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Virginia lake closed to public due to harmful algae bloom

Within the past decade, outbreaks have been reported in every state, a trend likely to accelerate as climate change boosts water temperatures.

WMDT.COM - 2018-06-16 17:15:35

Two named assistant principals at Kate Collins

Vermell Grant, the assistant superintendent of Waynesboro Schools, said the choices of Nester and Lassiter "came from a great pool of applicants."

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-06-18 03:06:00

Warning: Invasive plant can cause burning, scarring and blindness

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a member of the carrot family that can grow to be more than 14 feet tall. When combined with moisture and sunlight, a phototoxin in the plant's clear sap can cause severe skin and eye irritation, blistering, permanent scarring and even blindness,

ABC11.COM - 2018-06-16 21:52:10

Staunton, Augusta County, Waynesboro release 10-Year Strategic Plan for Career and Technical Education

The economic development offices in Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro have released the outcome of a collaborative project, a 10-Year Strategic Plan for Career and Technical Education.


Man surrenders after leading chase going 100 mph

Robert Paul Haines, 28, of Waynesboro, turned himself in to police Thursday morning. He is charged with malicious wounding, eluding police and driving on a suspended license.Submitted


Juvenile taken to hospital after reported drowning incident

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) —A juvenile was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center after emergency crews responded to a reported drowning west of Dayton on Saturday afternoon, according to Rockingham County Fire & Rescue Chief Jeremy Holloway.

WHSV - 2018-06-16 20:11:00

Augusta County shooting suspect gets bond

The suspect, Darin E. Davis, 47, is charged with voluntary manslaughter. He is accused of shooting 34-year-old Gary D. Mawyer at about 3 a.m. in the motel parking lot, located at 494 Three Notched Mountain Highway on Afton Mountain outside of Waynesboro.


New exhibit features images of ordinary, functional structures in Valley, Central Virginia

Great, striking works of architecture can bring awe and inspiration. But the design of the everyday, functional structures that surround us are different.

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2018-06-17 21:25:52

Suspensions in Waynesboro halved, focus is on positive behavior

In 2016-2017 the number of short-term suspensions dropped to 465, although the number of long-term suspensions grew slightly to 13. Cassell said, “Specific to 2016-2017, seven students were charged with making bomb threats in schools and received long-term suspensions as a result of the bomb threats


W'boro homeschool student gets full ride to college

But for Madeline Maas, a homeschool student from Waynesboro, the work that went into applying to be a National Merit Scholarship winner meant she could go to college for free. Maas will attend Liberty University in the fall with a full ride thanks to her status as a merit winner.


Gettin’ their Groove back on

WAYNESBORO — Groovin’ at the Greenway, a free concert series at the greenway in Waynesboro, is back with a few new additions. The music series is every Thursday in June from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Authorities Investigating Fatal Incident at Waynesboro Motel

At approximately 0351 hours, a 911 call was placed for a disturbance at the Colony House Motel, located at 494 Three Notched Mountain Highway, Waynesboro.


Aug. Co. shooting victim identified, man charged

Authorities said the shooting took place shortly before 4 a.m. when Gary D. Mawyer, 34, of Stuarts Draft, was on the property of the motel and in the parking lot when he got into a verbal altercation with Darin E. Davis, 47, who lives at the motel.


Homicide investigated at motel outside Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO — A man was shot to death at a motel outside Waynesboro early Wednesday, and the Augusta County Sheriff's Office has detained a potential suspect.Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call at the Colony House Motel on Three Notched Mountain Highway just before 4 a.m. The motel is located


WPD searches for missing juvenile

Jenna Gutt, 15, is missing from Waynesboro. She stands 5 feet 3 inches, weighs 115 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes.


Rape charge against Staunton bartender heads to grand jury

Luke R. Bartosik, 26, of Staunton, is charged with raping a helpless victim. He faces anywhere from five years to life in prison if convicted of the charge.


One dead, one in custody in shooting on Afton Mountain

A man is dead, and a second man is in custody, after an altercation that led to a shooting at the Colony House Motel on Afton Mountain east of Waynesboro.


UPDATE: Waynesboro's Lewis has commanding lead in Demo primary

With 88 percent of precincts district-wide reporting, Lewis had just over 50 percent of the vote, compared to Peter Volosin’s 26.75 percent, Charlotte Ann Moore’s 16 percent and Sergio Coppola’s 6.75.


Stuarts Draft Man Admits To Molestation

Arbaugh, who told federal agents he produces movies to teach people in Haiti about Jesus, traveled to Haiti between 2009 and 2017.


Jennifer Lewis wins democratic nomination for sixth district congressional seat

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) --It was an exciting night for Jennifer Lewis and her team here in Staunton Tuesday, after clinching the democratic nomination for the sixth district congressional seat.