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The Valley of the Shadow

The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of people in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, during the era of the American Civil War.

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Related Topix: History in the News

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Crozet Gazette

Secrets of the Blue Ridge: Mamie Parrish and the Nortonsville Store

Three of five Parrish children: Frances, Kermit and L.C. Jr., with pet "Billy" on a leash.

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Related Topix: Staunton, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Sandy Hook, VA, Goochland County, VA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Daily News-Record

#2 - Company Receives Coors Quality Award

The company that distributes MillerCoors products in Harrisonburg and Rockingham and Augusta counties has been honored with a quality award for the second consecutive year.

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Related Topix: Harrisonburg, VA, Rockingham County, VA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

NBC29

Seven Arrows Brewing Company to Open in Augusta

There's some good news for beer lovers in Augusta County. This fall, Aaron and Melissa Allen are opening up Seven Arrows Brewing Company , the county's first microbrewery.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Fishersville, VA

Mon Jun 30, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Blankenship Plea: Attempted Capital Murder in Augusta County

The Commonwealth's attorney said Blankenship pushed a state trooper onto I-81 after the trooper arrested him.

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WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Rep. Bob Goodlatte Tours Bloomaker's in Augusta County

They plan to add about 90 seasonal more jobs thanks to an expansion to the current green house and to the cooling space.

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NBC29

New Augusta Schools Superintendent Prepares for Day 1 on the Job

New leadership is coming to Augusta County Schools. A new superintendent is getting ready for his first day on the job.

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WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Hanger Faces 2015 Challenge From Augusta Supervisor

An Augusta County supervisor wants to challenge a senior member of the General Assembly next year.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Can You Play Soccer in Prom Attire?

The soccer prom was a 90-minute soccer match held at Stuart's Draft High School.

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Related Topix: Waynesboro, VA

Fri Jun 27, 2014

NBC29

Augusta Making Plans for Old Ladd Elementary Property

Augusta County is in the early stages of plans to sell the property of the old Ladd Elementary School, which closed its doors last spring after nearly five decades.

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Related Topix: Waynesboro, VA

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

New Brewery to Open in the Valley

Augusta County has announced the location of a new microbrewery. Seven Arrows Brewing Company will locate at 2508 Jefferson Highway just outside the Waynesboro city limits and plans to be operational in late October to early November 2014.

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Related Topix: Waynesboro, VA, Beer, Drink

Fri Jun 20, 2014

NBC29

Horticulture operation expanding in Waynesboro

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Bloomaker USA Inc. will invest more than $2 million to build a new greenhouse.

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Thu Jun 19, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Police Find Missing Diabetic Woman

UPDATE : Shirley Ann Rankin has just been located. She was located by law enforcement and family members near the Augusta County Library on Jefferson Highway in Fishersville more than five miles from her residence.

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Related Topix: Fishersville, VA, Waynesboro, VA

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Man Faces Charges for Multiple Breaking and Entering Incidents

An Augusta County man has been arrested on eight charges related to breaking and entering incidents in the northern part of the county.

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Related Topix: Weyers Cave, VA

Wed Jun 18, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Routine Stop Yields Massive Meth Seizure

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested an Augusta County man on felony drug distribution charge after a routine traffic stop resulted in one of the biggest methamphetamine seizures in recent history.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Tue Jun 17, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Deadline nears as McAuliffe weighs budget decision

The clock is ticking for Gov. Terry McAuliffe's deliberations on the state budget passed by the General Assembly in a contentious session last week, three months past the normal time for adoption of Virginia's two-year spending plan.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance

Thu Jun 12, 2014

Washington Examiner

Medicaid expansion debate delays Va. budget vote

The Senate Finance Committee advanced a new state budget without Medicaid expansion, but the deal fast-tracked by legislative leaders was delayed Thursday night after a Republican senator proposed an amendment aimed at preventing Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe from expanding the program without General Assembly approval.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

NBC29

DOD Program Puts Military Equipment in Hands of Local Law Enforcement

The Department of Defense's 1033 program is helping arm law enforcement with weapons used to wage wars.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, Charlottesville, VA, Albemarle County, VA

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

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Many state lawmakers are returning to Richmond Thursday, and they are being greeted by a bigger shortfall in Virginia's next budget.

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Wed Jun 11, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Safely Sharing the Road With Tractor Trailers

Roads in Augusta County are still seeing traffic from a detour after Wednesday's deadly tractor-trailer accident which happened on I-81 south near Staunton.

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Related Topix: Staunton, VA

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