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  • Staunton courts expected to reopen after asbestos cleanup

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Staunton’s city courthouse is expected to reopen following the cleanup of asbestos. City spokeswoman Ruth Jones tells The News Leader (http://bit.ly/1V46HwF ) that the Cochran Judicial Center was closed last week…

  • Staunton students to start school earlier in 2016

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — The Staunton School Board unanimously approved an earlier start date to the 2016-2017 academic calendar. The News Leader (http://bit.ly/1JBkPub) reports the board voted Monday night to begin the school year almost…

  • Mary Baldwin College to become Mary Baldwin University

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Mary Baldwin College will have a name change next year. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1Fjvetj ) reports the college’s board unanimously voted Monday to change the name from Mary Baldwin College to…

  • Staunton to demolish former state hospital building

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Staunton officials plan to demolish a four-story building on the former Western State Hospital site. Constructed in 1950, the building formerly housed a program in which hospital residents learned industrial trades.…

  • Va. man donates ambulance to Liberia for Ebola

    FISHERSVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has donated an ambulance to Liberia to help combat the Ebola outbreak. Ken Nethken of Fishersville says he decided to donate the ambulance after he heard about the…

  • Staunton dog deaths ruled as accidental

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Staunton police say the deaths of two dogs found hanging by their leashes in a kennel have been ruled as accidental. Staunton police spokeswoman Jennifer Stevens says three dogs escaped from…

  • 2 dogs in Staunton found hanged in kennel

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Staunton police are investigating the deaths of two dogs that were found hanging by their leashes in a kennel. Police tell media outlets that the chain link kennel was upright but…