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Friday, February 27, 2015

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  • Three Augusta Supervisors announce re-election plans

    VERONA -- Three Augusta County Supervisors announced their plans regarding fall re-election Wednesday night.
  • Dominion releases alternate routes for pipeline

    The final route for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline could look very different from the original version. On Monday, Dominion officials released several alternatives for the project, changing the way it would run through eastern Augusta and Nelson counties.

Republican committee challenges Virginia law in court

WAYNESBORO-The discussion over how the Republican nominee is selected for Virginia’s 24th District is headed to federal court. The 24th Senatorial District Republican Committee and its chairman, Waynesboro resident Ken Adams, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, Feb. 25 to challenge what they call the “Incumbent Protection Act.”

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SMAC swimmers dominate at state meet

Several members of the Waynesboro Y swim team competed at the Virginia High School 3A State Championship Meet in Christiansburg last Friday. Eleven SMAC swimmers qualified for the meet and represented Western Albemarle, Waynesboro and Spotswood High Schools.

  • icon Posted: February 27

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Hong Kong film festival to open with Sylvia Chang's 'Murmur'

HONG KONG (AP) — Sylvia Chang's return to the director's chair will open the Hong Kong International Film Festival, which will screen 14 films from the veteran Taiwanese actress and director.

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Legislation should eye future costs

A healthcare bill passed by Congress in 2010 hit Waynesboro Public Schools in the wallet this month. A decision made with good intentions at the state level in February put Augusta County’s school district in debt by more than $1 million. When it comes to creating laws and setting budgets, it’s never just an immediate issue. You can’t just cast a vote and expect there not to be an impact 10, 20 years down the road. In the wake of the Virginia budget passing Thursday, we hope politicians and voters take this as a cautionary tale.

  • icon Posted: February 27

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A look around the South American Paris

It’s called the South American Paris for a reason. Buenos Aires, Argentina, a city that looks and feels like a mixture of Rome, Paris, New York and Madrid, is one of the top tourist destinations in South America. 

  • icon Posted: January 11

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What do you want to happen to the Augusta County courthouse?

The Augusta County supervisors are considering a plan to move the county courthouse from its current location in Staunton to Verona. To renovate the Staunton building, it would cost an estimated $10.2 million. To build in Verona, it would cost $11.5 million.

Total Votes: 378

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