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Cline holds town hall in Staunton

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on December 20, 2018. STAUNTON — Despite losing here to Democratic rival Jennifer Lewis, Republican Congressman-elect Ben Cline made one of his post-election town hall stops in Staunton on Wednesday at American Legion Post 13. Cline, who was elected to the House of Representatives in November, was greeted by a… Continue reading Cline holds town hall in Staunton

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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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Legislative breakfast attendees share their thoughts

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on December 12, 2018. STAUNTON — The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce (GARCC) 2018 Legislative Breakfast was held on Wednesday, filling the ballroom of the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center. Carolyn Bragg, vice chair of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors, and Jay Langston, the new executive… Continue reading Legislative breakfast attendees share their thoughts

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Landes and Bell discuss redistricting and Equal Rights Amendment

This article originally appeared in the News Virginian on December 12, 2018. STAUNTON — During Wednesday’s Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce (GARCC) 2018 Legislative Breakfast, Delegates Steven Landes (R-Weyers Cave) and Richard “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) took questions from the attendees of the event. Two key questions drew the most interest during the question-and-answer session, which was… Continue reading Landes and Bell discuss redistricting and Equal Rights Amendment

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Mixing trash, debris slowing down storm cleanup

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on December 4, 2018. Waynesboro’s cleanup effort of last month’s ice storm is being hampered by residents mixing leaves, branches and trash. In mid-November freezing rain and ice caused widespread power outages, mostly from tree limbs falling on power lines. Waynesboro’s Public Works Department began picking up the debris… Continue reading Mixing trash, debris slowing down storm cleanup

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Driven to help: SPCA, Valley Subaru unite to offer subsidized spay/neuter services

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on November 29, 2018. FISHERSVILLE — Spaying and neutering your four-legged fuzzy friends is just as important as keeping them fed and exercised. Debbie Caywood, the executive director of the Augusta Regional SPCA, knows this very well. This is why the ARSPCA is partnering with Valley Subaru to provide… Continue reading Driven to help: SPCA, Valley Subaru unite to offer subsidized spay/neuter services

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City council passes resolutions on ordinance hearings

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on November 27, 2018. At Waynesboro City Council’s regular meeting Monday, the members of the council passed a resolution that maintained the current system of considering ordinances twice, except when the ordinance relates to the city receiving funds. A hot button issue of late has been the possibility of… Continue reading City council passes resolutions on ordinance hearings

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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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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

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New Brock Experience to send students to the border to see immigration in action

  This article was published in the Rotunda on 2/12/2018. An archive is here. Some of the latest changes to Longwood University are not in the physical construction of the campus, but the new potential courses that are being made available to students. The Brock Experiences program was started in 2016 as a way of making traveling… Continue reading New Brock Experience to send students to the border to see immigration in action