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SALEM – Sussex Central scored a touchdown on their opening possession of the 1A state title game on Saturday. It was all downhill for the Tigers after that. Riverheads scored 49 unanswered points after the Tigers’ initial score, and went on to cruise to their first state title since 2010 with a 49-6 victory over Sussex Central at Salem Stadium.

WASHINGTON — The Senate pushed to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats evoked President-elect Donald Trump in pleading for a more generous extension of health care benefits for retired miners.

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FISHERSVILLE — Contractors, suppliers, trade specialists and other workers came to Augusta Expo Thursday to put their name into the hat for potential work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The information and jobs fair drew more than 200 people, many of whom lined up outside hours before the start of the event.

WAYNESBORO — “Tolerance doesn’t mean tolerating intolerance,” a sign held by Waynesboro High School senior Angie Baltazar said. “United we stand, divided we fall,” another sign said. Students from the high school held a Unity Walk on Friday to bring awareness to social events and issues in the country.

FISHERSVILLE — Jimmy Fortune was succinct when asked what his annual Christmas season concert at Augusta Health meant to him. “It makes Christmas for me,” the singer and youngest member of the now-retired Statler Brothers said.

 

WAYNESBORO – It wasn’t always pretty but it was effective. Waynesboro used a number of big runs throughout the game as the Little Giants held off a late Wilson Memorial rally for a 54-51 victory at home on Friday night in local boys basketball action. 

Americans held their breath. For more than six hours that day in 1962, they waited and they prayed. Today, it’s hard to imagine that kind of national spirit. Today, Americans live in too many different worlds.

WAYNESBORO — Mary Baldwin University President Pamela Fox earned $325,813 in total compensation in 2014, which was below the national average for U.S. private college leaders who worked the full calendar year, according  to an analysis released Sunday by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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