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It was an unseasonably warm day Saturday in the Valley — and not exactly the kind of weather you expect at your typical "polar plunge" event.

A Staunton man died on Saturday after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a postal truck trying to make a U-turn in the 400 block of Parkersburg Turnpike in Augusta County.

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WAYNESBORO — An amended ordinance approved last Monday by Waynesboro City Council will provide greater real estate tax relief for the city’s elderly and disabled.

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.

FISHERSVILLE — The fourth quarter belonged to Wilson Memorial. The Green Hornets used an 11-0 run that spanned across the third and fourth quarters to break open a tight game in a 70-53 victory over Central-Woodstock Friday night.

Congress created the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, or food stamps, “to alleviate . . . hunger and malnutrition” and to “permit low-income households to obtain a more nutritious diet through normal channels of trade,” in the words of the federal statute establishing the program.

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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