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Kids and adults flocked to the Waynesboro YMCA Saturday night for its annual Halloween Festival. 


WAYNESBORO — Whether due to injury, disease or being separated from family, the Wildlife Center of Virginia has received a record number of black bears this year. They’ve received 28 bears, which beats the old record of 25 from 2013, when the center started its bear program.

WEYERS CAVE — A clear, blue sky greeted four World War II planes and history buffs Wednesday at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, where the public was invited to not only hear stories about “the Greatest Generation that ever lived,” but to see, touch and climb up inside the planes members of that generation flews in combat from 1941 to 1945.

FISHERSVILLE — From welding to table setting, seventh-graders explored a variety of potential careers on Wednesday. Students from 12 middle schools gathered at Expo in Fishersville for the Worlds of Work career fair. The event's goal is to spark creativity and inspire children for their future careers.

GREENVILLE —Harrison Schaefer rushed for 219 yards and scored three times as Riverheads rambled over Wilson Memorial, 53-6, in Shenandoah District football action at the Coliseum Friday night.

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STUARTS DRAFT — Corn planted on Stuarts Draft land in June to show opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was harvested Friday. The sacred corn -- called "seeds of resistance" -- rests on land that is part of the proposed path of the 600-mile natural gas pipeline. The pipeline path includes about 55 miles of Augusta County.

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