Shenandoah Valley News

  Electric School Buses coming to Louisa, Waynesboro

Staunton water service restored following outage

  Former radio host pleads guilty in Augusta Co. child sex case

Staunton police investigating larcenies around Selma Blvd.

Police identify 3 killed in Rockingham County crash

  Augusta Health Foundation and Dixie Gas & Oil announce partnership to fight breast cancer

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  Three dead after multi-vehicle crash near Mount Crawford

Augusta County volunteer firefighters fighting for better insurance coverage

Va. lawmaker proposes bill to establish an Animal Cruelty Convictions List

  T-Mobile provides $26K, 400 hotspots for Staunton students

  Waynesboro takes no action in Second Amendment Constitutional City resolution

  Community members looking to help Waynesboro family affected by house fire

  Trump’s tariffs impact central Virginia businesses

Businesses in central Virginia are starting to see the impacts of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.

  Second Amendment sanctuary talks stir up at City Council meeting

The Second Amendment was once again a hot topic in Staunton. A couple dozen people talked to City Council on Thursday about the idea of Staunton becoming a Second Amendment sanctuary city.

New exhibit to open at Beverley Street Studio School Gallery in Staunton

An art exhibit in the Shenandoah Valley was created with the purpose of offering a new perspective. Curators are setting up the show called “VA Made: Mediation Across Media”.

  Waynesboro home deemed total loss after Wednesday evening fire

A home in the 1900 block of East Main Street in Waynesboro was deemed a total loss after a fire Wednesday evening.

USDA invests $48M in broadband for rural Virginia Communities

New library coming to Augusta County

Staunton event to discuss Pres. Wilson’s connection to Skopje

  Snow affecting roads throughout Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia

  Nonprofit expands in Elkton to provide free medical equipment to those in need

Augusta County deputy charged with reckless driving after crashing car responding to a call

  ‘Bag Lady’ donates $500K to Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

A Waynesboro woman committed to caring for her community in life has continued that legacy in death.

Missing Staunton man has been found

Eighteen-year-old Anthony Franklin was last seen on the 1800-block of Springhill Road around 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 1.

BRITE Bus adds Saturday service in Shenandoah Valley

The BRITE Bus in the Shenandoah Valley is adding Saturday service.

Authorities investigating cause of Staunton house fire

A firefighter in Staunton is recovering after suffering minor injuries during a house fire Monday night.

  Crews making repairs to Staunton road

The intersection of Greenville Avenue and South New Street had to be closed off to traffic while crews made repairs.

New program to help prevent suicide among service members, veterans, and families

The UVA Medical Center and Augusta Health are among dozens of entities taking part in a program that aims to prevent suicide and close gaps in care for service members and their families.

  Sidewalks, I-81 highlight results of Valley transit survey

People in the Shenandoah Valley made their voices heard on what they want to see in transit improvements.

  Transit line between Charlottesville and Staunton becoming reality

Plans for Afton Express are close to becoming a reality, but the project still needs funding.

  Nonprofits compete for funds from central Virginia, Shenandoah Valley

Nonprofits in the NBC29 area vie for a limited pool of funds to keep the doors open and services flowing.

Waynesboro man accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Fifty-three-year-old Jerry Wayne Hoover is facing two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

VSP investigating tractor trailer crash on I-81 in Rockingham County

Virginia State Police are investigating a tractor trailer fire that shut down a part of Interstate 81 in Rockingham County.

  Afton church making final preps for annual Bethlehem Village

Hebron Baptist Church in Afton is getting ready to welcome thousands of people to its annual Christmas celebration.

Police: Waynesboro man could face life in prison for crack cocaine arrest

Garrick Levi Brooks could spend the rest of his life behind bars if he is found guilty on recent drug-related charges.

Waynesboro police identify suspect in criminal investigation

Waynesboro police have identified a person reportedly connected to a criminal investigation.

Stuarts Draft man charged with abduction, assault

Peter E. Whitlow is charged with abduction/kidnapping, discharge of a weapon in a dwelling, abuse and neglect of a child, assault and battery of a family member, brandishing a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

VSP investigating fatal crash in Rockingham County

Police are investigating a fatal crash on Rt. 257 in Rockingham County. Vadim A. Bordak died at the scene.

  Car crashes through brick sign in Staunton

Crews are cleaning up a crash in Staunton that took out a brick sign Monday morning.

Freezing rain may fall in mountains overnight

Temperatures may fall below freezing tonight and the Virginia Department of Transportation is warning drivers who may be traveling along the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Interstate 81 - Crash causing major delays near exit 245 in Harrisonburg

Two people were transported to Sentara RMH after an RV crashed into the underpass on I-81 near exit 245 in Harrisonburg.

  August County Fire-Rescue asking folks to adopt a hydrant

Augusta County Fire-Rescue is inviting people to adopt a hydrant.

  Shenandoah Valley students help deliver hundreds of meals

Hundreds of students from high schools in Augusta County got up early Thursday to make sure families in need did not go hungry on Thanksgiving.

  Waynesboro announces next steps for South River Preserve Project

A $2.6 million project in Waynesboro will give a major overhaul to an area contaminated by mercury.

Medicare data breach impacts about 220,000 beneficiaries

About 220,000 Medicare beneficiaries have been compromised by an unknown person.

Harrisonburg police investigating 7-Eleven robbery

Police are looking for suspects in connection with an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven on North Main St. in Harrisonburg.

  Employment, income declines in Virginia’s Appalachian counties

Employment and income in Virginia’s Appalachian counties lags behind the rest of the Commonwealth, and even Appalachian regions in other states. The new data comes as Virginia’s unemployment rate fell to just 2.6 percent.

  Libraries waiving late fees in exchange for food donations

Public library patrons in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County can take part in Can Your Fines

Memory Cafe provides place for people with dementia and their caregivers to gather in the Valley

There’s a new place in the Shenandoah Valley for people with dementia and their caretakers to gather. Once a month Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Staunton is home to Memory Cafe.

Roanoke man sentenced to 15 years for robbing a Waynesboro bank

Sherman Rommel Jones was sentenced in Waynesboro Circuit Court for the 2017 robbery of First Bank and Trust on Lew Dewitt Boulevard.

Ribbon cutting celebrates new bridge, improve fish passage at Whiteoak Canyon Trail

The Piedmont Environmental Council, Shenandoah National Park, and Trout Unlimited celebrated the opening of the new Cedar Run bridge.

Virginia State Police investigating fatal incident in Rockingham Co.

Jerry W. Martz was fatally struck by his own 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. Police say Martz had put the vehicle in neutral and not park.

Staunton leaders consider use of solar panels on homes

Staunton city leaders are looking at ways to go green while also maintaining the historic character downtown.

Annual ‘Diabetes Day’ held by Augusta Health

Augusta Health hosted its annual Diabetes Day on Wednesday in Fishersville.

Harrisonburg Fire Department responds to overnight two-alarm structure fire

Officials say no one was injured after an overnight structure fire Wednesday on Broad Street.

Arcadia Project receives $25K Virginia Main Street feasibility study grant

A Staunton movie theater which opened its doors more than a century ago could soon breathe new life.

Virginia sawyers cutting American chestnut trees for first time in decades

Virginia forestry officials are cutting the first newly-grown American chestnut trees in nearly 70 years.

Man accused of eluding Augusta Co. Sheriff’s deputies

Roman Rose is charged with trespassing, eluding, and driving on a suspended/revoked license.

Sheriff’s Office: Raphine Man Charged in Connection with Fishersville Theft

Eric Price Keyton has been charged in connection with an early-morning theft in Fishersville last week