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It was a different kind of fair for a different kind of art. But the Virginia Street Arts Festival in Waynesboro on Saturday was no less fun, festive or creative than your traditional art showcase.

WAYNESBORO — Area state legislators say that while Virginia’s unemployment rate is going down, jobs lost to federal sequestration several years ago are being replaced by lower-paying jobs.

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STAUNTON — The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is accepting donations to fund a scholarship in memory of a true trailblazer — a woman who valued education and knew first-hand the opportunities it could create, regardless of age, race or gender.

In the time it takes you to read this story, five more people will have committed suicide around the world. In the U.S., someone takes their own life every 15 minutes. In all, about 40,000 Americans kill themselves each year. It’s a troubling statistic.

WAYNESBORO—Street artists, music and children’s activities will paint Waynesboro on Saturday with the 2nd Annual Virginia Street Arts Festival at Waynesboro. At 440 North Commerce Street, vivacious colors will replace grey bricks and inspire imaginations.

WAYNESBORO — The ever-so-slight smile gives itself away before the question is even finished. The easy confidence of the high school junior comes through with a presence that draws member of his team and coaching staff towards him.

The Congressional Budget Office released a revised budget outlook last week, projecting that the deficit will increase this fiscal year for the first time in eight years. This is partly a quirk of the calendar that moved some payments to this year’s budget window.

VERONA — Augusta County Republicans reside in a county that has been loyal to their political brand for decades, but they are taking nothing for granted in the November presidential race.

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