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Friday, March 6, 2015

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Latest winter storm causes closings

The temperature dropped into single digits overnight and one final round of snow fell on the Valley, causing traffic problems and shutting some businesses down. All total, the Virginia State Police reported more than 115 traffic accidents in the district that includes Waynesboro and Augusta County. All of the local school districts closed down for Friday and several other organizations followed. Here's a look at the closings and cancellations for March 6:

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Wilson passes region quarterfinal test

FISHERSVILLE – Jordan Sondrol poured in 23 points and Leara Shumate had a double-double as Wilson Memorial grabbed a Region 2A East quarterfinal win against Bruton High School at the Hive on Tuesday.

  • icon Posted: March 03

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Open primaries defeat the purpose

When you’re choosing teams for a basketball game, there’s a set of captains. Those two people make the call and decide who they want. They don’t ask the opposing captain’s opinion and they don’t let him have a say. The teams are chosen and then the game starts. It’s the same way with politics in Virginia, yet for some reason, players and captains from all sides can weigh in during the open primaries, basically turning them into smaller general elections. With that being the case, why not make a change in how primaries are run? 

  • icon Posted: March 06

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A look around the South American Paris

It’s called the South American Paris for a reason. Buenos Aires, Argentina, a city that looks and feels like a mixture of Rome, Paris, New York and Madrid, is one of the top tourist destinations in South America. 

  • icon Posted: January 11

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What do you want to happen to the Augusta County courthouse?

The Augusta County supervisors are considering a plan to move the county courthouse from its current location in Staunton to Verona. To renovate the Staunton building, it would cost an estimated $10.2 million. To build in Verona, it would cost $11.5 million.

Total Votes: 487

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