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OPINION: Waynesboro schools epitome of skewed priorities

Forty percent - that's two out of five - of Waynesboro schools were denied accreditation this year. Less than 75 percent of their students were able to achieve a 70 percent or above on one or more of the state-mandated examinations for reading, mathematics, science and so forth. But fear naught: the

DAILY PROGRESS - 2017-09-19 02:42:00

Waynesboro school leaders look to improve accreditation scores

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) - Last week, Virginia released the latest accreditation scores for schools throughout the state. Several area schools were denied accreditation and the Waynesboro Superintendent, Jeffrey Cassell, says sometimes factors outside a school play into those results. "Trying to addre

WHSV - 2017-09-19 18:07:00

Three injured in apartment fire in Waynesboro

Just prior to 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Waynesboro Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 408 North Winchester Avenue, with reports of people entrapped. Upon arrival, Waynesboro Fire Department personnel found fire coming from a second story window and declared a working inc

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 03:28:51

One Person Injured After Destructive Fire in Waynesboro

One person is hurt after a destructive fire in Waynesboro. Several people had to be rescued from the burning building. According to Waynesboro's Deputy Fire Marshal George Fitzgerald, the fire broke out on the second floor of the apartment building on Winchester Avenue around 9:30 a.m. on September

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-19 22:48:00

Two injured in Waynesboro fire

WAYNESBORO - Two people were injured Tuesday morning in a fire at 408 N. Winchester Ave., a fire official said. The fire heavily damaged the residence, where several people were renting. One man was rescued by firefighters from a third-floor window. Another resident was also taken from the home, acc

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-09-19 15:32:00

Virginia State Police warn of email scam

Virginia State Police is warning all Virginians of an email scam that advises individuals they are receiving an "automated traffic ticket" from the State Police. The Virginia State Police does not use or issue digital/automated traffic tickets or summonses. Anyone receiving such an email should dele

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-18 22:29:19

Tim Kaine on passage of Senate defense bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes numerous provisions he supported in the Committee markup to benefit Virginia's shipbuildin

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 01:04:39

New EMU counseling center director to oversee expanded services

Counseling Center director Tempest Anderson shows new office spaces in Suter House to President Susan Schultz Huxman during an open house event. A Richmond native who graduated from Mary Baldwin University's social work program in 2010 and from EMU's graduate counseling program in 2016, Anderson has

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 00:24:45

Virginia Tech's Qiang Li works to improve battery life in small electronic devices

In a world with innumerable small electronic devices, battery life has become a major concern. We often grumble about how often we need to recharge our smartphones, wearable devices, and remote sensors. Today's voltage regulators can be power hogs and are not able to respond quickly enough to meet t

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 11:19:34

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

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

Virginia Tech collaboration with colleges and universities allows Virginia Cyber Range to thrive

The Governor's Technology Awards are presented annually during the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovation in Technology Symposium, held in Richmond, Virginia. The awards recognize local, state, and educational entities whose information technology projects improve government service delivery and effici

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 04:02:47

Warner to Trump: Fill diplomatic appointments key to addressing North Korea

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) joined Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and a group of senators in calling on President Trump to fill the vacancies for U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 19:43:30

Senate Intel leaders on Michael Cohen interview postponement

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today made the following announcement on the testimony of Michael Cohen. "We were disappointed that Mr. Cohen decided to pre-empt today's interview by releasing a public statement prior to his engagement

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 19:25:21

UVA alum Chris Long to donate first six NFL game checks to fund scholarships

The Chris Long Foundation announced today that Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long will donate his first six game checks of the 2017 NFL season to fund two scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville. The Chris Long Scholarships will promote equality through education by providing two s

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 15:33:04

New online Virginia Sports Network to focus on UVA athletics

In an effort to provide more original content and present it in a timelier fashion, the UVA athletics department has formed the Virginia Sports Network. The new network combines the resources used to communicate to the Cavalier fan base into one consolidated effort and repurposes some pre-existing m

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 20:46:40

McAuliffe announces $967,000 in matching grants for 50 local tourism programs

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $967,000 in matching grant funds to be awarded to 50 local tourism initiatives as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation's (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program. This grant program helps local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leve

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 20:03:37