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Poll: McAuliffe leads Youngkin in Virginia governor race

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. A new VCU poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a nine-point lead over Republican Glenn Youngkin in the Virginia governor race. The poll had McAuliffe at 43 percent, Youngkin at 34 percent, and had 23 percent undecided, meaning, there’s lots of room...
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Albemarle County: Vehicle strikes building after police pursuit

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Officers of the Albemarle County Police Department were called to the scene of a suspected stolen vehicle near Putt Putt Lane at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. An individual proceeded to flee the scene at a high rate of speed, subsequently striking a vehicle....
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AAA: Gas prices trending to seven-year high

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. In the wake of two hurricanes that have slowed oil refinery along the Gulf Coast, the national gas price average rose two cents on the week to $3.19, matching a seven-year-high last seen in early August, according to AAA. Increasing pump prices...
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Deep dive: Brennan Armstrong is an NFL prospect

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. UVA QB Brennan Armstrong is second nationally in passing yards and passing TDs. Wanna know how?. Armstrong is tied for the lead nationally in attempts that travel 20+ yards downfield, according to Pro Football Focus, and ranks 14th nationally in pass efficiency on those throws, completing 14 of his 28 attempts of 20+ for 473 yards.
NFL
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Harrisonburg woman faces embezzlement charges

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. A Harrisonburg woman has been charged with embezzling approximately $260,000 from her employer. First Choice Home Health and Hospice contacted the Harrisonburg Police Department in July about an employee potentially embezzling funds from the business. Cynthia Combs, 71, of Harrisonburg, reportedly held a financial management position within the business that allowed unmonitored access to the business’ accounts.
HARRISONBURG, VA
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VSCPA donates books to schools, libraries in honor of Virginia CPA Week

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Virginia CPA Week spotlights the value CPAs bring to the Commonwealth and its citizens, businesses and institutions. To celebrate, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants is donating 1,000 copies of the children’s picture book “When I Grow Up I Want to...
VIRGINIA STATE
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Richmond assisted living facility owner pleads guilty to health care fraud

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. The former owner of a Richmond-based assisted living facility pleaded guilty this week to health care fraud after diverting over $800,000 in federal and state benefits that were intended to pay for the care of the facility’s residents. According to court documents,...
RICHMOND, VA
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How technology is creating safety for workers in manufacturing

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. There are many manufacturing facilities in Virginia. It’s worth noting that most of them take a strong approach to ensure OSHA compliance is upheld and that they provide a safe work environment. Safety has come a long way over the years, and much of it thanks to emerging technology. The manufacturing industry is known for its abuses, but with technology, it helps keep companies accountable, while also giving workers a safer place to work. Here are some of the ways that technology is keeping workers safe.
TECHNOLOGY
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Update: Delta variant, COVID-19 vaccination numbers

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. The new COVID-19 case rate in Augusta County is down 15.7 percent from a week ago, but case numbers are up in Staunton and Waynesboro, according to an analysis of data from the Virginia Department of Health. Meanwhile, vaccination numbers across the...
PUBLIC HEALTH
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The best skin hydrating moisturizer for an amazing skin

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. It is usually our desire to have desirable and amazing skin. People with excellent skins are usually favored and fancied due to the attractive nature of their skins. An attractive skin promotes confidence and an aura of social acceptance. It is the craze for this feeling that many urban and modern people will do anything to get super-attractive skin. However, if you want to get excellent skin, you will have to know the right product to use.
SKIN CARE
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Bronco addresses the changes that need to come on D

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Pro Football Focus graded the Virginia defense’s effort against North Carolina from the weekend as the worst it’s ever seen. Bronco Mendenhall, as is his nature, is trying to see the glass as half-full. “I think the effort was most likely at...
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Types of cash advance loans you should know

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. If you’re in a financial pinch, knowing all of your funding options to solve your current problem is important if you want to get out of that situation. Normally, one would resort to applying for a traditional loan from the bank. However, if you need quick cash and your credit score is less-than-stellar, you might want to go for alternatives like cash advance loans.
CREDITS & LOANS
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Injury Updates: Latest on Blount, Grant, Hayes, Taulapapa

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Nick Grant was on the sidelines in street clothes Saturday night. Joey Blount ended the night with his arm in a sling. What’s their status for Wake Forest on Friday?. “Joey and Nick will be back at full speed,” Virginia coach Bronco...
NFL
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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Week of Sept. 20-24

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones. (NEW) or (UPDATE) indicate revisions since last week’s report. Culpeper District traffic information is...
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Larson wins at Bristol: Four drivers eliminated from Cup Playoffs

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Larson picked up his first victory at The Last Great Colosseum on Saturday night passing Kevin Harvick on lap 397 to win the Bass Pro Shops Night Race. It was Larson’s 12th career win and his sixth overall...
MOTORSPORTS
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Augusta County: Search ongoing for missing Pennsylvania man

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding a missing person by a family member on Saturday. Robert Shane Badua, 35, was last seen on Thursday. Badua is 5’6”, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen...
PENNSYLVANIA STATE
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Earth Talk: Yellowstone to Yukon wildlife corridor dreams

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Dear EarthTalk: Whatever happened to the Yukon to Yellowstone (Y2Y) wildlife corridor dream that was in the news years ago?. – Jos. Meredith, Bozeman, MT. Conservationists’ dreams of a wildlife corridor stretching from the Yukon to Yellowstone (Y2Y) where “charismatic megafauna” like...
WILDLIFE
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Gov. Northam, First Lady announce 2021 Women in Innovation conference

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam announced the Commonwealth’s second annual Women in Innovation conference will be held Sept. 22. It is presented by the Secretary of Administration in collaboration with the Virginia Information Technology Agency Innovation Program. This year’s...
POLITICS
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Emancipation and Freedom Monument to be unveiled on Brown’s Island

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. A new monument commissioned by the Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission will be dedicated and unveiled in a ceremony on Brown’s Island in Richmond on Wednesday. Dedicated to the contributions of African American Virginians in the fight for freedom,...
POLITICS
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