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Friday, March 27, 2015

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Supervisors request second FERC meeting

VERONA -- The Augusta County Board of Supervisors passed a motion Wednesday to ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the comment period on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for another 30 days.

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Five Questions: Fort Defiance’s Vic Spotts

In his 29th year of coaching baseball at Fort Defiance, Vic Spotts has seen it all. He has seen the game change, players grow up and enjoyed plenty of success. This year, he hopes to see his team improve upon an average 2014 season. Spotts sat down with The News Virginian as part of our Five Questions series. 

  • icon Posted: March 26

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All options on the table

Sometimes, the map just doesn’t give good directions. Maybe there’s an accident on the highway, clogging up traffic or maybe some roads have been blocked off for construction work. That’s when shortcuts and alternative routes come into play, leading you down roads you’ve never been on. You get confused, turned around and before long, you’re completely lost. Local cities and counties found themselves in the same situation as a result of the 2008 recession, trying whatever necessary to stay afloat. But just like when you’re lost on the road, it can be dangerous to take shortcuts, financial or otherwise. That’s why we encourage local governments to consider a real estate tax increase this year.

  • icon Posted: March 25

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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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Online poll

Would you support a tax increase to fund Waynesboro schools?

Waynesboro has several needs on the table during this budget season, including a request for $188,828 extra from the school board, support for fire and police and repairs for infrastructure. If a real estate tax increase of 4 cents per $100 of assessed value or lower was proposed, would you support it?

Total Votes: 87

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