Gov. Northam Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 2.9%
Gov. Northam Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 2.9%

Commonwealth has the lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate among Southeast states.

13 hrs 40 mins ago by Hailey Wilt
Arrest Made in Hit-and-Run Involving Bicycle
Arrest Made in Hit-and-Run Involving Bicycle

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run involving a bicyclist early Tuesday morning near the 1000 block of South High Street.

15 hrs 28 mins ago by Hailey Wilt
UPDATE: Bridge Street Closed Overnight April 18
UPDATE: Bridge Street Closed Overnight April 18

A portion of Bridge Street will be closed April 18 and 19 for emergency sewer repair work.

April 18th, 10:19 AM EDT by Hailey Wilt
Gypsy Hill Park’s Main Road Closed Temporarily April 19
Gypsy Hill Park’s Main Road Closed Temporarily April 19

Constitution Drive, the main road that loops through Gypsy Hill Park, will be closed to vehicle traffic for a period on April 19 for a Miles for Meals 5K race hosted by Staunton City Schools.

April 18th, 10:12 AM EDT by Hailey Wilt
Mount Sidney Neighbors Raise Concerns over Potential Water Bottling Firm
Mount Sidney Neighbors Raise Concerns over Potential Water Bottling Firm

A community in the valley has a lot of questions and growing concerns over what could be a water bottling operation.

April 17th, 9:59 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Route 971 (Lipscomb Road) in Augusta County Closed April 18
Route 971 (Lipscomb Road) in Augusta County Closed April 18

Route 971 (Lipscomb Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, for repairs to a Norfolk-Southern railway crossing.

April 17th, 4:47 PM EDT by Hailey Wilt
Crozet Elementary Student's YouTube Channel Raises Awareness About Asperger Syndrome
Crozet Elementary Student's YouTube Channel Raises Awareness About Asperger Syndrome

A fourth-grade student at Crozet Elementary in Albemarle County is using his YouTube channel to raise awareness about autism. 

April 17th, 2:57 PM EDT by Caroline Coleburn
Virginia State Police Investigate Serious Crash in Rockingham
Virginia State Police Investigate Serious Crash in Rockingham

Virginia State Police Trooper C.D. White is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Rockingham County. The crash occurred April 17, 2019, at 6:10 a.m. on Route 259 at 1 mile west of Route 820.

April 17th, 2:22 PM EDT
Governor Northam Announces $2.2 Million in Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grants
Governor Northam Announces $2.2 Million in Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grants

Governor Ralph Northam today announced $2.2 million in Homeless Reduction Grants through the Virginia Housing Trust Fund (VHTF) for 30 projects in Virginia.

April 17th, 11:18 AM EDT by Hailey Wilt
Allen & Allen Law Firm Now Accepting Hometown Heroes Nominations
Allen & Allen Law Firm Now Accepting Hometown Heroes Nominations

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is seeking community nominations for its 10th annual Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes award.

April 17th, 10:33 AM EDT by Meghan Moriarty
Va. Bill Would Impose Harsher Penalties on Drug Dealers
Va. Bill Would Impose Harsher Penalties on Drug Dealers

Commonwealth's attorneys are calling on Governor Ralph Northam to sign a bill that would impose harsher penalties on drug dealers.

April 16th, 9:57 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Augusta Sheriff's Office Investigating String of Burglaries
Augusta Sheriff's Office Investigating String of Burglaries

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of commercial burglaries that occurred in Stuarts Draft.

April 16th, 4:09 PM EDT by Chris Markham
Staunton, Buckingham to Receive Grant Funding for Technical Education Programs
Staunton, Buckingham to Receive Grant Funding for Technical Education Programs

Buckingham County and Staunton are among those getting grant funding to upgrade equipment for their career and technical education programs.

April 16th, 1:33 PM EDT by Chris Markham
Cyclist Seriously Injured, Airlifted After Hit-And-Run in Harrisonburg
Cyclist Seriously Injured, Airlifted After Hit-And-Run in Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg Police are looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run that sent a cyclist to the UVA Hospital with serious injuries.

April 16th, 10:49 AM EDT by Chris Markham
Youth Philanthropy Council Grants Money to Valley Nonprofits
Youth Philanthropy Council Grants Money to Valley Nonprofits

The Youth Philanthropy Council in Staunton handed out $25,000 to nine area nonprofits on Monday.

April 15th, 9:42 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Augusta County to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Budget, Tax Rate
Augusta County to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Budget, Tax Rate

On Wednesday, April 17, Augusta County leaders will hold a public hearing on the tax rate and next year's proposed budget.

April 15th, 9:41 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Share Your Opinions in the 2019 Staunton Citizen Survey, Available Online April 15 to June 15
Share Your Opinions in the 2019 Staunton Citizen Survey, Available Online April 15 to June 15

Starting April 15, Staunton residents and property and business owners can rate city services and operations in the 2019 citizen survey. The survey closes on June 15.

