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Neighborhood News:  Augusta County

Auditions for "Farm Story" Web Series Held in Staunton Video included

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Open call auditions were held in downtown Staunton Monday for a new show called "Farm Story.” More>>

Grand Jury to Hear Staunton Murder Case Video included

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Charges against a teenager accused of murdering a Staunton man with special needs were certified to a grand jury Monday. More>>

Stuarts Draft Man Charged after Four-Car Crash

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Waynesboro police arrested a Stuarts Draft man for drunk driving after he caused a chain reaction vehicle crash on Rosser Avenue Friday. More>>

Augusta County Women to Compete for Miss VA Senior Video included

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Three Augusta County women will take the stage Saturday in Staunton for the Miss Virginia Senior Pageant. More>>

ABC Opens Stores in Fishersville, Stuarts Draft Video included

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ABC cut the ribbon on the two new stores Friday, one in Fishersville and one in Stuarts Draft. More>>

Staunton Center Taking in Central American Children Video included

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Seven Central American under 18 are being held in a Shenandoah Valley center for juvenile offenders in Staunton, but a congressman is introducing a bill to stop this from happening. More>>

Wanted Augusta Man Arrested after He Flees, Search Ensues

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Waynesboro police arrested an Augusta County man wanted for parole violations after he fled from law enforcement officers, beginning a nearly six-hour search Thursday. More>>

Staunton’s Economic Development Director to Retire

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After 26 years working for the city, Staunton’s economic development director, Bill Hamilton, is retiring. More>>

Valley Boy Scouts Get New STEM Education Shelter Video included

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Camp Shenandoah in Augusta County cut the ribbon Thursday on its new STEM education shelter. More>>

Friends Remember Augusta Woman Recently Killed in NC Video included

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Friends of Augusta County native Jordan Peters Skaggs are remembering her life. More>>

Dixie Theatre to Close Doors in Staunton Video included

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One of two independently run movie theaters in downtown Staunton is closing at the end of the month. More>>

Verona Man Arrested on Assault Charges

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Waynesboro police arrested Christopher Wolke on several charges after an assault on a Waynesboro couple last week at a local business. More>>

Valley Man Enters Plea Agreement, Sentenced on Attempted Capital Murder Video included

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Derek Powell, who tried to run over two sheriff's deputies with his car, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars. More>>

nTelos, Dish Partner to Bring Broadband Internet to Rural VA Video included

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nTelos and Dish have partnered to bring broadband Internet into areas that cannot currently get service at a reasonable price. More>>

Valley School, Government, & Business Leaders Discuss Education Video included

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Valley school leaders, along with business and government leaders, got together Wednesday to talk about issues in education. More>>

Augusta Man Charged with Attempted Capital Murder

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An Augusta County man is in jail after police say he tried to kill a deputy with his car. More>>

Husband Charged with Former Augusta Resident's Death

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A woman formerly of Augusta County was reportedly killed by her Marine Corps sergeant husband according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office in southeastern North Carolina. More>>

Police, Fishersville Man Warn of Phone Scam Video included

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A Fishersville man says callers have tried to get his credit card information on multiple occasions - and now he and police are warning of the scam. More>>

New Bike Trail Planned for Augusta County Video included

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A new bike trail is in the works that would run between the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville and Expoland a couple of miles down the road. More>>

Cooling Assistance Applications Now Being Accepted

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Local Departments of Social Services throughout VA are accepting Cooling Assistance applications now through August 15 as part of VDSS Energy Assistance Program. More>>

VA State Parks Announces Photo Contest

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A weeklong stay in a Virginia State Park cabin or campsite is the grand prize for a photo contest that continues through Aug. 13. More>>

Wanted Man Arrested after SWAT Raid in Waynesboro

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Waynesboro police arrested Christopher Uhler, wanted for over two months on several felonies, after a SWAT raid Monday at his residence. More>>

Waynesboro Police Arrest Daytime Home Break-In Suspect

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Waynesboro police have arrested a Waynesboro man after a brazen daytime home break-in over the weekend. More>>

Bridge Dedicated to Slain VSP Master Trooper Video included

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The Maury River Bridge on Interstate 81 was dedicated as the Master Trooper Jerry L. Hines Memorial Bridge at a dedication ceremony Monday. More>>

Ian Marshall Appointed Buffalo Gap High School Principal

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Dr. Ian Marshall has been appointed principal of Buffalo Gap High School. More>>

