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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Augusta County Public Schools celebrates completed solar project  Staunton News Leader

The division's solar array is the largest of any public school system in Virginia.

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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) ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

FFA a rich tradition for Augusta County  Staunton News Leader

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Go Fort Go  USA TODAY High School Sports

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Remembering the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974  WHSV

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

Waynesboro students bring Broadway to school  Staunton News Leader

With a cast of 50, this ambitious production is ready to take the stage at Waynesboro High on Nov. 12.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Two local students awarded Nexus scholarships | Education  The Daily Progress

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

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.

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.

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