Staunton Police charge Lynchburg man with hate crime

STAUNTON, Va. (WSVA) – A Lynchburg man is charged with a hate crime after a fight in Staunton. It was Saturday, the Staunton Police Department responded to the 100 block of Greenville Avenue for a report of a fight in progress. Multiple people involved in a gathering in the area reported an assault by a man who made statements about race prior to the assault.
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Augusta County Traffic Safety Enforcement Operation

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police will be joining forces to strictly enforce posted speed limits Jefferson Highway (Route 250) and Hermitage Road (Route 254). This safety effort is in response to several complaints from residents in the county who are concerned...
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Tractor-trailer driver dies in I-81 crash in Wythe County

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – A 43-year-old man is dead after a crash on Interstate 81 on Saturday in Wythe County. At 2:42 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to the crash, just south of Exit 77 onto E Lee Highway and Chapman Road. A tractor-trailer going northbound was in the middle...
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Bargain-hunters flock to now legendary Route 11 yard crawl

“Don’t give up, don’t get pale, straight ahead, for more yard sale.”. It is going to be a fantastic, festive day, attracting tons of people who are visiting the Lower Shenandoah Valley for the first time. The Valley’s stunning summer scenery, with lush greens and spectacular mountain views will provide each newcomer with an unforgettable experience to take back home and tell family and friends. Folks from all over the country are becoming interested in the event. Vendors within the mid-Atlantic area recognize the Yard Crawl as a major happening for selling product. The Yard Crawl has morphed into a cultural phenomenon and an economic boon to the small towns of the Valley community.
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A Trip To One Of The Oldest General Stores In Virginia Is Like Stepping Back In Time

History is all around us here in Virginia. In fact, it’s even possible to set foot inside a store that’s been in business for over 100 years. The Floyd Country Store opened its doors in 1910 and has since become a staple of the southwest Virginia community. In addition to serving as a general store filled with supplies and pantry staples, this spot is also a lively hub of dancing and live music.
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Staunton Police: Statement about race preceded assault of teen

News, press releases, letters to the editor: A Lynchburg man is in custody on assault and battery and hate crime charges after an incident in Staunton on Saturday. Robbie Lee Kirby Jr., 41, is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail, according to a release from the...
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68-year-old man dies after Route 460 crash in Sussex County

SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police say a 68-year-old man died after his vehicle ran off the roadway and caught on fire in Sussex County early Monday morning. According to state police, the man, identified as 68-year-old Wakefield resident William Spratley, was driving westbound on Route 460, west of the Route 40 intersection, when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the roadway.
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Say What?!: Health Officials Probe Mystery Bug Bites in Virginia County

VIRGINIA – Virginia health officials and insect experts are trying to determine the origins of mysterious bug bites being reported by residents of one county. Locals in Arlington County said they have received what initially appear to be mosquito bites, but the bumps quickly swelled too much larger than what would normally be expected.

The Border Crisis Is Here, Virginia

Off the top of your head, which states would you expect to be the top destinations for illegal immigrants? California, of course. Texas. Florida. New York. Would you expect Virginia to be in the Top 10?. By at least one metric — the number of pending immigration cases — Virginia...