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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 ...

Burger King Student Athlete of the Week: Christian Michael  WHSV

On the day he officially signs to play golf in college, Christian Michael is our Burger King student athlete of the week.

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.

Fort falls to Rockbridge in volleyball | High School  The Daily Progress

The Fort Defiance High School volleyball team ran into a buzzsaw Tuesday night against visiting Rockbridge County.

Albemarle golf team wins Fort Defiance Invitational  The Daily Progress

The Albemarle High School golf team captured its first team victory of the season Friday at the Fort Defiance High School Invitational held at The Club at ...

Indians celebrate rare victory  The Daily Progress

FORT DEFIANCE — Defense wins games, and that's exactly the formula Fort Defiance used Friday night to celebrate a rare football victory. The Indians' Donald ...

Fort girls keep it simple to advance to Valley District final  Staunton News Leader

The Indians played a tough, aggressive game Monday against Broadway to advance to the final of the Valley District girls basketball tournament.

‘An art Christmas’  The Daily Progress

FORT DEFIANCE — Squeals of excitement came from the Fort Defiance High School art room on Wednesday evening. About 30 boxes of art supplies, worth ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Annual Awards Night Celebrates Educators in Waynesboro  NBC 29 News

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge celebrated the 25th Dawbarn Education Awards on Wednesday, November 28. The Wayne Theatre in ...

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.

Video: Talking with Fort's Coach Dan Rolfe  Staunton News Leader

What does Fort Defiance coach Dan Rolfe think about year-round practice? His team's defense this year? Rolfe sits down with News Leader's Tom Jacobs and ...

With dad overseas, Weyers Cave family adapts  Staunton News Leader

The Jones family knows Kevin going to Pakistan was a good decision in the long run, but it's not an easy one for any of them now.

Fort Defiance players named to boys, girls first teams  Staunton News Leader

Fort Defiance and Waynesboro players named to all-Valley District teams.

'In The Heights' on stage at Fort Defiance High  Staunton News Leader

Cast and crew bring audiences to Washington Heights in NYC Feb. 17-19.

BOYS HOOPS: Little Giants grind out victory over Fort, 49-43  The Daily Progress

FORT DEFIANCE — A win is a win. And that's about all Waynesboro can take away from a gritty 49-43 road victory over Fort Defiance on Tuesday night in ...

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.

Students get a taste of reality during financial simulation  WHSV

FORT DEFIANCE, Va. (WHSV) -- Students at Fort Defiance High School are getting a taste of reality. The junior class took part in a financial simulation, showing ...

Local special education teacher gets national recognition  WHSV

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — An Augusta County special education teacher is receiving national recognition for her work with students. Janice Converse ...

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!".

School bus driver charged after chain reaction crash near Fort Defiance  WHSV

Emergency responders are on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in the Fort Defiance area.

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 ...

Indians advance in regionals | High School  The Daily Progress

FORT DEFIANCE — The Fort Defiance High School volleyball team swept visiting Brookville Wednesday night to advance to the semifinals of the Region 3C ...

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.

Young Riverheads, Fort girls teams looking toward future  Staunton News Leader

Gladiators gets big win, ending Fort Defiance winning streak.

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 ...

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 ...

Fort football assistant loses beard in bet  Staunton News Leader

Fort Defiance assistant coach Ryan Byrd agreed to have his beard shaved if his team lived up to their end of the bargain Friday night.

All worth it for this moment  The Daily Progress

HARRISONBURG— “Would the class of 2017 prepare to receive their diplomas?” came across the loudspeaker. Emotions were high as Fort Defiance High ...

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.

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

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

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.

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 ...

Fort Defiance Teacher Among Dawbarn Education Award Recipients  NBC 29 News

Fort Defiance High School English language learner teacher Paula Jesalva was one of 10 people who received a Dawbarn Education Award Wednesday.

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.

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 ...

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

Summer vacation has finally arrived for some Valley students — a little ahead of schedule.

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.

8News Presents Top of the Class 2016: Douglas Freeman, Midlothian & Fort Defiance high schools  WRIC

Every year, 8News honors Central Virginia's strongest scholars with a day of fun at Kings Dominion.. News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and ...

In the name of her cause  The Daily Progress

Her name was MaDee Nicole Boxler, and local nonprofit The MaDee Project was named for her.

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 ...

Food trucks will do battle Sunday  The Daily Progress

FISHERSVILLE — The 4th Annual Virginia Food Truck Battle 2018, the largest fundraiser to benefit The MaDee Project, will be held Sept. 2, at Augusta Expo ...

