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The News with Crystal Graham: Homelessness in the spotlight

Crystal Graham joins the show to talk about her recent reporting on homelessness in Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro. We also talk with Crystal about her features on former WSVA news director Karl Magenhofer and award-winning novelist Elizabeth Massie. Chris Graham. I write books, two on UVA basketball, one on...
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National police shortage hits close to home in Waynesboro

Law enforcement departments across the United States are facing a shortage of their most important resource: police officers. “It’s an industry issue,” said Waynesboro Police Chief David Shaw. Between retirements and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 in Waynesboro and the industry changing with compensation for police, the Waynesboro...
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SOL scores are in: how did schools in the Valley do?

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Virginia’s Department of Education released the SOL testing scores for the 2021-2022 school year. While schools across the state struggled to reach pre-pandemic numbers, many in the Valley made significant strides. Overall, the state of Virginia saw an increase in pass rates in Reading, History...
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Verona and Staunton courthouse cost estimates revealed

VERONA, Va. (WHSV) - Augusta County residents have a big choice to make in November. They’ll vote on where they want their courthouse to be, and architects and engineers have now wrapped up their cost estimates. County leaders reported the findings Wednesday at a press conference. If course facilities...
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TSA: Waynesboro man caught with gun at airport

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport caught a Waynesboro man attempting to carry a handgun onto a flight Tuesday with his carry-on items, according to a press release. It was the first gun detected by TSA officers at the airport this year. The...
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How could climate change impact our area?

(WHSV) - President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act this week which includes the largest investment in tackling climate change of any country. This summer, several communities across the country have been devastated by flash flooding among other extreme weather events like heatwaves and significant droughts. Climate change is...
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Moms Play While Kids Are Away: Moms’ Day Out in Staunton

Moms everywhere are breathing a collective sigh of relief as their kids head back to school. Not only can you finally shower in peace, but you might even find yourself with a few hours to spare. Why not round up some of your mom friends or just take an afternoon to unwind in silence before the bus brings your brood back home? Here’s how to refresh and recharge with a moms’ day out in Staunton. You deserve it, moms!
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Stolen Items in Augusta County Are Ready To Be Picked Up

VERONA, Va – The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office investigated a string of storage unit burglaries that occurred recently. Sheriff Donald Smith reported that investigators have recovered a lot of the stolen property from the suspect’s storage unit. Smith said some of the victims have come forward and...
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Waynesboro Registrar's office is relocating

WAYNESBORO – The office of the General Registrar for the City of Waynesboro is currently located at 250 S. Wayne Ave. in the Gorsuch Building. As of Wednesday Aug. 24, the Registrar’s office will be located at 605 Market St. in the lower level of the Waynesboro Library.
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Augusta Health makes strides in staffing

FISHERSVILLE, Va. (WHSV) - Many health facilities continue to bounce back from the Great Resignation. Augusta Health said hiring is improving, but they’re still cautious. “I think we’re all still trying to recover from COVID and the staffing impact that it had,” said Crystal Farmer, Augusta Health’s Vice President and Chief Nursing Office.
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Sentara celebrates grand opening of new primary care center

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - In Staunton on Wednesday, Sentara held a ribbon-cutting ceremony as a new primary care center will be opening next Monday, August 22. The center’s purpose is to provide a convenient option for health care. This is an alternative to having to wait for an appointment that may be weeks out or going to the emergency room for unnecessary reasons.
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