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Blue Ridge Outdoors: Shenandoah National Park

The National Parks Service is celebrating its centennial. Shenandoah National Park has so much to offer and celebrate.

Charlottesville files suit against CPC

The city of Charlottesville is countersuing the Charlottesville Parking Center, alleging breach of contract over the operation of the Water Street Parking Garage.

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The 39th Annual Foxfield Races

Close to 20,000 people will flood Albemarle County today for the annual Foxfield Races.

Dennis Hahn is the technical support coordinator for the Albemarle County Police Department and has made sure that three command posts are up and running so that Foxfield Race-goers will have a mini police department and two mobile hospitals.

The 39th annual race has been four months in the making, and according to Justin Billcheck, Foxfield traffic and operations manager, traffic is always a concern.

Garth Road is a two-lane county road that will handle those 20,000 people when most of those people will be trying to leave in the same 90-minute window.

Skyline Drive Reopens

Skyline Drive reopened at 6:00 pm Friday evening as fire crews working on the Rocky Mount wildfire in the Shenandoah National Park are now focusing on hazard reduction and fire suppression repair along the Appalachian Trail.

The goal is to reopen the Appalachian Trail as soon as it is safely possible.

In the past two days, parts of the area impacted by the fire have gotten as much at 1.7 inches of rain.

The fire is no longer growing and is fully contained after having burned ovef 10,000 acres.

The number of personnel working the fire has dropped to about 200, only one fire engine is still in use and several area trails and fire roads are still closed.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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Coming-of-age Cavaliers head into Pitt

In some ways, it's been subtle. The Virginia baseball team hasn't won more than four games in a row all season, and the Wahoos still haven't swept a weekend series this year.

Duke bounces 'Hoos in ACC quarterfinals

The Virginia women's lacrosse team's stay at the ACC tournament at Lane Stadium was a short one.

Former FUMA QB Hackenberg drafted by Jets

Former Fork Union prep quarterback Christian Hackenberg is now a member of the New York Jets organization.

Former Woodberry Forest alum to Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks picked Woodberry Forest alum C.J. Prosise at No. 90 overall in Round three of the 2016 NFL Draft.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Iran state media: Moderate-reformist bloc wins more seats

Iranian state TV says that the moderate-reformist bloc has secured more than 20 more seats in parliamentary runoff elections, bringing the bloc closer to a majority in the next legislature.

China, Japan foreign ministers meet to smooth tense ties

The foreign ministers of China and Japan are meeting in Beijing in an effort to improve tense relations bedeviled by disputes over territory, history and competition for influence in East Asia.

NATO reportedly plans to send 4 battalions to eastern border with Russia

NATO allies reportedly plan to put four battalions in Poland and other Baltic countries to beef up its Russian border as Moscow steps up military activity.

Overturned truck carrying stones kills 14 in China

Chinese authorities say 14 people were killed when a truck carrying stones overturned and dumped its cargo onto a roadside activity center.

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