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A Journey to U.S. Citizenship is Fulfilled at Monticello

78 candidates from 40 countries around the globe went to Monticello with one goal in common, finalizing the rigorous journey of becoming an American citizen.

BCBA Summer League comes back to Tonsler Park

The popular "Banks Collage Basketball Associations Summer League," is back in action at Tonsler Park today.

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Newsplex's Wing Eating Contest

At Newsplex's event Patriotism in the Park, local wing joint Wild Wing Cafe sponsored a wing eating contest.

The event lasted ten minutes. Five minutes of eating, and five minutes for contestants to sit without being able to drink.

The winner was James from Charlottesville.

The event kicked off Patriotism in the Park at 6 P.M., and lasted until the fireworks ended just before 10 P.M.

4th In Stanardsville

Saturday was 4th of July and Stanardsville had their annual Independence Day Extravaganza, which included a parade.

Mayor Gary Lowe said there were more activities as far as vendors this year.

After the parade, the Greene County singers performed in front of the courthouse and sung traditional American songs.

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'Hoos Announce Promotion for Sanchez

Longtime Tony Bennett assistant Ron Sanchez has been promoted to associate head coach of the Virginia men's basketball team.

Huge Wins 2015 VGSA State Am Championship

Maclain Huge beat Mark Lawrence 4-and-3 in Friday's final to win the 2015 VGSA State Amateur Championship.

It's Personal: 'Hoos Rooting for Team USA at World Cup

An estimated 8.4 million viewers watched Tuesday's US women's national team win over Germany in the World Cup Semifinals. Not surprisingly, that massive audience included members of the Virginia women's soccer team.

Many Locals Proud of UVA Representation in World Cup

Two former UVA players and the current UVA head coach were apart of the World Cup winning women's national team.

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More than 1 million expected at pope's first public Mass as Ecuador tour takes him to Guyaquil

Pope Francis travels to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil on Monday for a Mass expected to draw more than 1 million people, as Latin America's first pontiff tours his home continent bringing a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.

Pope Francis plans only one private meeting in Ecuador _ with a self-described 'Mr Nobody'

A Spaniard by birth, the Rev. Francisco Cortes walks slowly with a cane with a built-in flashlight and admits to a lifelong weakness for cigars.

Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 13 people

A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 30, state media reported.

Conservative Argentine candidate wins first round of mayoral election in Buenos Aires

A Buenos Aires mayoral candidate aligned with Argentina's top opposition presidential contender has won the first round of city elections.

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