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.

Setting a high Barr: Wilson educator is county Teacher of the Year  The Daily Progress

WAYNESBORO — Members of the Augusta County Public Schools system gathered on Friday to recognize and celebrate 20 outstanding teachers — all of ...

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.

UPDATE: armed man wanted in Valley located  WHSV

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office confirms at 7:20 p.m., Garland Arnell Morris Jr was located in the area of Verona, Virginia. The sheriff's office said Morris was ...

Waynesboro earns playoff berth with win over Fort  The Daily Progress

FORT DEFIANCE - Under head coach Derek McDaniel, the Waynesboro football program has accomplished quite a bit. On Friday night, the Little Giants did ...

Band of The Week — WHSV Endzone  WHSV

Every week of WHSV Endzone, we don't just show highlights of the players on the field; we also showcase one high school band's halftime show as our "Band of ...

Local Sports Scores and Schedule  WMRA Public Radio

Following are Schedules and Scores for local College and High School sport events, organized by region. Are we missing a school or team you'd like to.

FFA a rich tradition for Augusta County  Staunton News Leader

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

The 3-pointer: Can Draft make it nine in a row?  Staunton News Leader

The final 3-pointer of the season puts the wraps on the regular-season as district tournaments get underway Friday night.

Harry Potter festivals cursed by Warner Brothers clampdown — How will Staunton fare?  Staunton News Leader

Staunton is a magical city. Every year, the city is transformed into the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

His pregame meals have been a Fort football staple  Staunton News Leader

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

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 ...

Lee High community mourns loss of longtime assistant principal  Staunton News Leader

STAUNTON — The Robert E. Lee High School community has taken to social media to express their grief and sadness over the death of former assistant ...

Sheriff's Office releases new details about Verona barricade situation  WHSV

Schools in Verona have been placed on lockdown as deputies with the Augusta County Sheriff's Office respond to a person barricaded in Blue Ridge ...

Shenandoah Valley Students Pledge to Stop Gun Violence  NBC 29 News

Thousands of middle and high school students in the Shenandoah Valley are taking a pledge to stop gun violence.

Stuarts Draft native keeps America’s nuclear adversaries at bay  Augusta Free Press

A 1999 Stuarts Draft High School graduate is presently engaged in a critical mission for the security of the United States: deterring nuclear war.

These Virginia sites were picked to ride out a nuclear war  Roanoke Times

During the height of the Cold War, a variety of places throughout Virginia were chosen to serve as backup sites for federal and state agencies in the event of a.

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.

Local non-profit receives $24,000 from Valley Subaru  WHSV

The MaDee Project in Augusta County can now 'share the love' even more with families battling pediatric cancer, thanks to a $24000 donation from Valley ...

Remembering the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974  WHSV

The Shenandoah Valley recorded one of the locally, longest track tornadoes during the 1974 super outbreak.

High School Roundup: Wilson coach gets milestone win, Draft's Rader has big week  Staunton News Leader

Take a look back at what happened in high school sports in the Valley last week.

Weekend festival to celebrate LGBTQ community  The Daily Progress

This weekend the streets of downtown will be filled with pride as the Staunton Pride Festival comes out on Beverley Street today through Sunday.

Season heats up with Augusta County Invitational  USA TODAY High School Sports

The high school cross country season shifts into high gear this weekend for City/County schools with the 27th annual Augusta County Invitational. The meet ...

Three area schools denied accreditation  Staunton News Leader

The state officially released accreditation information for schools across Virginia, and three area schools have been denied accreditation for the 2017-18 school ...

Staunton's Mischief & Magic expects 10,000 people  Staunton News Leader

STAUNTON – The first year, organizers anticipated 1,000 people would come to Staunton's first Potter festival. 5-8,000 people came. The second year ...

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.

Museums mark anniversary of US WWI involvement with new exhibits  WHSV

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ, WHSV) -- This week marks the 100th anniversary of America's involvement in World War I and the Bedford Museum and Genealogical ...

Week 1 high school football picks: Four decades of memories — and still counting  Roanoke Times

The year was 1978. Jimmy Carter was the president. He teaches Sunday school and helps build houses now. Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson starred for ...

Here are the 2017 Dawbarn Education Award winners  Staunton News Leader

WAYNESBORO — Meet the 10 local educators who are this year's Dawbarn Education Award recipients. They were honored at a banquet and ceremony ...