April 15th, 12:19 PM EDT by Hailey Wilt
Waynesboro Police Department Partners with Ring to Crack Down on Crime
Waynesboro Police Department Partners with Ring to Crack Down on Crime

The Waynesboro Police Department hopes that new technology will help them crack down on more crime in the city.

April 14th, 10:00 PM EDT by Moriah Davis
Thousands Impacted by Telephone Service Outage in Central Va.
Thousands Impacted by Telephone Service Outage in Central Va.

A telephone service outage is impacting thousands of people in central Virginia.

April 13th, 6:12 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Lottye Lockhart
Building Bridges for the Greater Good Hosts 3rd Annual Breaking Bread Event
Building Bridges for the Greater Good Hosts 3rd Annual Breaking Bread Event

The third annual Breaking Bread event will take place in Staunton on Saturday, April 13.

April 12th, 11:04 PM EDT by Tara Todd
Mother, Ex-Boyfriend Sentenced to 17 Years for Beating Child
Mother, Ex-Boyfriend Sentenced to 17 Years for Beating Child

On Friday, an Augusta County judge sentenced a mother and her then-boyfriend to 17 years behind bars for beating her 6-year-old son.

April 12th, 6:49 PM EDT by Tara Todd
Incumbent Ronnie Campbell, Dem. Christian Worth Running for 24th District
Incumbent Ronnie Campbell, Dem. Christian Worth Running for 24th District

Delegate Ronnie Campbell is running for re-election to represent Virginia's 24th District, and Democrat Christian Worth has announced she’s once again running in an effort to become the district's first Democratic delegate since 1983.

April 11th, 8:52 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Sees Record Traffic Increase
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Sees Record Traffic Increase

More people are taking to the skies from the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, after an airline change.

April 11th, 7:06 PM EDT by Lowell Rose
March 2019 General Fund Revenue Collections Down 1.4% From Previous Year
March 2019 General Fund Revenue Collections Down 1.4% From Previous Year

Governor Northam today announced that, although March is not a significant month for collections, revenue decreased 1.4 percent as payroll withholding had one less deposit day than a year ago.

April 11th, 1:47 PM EDT
Groundbreaking Held for The Legacy at North Augusta's Memory Care Unit
Groundbreaking Held for The Legacy at North Augusta's Memory Care Unit

The Legacy at North Augusta hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its memory care unit on Wednesday, April 10. The specialized memory care unit will provide advanced care for residents with cognitive impairment like dementia.

April 15th, 7:49 AM EDT
Staunton Police Work to Trim Down Deer Population
Staunton Police Work to Trim Down Deer Population

The Staunton Police Department culled 51 deer over a two-week period in March.

April 10th, 10:55 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Augusta County Supervisors Table Decision on Proposed Solar Project
Augusta County Supervisors Table Decision on Proposed Solar Project

Augusta County leaders have once again tabled the decision on a 1,000-acre solar project proposed for parts of Stuarts Draft and Lyndhurst.

April 10th, 10:37 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Augusta County Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest after Shooting Incident
Augusta County Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest after Shooting Incident

A Churchville man is out on bond after authorities in Augusta County say he fired his gun at several people Wednesday.

April 10th, 9:30 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Police Charge Stuarts Draft Man with 2nd-Degree Murder
Police Charge Stuarts Draft Man with 2nd-Degree Murder

Authorities in Waynesboro are charging Shawn Preston Jones with second-degree murder.

April 9th, 3:20 PM EDT by John Early
VSP: Senior Alert Canceled for Missing Prince George Co. Man
VSP: Senior Alert Canceled for Missing Prince George Co. Man

The Prince George County Police Department has notified the Virginia State Police that Askia Hasan has been safely located.

April 9th, 9:13 AM EDT by John Early
Gov. Northam: 3rd Series of 'The Walking Dead' Franchise to Film in Va.
Gov. Northam: 3rd Series of 'The Walking Dead' Franchise to Film in Va.

Governor Northam announced that the third series in AMC’s "The Walking Dead" franchise will film its debut season in Virginia.

April 8th, 4:16 PM EDT by Emmy Freedman
Gas Tax Hike, Truck Registration Fee Increase Approved for I-81 Improvements
Gas Tax Hike, Truck Registration Fee Increase Approved for I-81 Improvements

The Virginia House of Delegates has approved increases to truck registration fees and regional gas taxes to pay for improvements to Interstate 81.

April 3rd, 3:01 PM EDT
Staunton High School Picks New Mascot, Nickname
Staunton High School Picks New Mascot, Nickname

Staunton's Robert E. Lee High School will get a new mascot and logo when it changes its name to Staunton High School on July 1. The school will be home to the Staunton Storm. The name is inspired by a quote made popular by New England Patriots quarterback

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