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Scholarship created to remember Staunton teen killed in car crash  WHSV

One retired teacher is hoping a scholarship in one of her student's honor will help others.

EMU honors Hailey Green at matriculation ceremony  WHSV

On Saturday, EMU held their matriculation ceremony for first-year students and honored Hailey Green, who was heading into her freshman year, before she died ...

Everlasting bond: Commencement speaker tells Fort Defiance graduates that love leads to success  The Daily Progress

HARRISONBURG — “The Indian way” is diverse, caring and finds success amid failure. These three components of the school's spirit were recurrent themes ...

Memorial scholarship created for Fort Defiance teen  The Daily Progress

Hailey Green, a 2019 Fort Defiance High School graduate, had her life cut short at the end of July after a car wreck. Now, her life and memory is being.

Fort community mourns the death of Hailey Green  Staunton News Leader

Hailey Green was headed to EMU this fall after graduating from Fort Defiance in May.

Fort Defiance celebrates Megan Good's success  WHSV

FORT DEFIANCE, Va. (WHSV) -- Behind every sports star is a humble beginning. Five years before she was beating Michigan in the NCAA Regionals for James ...

Fort Defiance runner signs: Jacob Jones will be goinig to Charleston Southern University  The Daily Progress

Jacob Jones started out at Fort as a three-sport athlete. He also played football and basketball before deciding to focus on his running career.

Deputies rule Snapchat post by Fort Defiance student was a prank  The Daily Progress

After investigating a threat late Thursday involving Fort Defiance High School, the Augusta County Sheriff's Office determined it was a prank.

Historic Ft. Defiance train depot to be relocated to Valley Pike Farm Market  WHSV

The old, abandoned train depot in Fort Defiance is going to be moved to a new location for preservation.

Fort Defiance girls off to undefeated start in Valley District play  WHSV

The Fort Defiance High School girls basketball team is unbeaten in Valley District play.

James Madison University set out to help 35 middle schoolers become first in families to attend college. Would they succeed?

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Amy Cortes grew up amid farmland in the Shenandoah Valley, in a small town 15 miles from the stately campus of James Madison ...

Fort's Jacob Jones chooses Charleston Southern  Staunton News Leader

WEYERS CAVE — Fort Defiance senior Jacob Jones announced Friday night on Facebook that he will be running next year for Charleston Southern University.

Scholarship fund created in memory of Fort Defiance graduate  Staunton News Leader

FORT DEFIANCE - Becky Anhold posted on her Facebook page this week part of a quote from an unknown author. "Grief is not a place to stay," Anhold wrote.

Fort Defiance boys win district cross country title  The Daily Progress

With a strong and balanced team performance, the Fort Defiance High School cross country team kept the Valley District championship on their home course ...

Fort Defiance spirit wall an annual tradition  Staunton News Leader

The spirit wall, located at the intersection of Route 11 and Fort Defiance Road, has been an annual tradition since 1981.

Fort’s Esteban excels in academics, debate and karate  Staunton News Leader

Senior is No. 1 in her class, state runner-up in debate and black belt karate.

Look at all the 2019 high school graduations  Staunton News Leader

Here are scenes from the public high school commencement ceremonies for Augusta County, Waynesboro and Staunton.

Installation of solar panels begins at 7 Augusta County schools  The Daily Progress

Augusta County Public Schools are almost ready to harness the power of the sun.

Bright idea: Fort Defiance alumni return to see fruition of solar project  The Daily Progress

In the last few months, solar panels were installed at Clymore Elementary School and Fort Defiance High School, and later at Riverheads High School, ...

Ex-Fort Defiance coach Tom Peters made a lasting impact on players  The Daily Progress

Long-time local high school football fans remember Tom Peters from his days as the head football coach at Fort Defiance High School.

Hailey Green's family remembers her caring personality  WHSV

Almost a week after a deadly car crash, Hailey Green's family is remembering her compassionate and caring personality.

Burger King Student Athlete of the Week: Casey Mozingo  WHSV

For years, she's been a star on the volleyball court at the high school level, this week, Casey Mozingo of Fort Defiance high school, is our Burger King ...

Giving up football, basketball a wise choice for Fort's Jones  Staunton News Leader

FORT DEFIANCE - Jacob Jones earned two of the most prestigious honors a high school athlete can have, starting quarterback in football and starting point ...

MBU sends diverse group into the world  The Daily Progress

STAUNTON — There were three 17-year-olds, a 60-year-old, and a 61-year-old who walked across the Mary Baldwin University stage at the school's 177th ...

Editorial: Advice for students  Roanoke Times

Alice Cooper, a septuagenarian who is coming to the Berglund Center on Nov. 16, had a monster hit nearly a half-century ago with the song “School's Out.”

