The Scholastic Way Sidewalk Project is a tangible connection between surrounding neighborhoods and the Stuarts Draft school complex. It offers a path for students to safely walk to school as well as a great way for residents to exercise. . ... See MoreSee Less
Try Transit week is here - complete with FREE rides on Wednesday and, if you try #TryTransit, a chance to win a year of free service.Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation's Try Transit Week begins today through September 20th! Join DRPT, BRITE, and other transportation partners from across Virginia in celebrating Try Transit Week. BRITE's celebration will include FREE rides on Wednesday, September 18th! ... See MoreSee Less
Let us know what kind of access you want along the South River. Your input is appreciated!Are you interested in more river access along the South River in Augusta County? Let us know! Here's your chance to provide your suggestions for existing and future access points on the South River. Survey will close September 23. Please share! bit.ly/RiverAccessSurvey2019 ... See MoreSee Less
In May, this young falcon fell from from its nest in Prince George County and lay in the road for 45 minutes until it could be transported to the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Tomorrow, it will be released in a public event [1315 Ruffin Road, Hopewell, VA 23860]. Join them!Join us for this young Peregrine Falcon's return to the wild next Tuesday, September 10! This free and open to the public release will be held at JamesCrest farm in Hopewell, Virginia at 12:00 noon. Click through to learn more, and to RSVP if you plan to attend: www.wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/current-patients/peregrine-falcon-19-0940... See MoreSee Less
Are you signed up for Augusta County Emergency Alerts? The emergency alert will notify you in the event of an emergency or life-threatening weather event. Sign up #NationalPreparednessMonth #BeReady ... See MoreSee Less
A new course for Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) is scheduled for this fall. The course is free for anyone who lives or works in Staunton, Waynesboro, or Augusta County and who wants to learn basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, first aid, terrorism awareness and rescue procedures. #natlprep ... See MoreSee Less
Next Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro CERT Course Scheduled The Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and Augusta County in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College will be offering Community Emergency Re...
Happy Labor Day! While we are all savoring our last summer hurrah, enjoy this spotlight on long-time County resident and rancher, Dwight Wood, owner and operator of North Mountain Outfitter. See more profiles on the hard-working People of Augusta from Augusta County Economic Development & Tourism. #GoAugusta ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to Troop 52 from Fort Defiance for starting off the August 28 Board of Supervisors meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Rodney Alderfer, president of Bridgewater Retirement Community, shared information about the comprehensive Senior Community Needs Assessment that they are performing for Rockingham and Augusta Counties. They will share the data they collect at community meetings when the assessment is complete.
Chris McDonald, director of government relations at the Virginia Association of Counties, presented an award to Augusta County for excellence and innovative work in the Trails at Mill Place project, a two-thirds of a mile paved walking trail complete with benches, picnic shelter and stormwater management pond that is open for catch-and-release fishing.
The Board approved the Valley Community Services Board performance contract renewal. VCBS is publicly funded and serves Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties with behavioral health, substance use and developmental services.
The Board approved a request from the Broadband Committee to increase matching funds to make County applications for the 2020 Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) Grant more competitive. VATI grants from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development provide last-mile services to unserved areas of the state. VATI helps supplement construction costs by private sector broadband service providers in partnership with local government.
The Board approved assisting the school board with an entry road to North River Elementary School. Funding will come from the North River infrastructure account in an amount not to exceed $22,000.
The Board began to form the solar and renewable energy comprehensive plan committee and appointed the following members (additional nominations will be made for Beverley Manor, North River, and a 2nd member from South River): Middle River: Danny Shreckhise, Ed Long Pastures: Jack Wilson, Eric Obaugh Wayne: Mike Rose, Jeff Gentry Riverheads: Bobby Eavers, Patsy Earhart South River: Stan Sikorski Mike Shull (Riverheads district) is the board liaison to the committee. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for taking steps to keep the citizens better informed. I wonder, is there a plan to begin live streaming the BOS meetings?
Dear communications director. Transparency means providing a summary that covers the entire meeting. This post left out 1/2 the meeting.
