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No restaurant week for Staunton this year

STAUNTON - The summer went by fast and one thing that may have gone unnoticed was there wasn't a restaurant week in Staunton this year. Usually held the first week in August, the event just didn't happen. Restaurant week serves as a time to bring in new business during the slow months by offering d

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-09-19 14:08:25

The joy of more than 70 new citizens in 7 photos at Staunton's frontier culture museum

Juan Manuel Rodriguez Lopez originally immigrated to the United States from Mexico. He joined over 70 others in becoming U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony held at Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Va. MIke Tripp/The News Leader Seventy-six immigrants gathered from all walks of life

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-09-19 21:41:06

Stuart Hall School in Staunton Plans for Building Addition

Stuart Hall School in Staunton is preparing to make some big changes. The school is adding on to the main campus for grades PreK through five. School official say the school has acquired the four story building across from City Hall on West Beverley Street. The upper grades will utilize the new buil

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-17 23:14:00

Deputies searching for suspect in Augusta County burglary

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public to find the person suspected of burglarizing a home. According to a statement, deputies responded to a home in the 1000 Block of Stuarts Draft Highway on Sunday, September 17, for a report of someone

WHSV - 2017-09-19 20:58:00

Do you have a favorite drive through the Valley?

We're curious. There are some beautiful drives to take throughout Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro and their surrounding areas in the Valley, but which are your favorites? Whether it's a favorite neighborhood of your's for a short drive, run or bike ride, or a country landscape or mountain view

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-09-20 15:17:03

Virginia Organizing to protest healthcare, education cuts

Virginia Organizing chapters will hold rallies in Norfolk and Staunton on Wednesday as part of a national day of action to protect funding for public education and healthcare. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed $9 billion in cuts to public education. These cuts would eliminate after-school

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 04:05:58

Judge Blocks Some Testimony In Murder Case

HARRISONBURG - A Rockingham County judge granted motions to exclude some testimony from the trial of a Harrisonburg couple charged in a February homicide. Ormrode and Carla Brown sat pensively as Ormrode's attorney, David Martin, sought to limit potential testimony at a hearing in Rockingham County

DAILY NEWS-RECORD - 2017-09-20 01:38:00

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: For Wednesday, Sept. 20

As a concerned citizen of Staunton and Augusta County, why is there no debate between the three candidates running for the District 20 seat in the House of Delegates. A nonpartisan invitation for debate has been requested of each of the three candidates and declined by one. The Virginia 2017 House

DAILY PROGRESS - 2017-09-20 01:27:00

'Watch Ya Mouth' entrepreneurs to buy News Leader building, start innovation hub

STAUNTON - Dreams of a flexible and collaborative workspace for start-up businesses could be realized quite soon in downtown Staunton. The space - called the Staunton Innovation Hub and nearly a year in the making - would be a blend of such organizations like the Staunton Creative Community Fund, St

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-09-19 18:33:56

Police Request Public Assistance for Burglary Case in August County

On Sunday September 17, 2017 the Augusta County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in the 1000 Block of Stuarts Draft Highway for a report of a burglary that occurred at a residence. The suspect(s) gained entry to the residence via a window and once entry was gained, they made off with a jewe

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:25:00

Report: 10 million meal increase in statewide school breakfast program

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe today announced that over 10 million more school breakfasts were served to Virginia students during the 2016-2017 school year compared to the 2013-14 school year, during a visit to Suburban Park Elementary School. On average, over 50,000 more

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 15:44:32

Early look at 2018: Kaine with big leads over potential GOP rivals in poll

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine has double-digit leads over three potential Republican rivals, according to a new Virginia statewide survey by the University of Mary Washington. Kaine received the support of more than 50 percent of registered voters surveyed in hypothetical contests pitting the first-term senat

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 13:14:16

Transgender lives: Affirming your 'authentic self'

He remembers breaking through. The bodies were flying around him, helmets and shoulder pads crunching with each play, the white jerseys with big purple numbers edged with gold converging on him again and again in practice. At first he'd been picked on, targeted during plays to test his toughness. H

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-09-20 11:15:41

Army research grant could employ physics theory to control epidemics, understand brain

Two Virginia Tech College of Science researchers are spearheading a $1.6 million U.S. Army Research grant with the idea that critical dynamics theory - that is, the effort to find order and control in the most chaotic and noisy patterns - can help stem the spread of disease during a potential epidem

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 15:47:12

Kroger announces Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan

The Kroger Co. has announced a new, national effort aimed at ending hunger in the communities Kroger calls home and eliminating waste across the company by 2025. "No family in a community we serve should ever go hungry, and no food in a store we operate should ever go to waste," said Rodney McMullen

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 11:21:54

Families of transpersons face their own transition

When Lynn Boling took her husband-to-be home to meet her dad in 1980, she knew things would not be easy. Her father looked at the two of them, a black man and a white woman, and took a deep breath. He'd already made up his mind. "You're gonna have enough people against you, you don't need your mom

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-09-20 10:52:56

Department of Forestry seeks acorns, nuts from Virginia landowners

The Virginia Department of Forestry is seeking 13 species of acorns or nuts that can be planted at its Augusta Forestry Center to grow into tree seedlings that will become the forests of tomorrow. Virginia landowners interested in sharing their acorns/nuts are asked to follow the following guideline

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 00:33:49

Maria to lash Puerto Rico with life-threatening flooding, damaging winds

AccuWeather reports Major Hurricane Maria will continue to rip a path of destruction over the islands of the northeastern Caribbean Sea into midweek. Maria will threaten lives and cause devastation in areas hit and missed by Irma's worst less than two weeks earlier. According to Dr. Joel N. Myers, f

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 23:08:51

Herring seeks documents related to opioid crisis

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general is seeking documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the opioid epidemic. This information will enable the att

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 22:38:12

Non-profit awards scholarships with 47 Virginia college students

GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP), a non-profit, education organization, headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 47 College Success scholarships totaling $120,250 to Virginia students currently attending college who have participated in the GRASP College Success program. "College s

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 04:07:38