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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 ...

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 ...

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

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — The old, abandoned train depot in Fort Defiance is going to be moved to a new location for preservation. According to a ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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, ...

Solar panels already saving energy in Augusta County.  WHSV

Solar panels in Augusta County all started with the idea of two students at Fort Defiance High School, but they never imagined it would become the project it did.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Prep softball: Players ask school board to install lights on fields  The Daily Progress

Students spoke before the Augusta County School Board at its regular meeting Thursday night with an important request: that lights be installed on all county ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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!".

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Portraits at UVA Medical Center Showcase Cancer's Impact on Families  NBC 29 News

Some portraits presented at the University of Virginia Medical Center on Friday highlighted the impact cancer has on children.

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 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

FFA a rich tradition for Augusta County  Staunton News Leader

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Go Fort Go  USA TODAY High School Sports

Fort Defiance football needs some success after a rough 2015 season.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

JMU softball's Megan Good takes a journey toward greatness  The Breeze

JMU softball's Megan Good wasn't always a softball prodigy. In fact, she was an under-recruited high school volleyball star before her collegiate stardom.

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.

Little Giants need to grow up  The Daily Progress

The leadership class at Waynesboro High School is pushing for a new mascot. The class wants to see Little Giants be changed to Giants, with the drawing by ...

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 ...

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.

Reckless: how localities track and enforce violations around school buses  Staunton News Leader

Deputy Steve Davis thinks ticketing people driving recklessly around school buses makes the road safer. Economists at Clemson and George Mason agree.

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