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Happy Birthday America returns to Staunton

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, plenty of people will be heading to Staunton to celebrate the Fourth of July because Happy Birthday America is back. Langdon Reid of the group Wilson-Fairchild told Jim Britt recently on Early Mornings that it was important to keep this event going after their parents, who were part of the Statler Brothers, began it in 1970.
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City of Staunton schedules modified for Fourth of July holiday

The schedules for City of Staunton offices and facilities will be modified in observance of the Fourth of July on Monday, July 4. Residential: Residential trash regularly scheduled for pickup on Monday, July 4 will be collected on Wednesday, July 6. Downtown Central Business District (CBD): All CBD customers will...
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Red Cross of Virginia asking for more donors during summer months

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Around the July 4th holiday, the Virginia Red Cross said they see a drop in blood, platelet, and plasma donations. Jonathan McNamara, Communications Director with the Virginia Red Cross said so far this summer, they have seen a 20% reduction in blood drive turnouts across the state.
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The Book Dragon celebrates 3rd anniversary

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - The Book Dragon in Staunton celebrated its third anniversary this weekend. Comic book authors, thriller writers, and characters from Star Wars storm troopers all came out for the occasion. “The community has been really great and so have our other supporters who don’t even live in...
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Harrisonburg seeks feedback to drive future downtown public art project

The City of Harrisonburg, with partners The Arts Council of the Valley and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, is seeking the community’s ideas and desires for a new public art project that will serve as a gateway to the city’s downtown. The project will sit at downtown’s northern entrance, where...
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Sun Belt Adds Four New Members

The sun shined on a new Sun Belt Conference Friday, as they welcomed four new members to push the league to 14 members in major sports. James Madison, Old Dominion, Marshall, and Southern Mississippi will join an already loaded G5 conference, with the likes of Louisiana, App State, and Coastal Carolina.
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Interstate 81 overnight closure July 6 for overpass bridge work at Harrisonburg

Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are scheduled to be closed for emergency bridge repairs at Harrisonburg from 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, to 7 a.m. Thursday, July 7. The overnight closure allows contractors to remove a damaged beam from the westbound Route 33 (East Market Street) bridge over I-81 near mile marker 247.4. All work is weather permitting.
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Updated: Augusta County locate missing 86-year-old man

Update: Friday, 5:41 p.m. Robert Ray Rodgers has been safely located, according to a report from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. First report: Friday, 2:23 p.m. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a missing person who was last seen at his Staunton home Friday morning.
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New Augusta County Courthouse: 35 years in the making

A new Augusta County Courthouse in Verona would be the final piece in a puzzle laid out by county leaders in 1987. The Augusta County Board of Supervisors in 1987 authorized a study to determine how much space was needed for county government, which was then based in Staunton, spread across scattered offices and locations downtown.
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Garber named president of Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs

Staunton Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Garber has been elected president of the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs and has been honored as the 2022 SEAFC Career Fire Chief of the Year. The award puts him in the running for the national award later this year. Garber is an accomplished...
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Staunton's Gypsy Hill park site of Firecracker 5K: Photos

STAUNTON — The News Leader Firecracker 5K got the Fourth of July festivities underway Monday morning in Gypsy Hill Park. Check out photos from the race. Vincent Leo, a former Wilson Memorial High School runner, was the overall winner. Leo finished the race 16:12.33. Annika Alderfer Fisher was the top female runner, crossing the finish line 18:34.07. Fisher is a former Buffalo Gap High School runner. ResultsThe News Leader Firecracker 5K This article originally appeared on Staunton News Leader: Staunton's Gypsy Hill park site of Firecracker 5K: Photos
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Armstrong resigns as Turner Ashby baseball head coach

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Turner Ashby is searching for a new baseball head coach. Andrew Armstrong has stepped down as the program’s head coach, according to a press release from the school’s athletic director Donnie Coleman. Armstrong coached the Knights to a state title in 2017 and TA...
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