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Earlier this month, a man was arrested in Waynesboro after he fled from officers serving him warrants. Dakota Michael Fix, 21, of Waynesboro now faces new charges.

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WAYNESBORO—On Monday night, Nancy Grosso, an environmental scientist at DuPont, presented a proposal to Waynesboro City Council detailing the plan to remediate mercury contamination along the bank of the South River. While planning for the project has been ongoing for a number of years, no final approval has yet been given. 

In the time it takes you to read this story, five more people will have committed suicide around the world. In the U.S., someone takes their own life every 15 minutes. In all, about 40,000 Americans kill themselves each year. It’s a troubling statistic.

WAYNESBORO—Street artists, music and children’s activities will paint Waynesboro on Saturday with the 2nd Annual Virginia Street Arts Festival at Waynesboro. At 440 North Commerce Street, vivacious colors will replace grey bricks and inspire imaginations.

As summer winds down, action on the grid iron is just heating up at the region's high schools. With opening day on Friday, our sportswriter, Cody Elliott, takes a look at the seven squads from Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County, and gives an in-depth look into the goals, strengths and challenges for each one. You can get all the latest scores and updates this season right here at newsvirginian.com, on our facebook page and on Elliott's twitter feed, @CodyElliottTNV

About an hour north of Thomas Jefferson’s hometown of Charlottesville, a religious liberty dispute is brewing in Culpeper County. And we have a feeling which side Jefferson, the author of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, would be on.

VERONA — Augusta County Republicans reside in a county that has been loyal to their political brand for decades, but they are taking nothing for granted in the November presidential race.

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