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A Literary Salon with Dr. Andrew D. Kaufman at WriterHouse

Join WriterHouse on Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m., when UVA religious studies professor Dr. Kristin Swenson will interview Dr. Andrew D. Kaufman.


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Randy Forbes calls for renewed push to avert defense sequestration

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today a renewed push to pass H.R. 733 and remove the Department of Defense from sequestration cuts.


VDOT seeking new owner for historic Augusta County bridge

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking to transfer ownership and responsibility for the historic Mount Meridian truss bridge on Route 769 in Augusta County.


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Absence of critical law threatens Virginia’s kids at risk for trafficking

Virginia is the only state in the nation that lacks a law against human trafficking for sexual exploitation, a crime that impacts an estimated 100,000 U.S. children each year.


McAuliffe convenes summit on expanding healthcare access for Virginia veterans

Governor Terry McAuliffe convened a Summit on Veterans Health Care Access on Monday, bringing together top leaders to work together on improving the availability of services to Virginia’s nearly 800,000 veterans.


Cadence Inc. expands Rhode Island facility

The Cadence Inc. Cranston, Rhode Island facility celebrated its grand opening of the new 34,000-square-foot expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 30.


CDSME Office Relocated to Blue Ridge Hall

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Education office is being relocated to Blue Ridge Hall, Room 350, 601 University Boulevard in Harrisonburg. Moving will begin today and should be completed Monday.


Cadence Inc. announces unaudited results of 2014

Cadence Inc. announced unaudited results for the first nine months of 2014 including a 37% increase in revenue compared to 2013 to $54.5 million.


My Clean Kitchen: Bold Rock and Apple Roasted Chicken

This week Jessica and I took a trip to Bold Rock Cidery in Nellysford, VA. This place is like Disney World for grown ups. It’s beautiful there and the cider is delicious!


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Can Appalachian communities influence mine cleanup, create jobs, diversify economy?

A diverse group of stakeholders, including impacted community members, non-profit organizations, scholars, policy experts, lobbyists and scientists gathered Monday to discuss the looming issue of abandoned mine lands.


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United Way Little Debbie fundraiser to take place at McKee Foods Bakery Store

On Monday, October 27, 10% of all sales at the Stuarts Draft Thrift store will be donated to the United Way of Greater Augusta. Specials will be available through the day.


Fishburne postgrad basketball in preseason Top 10

The Fishburne Military School postgraduate basketball team begins the 2014-2015 season ranked in the NextUp Recruits national top 10.


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Poetry as Documentary: A Literary Salon with Erika Meitner

This October, poet Kevin McFadden will interview poet Erika Meitner about the idea of poetry as documentary: what happens when you take on an assignment to report on an entire city—in verse?


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Forbes calls on Congress to reconvene, address Ebola outbreak

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) issued a statement on Friday calling on Congress to reconvene to address the Ebola outbreak.


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Shenandoah announces the Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia poets

Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review is looking for Virginia poets to submit to the 2014 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets. This annual prize awards $500 to a writer born in or with current established residence in Virginia.


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Forbes: Implement travel restrictions in response to Ebola

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) issued the following statement in response to the death of the Ebola patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, and the subsequent infection of two healthcare workers within the United States.


United Nations of Comedy Tour presents NBC Last Comic Standing’s Adrienne Iapalucci at Court Square Theater

The United Nations of Comedy Tour presents one of New York’s funniest comedians, Adrienne Iapalucci, live on stage at Court Square Theater, Friday, November 14th.


SCC seeks public input on proposed rules governing long-term care insurance

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is proposing revisions to the rules governing long-term care insurance following an extensive Bureau of Insurance study of the long-term care insurance market in Virginia and across the nation.


Live stream of Monday’s U.S. Senate debate

Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie will debate tonight at 7 p.m. EDT. The candidates will meet at the WCVE PBS TV studios in Richmond, VA. The debate is co-produced by WCVE PBS and WTVR CBS 6, and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia.


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Design public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 14 for three Route 29 Solutions projects

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing to gather public comment on the major design features of three projects in the Route 29 Solutions package of road improvements.


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Randy Forbes: My thoughts on government dysfunction

According to a Gallup survey released last year, Americans were more likely to name dysfunctional government as the most important problem facing the nation – more than the economy, unemployment, the deficit, and healthcare.


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Dan Harrington: Join us at CUE Center remembrance of Alexis Murphy, Morgan Harrington

Please join the Murphy and Harrington Families and the CUE Center on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10am at the Nelson County High School in Lovingston, VA to remember Alexis and Morgan and the Missing and Murdered.


Judged Trail Ride next weekend

There will be a Judged Trail Ride on Sunday, October 12. Riders and their horses will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills on a five-mile course through fields, streams, woods, and creeks in Augusta County.


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McAuliffe announces new specialty crop grants for Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced funding for 16 agriculture-related projects aimed at promoting and enhancing the competitiveness of Virginia’s specialty crops and creating more economic opportunities.