Augusta County announces its teachers of the year  The Daily Progress

The Augusta County Public Schools have announced each school's Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019. The overall Augusta County Teacher of the Year will be ...

A troubling trend or classic teenage rebellion? Teen vaping on the rise in the Valley  Staunton News Leader

Some adults and students agree teen vaping is an “epidemic," but others wonder if the concerns are overreactions to a little-understood trend.

Virginia's top mental health official dies after crash that killed Staunton teen  WHSV

Following a head-on collision that killed an 18-year-old Staunton girl along Route 254 earlier this week, the other driver involved has died.

Crash victim remembered during vigil  WHSV

On Saturday, friends and family met at Fort Defiance High School to hold a candlelight vigil for 18-year-old Hailey Green.

Turner Ashby & Fort Defiance to meet in WHSV EndZone Game of the Week  WHSV

Turner Ashby & Fort Defiance will meet in the WHSV EndZone Game of the Week Friday night.

Staunton woman killed, 1 injured in head-on crash along Rt. 254 near Hermitage  WHSV

Police have confirmed to WHSV that one person was killed and one seriously injured in a head-on crash along Route 254 near Hermitage on Wednesday ...

Making the grade: Apprenticeship program prepares youth for success  The Daily Progress

Hunter Fitzgerald, a senior at Wilson Memorial High School, Illiya Mezin, a senior at Fort Defiance High School, and Chase Reed, a senior at Riverheads High ...

Possible water project concerns Seawright Springs community | News  The Daily Progress

Water is an especially important resource for the farmers and families living just a few miles west of Mount Sidney in northern Augusta County. Seawright ...

Prep basketball: Payne takes over reins in Staunton as girls coach  The Daily Progress

STAUNTON — After serving as an assistant coach for the past 18 years, former Eastern Mennonite and Fort Defiance basketball coach Eric Payne, gets his ...

Work is moving along on Augusta County solar panels  WHSV

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Work is moving along on solar panels being installed on seven Augusta County schools. The school system announced ...

Lesson in democracy: Students take on roles as legislators in Model General Assembly  The Daily Progress

Juniors and seniors from high Schools in Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County participated in the Kiwanis Club of Staunton's 44th Annual ...

Springs residents keep up pressure on Flow project  The Daily Progress

A week after news officially broke that Flow Alkaline Spring Water is in fact coming to Augusta County, neighborhood opponents appear ready to dig in against ...

Neighbors concerned about fate of their nearby spring  WHSV

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Recently, a neighbor of the Seawright Springs in Augusta County reached out to us about some concerns they had with ...

Landes continues to mentor after 40 years  The Daily Progress

FORT DEFIANCE — Larry Landes has a rare and wonderful perspective of Fort Defiance High School. It is the school he graduated from, and the school his ...

With dad overseas, Weyers Cave family adapts  Staunton News Leader

A photo of Kevin Jones is on the fireplace in his Weyers Cave home. It's tiny — maybe 2 inches by 2 inches — and instead of hanging over the mantel, ...

UPDATE: State official dead following crash that also killed Staunton teen  Staunton News Leader

The state's head mental health official died Friday as a result of injuries from an Augusta County car accident that also killed an 18-year-old Staunton resident ...

Payne named girls basketball head coach at RE Lee  WHSV

Eric Payne has been named the head coach of the Robert E. Lee girls basketball program and will lead the Staunton Storm when the school's name change ...

Community concerned over racism in county schools | News  The Daily Progress

VERONA — Several parents voiced concerns about bullying at the Augusta County School Board's meeting Thursday night.

Fort Defiance's Sam Hill undergoes liver transplant to fight rare disease  WHSV

Fort Defiance junior Sam Hill continued playing baseball while battling a rare and serious disease.

Green, Hailey Danielle  The Daily Progress

Hailey Danielle Green, 18, of 2163 North Spring Hill Road, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Ms. Green was born in Fishersville, Virginia, on May 4, ...

Stuart Draft High School’s Matthew Rider wins Augusta County Teacher of the Year  The Daily Progress

Army veteran, agriculture teacher, FFA leader and now the 2019 Augusta County Teacher of the Year — these are all titles Matthew Rider, of Waynesboro, holds ...

School resource officers provide critical link to school security  WHSV

As more and more schools face security scares, police presence in schools plays a critical role in school safety.

Stewart, Fort bands team up for Beats and Eats  Staunton News Leader

In its third year, Beats and Eats brings together pair of of school bands, community for night of fun.

State secretary of transportation, others clean up roadside litter  WHSV

Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine joined students from Future Farmers of America and other community members on Monday to clean up ...

