THANK A FARMER DURING AGRICULTURE WEEK MARCH 15 – 21

logo_vdacs_smallMarch 15 – 21, 2015 is Virginia Agriculture Week. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services suggests that it’s the perfect opportunity to give credit where credit is due. During this special week, take a minute to thank a farmer. No engraved note paper or frilly bouquets required; a thoughtful nod will do. Continue reading

Sen. Warner Meets with Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

Warner, Mark-020209-18425- 0011Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) met with U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be Attorney General of the United States. Ms. Lynch’s nomination was approved by a bipartisan majority of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 26. Continue reading

SNOW LEAVES SHENANDOAH VALLEY ROADS IN MODERATE CONDITION

Snow plows.

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Snow departing the Shenandoah Valley is leaving all roads in moderate condition.  Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors have been plowing and treating roadways all day during heavy snowfall.  Approximately 900 pieces of equipment are deployed in the VDOT Staunton District for this storm. Continue reading

I-81 NORTHBOUND CLOSED IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY AND WINCHESTER

I81A multi-vehicle crash has closed both Interstate 81 northbound lanes at mile marker 259 in Rockingham County.  Reports from the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton Traffic Operations Center indicate 10 vehicles are involved.  This location is between exit 257 at Route 11 in the Mauzy area and exit 264 at Route 211 in the New Market area of Shenandoah County. Continue reading