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20-Yard Dash: Staunton

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - This fall, a staple of the Staunton football program is making his head coaching debut for the Storm. Michael Bell Jr. was a standout player for formerly named Robert E. Lee High School before competing for Concord University. After his playing career, Bell returned to the Valley where he spent the past 12 years leading the JV football team in Staunton.
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Waynesboro PD makes arrest in connection to shooting

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) - The Waynesboro Police Department arrested 38-year-old Hampton Lamar Smith of Crozet on multiple alleged weapon offenses. Waynesboro Police officers responded to the 100 block of Osage Lane on August 5, 2022, at approximately 11:41 p.m. for a report of shots fired. The officers started an investigation once arriving on the scene. They determined the identity of the alleged offender, Hampton Lamar Smith.
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Twenty-six Virginia health centers to receive $1.7 million in federal funding

The American Rescue Plan will provide $1,768,500 in federal funding for health centers across Virginia. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced Tuesday that the funding will enable health centers to advance health equity through better data collection and reporting, as well as support data modernization efforts to better identify and respond to patient and community needs through improved data quality.
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Crozet man arrested on weapons offenses in shots fired incident in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested Hampton Lamar Smith, 38, of Crozet, on multiple alleged weapon offenses. Waynesboro Police officers responded to the 100 block of Osage Lane on Friday at approximately 11:41 pm for a report of shots fired. The officers started an investigation once arriving on the scene, and while officers continued to investigate, they were alerted that Smith had returned to the location of the shooting.

VMI Keydets Looking to Get Back to FCS Playoffs

LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) -The VMI Keydets are a few days into preseason camp in Lexington, where Scott Wachenheim’s team is eyeing a September 1st opener at Wake Forest. The Keydets went to the FCS playoffs in the spring of 2021 and narrowly missed a postseason spot last fall, limping to the finish, thanks in part to injuries. But Wachenheim has changed the culture in his tenure and the program is seen in a much different light than it was just a few years ago.

Waynesboro police arrest Crozet man on several firearms charges

WAYNESBORO (WINA) – Waynesboro Police have arrested a Crozet man on several weapons charges. Police say they initially responded shortly after 11:30 Friday night to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Osage Lane… whic is the location of Moe’s Southwest Grill. Police don’t say if shots were fired inside or outside the building, but they started an investigation and identified 38-year old Hampton Lamar Smith of Crozet as the suspect.

“New Standard” set for VMI Football

LEXINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — The VMI Keydets football season is getting underway in a few weeks on September 1st in Winston-Salem, NC to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Keydets are gearing up for a season on the expectations they have built over the years and they are excited about what is ahead this coming 2022 season.

‘Bots split with Flyboys in final two games of season

The Danville Otterbots’ season came to a close this weekend, and in a doubleheader vs. the Greenville Flyboys, the ‘Bots were able to split. The ‘Bots were able to jump out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Patrick Keighran scored an RBI, scoring Cayden Brumbaugh. AJ Zaccareo got himself an RBI from a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Jevin Relaford.

Funding to help health centers address health equity

WASHINGTON (CBS19 NEWS) -- A Nelson County health center is one of more than two dozen facilities in Virginia getting funding to help advance health equity. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $1.76 in American Rescue Plan funding for 27 community health centers across the Commonwealth.

Two years later: Staunton’s historic flood

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - Staunton was struck by a severe storm that brought inches of rain and flash flooding on August 8, 2020. Two years later, residents recall that storm that coated the city in mud, carried cars blocks away and destroyed homes and businesses. Some businesses have closed their doors, but others are growing. The city continues to explore ways to mitigate the impact of flooding.
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New Waynesboro afterschool program to begin in Sept.

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) - Waynesboro Public Schools is offering an afterschool program to help close the learning gap. Starting in September, Kate Collins Middle School will be hosting the program four days a week. It’ll provide students with academic coaching and career exploration by using people from the community.

A look at the storm that led to Staunton’s flash flood in August 2020

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - In a matter of a few days in early August of 2020, the Shenandoah Valley went from nearly a widespread drought, to just about enough rain for most locations in the area. After several rounds of heavy rain and strong storms between August 5-7th, the stage was set for many areas. It wouldn’t take much rain for some areas to flood quickly. Storms were not widespread on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Late in the afternoon a few storms formed over Shenandoah mountain and moved east. The problem is, these were slow moving. Slow moving storms means heavy rain.