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Report: 30 Percent of VA Schools Come Up Short

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Virginia education officials say more than 30 percent of the state's public schools failed to meet full accreditation standards last year. More>>

VA Version of FDR's CCC Seeking Applicants

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Virginia is looking for stewards of public lands under a program inspired by the Depression-era Civil Conservation Corps. More>>

Grant-Funded Program to Promote Food Culture in Harrisonburg

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The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development awarded Harrisonburg a $35,000 Building Entrepreneurial Economies Innovation Grant to support its new “What's Cooking” program. More>>

United Way to Accept Donations in Bitcoin Currency

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United Way Worldwide said Monday that it will accept bitcoin donations for the charity's innovation fund through the San-Francisco-based wallet service Coinbase. More>>

Temporary Interruption in Water Service in Harrisonburg

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The Harrisonburg Public Utilities Department will be conducting work over the weekend that will result in a temporary interruption in water service. More>>

Peanut Crop in VA could Produce a Record Yield

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It could be a record year for a signature Virginia crop: peanuts. More>>

American Red Cross Launches Blood Donor App Video included

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The American Red Cross launched a smartphone app to make saving lives even easier. More>>

Feds: Workplace Deaths Down Last Year in VA, US

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Labor officials say workplace deaths dropped in Virginia and nationwide last year. More>>

Tourism Revenue Grew in Harrisonburg in 2013

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Tourism was once more an important contributor to the Harrisonburg economy in 2013. More>>

Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services: VA Apple Crop Outlook Good Video included

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Growers representing VA's major apple-growing areas anticipate a very good apple harvest this year. More>>

Poll: Warner Holds Big Lead Over Gillespie in U.S. Senate Race

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According to a statewide survey from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner has a commanding lead over former National Republican Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie in Virginia's U.S. Senate race. More>>

Purcell Park in Harrisonburg to Receive Upgrades

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The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department will soon partner with MillerCoors to make improvements at Purcell Park. More>>

American Red Cross App Making Blood Donations Easier

A new app from the American Red Cross is making it easier to donate blood. More>>

Virginia Tourism Revenue Rises to $21.5B in 2013

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Virginia is celebrating a record high for tourism across the state. Gov. McAuliffe said that tourism revenue rose to $21.5 billion in 2013, a 1.4 percent increase over the previous year. More>>

VA to Get $1.6M in U.S. Grants for Conservation

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Virginia is getting $1.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant money for conservation programs. More>>

Tickets on Sale for State Fair of VA

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Tickets are on sale for the 2014 State Fair of Virginia scheduled for later this month. More>>

Harrisonburg International Festival to take place Sept. 27

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The 17th annual Harrisonburg International Festival will take place Saturday September 27 at Hillandale Park. More>>

Harrisonburg Schools Banning E-Cigarettes

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The Harrisonburg City School Board is snuffing electronic cigarettes - their use and possession on school grounds. More>>

Grottoes Man Facing Larceny Charges in 4 Central VA Localities

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The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Grottoes man Wednesday who they say went on a month-long shoplifting spree through four localities. More>>

Gov. McAuliffe Announces VA Film Industry Workforce Development Program

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Gov. McAuliffe announced a ground-breaking new initiative created to train VA workers for jobs in the state's film industry. More>>

VA Charitable Games Focus of 2 Meetings

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The public will have two more chances to speak on possible changes to Virginia's charitable games regulations. More>>

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