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Arts Council launches monthly local music series ‘Amplify’

Amplify will provide a platform for musicians to share their work with new audiences. The Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Arts Council announces its next phase of programming that showcases community artists: Amplify, a monthly local music series. This concert series, hosted by guest artist Spencer Aubrey (known on stage as ps edekot), provides a professional […]

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Gobbling With Gratitude Initiative Gives Back to Nelson County Educators This Thanksgiving

Nelson 151 is partnering with Nelson County Parent Volunteers and KellyBronze Turkey Farm this month for Gobbling With Gratitude, a fundraising initiative designed to provide every Nelson County school employee with a free turkey from high quality just in time for Thanksgiving celebrations. Fundraisers will be run at participating Nelson 151 member businesses on Sunday, […]

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Opening of scaled-down Rite Aid in Craigsville to provide care to underserved community

Submitted Rural counties without pharmacies are often home to a high proportion of populations considered vulnerable, including the elderly, the uninsured, the unemployed, and those with incomes below the federal poverty level. Since these locations are typically small, people who live there often have to travel to larger areas to obtain basic services, including seeing […]

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Thanksgiving meal in Virginia estimated at nearly $75; up 16% from last year

(© Joshua Resnick – stock.adobe.com) In a year when inflation has driven up the prices of nearly every consumer good, the price of a Thanksgiving meal is also on the rise. According to an informal survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, the average cost to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal for 10 adults […]

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Tips for Avoiding Family Quarrels When It Comes to Hot Topics During the Holidays

(© deagree – stock.adobe.com) The holidays are the perfect time to reconnect with family and friends. Unfortunately, this is also the time when feuds brew and dinner parties are ruined when controversial topics boil over. In my family, we generally agree that discussions of politics are prohibited and that any political signs are removed before […]

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WHS Presents Twelfth Night: What Makes a Play for the Christmas Season?

Courtesy of Samantha Nichols. Romance, love triangle, comedy and disorder. It must be a play by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare wrote “Twelfth Night” around 1601-1602 to be performed at the Twelfth Night entertainment, just before the end of the Christmas season. Twelfth night was a Christian holiday held on the last of the twelve days of […]

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Compassion, Forgiveness, Love: An Orphan’s Journey to Find Her True Calling

In her new novel, “Goodlife, Mississippi,” Eileen Saint Lauren brings to life the story of a girl who is orphaned by her own mistake. Mary “Myra” Boone is obsessed with Ray Charles Robinson and, at age 12, has already lived a life of guilt, loss and segregation. Knowing that she may or may not be […]

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We logged out of Twitter: No big loss, it didn’t matter to us anyway

(© natanaelginting – stock.adobe.com) You may have noticed, although there is a good chance that this is not the case, that Augusta Free Press is no longer on Twitter. Confirmation here: we have moved. Based on our internal measures, it will not be a loss for us to be out of hell. Twitter accounts for […]

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Health care community offers advice amid surge in flu, respiratory viruses and hospitalizations

(© Khunatorn – stock.adobe.com) Virginia’s healthcare community encourages Virginians who have not yet done so to get their flu shot, get their COVID-19 shot or boost, and take personal health precautions and safety as we enter what could be a particularly intense flu and respiratory illness season. This year’s flu season is already showing up […]

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Charlottesville: Celebrate the Holiday Season with Music Events from WTJU 91.1 FM

(© mma23 – stock.adobe.com) As the days get shorter and the winter holidays approach, classical music performances fill the air. This year, UVA’s community radio station, WTJU 91.1 FM, is hosting three unique events to add to Charlottesville’s vibrant classical music community. silent night Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 to 8 p.m. WTJU is pleased to […]

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Capitol Christmas tree delivered to West Lawn, lighting ceremony November 29

Submitted A 78-foot red spruce tree – affectionately nicknamed “Ruby” – has arrived on Capitol Hill to serve as this year’s Capitol Christmas tree. Also known as the “People’s Tree,” Ruby will be honored on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol this holiday season, serving as a reminder of the public land that […]

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Travel is likely to be frustrating for those looking to vacation with family and friends

(© luckybusiness – stock.adobe.com) As travelers feel more comfortable resuming vacation travel and celebrations, they will continue to face delays, cancellations and other frustrations, says a Virginia Tech expert. The reality is that the hospitality industry is still recovering from the impact of COVID, says travel and tourism professor Mahmood Khan. “The backbone of the […]

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RTF alum pays homage to Back Room’s timelessness in upcoming music documentary – The Daily Texan

To kick off Budro Partida’s upcoming documentary, a record player plays the music of the Austin rock band Dangerous Toys, a group that gained popularity through Back Room, a famous club of musicians in the 1980s and 1990s . Although the venue closed in 2006 after 33 years in business, the Back Room remains an […]