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Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend, Aug. 5-7, Offers Savings on Emergency Supplies

The Commonwealth of Virginia has combined its three sales tax holidays into one three-day tax-free weekend from August 5 through August 7.  During this weekend, customers save state sales and use tax on qualifying items, including hurricane and emergency preparedness supplies. Tax-exempt days offer the perfect opportunity to ensure that your disaster supply kit is up to date. 

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UVA To Test Emergency Notification System

UVA will test all components of its emergency notification system components on Tuesday, June 21, between approximately 10:50 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.  The test will include the siren/public address system, text messaging, e-mail, LED and LCD screens, Health System paging system, Alertus desktop messaging, UVA homepage, and UVA Emergency home page. No action is required on your part during the test.

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New Stop Signs Enhance Safety at Culbreth & Rubgy Roads

A major change in the traffic pattern at the intersection of Rugby and Culbreth Roads near Beta Bridge occurred over Spring Break with the installation of two new stop signs and bars on Rugby Road.  The three-way stop is designed to slow and better organize vehicles in order to provide improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

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