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Waynesboro High teacher honored

This article originally appeared in the News Virginian on November 26, 2018. This is part one of a three-part series of this year’s Dawbarn Education Awards recipients. Being a child is often difficult, especially for those who have been dealt a bad hand by life. Charmaine Everett-Cupp is well aware of this and her work on improving… Continue reading Waynesboro High teacher honored

charity · holidays · published · work

Ringing in the holidays: Waynesboro Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign

This article originally appeared in the News Virginian on November 25, 2018. Red buckets began popping up this weekend at stores in Waynesboro, including Kroger and Walmart. The group kicked off its  campaign Saturday, marking the beginning of the Christian group’s annual charity fundraising season to help families in the communities where the funds are collected. The Christmas Kettle is… Continue reading Ringing in the holidays: Waynesboro Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign

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Fanhood on full display: Homeowner shows support for Hokies with yard sign

This article originally appeared in the News Virginian on November 22, 2018. One area Hokies fan isn’t afraid to let his neighbors know where allegiance lies. In fact, Fred Mader makes sure his neighbors on Hermitage Road outside of Waynesboro are aware. Seventeen years ago he built a large sign that pays tribute to Virginia Tech, with the correct… Continue reading Fanhood on full display: Homeowner shows support for Hokies with yard sign

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Like losing a ‘grandfather’: Area comic book fans reflect on Stan Lee’s death

This article originally appeared in the News Virginian on November 16, 2018. Area comic book fans mourned the death of a legend earlier this week. “[His death] is a big loss for the whole comic book community and pop culture in general,” said Dan Cornish, an associate store manager at G2K Games in Waynesboro, of Stan Lee’s… Continue reading Like losing a ‘grandfather’: Area comic book fans reflect on Stan Lee’s death

Politics · published · work

Two residents express concern over ordinance: Waynesboro proposes streamlining how local laws are passed

This article originally appeared in the News Virginian on November 14, 2018. The Waynesboro City Council met this past Tuesday to discuss, among other matters, the possibility of reducing the number of times that the body will have to consider an ordinance from two to one. Just like during the public hearing on this issue… Continue reading Two residents express concern over ordinance: Waynesboro proposes streamlining how local laws are passed

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Making a comeback: Staunton Mall general manager hoping to improve shopping experience

This article originally appeared in the News Virginian on November 13, 2018. STAUNTON — The Staunton Mall has seen troubled times recently, particularly in terms of the foot traffic that comes in and thus the revenue of the establishment. However, if you ask the new general manger of the mall, Dennis Russell, those days are… Continue reading Making a comeback: Staunton Mall general manager hoping to improve shopping experience

charity · history · holidays · published · work

Local Elks Lodge honors military veterans

This article originally appeared in the News Virginian on November 11, 2018. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks benefit society has a long and storied history with veterans of the US military, including building a hospital for veterans of WWI in 1918 that served as the forerunner to the modern VA Medical Centers. The… Continue reading Local Elks Lodge honors military veterans

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Crimora Players to serve up laughs, dinner with ‘Trouble in Tumbleweed’

This article originally appeard in The News Virginian on November 8, 2018. Be sure to grab a hat and handkerchief if you’re heading to the dusty town of Tumbleweed this weekend. The Crimora Players community theatre group will be performing “Trouble in Tumbleweed” by Tim Kelly this weekend at the Crimora Community Center. “Trouble in Tumbleweed,” like… Continue reading Crimora Players to serve up laughs, dinner with ‘Trouble in Tumbleweed’

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‘Sweeney Todd’ opens tonight at Wayne Theatre

This article originally appeared at The News Virginian on November 7, 2018. As part of its 2018-19 Broadway Music Series, the Wayne Theatre Alliance is performing the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” as its latest production. “It’s not your typical sunshine musical,” Director of original programming Hank Fitzgerald said of the play. Written… Continue reading ‘Sweeney Todd’ opens tonight at Wayne Theatre

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Turnout was strong in Waynesboro, Augusta and Staunton

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on November 7, 2018. Citizens of Virginia’s sixth congressional district showed up Tuesday to make themselves heard. Republican Ben Cline will represent the district in the U.S. House of Representatives and Democrat Tim Kaine will remain the senator for Virginia. At the time of the election, Waynesboro had about… Continue reading Turnout was strong in Waynesboro, Augusta and Staunton