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WAYNESBORO — Ivan Pesic came to the United States from his native Serbia just over a decade ago, and   has found his adopted country a land of opportunity where he could hone his graphic design and other artistic talents.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

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VERONA — Augusta County has unveiled a revamped economic development website that takes aim at a variety of targets.

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.

Cubs at the Wildlife Center of Virginia got a little wild on Thursday as they celebrated the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series. With peanut butter and cabbage, the 11 black bear cubs had a ball. Amanda Nicholson, director of outreach, hoped people watching enjoyed the show as well.

WAYNESBORO – Wednesday night’s girls’ basketball contest between Waynesboro and Stuarts Draft didn’t tip-off until close to 8 p.m. due to a miscommunication with the officials of the JV contest before it.

Seventy-five years ago today, the United States — a nation that prided itself on staying neutral (on paper, anyway) and whose citizens, still reeling from the Great Depression, overwhelmingly opposed sending their boys to fight in and for another country — declared war on Japan. 

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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