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FISHERSVILLE—Testing, screening and being proactive are good ways to check up on and hopefully maintain a healthy heart. Augusta Health assisted the community with this during their “Heart Health Fair” on Thursday afternoon. 

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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.

Congress is in recess this week and some liberal activists are clamoring for their Republican members of Congress to hold “town hall” meetings so that they can voice their displeasure with the GOP agenda. In the 6th District, that involved the Roanoke Indivisible group holding its own “town hall” in Vinton and inviting Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County — who, of course, declined.

STAUNTON — Virginia Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie campaigned in Staunton on Thursday with a dynamic Republican chief executive whose success he hopes to emulate: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

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