Public Hearing to be Held on Downtown Waynesboro Parking Video included

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The city of Waynesboro has scheduled a public hearing Monday night about parking spaces at a building along East Main Street. More>>

2 ABC Stores to Open in Augusta County

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Two new Virginia ABC stores are opening this week in Augusta County. More>>

Wiseman Indicted in Waynesboro Workplace Shooting Video included

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A man who told investigators a mix of medications may be to blame for a Waynesboro workplace shooting has been indicted on a second degree murder charge. More>>

Waynesboro Police Warn of Phone Scam

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The Waynesboro Police Department is cautioning citizens on a variation of a popular phone scam that is reportedly targeting local residents. More>>

Police Warn About Dangers of Leaving Dogs in Hot Cars Video included

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The scorching summer temperatures can create dangerous conditions for leaving a dog in the car - even if you're just running a quick errand.  More>>

Staunton Woman wins $100,000 Lottery Prize Twice

Lady Luck has smiled on a Staunton woman again. Peggy Huffman won the Virginia Lottery's top Cash 25 prize of $100,000 in the July 4 drawing. She also won $100,000 in Cash 5 in 2006. More>>

Short-Staffed Police Modify Plan for Waynesboro Summer Extravaganza Video included

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As the Waynesboro Summer Extravaganza kicks off Saturday, police are having to get creative to work around staff cutbacks. More>>

Staunton Police Investigate Baseball Bat Beating Video included

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The search is on for the suspect who beat a man with a baseball bat Thursday night in Staunton. More>>

Verona Boy Dies after Toolbox Falls on Him

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The Augusta Sheriff’s Office confirms that a 9-year-old boy died Thursday after a 400-pound toolbox fell on top of him. More>>

Virginia State Revenues Decline by $439 Million

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Virginia ended fiscal 2014 with a $438.5 million shortfall, a 1.6 percent drop from the year before. More>>

Augusta Tourism Grants to Help Businesses Boost Advertising Video included

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Greater Augusta Regional Tourism (GART) is giving out eight $2,500 grants to help businesses boost their advertising efforts. More>>

WARM Shelter May Not Close as Planned

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Women at a homeless shelter in Waynesboro who had been told they'd need to leave may now be allowed to stay put. More>>

Frmr Teacher Charged with Online Solicitation of Minor, Again

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John Patterson Jr. is charged with using a communications system for the purposes of soliciting a minor for sexual acts and possession of child pornography. More>>

2 Plead Guilty in Kevin Quick Case

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Two people have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the slaying of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Quick. More>>

Valley Man Granted Conditional Release after 13 Years in Institution

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Mark Zawhorodny, a valley man who killed his brother and nephew, will get to leave a mental institution on conditional release for the first time in 13 years. More>>

Staunton Launches ‘Maps and Apps’ Site Video included

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Staunton is launching a site with applications linking directly to commonly used government resources, like schools and election information. More>>

Augusta Health Summer Camp Teaches Kids about Medical Field Video included

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Augusta Health is hosting middle school students for its annual summer camp, where they’ll learn from doctors and other experts at the hospital. More>>

Waynesboro Church Burglary Suspect Arrested Video included

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Waynesboro police charged Michael Ramirez with two felony counts of knowingly possessing stolen property in connection with a church burglary. More>>

Girls Enjoy Traditionally Male-Dominated Camp Class Video included

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In a sea of boys, a camp programmer says girls are gradually showing more interest in a Lego robotics class. More>>

Wildlife Center of VA Releases Bald Eagle

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The Wildlife Center of Virginia released a juvenile bald eagle near the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach. More>>

Valley Road Work Causes Traffic Delays

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Road work will cause traffic delays for people in Staunton and Waynesboro this week. More>>

Va Events Aim to Introduce Women to Aviation

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Organizers of a series of events are hoping to introduce women and girls to aviation. More>>

UPDATE: Augusta Man Indicted on Indecent Liberties with a Minor

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John Griffin, 49, of Middlebrook, was indicted Tuesday on one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor. More>>

State Finds Invasive Turtles at Staunton Store

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A pet store in Staunton has stopped offering an invasive turtle species for sale following a state investigation. More>>

Hearings Continued for Suspects Linked to Kevin Quick Case

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Four gang-related cases linked to the death of a Waynesboro reserve police officer have been continued until May 19. More>>

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