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FISHERSVILLE—Testing, screening and being proactive are good ways to check up on and hopefully maintain a healthy heart. Augusta Health assisted the community with this during their “Heart Health Fair” on Thursday afternoon. 

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WAYNESBORO — Old mufflers, nuts, bolts and pipes — these items would normally be thrown out or scrapped as junk. But not if Jeremy Sipe has anything to say about it. He’s taken these items and revived them as detailed, often whimsical, sculptures.

The Crimora Players plan to bring Cricket County to life next weekend. They will present two shows — instead of the usual one — on Feb. 17-19.

GREENVILLE — Riverheads’ five seniors wanted no part in having the final home game of their careers turn into a season-ending loss.

Congress is in recess this week and some liberal activists are clamoring for their Republican members of Congress to hold “town hall” meetings so that they can voice their displeasure with the GOP agenda. In the 6th District, that involved the Roanoke Indivisible group holding its own “town hall” in Vinton and inviting Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County — who, of course, declined.

STAUNTON — Virginia Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie campaigned in Staunton on Thursday with a dynamic Republican chief executive whose success he hopes to emulate: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

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