Business · published · work

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

Police · published · work

Jack Frost blankets Waynesboro, causing danger and delays

This article originally appeared on the News Virginian website on December 9, 2018, and in the December 10 print edition. Winter has officially arrived in the Shenandoah Valley, and made sure that it was noticed. All of the roads are covered in a heavy layer of snow. Fortunately, the actual impact of the use of the roads is… Continue reading Jack Frost blankets Waynesboro, causing danger and delays

Business · charity · published · work

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

Politics · published · work

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

Crime · Police · published · work

Waynesboro Police arrest two men after drug raids

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on November 29, 2018. The Waynesboro Police Department Special Operations Division and SWAT Team conducted simultaneous drug raids Wednesday, resulting in multiple arrests while other arrests are pending. The raids took place at adjoining apartments on in the 600 block of North Delphine Avenue, according to a press release.… Continue reading Waynesboro Police arrest two men after drug raids

charity · Politics · published · work

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

Politics · published · work

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

published · school · work

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

entertainment · published · school

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