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Staunton woman starts petition to reinstate religious education in schools

STAUNTON — Twelve years ago, Becky Cox began volunteering for Weekly Religious Education classes. She helped walk students from Bessie Weller and Ware elementary schools to the classes. In 2014, Staunton School Board decided to halt WRE briefly and six years ago eliminated the program from Staunton Schools over...
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Quick look at what’s going on in Staunton, Waynesboro for July 4

The Fourth of July is just days away as local residents and visitors begin their plans to enjoy fireworks, time with family and friends and some homemade, delicious food. As always, both Waynesboro and Staunton will be offering up some cool experiences, with the River City once again offering its belated Fourth of July celebration.

Man accused of 2020 Staunton murder appears in court

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - A 20-year-old Fishersville man appeared in court Thursday, June 30, after being charged with capital murder. Ja’Quez Brown is charged in the 2020 shooting death of Bruce Williams. Brown is charged with capital murder, use of a firearm to commit a felony, conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted robbery in connection with Williams’ death.
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Staunton tradition returns: 4th of July celebrated live this weekend

STAUNTON — In 1970, a country music group began holding concerts in Staunton to celebrate the 4th of July. The Statler Brothers continued the tradition for 25 years, with the celebration drawing as many as 100,000 to the Queen City to see country music legends like Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Reba McIntyre, Charley Pride, Neal McCoy and Conway Twitty also perform.

Happy Birthday America schedule July 2-4

STAUNTON — Get ready for Staunton's July Fourth celebration with this list of activities for Happy Birthday America, to be held at Gypsy Hill Park. This year, along with the parade and fireworks display, will feature performances by Wilson Fairchild and Grammy award winner and member of the Grand Ole Opry Rhonda Vincent and...
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Health Center Receives Aflac Grant

On Wednesday, the Rockbridge Area Health Center received a $100,000 Community CareGrant from Aflac’s Close the Gap initiative, created to raise awareness and support around the issue of medical debt. Aflac and RAHC marked the occasion with a ceremony at. Lexington. ’s Kids Playce park and the installation of...

Our Guide to Em“bark”ing on a Pet-Friendly Trip to Staunton

If you’re like most Americans, you rarely leave home without your pandemic pet! Fortunately, there are a lot of pet-friendly activities, plenty of lodgings that cater to paws, and a wealth of restaurants and watering holes that are totally cool with your pet joining you on the patio. Here’s a “pound-up” of where your pet is welcome in Staunton.

Summer Music and More at Staunton’s Heifetz Institute

Heifetz International Music Institute educates young musicians in their artistic growth and treats the community to a variety of world-class listening opportunities. Here’s some background on the program and a peek at what’s on stage this summer!. What is Heifetz?. Heifetz was originally founded in 1996 as a...

Rockbridge Area Health Center receives AFLAC grant

A national grant program targeting medical debt will benefit residents of Rockbridge County. Wednesday morning, the US President of the Aflac insurance company visited Lexington to highlight the issue and help a local organization. A park bench featuring the Aflac mascot, and an oversized check for $100,000, provided the photo...