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DEQ approves final Atlantic Coast Pipeline stormwater methodology

The Virginia Department of Environment Quality announced that it has received a final document detailing Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s proposed compliance methodology for meeting Virginia’s post construction water quality and quantity requirements.


Virginia named top state in annual workforce development rankings

Virginia rose from second to first in the Atlantic region in a recent analysis of state workforce development activities conducted by Site Selection Magazine. Among the eight states that were ranked, Virginia scored ahead of highly competitive states such as Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware.

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Gas prices continue downward push: How long will it last?

Local gas prices continue to decrease across the Mid-Atlantic region, although not as much as last week. As of today, Virginia has dropped three cents on the week versus last week when prices had dipped by four cents.


Staunton Police seek suspect in Little Caesar’s robbery

Staunton Police are searching for a suspect in the robbery of the Little Caesar’s on West Beverley Street Saturday night.

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Staunton shooting now upgraded to murder with death of victim

A Staunton man is now wanted for murder after the victim of a Friday shooting died late Saturday night at the UVA Medical Center.

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#1 Virginia suffocates Pitt, wins 66-37

Top-ranked Virginia held Pitt to one field goal and seven points in the first half en route to an easy 66-37 win on Saturday.

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Business leading effort to push Congress on gun violence

Rachel’s Quilt Patch in Staunton is leading a local effort to tell Congress that it’s time to do something about gun violence.

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Two people attacked by rabid cat in Staunton

A cat that attacked two people in Staunton on Wednesday has tested positive for rabies, and Staunton Police are advising anyone who might have had contact with the animal to take the proper precautions.

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House, Senate clash on Medicaid expansion

The House of Delegates voted 68-32 to endorse a bipartisan state budget plan that includes a version of Medicaid expansion, with a group of Valley Republican delegates including Ben Cline and Steve Landes leading the no votes.


Chesapeake teen takes Uber, falls asleep, ends up in Albemarle County

At approximately 10:30 a.m., the Virginia State Police Appomattox Emergency Communications Center received a #77 call from a disoriented 16-year-old female who was a passenger in a vehicle traveling west on Interstate 64 in Albemarle County.


Group: Property values plunge along pipeline route in Highland County, Nelson County

A property records search conducted in Highland County and Nelson County by the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League reveals property values plunged on parcels whose owners sought relief through the reassessment hearing process. 


Skyline Drug Task Force reports multiple arrests

Members of Skyline Drug Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant in the 300 block of North Delphine Avenue in the City of Waynesboro on Feb. 6.

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#1 Virginia shakes off upset-minded Georgia Tech

Top-ranked Virginia had to work a little harder than expected, but was eventually able to fend off upset-minded Georgia Tech, 65-54, on Wednesday.


Spotlighting investigation leads to arrest of felon in Rockingham County

Senior K9 Officer Billhimer observed a vehicle casting a small beam of light out of the driver’s side window illuminating an open field where deer commonly occupy on Monday night at approximately 9 p.m.


Virginians stand up to Trump administration offshore drilling plans

Virginians from coastal communities on the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach are joining lawmakers from the Commonwealth in standing up to the Trump Administration and its plans to open our coast to offshore drilling.

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Fishburne Military School cadet Matthew Farrar wins state wrestling title

No matter what, Fishburne Military School cadet and standout wrestler Matthew Farrar (Waynesboro, Va.) will end his high school career with a coveted state championship and the title VISAA Lightweight Wrestler of the Year.

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UVA Health System notifies 1,882 patients about potential privacy issue

University of Virginia Health System is notifying 1,882 patients that an unauthorized third party may have been able to view some of their private health information on a UVA physician’s laptop computer and other devices.

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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office investigates purported threat against Wilson Memorial High School

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office spent the night investigating an online threat purported to be aimed at Wilson Memorial High School.

VMI tops #18 Virginia: Second Top 20 win in a week

No. 18 Virginia (2-2) fell in its home opener to VMI, 9-4 in the first game at the newly expanded Davenport Field. A total of 3,709 fans were in attendance, a new record for a Cavalier home opener.

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Virginia retains #1 ranking in AP Top 25

There were 35 years between #1 rankings for Virginia basketball. Now the Cavaliers are back in the top spot for a second straight week.

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AAA: Gas prices drop again this week

Gas prices around the Mid-Atlantic region dropped for another week, as crude oil prices failed to return to the mid-$60 range reached just two weeks ago, and oil and gas supplies showed a gain.

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Poll: Public rates JFK/Reagan as top recent presidents, Trump near bottom

As Americans prepare to celebrate Presidents’ Day, they rate John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan the best of recent chief executives, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos in conjunction with the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

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Community Foundation scholarship deadline approaching

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is currently accepting scholarship applications from graduating high school seniors and adults seeking new skills and higher education.

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Allegheny Mountain Institute, Augusta Health collaborate to address community health needs

The Augusta Health campus sits on some of Augusta County’s most fertile soil. Now, thanks to a new partnership with Allegheny Mountain Institute, what was historically farmland will be cultivated once again to provide food for the hospital and for the community. 

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House Democrats renew call for gun safety reform

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today renewed their call for reasonable gun reforms following yesterday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school that left at least 17 people dead: