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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.

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.

Two men brought together under trying circumstances in a time of war became fast friends, but then lost touch with one another. On Friday, they had a reunion of sorts — their second in as many years, after not having seen one another for decades.

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. 

Silly us. All those years, whenever someone talked about how the Roanoke Valley needs more growth, some people worried that we were in danger of becoming another Northern Virginia. Turns out, Northern Virginia is becoming more like Roanoke.

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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