Balanced scoring carries Fort boys past Riverheads  The Daily Progress

FORT DEFIANCE — One of the biggest advantages a team can have on the basketball court is a balanced scoring attack. Such an advantage leaves the ...

Top 10 earners across public schools in Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro  Staunton News Leader

More than 2000 people receive paychecks from your local school divisions.

Virginia commissioner dies after head-on crash that killed 18-year-old  WTKR News 3

RICHMOND, Va. - Officials said Dr. Hughes Melton, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, has died ...

Fort's Whelan taking his talents to W.Va. Tech  Staunton News Leader

The 6-foot-9 Fort Defiance senior signed his letter of intent Friday to play basketball next year at NAIA Division II West Virginia University Tech.

Virginia Tech's Alexander-Walker drafted 17th, will play for Pelicans  WHSV

Former Virginia Tech guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker was selected 17th overall by the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Draft Thursday night. Due to a trade, he will join ...

Devastating Fort school bus wreck: 50 years later  Staunton News Leader

So many children were hurt, but no one died in the accident.

Houff to race in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series  WHSV

Weyers Cave native Quin Houff will race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series during the 2019 season.

Canadian company bringing 51 jobs to Augusta County | News  The Daily Progress

Flow Alkaline Spring Water to invest $15.5M in Mount Sidney facility.

Local talent leads JMU softball  WHSV

The No. 15 James Madison softball features a trio of star players who played high school softball in the Valley before joining the Dukes.

Remembering the 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak  WHSV

It's been 45 years since the 1974 super tornado outbreak, and one of the nearly 150 tornadoes touched down in the Shenandoah Valley on the morning of April ...

Fort coach, mom searched for answers in a year of questions  Staunton News Leader

FORT DEFIANCE - She was supposed to have the answers. Wendy Hull was a teacher, a coach, a mom. Those are positions of responsibility. Positions of ...

Residents near Seawright Springs voice water project concerns to Northam  The Daily Progress

Residents unhappy with plans by a Canadian company to package alkaline water taken from Seawright Springs are taking their opposition to the project straight ...

Valley FCA to host inaugural high school football all-star game  WHSV

Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host the inaugural Valley FCA All-Star Football Game on Sunday, Dec. 16 with kickoff set for 2 pm ET at ...

Augusta County School Board responds to Casto resignation  The Daily Progress

At the end of the Augusta County School Board's regular meeting Jan. 3, the board reacted to the resignation of longtime Riverheads head football coach Robert ...

Last day of school comes earlier than usual for Augusta County students  WHSV

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Summer vacation has finally arrived for some Valley students — a little ahead of schedule. The the last day of classes for ...

Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith seeking re-election  The Daily Progress

Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith, who prides himself on being “the people's sheriff,” announced Wednesday at the Verona Volunteer Fire Company he will ...

Female playwrights take center stage in student productions  The Daily Progress

STAUNTON — Students from Waynesboro, Augusta County and Staunton are collaborating to put on the plays of two contemporary female playwrights: “Sense ...

Fort: College will be first time apart for twins  Staunton News Leader

Carrie and Eli Wright have never spent time apart but will attend separate colleges this fall.

Cougars' comeback stuns Indians  USA TODAY High School Sports

Stuarts Draft had four players in double-figures. led by JonPaul Rader led the way with 13.

Virginia health official dies after crash | News  Southwest Virginia Today

A Southwest Virginia physician who recently served as the state's behavioral health commissioner died Friday following a three-vehicle crash in Augusta County ...

JMU's Megan Good is one of the nation's best softball players, and has the comeback story to match

HARRISONBURG. Trust me. You can be great. That simple pitch from former James Madison softball coach Mickey Dean sold Megan Good on playing softball ...

Augusta County to install over 4,000 solar panels on seven schools  WHSV

Augusta County Public Schools has signed an agreement with Secure Futures Solar of Staunton to install solar panels on seven school campuses across the ...

Lee, Wilson, Fort Defiance win top VHSL award  USA TODAY High School Sports

All three schools won the Claudia Dodson Award for the first time.

New Waynesboro community center gets helping hand from Fort Defiance teens  Staunton News Leader

Area teens helped spruce up Wayne Hills United Methodist Church this week as a *service* project through Renew Camp.

His pregame meals have been a Fort football staple  USA TODAY High School Sports

Fort Defiance graduate shows school spirit by feeding the football team before games.

Fort's Rob Corbett was a runner and an airman. Paralyzed in an accident, he is fighting back.  Staunton News Leader

Rob Corbett, a veteran of the Air Force and a former Fort Defiance cross country runner, has plans to walk again following spinal cord injury.

