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Coyner Springs Park was transformed Saturday into an obstacle course with monkey bars, a net climb and more. 

A crash Saturday night at the intersection of Pine Avenue and West 12th Street in Waynesboro sent an SUV sailing into another vehicle. The force of the collision then propelled both into a house, according to Waynesboro Police.
 

Spotlight

STAUNTON — Frank Wagner brings perhaps the most interesting mix of credentials of candidates seeking to become Virginia's next governor in 2017.

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.

A Virginia town has canceled a visit, organized by its parks-and-rec department, to the The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum after a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The town? Christiansburg, of course. Taking the town’s name a little too literally, aren’t you, folks?

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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