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Friday, December 26, 2014

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  • Wildlife Center releases bald eagle in Mt. Solon

    After first biting the hand that fed it, one feisty young bald eagle soared back into the wild on Tuesday. The Wildlife Center of Virginia released the juvenile bird at Natural Chimneys Regional Park, near Mt. Solon after the eagle made a miraculous recovery, though veterinary staff members thought its sight was lost forever.

Flu virus widespread in Virginia

WAYNESBORO-Across Virginia, more and more people are reaching for the box of tissues and a cup of tea as the flu season gets into full swing. The flu bug is now widespread around the state, according to the Virginia Department of Health, and to slow the virus down officials ask that people stay home until they feel better.

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Draft boys stay perfect

The Stuarts Draft Cougars boys basketball team stayed undefeated Tuesday night defeating the Buffalo Gap Bison 115-113.

  • icon Posted: December 23

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Spain: New king says corruption must be eliminated

MADRID (AP) — Spain's new King Felipe VI insisted in his first Christmas Eve speech Wednesday that seemingly endless examples of corruption across the country incensing voters must be stamped out.

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Least we fall asleep at the manger

How much longer must the baby Jesus sleep? Sure, he looks so quiet and peaceful there amid all the Hallmark Christmas card propaganda: the sleepy sheep; the grazing cattle and donkey; the softly falling snow; the just-arriving Magi with their gold, frankincense, and myrrh; the angels on high in the sky; and the shepherds who left their sheep after that heavenly announcement put them in search of the “baby wrapped in swaddling clothes.” Has the world ever been as peaceful as that first Christmas?

  • icon Posted: December 26

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“City of Destiny” draws people west

With the sound of seagulls in the distance and the fresh, tangy smell of saltwater permeating the air, Tacoma, Wash. is a port city with a vibrant history. The city lies just 30 minutes south of Seattle and is a hub of cultural and outdoor activities in the shadow of Mount Rainier.

  • icon Posted: November 09

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Online poll

If the election for District 24 was held today, who would you vote for?

State Sen. Emmett Hanger is up for re-election next year. Challenging him for the District 24 seat is current Augusta Co. supervisor Marshall Pattie and former Augusta Co. Republican Party chairman Dan Moxley.

Total Votes: 632

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