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REO Logistics will begin layoffs in January

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on December 20, 2018. REO Logistics’ distribution center in Waynesboro will lay off up to 70 of its workers between Jan. 15 and Feb. 15, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice dated Nov. 16. The News Virginian reached out to REO Logistics by phone Thursday, but… Continue reading REO Logistics will begin layoffs in January

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Poll data released on possible improvements to I-81

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on December 17, 2018. RICHMOND — The Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) released the results Monday of an opinion poll that collected the thoughts of residents from the Interstate-81 corridor on the necessity of improvements to the highway. The poll, done by the opinion research company Public Opinion Strategies… Continue reading Poll data released on possible improvements to I-81

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Yoga instructor brings expertise to Waynesboro

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on December 17, 2018. Blue Moon Yoga has gone through several stages in its day, often in the form of name changes. However, it is now undergoing a new change: a new instructor is joining the yoga studio. Shri Hamilton-Hubbard previously owned a yoga studio in Jacksonville, Fla. for… Continue reading Yoga instructor brings expertise to Waynesboro

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Waynesboro home raises the bar for energy efficiency

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on December 12, 2018. The residential construction company Hudson Signature Homes has a new energy-efficient house on the market in the Silver Creek subdivision. It has been awarded a Platinum Certification by the home certification company Pearl. Also known as “The Maui,” it is a home with… Continue reading Waynesboro home raises the bar for energy efficiency

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Statewide program to fight hunger by buying milk

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on December 6, 2018. Milk is one of the most requested, but least donated items at food banks. And during the holidays, when food banks are often busier, families in need are sometimes left dry. “Meaning families in need may be missing out on the essential nutrients it supplies,”… Continue reading Statewide program to fight hunger by buying milk

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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

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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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‘Castle in Goochland’ makes room for B&B venture

This article originally appeared in Richmond BizSense on July 25, 2018. An archive is here. A sprawling estate in Goochland County has added a bed-and-breakfast concept to its offerings as it continues to evolve from a private residence to an events venue. Dover Hall, the 33,000-square-foot mansion known as the “castle in Goochland,” has opened its 10… Continue reading ‘Castle in Goochland’ makes room for B&B venture