Short film screening to benefit Augusta Dog Adoptions

The Shenandoah Valley District of the Virginia Production Alliance proudly announces the free screening of its short film to benefit the all-volunteer rescue group Augusta Dog Adoptions.


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American National University announces Dean’s List

American National University (www.an.edu) in Harrisonburg has released the Dean’s List for the Second Spring Term.


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Cyrus McCormick’s Farm Mill Day set for Oct. 4

The Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center invite the public to the annual Cyrus McCormick’s Farm Mill Day Saturday, October 4 from 9am to 4pm.


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Upcoming events at the Waynesboro Heritage Museum

Stonewall Brigade Band Exhibit with reception and recital 7:00 p.m. October 3, 2014. Waynesboro Heritage Museum, 420 W. Main Street (downtown), Waynesboro, VA.


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VDOT to hold public hearing on I-81 bridge replacement in Mauzy

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 11 (Lee Highway) in Rockingham County.


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Route 29 advisory panel meets Thursday in Charlottesville

The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its sixth meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research, 530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville.


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Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival starts Sept. 25

The City of Buena Vista, Virginia invites Bluegrass music lovers to join them for the 14th annual Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival to be held September 25-27 at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista.


Coyner Springs Kite Fly set for Saturday

Bring the whole family and join Waynesboro Parks & Recreation for the eighth annual Coyner Springs Kite Fly.


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VDOT to hold Route 727 improvements public hearing

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 727 (Airport Road) in Rockingham County.


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American National University announces Dean’s List

American National University (www.an.edu) in Charlottesville has released the Dean’s List for the Second Spring Term.


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Virginia Department of Elections marks National Voter Registration Day

The Virginia Department of Elections is participating in National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers and organizations from all over the Commonwealth will encourage eligible Virginians to register to vote.


Play with Puzzles and Perception at the Science Museum of Virginia

Mindbender opens at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, September 27. This wonderfully puzzling world of brainteasers and interactive challenges is guaranteed to test your brain power.


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Natural Bridge Park hosts Scout Day 2014

Natural Bridge Park and Historic Hotel will host Boy and Girl Scouts from throughout Virginia and the nearby states for a full day of activities focusing on conservation, education, and recreation on Saturday.


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Randy Forbes: The real story of the man who carried the maps

“…I was the man that carried the maps…” That’s how William Loncaric described his role the day they stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy.


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Senate passes Sen. Warner’s initiative to eliminate unnecessary agency reports

Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed Sen. Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) initiative to eliminate or modify more than 50 unnecessary, outdated or redundant reports to Congress produced by federal agencies every year.


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Sen. Warner announces selection of NVTC to assist V-A with broken scheduling system

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced that the Northern Virginia Technology Council has been selected to propose improvements to the scheduling processes and systems at V-A medical facilities.


Virginia Hall of Fame seeking student-athlete nominations

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is seeking nominations for its 10th annual Student-Athlete Achievement Awards.


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Robert Hurt staff office hours this week in Cumberland, Nelson

Staff members from Congressman Robert Hurt’s office will hold Local Office Hours in Cumberland and Nelson Counties on Friday, September 19 to meet with constituents who need assistance with federal agencies.


Staunton Makerspace provides space, inspiration

Makerspace. It is a community workspace designed to allow those who tinker, program, invent, build, code, problem solve, and so much more, have the space and equipment needed to dream big and then turn those dreams into reality. And we now have one right here in Staunton.


BOOST grant deadline Sept. 15

Building Opportunities tO Support Tourism (BOOST – formerly the Micro-Tourism Local Leverage Grant program) serves to support tourism-related ventures of eligible businesses within the City of Waynesboro through the award of grant funding up to $3,000 per entry/event.


E.W. Jackson on the meaning of September 11

September 11, 2001 will not only be remembered by all Americans as a day of infamy, but will forever mark each of us as a moment when time stood still.


Z95 hosts Charlottesville 9/11 tribute

Lite Rock Z95.1 is proud to again partner with The Aldersgate Ringers (hand-bell musicians) to honor first responders in Charlottesville on this day of remembrance.


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House Democratic Caucus statement on McAuliffe plan to close healthcare gap

Today, Governor McAuliffe unveiled his plan to help Virginians gain routine healthcare coverage through a series of executive actions.


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McAuliffe announces measures to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians

Today Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians.


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Potomac Nationals even Carolina League championship series

DH John Wooten propelled a three run home run in the top of the sixth inning to left field to give the Potomac Nationals (3-1, 1-1) a 3-0 win over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-2, 3-2) in Game Two of the Mills Cup Championship Series.


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WriterHouse hosts literary salon on Sept. 12

Join WriterHouse in Charlottesville on Friday, September 12, at 7:00 pm for a Literary Salon with writer Lisa Gornick.