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WAYNESBORO — The area’s Virginia House and Senate members say badly needed raises for state employees and the Virginia State Police highlighted the $107 billion two-year budget passed by the General Assembly on Saturday.

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A 24-year-old Waynesboro man driving the SUV was transported to Augusta Health and later transferred to the University of Virginia Medical Center.

WAYNESBORO — Old mufflers, nuts, bolts and pipes — these items would normally be thrown out or scrapped as junk. But not if Jeremy Sipe has anything to say about it. He’s taken these items and revived them as detailed, often whimsical, sculptures.

The Crimora Players plan to bring Cricket County to life next weekend. They will present two shows — instead of the usual one — on Feb. 17-19.

STAUNTON  — The Robert E. Lee basketball machine is starting to hit on all cylinders, and it could not be coming at a better time for the red-hot Leemen. Lee dispatched another foe with ease Thursday night by punishing the Bruton Panthers 78-45 in the Group 2A East Regional boys’ basketball semifinals at the Paul Hatcher gym.

Bringing freedom and democracy to totalitarian Cuba will be no easy task. Two indispensable ingredients, though, must be courage on the part of the country’s dissidents and democrats, and international solidarity with them.

RICHMOND — The General Assembly arrived in Richmond on Jan. 11 with a $1.26 billion hole in state revenues and left 46 days later with a $107 billion two-year budget that restores pay raises to public employees, invests in mental health services, and protects education funding, while carving out a new revenue reserve.

 
 

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