STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — It’s been more than a year since Logan Davenport and Dominic Walker stepped onto the Mary Baldwin campus as part of the first school year including full-time male undergraduate students.
A little over a year from now they’ll be in the first graduating class of Mary ...
Virginia town’s sole officer pleads guilty to stealing pills
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who was serving as a town’s police chief when he was arrested on drug charges earlier this year has pleaded guilty to stealing painkillers from a friend.
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University officials remove Confederate-themed exhibit
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A private liberal arts university in Virginia says an exhibit that included depictions of Confederate statues has been removed after some students called the installation racist.
News outlets report Mary Baldwin University administrators removed the exhibit titled ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who pleaded guilty to giving her three children marijuana has been sentenced to 10 days in jail.
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STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A school board in Virginia has voted to change the name of a high school that honors a Confederate general.
News outlets report the Staunton School Board voted 4-2 Monday to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School. The board plans to launch an online survey this ...
Desegregation began in Staunton at Wright’s Dairy-Rite
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — “Desegregation happened here in March of 1952. Didn’t happen to the rest of Staunton, but it happened here.”
That’s how Forester Wright, Jr., who goes by Junior, remembers it.
From the day Wright’s Dairy-Rite opened, everybody came to the same place and got their ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district expects work to begin soon on the installation of solar panels at seven of its schools.
Gregory Troxell is Augusta County Public Schools’ director of operations and maintenance. He tells
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — The Bergland family are enjoying a delightful experience this summer.
After planting milkweeds in their garden and watching caterpillars feast, dozens of monarch butterfly chrysalises now line their home, porch and fence that surround their property in ...
Altavista 47, Staunton River 44
Amelia County 22, Buckingham County 15
Atlee 21, Mills Godwin 7
Auburn 27, Floyd County 20
Bath County 58, Grace Christian 33
Battlefield 36, Forest Park 7
Bayside 23, Green Run 0
Blacksburg 36, Amherst County ...
Abingdon 45, Gate City 13
Amelia County 47, Brunswick 12
Appomattox 35, Rustburg 7
Atlantic Shores Christian 35, Hargrave Military 0
Atlee 21, Deep Run 13
Auburn 49, Craig County 0
Battlefield 29, Colgan 6
Bishop Ireton 28, St. ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The stretches in solitary confinement inside a detention center in the mountains of Virginia were what broke him, the Honduran teen said. The guards stopped bringing food, he said. One time they let him out, and a group of them came at him. So many guards were kicking him in ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for immigrant children who say they were cuffed and beaten by staff inside a Virginia detention facility said Friday they plan to press forward with a federal civil-rights lawsuit, even though two of the teens involved in the case are no longer in the United ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia’s governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete ...
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Here are Saturday’s results in the class AA girls state track and field meet at Eastern Illinois: CLASS 2A
Team Scores — 1, Dunlap, 102. 2, East St. Louis (Sr.), 51. 3, Urbana (H.S.), 36.50. 4, Chicago (Brooks), 36. 5, Springfield (Southeast), 35. 6, ...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 18-year-old brother of a Florida school shooting suspect said he just wants to finish high school and “live my life” when he moves to Virginia to serve his probation for trespassing.
Zachary Cruz spoke to the
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz can serve out his probation for trespassing in Virginia, where his lawyer says a home, a job and educational opportunities await, a judge ruled Friday.
Zachary Cruz, 18, had to get permission from ...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is asking a judge to allow him to move to Virginia where a full-time job awaits him.
The attorney for 18-year-old Zachary Cruz filed a motion Thursday saying Cruz has been offered a free home for one ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man arrested on a DUI charge is accused of grabbing an officer’s genitals at the police department.
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STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — There’s a house on Staunton’s West Beverley Street that is always in bloom.
The house stands out. It’s something everyone talks about, looks at and loves.
Now, the flowers are slowly disappearing and the house is up for sale — and the flower lady of Staunton has ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Brad Parks gets up early. He splashes some water on his face, forgoes shaving and leaves the house as the sun begins to rise.
His first stop is Hardee’s. He walks in with his already purchased medium soda cup and fills it up with some Coke Zero.
Parks has been ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia high school students would be able to count American Sign Language as a foreign language credit beginning this fall under a bill that won approval from the General Assembly this week.
House Bill 84, introduced by Del. Dickie Bell, R-Staunton, unanimously ...
Staunton police seeking information to help catch suspect
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Police in Staunton are asking the public to help with any information that might help investigators find a Virginia man with a warrant for second-degree murder.
“Advice from a blueberry: Be well-rounded. Soak up the sun. Find beauty in small things. Live a fruitful life. Be a good pick. It’s OK to be a little blue. Make sweet memories!” - Ilan Shamir
“Mom, why do you only make Blueberry Buckle for Christmas Brunch or when we have overnight ...