Local school districts get state help to improve security  The Daily Progress

School districts in Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County were among the 100 Virginia school divisions to receive security equipment grants this week ...

Homeowner describes fire as 'horrifying experience'  Staunton News Leader

STAUNTON — A wind-driven fire at 822 Paul Street heavily damaged a home early Friday morning, but two adults and two children managed to escape 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 ...

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.

Two local students awarded Nexus scholarships  The Daily Progress

VERONA — Nexus Services on Monday announced the four recipients of its $300000 worth of scholarships.

Friends Remember Augusta Woman Recently Killed in NC  NBC 29 News

Friends of Augusta County native Jordan Peters Skaggs are remembering her life.

Jason Crutchfield Named Principal of Brownsville  The Crozet Gazette

By Rebecca Schmitz. Jason Crutchfield with students. Jason Crutchfield's path to a successful career in education began on his high school football field. “When ...

Faces of domestic violence: The killings  Staunton News Leader

In 14 years of domestic violence, at least 20 local adults have been killed by a significant other or family member.

Meet the 200 Virginians in the military who have died since 9/11  Virginian-Pilot

Since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, 200 people from Virginia have died while supporting military operations in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The Virginian-Pilot is ...

County planner sees herself as 'facilitator' for the people  Staunton News Leader

VERONA - Being Augusta County's planner is all about facilitating what the people envision for the future of their communities, says new Augusta County ...

PREP FOOTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR: Richlands' Greg Mance  Bristol Herald Courier

Richlands head football coach Greg Mance helped revolutionize high school football in Southwest Virginia with his use of the pass-heavy spread offense.

Cougars end Broadway drought with impressive effort  USA TODAY High School Sports

Something happened Friday night at Broadway High that had never happened before. Riverheads' Harrison Schaefer breaks away from Waynesboro's Phillip ...

Are Rockingham County schools better than Augusta County's?  Staunton News Leader

The comparison is often made, so what are the differences between Augusta and Rockingham? The test: taxpayer support, teacher pay, test scores, tech.

13 photos that capture Potter's magic in Staunton's streets  Staunton News Leader

Our photographer roamed around Queen City Mischief & Magic seeking photographic moments.

New Brownsville principal a familiar face  The Daily Progress

Jason Crutchfield said he's humbled and surprised by the news of his appointment, and that it's an honor to serve the community he loves.

Riverheads High: Not your typical #35in35  Staunton News Leader

A trip to Riverheads High School for #35in35 was spent at Folly Mills with an environmental science class.

Local Community Celebrates Unprecedented $700,000 Financial Support By Nexus Services, A Homegrown Organization  PR Newswire

VERONA, Va., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexus Services donated almost three quarters of a million dollars to deserving families and students in their ...

Social services boards appoint Anita Harris new director of Shenandoah Valley Social Services  Augusta Free Press

The boards of social services of Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro announced today the appointment of Anita Harris as director of Shenandoah Valley ...

Waynesboro and Augusta receive SOL scores  Staunton News Leader

Augusta County Public Schools saw an overall increase with standardized testing scores, while Waynesboro City Schools saw a decrease in scores in ...

ESPN College GameDay: Week 7 Location, Guest Picker Prediction and More  HERO Sports

ESPN College GameDay is headed to the FCS in Week 7.

Saturday Night's Valley Baseball League Scores and Highlights  NBC 29 News

Waynesboro swept a doubleheader from visiting Covington Saturday night in Valley Baseball League action, winning game one 7-2 and game two 4-3.

Carter crushes Pyles in Augusta; Dems sweep top jobs across Virginia  Staunton News Leader

Ralph Northam easily defeated Ed Gillespie for governor; Pam Carter crushed longtime Augusta County Board of Supervisors Chairman Tracy Pyles.

Half of Waynesboro schools at risk of losing accreditation  Staunton News Leader

Three out of the six schools in Waynesboro are still waiting to hear whether they will be accredited this year, or if they will be denied accreditation.

Stonewall Brigade Band kicks off 128th year  Staunton News Leader

Concerts are held at Staunton's Gypsy Hill Park bandstand Monday nights at 8 p.m. in June, July and August.

Valley Baseball League All-Stars Include Justice, Sipe  NBC 29 News

The Valley Baseball League announced its All-Star Game rosters Tuesday. Staunton had five players selected for Sunday night's game, including former Orange ...

Swannanoa: Mysterious mountaintop marble mansion  Staunton News Leader

When Augusta County native Airisun Wonderli awoke one morning a few years ago, she realized that she had been given a task — to write the first complete ...

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