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HARRISONBURG — Commencement speaker Diana K. Beam encouraged the Wilson Memorial High School Class of 2017 on Wednesday night at Eastern Mennonite University to recall the words of wisdom from Robert Fulghum’s book, “All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”: when you are out with people, hold hands and stick together.

STAUNTON — No one was injured Wednesday afternoon when a utility truck towing a backhoe across train tracks near Staunton collided with an Amtrak train headed to New York.


WAYNESBORO — An Augusta County man was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty in Waynesboro Circuit Court to three drug-related charges.

STAUNTON — The chance to see an exact replica of Noah’s Ark an hour outside Cincinnati. Riding a cruise in the Bahamas under the sun. A day trip to New York City for shopping and to see the Statue of Liberty. 

CRIMORA— No one has been put to sleep yet, according to the Crimora Players’ Irene Cash. The Crimora Players will host their summer dinner theatre show, “Larceny and Old Lace,” this Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at the Crimora Community Center.

STUARTS DRAFT — Brandon Clark wouldn’t mind having his summers off. The 28-year old sales representative works full-time, has a girlfriend, an array of friends he enjoys spending his free time with, and some extra rounds of golf he’d love to get in.

As the primaries approach, the candidates have been fleshing out their policy platforms. And while a certain amount of poll-tested cant is to be expected in any well-run campaign, Virginia’s candidates for governor also have rolled out a series of proposals that deserve thoughtful consideration and even applause.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sixth District Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the right decision was made to name a special counsel to oversee the FBI investigaton of Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

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