FISHERSVILLE, Va. (AP) — News reports say a construction site for a new nursing home facility has burned down in western Virginia, but no one was injured.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The armies fighting the American Civil War scrapped civility in 1864 in the pastoral countryside of the Shenandoah and Cumberland valleys.
U.S. troops burned houses in Staunton, Virginia, then Confederates invading Pennsylvania burned Chambersburg.
Dominion 56, Eastern, D.C. 45
Grayson County 43, Fort Chiswell 37
Loudoun County 62, Mercyhurst Prep, Pa. 50
Annandale 59, Trinity Christian School 53
Bishop O’Connell 49, Langley 41
Brookville 54, Altavista 17
Chancellor 56, Riverbend 50
Culpeper 56, Kettle Run 19
East Rockingham 51, Buffalo Gap 36
Eastern View 65, Highland-Warrenton 56
Fort Defiance 50, R.E. ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — You open your eyes and glance at the clock sitting on the bedside table. It’s 4 a.m. You turn your head in the direction of the doorway and glance down the hallway.
You can hear it. That faint familiar sound you have come to know so well. As you put on your robe and ...
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Swastikas, racial slurs painted on Virginia bridge
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff’s office is investigating after graffiti that included swastikas and racial slurs was found on a bridge.
Augusta County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Aaron Le Veck tells
LONDON (AP) — Imelda Staunton plays a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in “Follies,” Stephen Sondheim’s dizzying musical about a traumatic reunion of former Broadway showgirls.
Staunton goes from perky to shattered as Sally Durant Plummer, a former dancer who meets up with a ...
Virginia sending National Guard troops to US Virgin Islands
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s governor has authorized the National Guard to send 120 soldiers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help in hurricane recovery efforts.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, said in a statement Friday that the soldiers are assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A jury says a Virginia man deserves life in prison after convicting him of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, who was poisoned by drinking antifreeze three years ago.
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A city park established for African Americans during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation is one of 21 new additions to the Virginia Landmarks Register.
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources says Montgomery Hall Park in Staunton was founded in 1946 as a ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — The Staunton Election Board says it is investigating a complaint from a disabled woman who said she was treated poorly by a poll worker on Election Day.
The News-Leader reports (https://stnva.nl/2smCDV8 ) that Staunton resident ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s public mental hospitals are continuing to struggle with high employee turnover rates and have turned to hiring nurses from other countries to fill vacancies at some locations, a top state official told lawmakers Monday.
Hospital staffing vacancy rates in ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a jail in western Virginia.
Officials say 28-year-old Coty G. Johnson and 25-year-old Daniel G. Henderson escaped from Middle River Regional Jail in Staunton early Monday morning.
Authorities say the two, ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Court records show a man shot by a Virginia State Police trooper in February appears to have been preparing for a fight in the hours leading up to the incident.
The News Leader of Staunton (http://bit.ly/2scl4J2 ) reports that a text ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Shenandoah Valley health department district is starting a pilot program to distribute naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversal drug.
Health officials said in a news release recently that the Central Shenandoah Health District will join three community services boards ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Staunton city planners are asking pedestrians and bicyclists for input on future infrastructure projects.
The city is hosting a public meeting and open house Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss its Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. WVIR-TV reports (
LURAY, Va. (AP) — As spring approaches, parts of the Shenandoah National Park are set to reopen.
The News Leader of Staunton reports (http://bit.ly/2mKufxJ ) campgrounds, picnic grounds, restaurants, lodges and other facilities in the park will begin ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — In the parking lot after watching her cousin test for his orange belt in karate, five year old Hannah Dahl took off her shoes and tied them together by the shoestrings. Then she started swinging them around like a pair of nunchucks.
That was fourteen years ...
Regulators seek citizen input on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking input from people in central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
WVIR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2kWTZT4 ) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Trees are being destroyed throughout the Shenandoah Valley due to a tiny green bug.
The emerald ash borer is a wood-boring beetle with a metallic green body. The bug feeds on the layer of the tree just under the bark, which moves life-sustaining sugar, water and ...
Decision to admit men raises tensions at Mary Baldwin
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A breakdown in communication between Mary Baldwin University and alumnae has led to a cease-and-desist order and bad feelings on both sides.
The announcement that Mary Baldwin would admit male undergraduates in the fall was met with an expected level of hostility from ...
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — In a member exchange story Jan. 28 about youth basketball, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the story’s author. The story’s author is Tom Jacobs, not Tim.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Lessons start early for ‘Little Dribblers’ ...
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — The city of Waynesboro has opened a man-made wetland area that’s designed to filter polluted stormwater before it reaches the South River.
The News Leader of Staunton reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/2iKI2mf ) that 300 acres drain into the wetland, which is designed ...