 31K travelers over Memorial Day weekend

AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates it will come to the rescue of over 31,000 stranded motorists during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend – with more than 5,800 expected in Virginia.


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37.2 million Americans to hit the road for Memorial Day

AAA Travel projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years.


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Black Cat Road in Keswick closes Jan. 19 for bridge replacement

Next Monday, Jan. 19 the Virginia Department of Transportation and contractor Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville will begin work to replace the Route 616 (Black Cat Road) bridge over Buckingham Branch Railroad in Albemarle County.


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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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Robert Hurt: Advancing solutions for a stronger America

It is my hope that our colleagues in the Senate will take up the good bills coming out of the House and join us in advancing policies to build a stronger America for our children and grandchildren.


Fishburne Military School varsity basketball drops third straight

The Fishburne Military School varsity basketball team suffered its third straight loss on Thursday, losing in overtime to Stuart Hall.


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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.


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Culpeper VDOT District traffic alert: Jan. 12-16

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


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McAuliffe’s budget proposal places target on local tourism?

In a blow to Virginia travel and tourism, Governor Terry McAuliffe’s new budget proposal includes a new travel services tax on consumers who use the services of online travel agencies (OTAs), brick and mortar travel agents, small business tour operators, and other travel intermediaries.


Governor McAuliffe unveils first Welcome to Virginia sign at Dulles International Airport

Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiled on Tuesday a new “Welcome to Virginia” sign at Dulles International Airport (IAD), welcoming travelers to the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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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.


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Robert Hurt: A sensible domestic energy policy will make life easier for Virginia families

As I travel across the Fifth District, I consistently hear about the numerous negative impacts high fuel costs create. High gas prices hurt families trying to pay their bills, making it more expensive to fill their tanks and increasing the price of groceries and other goods.


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It’s time: Girl Scout Cookie time

It’s that time again for the Great American Girl Scout Cookie Sale! From January 1 to March 31, Girl Scouts in our local communities will become young business entrepreneurs as they learn goal setting, marketing skills, and money management.


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Balanced offense leads George Mason past La Salle, 70-62

Behind four players each with 13 points, the George Mason men’s basketball team opened Atlantic 10 Conference play with a 70-62 victory over La Salle Saturday night in the Patriot Center.


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Randy Forbes: The one New Year’s goal our nation needs

At the beginning of a new year, we stand at the cusp of possibility. We have the chance for a fresh start. And though the start of the New Year may not bring with it a completely blank slate, it at least offers an opportunity to recalibrate.


New Year’s Eve street closures in Downtown Harrisonburg

Generations Crossing’s Annual 5K and Harrisonburg’s New Year’s Eve Celebration will take place on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Downtown Harrisonburg.


No. 24 JMU women’s basketball tripped up, 66-62, at Vanderbilt

In the final non-conference game of the season, No. 24 James Madison women’s basketball suffered a 66-62 setback at Vanderbilt on Monday night at Memorial Gymnasium despite a career high 21 points by junior guard Ashley Perez (Manchester, Conn./Manchester (St. John’s)).