Marquee games put pressure on UVA football early

Marquee games put pressure on UVA football early

uva-logo-new2If you’re UVA football, and you’re on a nine-game losing streak, and your coach is on the hot seat, and you’ve got road trips to BYU, Florida State and Virginia Tech to look forward to, maybe you want to start the season with a layup, to huild some confidence.

UCLA is no layup.

“Some people have them as #1, no lower than 10,” said UVAcoach Mike London, assessing the murderer’s row schedule that…

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Augusta Health Beat: August 2014 Calendar of Events

Augusta Health Beat: August 2014 Calendar of Events

augusta-health-headerSpecial Events at Augusta Health

COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE

Come see us at the County Fair.  We’ll be handing out sunscreen and hand sanitizer, and featuring different free screenings each day of the Fair:

  • Tuesday, August 5:  Carotid Artery Screens and Stroke Assessments
  • Wednesday, August 6:  Osteoporosis Screens and Dermascans
  • Thursday, August 7:  Diabetes/Glucose Screens
  • Friday, August 8: …

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United Way Stuff the Bus drive begins tomorrow

United Way Stuff the Bus drive begins tomorrow

united-way-of-greater-augusta2Tomorrow starts the ninth annual United Way of Greater Augusta “Stuff the Bus” at the Staunton and Waynesboro Wal-Marts during tax free weekend – August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  Volunteers will be collecting supplies from 8:30 am-8 pm Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am-6pm.

The United Way of Greater Augustahas partnered with Wal-Mart to present Stuff the Bus.  Throughout the weekend, August…

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Man who threatened Waynesboro business now in custody

Man who threatened Waynesboro business now in custody

Mawyer, Gary DustinAn Augusta County man accused of making a threat against his former employer in Waynesboro is now in custody.

Gary Dustin Mawyer, 30, of Stuarts Draft, is in custody after an anonymous caller notified the Augusta Emergency Communications Center of his whereabouts. On July 30, law enforcement officers from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia StatePolice arrested Mawyer at an…

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Dinner Diva: Diet-friendly snack ideas and restaurant tips

Dinner Diva: Diet-friendly snack ideas and restaurant tips

the-dinner-divaIf you’re traveling or vacationing, as many people are this time of year, there are easy ways to “stay on plan” with diet without feeling deprived.

Nature has provided us with plenty of healthy grab-and-go options, though we seem programmed to think that suitable food for traveling involves a plastic wrapper!

Here are some of my favorite snacks for traveling:

•           Boiled eggs

•           B…

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Weekend Watchdog: NFL kickoff

Weekend Watchdog: NFL kickoff

tv-clipartThe road to Super Bowl XLIX begins this weekend. NBC brings the first exhibition of the 2014 season Sunday, when the buffalo bills meet the New York Giants at 8 p.m. in the Hall of Fame game.

The Bills are awaiting their first postseason trip of the 21st century, while the Giants are three seasons removed from a Super Bowl championship run.

The Hall of Fame enshrinement will be on ESPN2 and NFLne…

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Wilmington ends Lynchburg Hillcats winning streak

Wilmington ends Lynchburg Hillcats winning streak

lynchburg hillcatsWill Skinner hit his team-leading 10th home run of the season, but the Lynchburg Hillcats snapped their five-game winning streak with a 4-2 loss to the Blue Rocks at Calvin Falwell Field Wednesday night.

Wilmington (52-53) broke a scoreless tie and posted all of the runs it would need with one swing of the bat in the second. After Cam Gallagher, Logan Davis and Terrance Goreloaded the bases with…

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Waynesboro Generals complete first-round Valley League playoff sweep

Waynesboro Generals complete first-round Valley League playoff sweep

generalsA seven-run fifth broke open a close game, and the Waynesboro Generals advanced to the second round of the 2014 Valley League playoffs with a 10-4 win over the Aldie Senators.

Zach Williamsen (5-4) got the win for #2 seed Waynesboro, giving up a run on five hits in five innings of work, striking out four and walking one.

Eugene Vasquez had the big hit of the game, a three-run triple in the fiftht…

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Department of Elections: Commissioner’s statement regarding incorrect voter mailing

Department of Elections: Commissioner’s statement regarding incorrect voter mailing

constitutionAs part of our on-going efforts to ensure that the Commonwealth’s voter registration records are accurate, the Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) routinely receives information for voters who may have changed their address.  To help voters update their registration, ELECTmailed letters to voters requesting that they review and update their information.  Unfortunately, up to 125,000 voters…

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