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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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Snapchat post causes concern in Fort Defiance, student questioned in threat  Staunton News Leader

FORT DEFIANCE - A Snapchat post resulted in the Augusta County Sheriff's Office going to the home of a Fort Defiance High School student Thursday night, ...



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.



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.



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.



At Fort Defiance High School, new directions for improvement: Column  Staunton News Leader

At “the real Fort Defiance” there's much to commend.



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.



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.



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'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.



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.



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 ...



Local special education teacher wins national award  The Daily Progress

FORT DEFIANCE — Janice Converse, a special education teacher at Fort Defiance High School, is the recipient of the Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities' ...



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 ...



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.



Photos: Valley Showcase of Bands  Staunton News Leader

Riverheads High School hosted the Valley Showcase of Bands Tuesday.



Fired-up Fort Defiance sweeps into region semifinals  Staunton News Leader

The Indians controlled the Region 3C quarterfinal match with Western Albemarle from the start, posting a sweep to gain the semis vs. Rockbridge.



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.



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

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



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!".



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 ...



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.



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.



JMU bookstore donates $20,000 worth of supplies to local high school  WHSV

In Augusta County, a high school is receiving a generous donation to their art department thanks to a former student.



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

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



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 ...



2018 Dawbarn Education Award recipients honored at 25th anniversary event  Staunton News Leader

Nearly 350 people filled the Wayne Theater Wednesday night to honor outstanding area educators in the 25-year-old Dawbarn Education Award's biggest ...



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.



Four area students receive national academic recognition  Staunton News Leader

Four area high school students' 2017 preliminary SAT scores were among the highest in Virginia, earning each of them the title National Merit Semifinalist this ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 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.



Augusta County schools to install more than 5,200 solar panels  Staunton News Leader

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



Fort Defiance headed to national Envirothon competition  Staunton News Leader

The Fort team won the statewide competition earlier this week.



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.



National Anthem Day at Clymore in 9 moving images  Staunton News Leader

First responders parade through the hallways of Clymore Elementary in uniform, joining active military and veterans as the school's safety patrol led the way.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



In Staunton, reckless drivers are no longer getting a pass  Staunton News Leader

Renewed collaboration between school resource officers, school bus drivers and police has resulted in a burst of reckless driving charges in Staunton the last ...



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 ...



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 ...



Fort's Farley, Waynesboro's Moore named all-region  Staunton News Leader

Fort Defiance's Faith Farley (10.2 ppg) was named to the all-Region 3C girls basketball second team, while Waynesboro's DaJuan Moore (7.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg) ...



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.



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'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.



FFA a rich tradition for Augusta County  Staunton News Leader

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



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.



Augusta County seeks fixes to perilous Dam Town Road  Staunton News Leader

FORT DEFIANCE – Dam Town Road winds through one of the most beautiful areas of Augusta County. But be warned: if you ever drive on it, don't take in the ...



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 ...



Augusta County schools bus driver charged in crash  Staunton News Leader

FORT DEFIANCE - A school bus driver was charged Thursday in a chain-reaction crash that slightly injured three students and another driver, Virginia State ...



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 ...



Go Fort Go  USA TODAY High School Sports

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



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 ...



Stonewall Brigade Band gets new director  Staunton News Leader

The Stonewall Brigade Band has received a new music director as of Sept. 24.



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 ...



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.



Smith to run for sheriff  Staunton News Leader

Donald Smith, 32, is the third person from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office to seek the sheriff's position.



Fort Defiance grad killed in NC; police suspect husband  Staunton News Leader

Onslow County sheriff's deputies say a Marine has been charged with shooting and killing his wife at their home.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



The 3-pointer: Milestones, rematch and redemption  Staunton News Leader

Sondrol goes for 1000, Lee v Wilson part II, and Fort needs its mojo back.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Staunton brings it 'home' for annual Christmas parade  Staunton News Leader

It was a cold, windy night for the Staunton Christmas Parade with temperatures getting in the mid-30s.



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 ...



Friends Remember Augusta Woman Recently Killed in NC  NBC 29 News

Friends of Augusta County native Jordan Peters Skaggs are remembering her life. She was shot and killed Sunday at her home in Onslow County, North ...



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.



Photos: Staunton Christmas Parade 2018  Staunton News Leader

Photo gallery from the annual Staunton Christmas Parade which weaved its way through downtown Staunton on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.



Two local students awarded Nexus scholarships  The Daily Progress

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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