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Waynesboro Choral Society members grateful for Christmas concert performance, audience

The Waynesboro Choral Society’s Holly Jolly Christmas show returned this past Monday and Tuesday after the pandemic halted the chorus from being able to perform at all over the past two years. Read more

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Coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19 stories in and around The Valley

To help keep the community informed about critical developments during the current COVID-19 pandemic, The News Virginian has dropped its pa…

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Waynesboro Public School appoints new assistant superintendent

Waynesboro School Board members agreed Tuesday to appoint Dr. Ryan Barber as assistant superintendent.

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Augusta County house fire kills woman, hospitalizes man

When fire crews arrived at the residence on Deerfield Valley Road, they found the house engulfed in flames.

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Augusta County deputies searching for man accused of attacking woman

The female victim was allegedly able to use pepper spray on her assailant and escape from the attack.

Local News

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Waynesboro neighbors: Obituaries for December 1

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The cross says it all: Sherando United Methodist Church members standing tall despite October fire

On Oct. 29, Sherando United Methodist Church went up in smoke after a fire broke out at 7:15 a.m. that Friday morning. However, God's spirit continues to live on through the community members who call the church home.

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Newly listed homes for sale in the Waynesboro area

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Waynesboro neighbors: Obituaries for November 30

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Sports

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Brett Asbury, Brandon Stoudamire lead MBU men's basketball team to win over Southern Virginia

The Mary Baldwin men's basketball team defeated Southern Virginia, 77-67, on Tuesday night for the first victory in program history.

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Strong fourth quarter propels Wilson Memorial girls basketball team past Monticello

Wilson Memorial outscored Monticello 25-14 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night as the Green Hornets rallied for a season-opening victory.

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Ridgeview Christian boys, girls basketball teams drop season openers

Ridgeview Christian’s boys and girls basketball teams came out on the short end to Roanoke Valley Christian in the nondistrict season openers for the Crusaders.

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Buffalo Gap girls basketball team looks to be more balanced this season

Buffalo Gap’s girls basketball team is going to have to find scoring and rebounding from a lot of different places for the 2021-22 season to be successful.

Opinion

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Editorial: 'Dopesick' does right by Appalachia

Coal miner Betsy Mallum and the family doctor who delivered her, Sam Finnix, are not real people.

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Williams: Locally, nationally and globally, inequity imperils us all

Michael Paul Williams — a columnist with the Richmond Times-Dispatch — won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Commentary "for penetrating and historically insightful columns that guided Richmond, a former capital of the Confederacy, through the painful and complicated process of dismantling the city's monuments to white supremacy."

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Editorial: Addressing the learning gap crisis

The learning gap refers to all the lost instruction time during the COVID crisis. It lasted over a year and left a crucial question: How do we get the kids caught up to the grade and level of performance that’s expected of them?

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Troxel: Biden’s release of 50 million barrels of oil is a publicity stunt

His actions, as do most actions so far by his administration, are politically motivated and accomplish nothing of real value for the American people.

Crime

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61-year-old man assaulted with pepper spray; juvenile still hasn't been caught

A 61-yard-old man was assaulted with pepper spray by juveniles in September.

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Two dead in high-speed crash in Augusta County

The Virginia State Police are investigating the possibility that one of the vehicles was racing directly before a head-on collision with another vehicle.

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Family dispute ends in stabbing at Fishersville preschool

No children were present at the time of the stabbing.

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$71,000 in drugs, guns seized resulting in three arrests

Three local men, including two from Waynesboro, have been arrested and face multiple firearms and drug charges.

Government

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COVID cases down, vaccinations up for Thanksgiving in Waynesboro

COVID-19 numbers remain low in Waynesboro, partly because of the number of people getting vaccinated.

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SVASC volunteers, supporters again urge Waynesboro City Council to keep localities in charge of animal shelter

Concerned supporters for the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center (SVASC) showed up once again to Monday night’s Waynesboro City Council meeting at Kate Collins Middle School.

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Warner talks infrastructure funding while touring section of Waynesboro High School built in the 1970s in need of renovations

One of the commonwealth's two state senators dropped by Waynesboro High School Friday morning to participate in a discussion about the planning of rural school funding and infrastructure and was also given a tour of some of the building's decades old facilities. He also visited a local food bank in Verona afterwards. 

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Voter turnout in Waynesboro was up for Tuesday's election

After less than half of residents voted in the 2017 elections, Waynesboro General Registrar Lisa Jeffers was pleased with the rise in votes from the city this year.

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Toys of Christmas Past: The toys and tech that defined each decade

Did your favorite make the list? Here are the most popular toys since 1952.

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Watch Now: Festive options for visiting Santa during COVID-19

Malls, mail, and Zoom could help get your list into Santa's hands!

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Watch Now: Thanksgiving food myths debunked

Not all Thanksgiving dishes are as they appear

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Watch Now: Five of the strangest items TSA won't let you take through security

These are some of the strangest items TSA won't let you bring in your carry-on bag.

National

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Supreme Court hears abortion arguments; motive sought for Michigan high school shooting; plus other top news

Things to know today: The Supreme Court will weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law and overrule Roe v. Wade; authorities look for a motive for Tuesday's shooting at a Michigan high school.

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Student shoots, kills 3, injures 8 at Michigan high school

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy’s patrol car on the way to a hospital, authorities said.

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US, SKorea to bolster alliance at talks but questions remain

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for annual security talks expected to bolster the countries' decades-long military alliance in the face of North Korean nuclear threats and mounting challenges from China.

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Omicron unravels travel industry's plans for a comeback

Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron variant.

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