Curry spotlight brings back fond memories  Staunton News Leader

The article spotlighted Dell Curry's upbringing in the Valley and how it shaped his life and that of his now-famous son.

Fort Defiance boys cross country quickly hitting its stride  Staunton News Leader

Fort Defiance's boys cross country team continued its solid season Saturday by winning the Augusta County Invitational.

Augusta County Public Schools to Install Largest Solar Energy System in Shenandoah Valley  NBC 29 News

Augusta County Public Schools announced that it has signed an agreement with Secure Futures Solar of Staunton, Va. to install solar panels on seven school ...

Midlothian High School band, Wegmans host Showcase of Bands  Progress Index

MIDLOTHIAN — On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Midlothian High School Trojan Band and Wegmans in Midlothian will host the 12th annual Showcase of Bands at ...

Graduation 2018 — what you need to know  Staunton News Leader

In two weeks local high school seniors will be graduating. Here's what you need to know.

Opioids flooding the Valley, but tide may be turning  Staunton News Leader

John Wetzel's hands are rough from work, but his eyes show that life has been a lot rougher lately.

Verona doctor leaves family practice to join JMU sports  Staunton News Leader

Rob Kennedy made the difficult choice to leave his family practice in Verona to join James Madison University as team physician.

Band of The Week — WHSV Endzone 2018  WHSV

Each week of WHSV Endzone, we don't just highlight the action on the field; we also showcase one high school band's halftime show as our "Band of the Week!".

Father's encouragement inspired Augusta's Monroe to make baseball his game  Staunton News Leader

The rising Fort Defiance junior wasn't sure about playing baseball when he was younger. But a positive word from his father changed all that.

Draft assistant principal receives Dawbarn Education Award  The Daily Progress

EDITOR's NOTE: This is part three of a three-part series of this year's Dawbarn Education Awards recipients.

Lee jayvee boys unbeaten run turning heads  Staunton News Leader

FORT DEFIANCE - While the Robert E. Lee boys' basketball team is making a run at a second consecutive state title, another group of Leemen are preparing for ...

FFA a rich tradition for Augusta County  Staunton News Leader

Many local students have been chosen as state presidents for Future Farmers of America.

Afton woman rides Atlantic Coast Pipeline route horseback in protest  The Daily Progress

Sarah Murphy, of Afton, and her 24-year-old horse Rob Roy set out on an adventure in September to ride part of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route.

After Losing Daughter, Father Reacts to Another Fatal Crash  WHSV

One of the first people on the scene of Monday's crash was a father who knew the situation all too well. Doug Caracofe's daughter, Amy Lin Caracofe who was a ...

In wake of Staunton murder-suicide, community grieves  Staunton News Leader

STAUNTON — Outside Robert Ham's home on Cherry Hill Drive, law enforcement officers and canines combed through the yard, driveway and road looking for ...

Valley mom helping bring awareness to son's rare disease  WHSV

Melissa Hill is helping spread the awareness of her son's rare, Wilson's disease and she wants your help doing it.

Augusta County announces 2018 teachers of the year  Staunton News Leader

One teacher from each school, and the Shenandoah Valley Governor's School and Valley Career and Technical Center, is selected as a teacher of the year.

County board of supervisors talk internet grant, courthouse roof and more  WHSV

Wednesday night, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors had a packed agenda with everything from an update on the courthouse, to where kids with the ...

Class of 2004 celebrates 10-year reunion  Lynchburg News and Advance

The Amherst County High School Class of 2004 celebrated its 10-year high school reunion last weekend with a total of 125 guests attending.

Waynesboro man gets 30-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend as she slept in 2018  Staunton News Leader

WAYNESBORO - The slow unraveling of Johnathan Miller's life began when he was 21 years old after his father slipped and fell into a hot tub, where he ...

Local Products Taking JMU Softball To National Stage  The Winchester Star

HARRISONBURG — If you want evidence of the kind of national respect the James Madison softball program has earned, look no further than where the Dukes ...

From 99 years old to 73, Churchville High School reunion brings together old friends  Staunton News Leader

Jean Gum-Lightner represented the class of 1935 on Saturday at the first ever Churchville High School reunion.

Band of The Week — WHSV Endzone  WHSV

Watch the 'Band of the Week' from every week of 2017's high school football season!

School board delays boundary decision | News  The Daily Progress

A plan to rearrange the boundary lines of Augusta County Public Schools has been delayed as some school board members want more time to think about the ...

Wilson chemistry teacher gets JMU's Va. award  Staunton News Leader

FISHERSVILLE - When Joseph Morris received an email from the chairman of James Madison University's chemistry department telling him he was chosen as ...

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