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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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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...

UPDATE: Missing Staunton man has been found

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to find a missing man. According to the sheriff’s office, 86-year-old Robert Ray Rodgers was last seen Friday morning. He left his home in Staunton on foot and was reportedly going to walk...

Holiday Trash Collection for Week of July 4 - 8, 2022

Altered Trash Collection Schedule for Week of July 4 - 8, 2022. ALTERED REFUSE SCHEDULE: Public Works will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th. Trash collection for the week of July 4th to July 8th will run on a one day delay. Trash normally scheduled for collection on Monday will be collected on Tuesday.
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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.

2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Stone Snyder, LB, VMI

Talk about your experience as a student. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?. VMI is very different from other schools as we also have to deal with military obligations, and wear uniforms. Every cadet at VMI lives on post in the barracks. We have extremely busy schedules and always have something to do. I’m an Economics and Business major, and it’s definitely not easy, but I really enjoy it.
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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.

Presidential Sites: Woodrow Wilson associated with sites in several places

The city, Staunton, Va., where Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States was born, is only 233.3 miles from Mocksville. Wilson’s father was a Presbyterian preacher so the family lived in the mansed at 24 N. Coalter St. It was in that house that Woodrow was born in 1856. After Mr. Wilson’s death in 1924, his widow bought his birthplace house. She enabled the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation to acquire the property and open it to the public. Only about ten percent of the furniture and other items in the house belonged to the Wilson family, but everything in the house is of the period when the Wilson family lived there. Many of the items were donated by the people in Staunton. The house is administered by the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation, 540-885-0897.