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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Waynesboro man charged in bomb threat case

WAYNESBORO-A local man faces charges of calling in a bomb threat, after an incident Monday at the Waynesboro Courthouse. Just after 1 p.m., police officials say that a deputy clerk received a call about a bomb in the building. 

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Cougars hold slim lead in county rivalry

STUARTS DRAFT-Stuarts Draft invites Riverheads to the Cougars Den Friday night in what has become one of the top county rivalries in recent history.

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Downey, Watson, Dench honored by British Academy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — There was a bit of a British invasion at the Beverly Hilton hotel, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honoring film and television talent from both sides of the pond, including director Mike Leigh and actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robert Downey Jr.

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It's a time to prepare, not panic

It started half a world away from America. There were conflicting reports as to how the outbreak started, but the panic was very real. Here in the Valley and throughout the nation, hospitals and health departments held press conferences to outline what plans were in place to combat the virus. The year was 2002 and at that point, the West Nile virus was public enemy number one. By 2005, that panic had ended, replaced with a fear that the bird flu would travel from Asia and create problems in the United States. In 2009, it was Swine Flu and now, we have the threat of Ebola. The reality is that every few years, we see new viruses and different strains of old ones come up. It’s an ongoing cycle that we seem to be caught in. The lesson here however is that it’s wise to prepare, but there’s no need to panic.

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