Again there are transparency issues. The first 1 1/2 hours of the August 28 meeting consisted of citizens sharing significant concerns and complaints. Go to the eye on augusta county facebook page for the rest of the story. It is clear that the role of the communications director is to only report the "Good News".
This report fails to report the controversial issues discussed and concerns of citizens expressed. Hire a communications director to put lipstick on a pig?
The News Virginian talked with Amanda Glover, director of economic development at Augusta County Economic Development & Tourism, about her reasons for leaving a position she has seen tremendous growth in over the last six years. Glover leaves big shoes to fill - you can see the position posted bit.ly/2PhnBiv... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Blue Ridge Community College - Virginia President John Downey who has been awarded the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction in 2019, a student-nominated honor for 15-20 nationally recognized community college presidents. Downey is the only president from Virginia to receive the award this year. ... See MoreSee Less
We need your input! Reliable high-speed internet access is important to keep pace with the world. Augusta County has received two grants so far: one to help with a telecommunications plan and another to bring access to the Arbor Hill area. Current survey data is crucial to accessing future grants so submitting your input to this quick survey is important! ... See MoreSee Less
Augusta County Fire-Rescue's new ambulance replaces a vehicle that is 15 years old. Updated features include a “liquid spring suspension system” that lowers the box of the ambulance to facilitate the loading of the stretcher. The system also automatically and instantaneously changes the individual wheels in response to road conditions.This helps to provide a smooth ride when the road or driving conditions are rough.Congratulations and Thank You to Augusta County Fire & Rescue of Virginia on the delivery of their new Ford F450 4x4 Classic Type l PL Custom Ambulance! ... See MoreSee Less
What would make a difference in your quality of life?
If you are 65 or older and live in Rockingham County, Augusta County, or the City of Harrisonburg, please take the Senior Community Needs Survey [www.brcliving.org/survey]. Sponsored by Bridgewater Retirement Community (BRC) and Valley Program for Aging Service (VPAS), it will provide invaluable information for local government, nonprofits, and health providers so they can work to meet the most pressing needs of seniors in our community. ... See MoreSee Less
Reliable high-speed internet access is important to keep pace with the world. Connectivity is essential for businesses, education, healthcare, emergency services, and the daily activities of residents. Augusta County has received two State grants so far; one in 2016 for a Planning Grant and again in 2017 for infrastructure in the Arbor Hill area. Current survey data is crucial to accessing future grant funds. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/AugustaCountyBroadband and update us on your current internet services. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
The government of Augusta County exists to provide citizens with essential services to address their individual and collective well-being, pledging civic stewardship that is fiscally accountable, soci...
Carolyn Bragg, representative for the South River District on the Augusta County Board of Supervisors, announces two Town Hall Meeting dates, for the citizens of her district. The first will be held on Monday, January 21st, at 7pm, at the Sherando Ruritan Building. The Second will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd, at 7pm, at the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad. Please enter through the Community Room door, at the back of the building. This is an opportunity for citizens to meet with Carolyn, ask questions, and talk about needs and concerns in the district. Information gathered from these meetings will be helpful with planning for the upcoming year. For additional information, call 540-337-4681. ... See MoreSee Less
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS OPENED AN EMERGENCY SHELTER AT THE STUARTS DRAFT HIGH SCHOOL ADDRESS OF 1028 AUGUSTA FARMS ROAD, STUART DRAFT, VA. DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER AND POWER OUTAGES.
CITIZENS THAT ARE CONSIDERING UTILIZING THE SHELTER WILL NEED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: SLEEPING BAGS, BLANKETS, PILLOWS, TOWELS, PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS, BABY FORMULA, DIAPERS, MEDICATIONS AND PHONE CHARGERS. SLEEPING COTS ARE AVAILABLE THERE.
WEAPONS AND ALCOHOL ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE SHELTER.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO STAY TUNED TO YOUR LOCAL RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS FOR UPDATES ABOUT THE STORM ... See MoreSee Less