Tag: News Virginian
It’s certainly not the good old days for newspaper publishers, when the biggest decision they faced was which big-money advertiser to play golf with on Wednesday and then which one had to get pushed back to Thursday or Friday.
My first experience with the Secret Service came in 1998. A cub reporter for The News Virginian in Waynesboro, Va., I got the assignment to cover a visit by President Bill Clinton to Wintergreen, just down the Blue Ridge Parkway.
A grim discovery last night in Deerfield, Va., as investigators discovered the remains of Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., the pilot on a routine flight from Massachusetts to New Orleans whose F-15C jet crashed in the mountains of western Augusta County early Wednesday morning.
There has been a good bit of attention the past couple of weeks on Waynesboro’s ongoing issues with an understaffed, underpaid police force, as if this is a new development.
When was the current Waynesboro Public Library building built? What was the original title of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? It’s questions like these that will challenge the Library Squares game show contestants at Waynesboro Public Library on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm.
Don Short from the Waynesboro Lions Club presented a check from the Club to Disease Self Management Program leaders Brandy Wade, Sandy Ellinger, and Beth Scripps on April 16 to support their DSMP workshop being held at Waynesboro Senior Center.
Bert Carlson was ready to return to Wayne Theatre Alliance’s Gateway after his February 2012 performance, but his career was interrupted by a medical emergency. Now he is back and raring to go with a concert at WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.
As the Waynesboro Players gear up for their fifty-second season, they decided to look back at some of their favorite musicals and original productions. They will share those memories in a special presentation at WTA’s Gateway on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26.
Readers of The News Virginian selected the Waynesboro YMCA as the top gym/fitness center and the top childcare provider in the paper’s annual Valley Favorites poll.
Man’s best friends will be among the fans rooting on the Waynesboro Generals in their regular-season home finale Saturday night, July 21
I got a feeling Jonathan Hunley does not know what I’m talking about. My friend Teresa and I have been busy prepping for the Taste of the Town benefit for WDDI on Tuesday night. We’ve been up to our elbows in garlic, onions, jalepeno peppers and green peppers for most of the morning. I even […]
Augusta Free Press vice president Crystal Graham will square off with News Virginian editor/general manager Jonathan Hunley in a cook-off in the 13th annual Taste of the Town event on Tuesday, March 27. The event is sponsored by Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. Graham will pit her Moroccan White Bean Turkey Chili against Hunley’s Butternut Squash […]
Media General announced on Wednesday that it is exploring the sale of its newspaper operations, including the Waynesboro-based News Virginian. The Richmond-based company said it has received inquiries from third parties regarding the potential sale of its newspapers. Media General’s newspapers include The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The (Charlottesville) Daily Progress and The (Lynchburg) News and Advance.
Seeing the News Virginian series on the local Latino community reminds me of my early days in journalism. I was the ace cub reporter at the NV in 1996 when the editor assigned me to do some digging on the growth of the local Latino population. For two months I talked with new immigrants, church […]
“Government isn’t designed to do a whole lot. It’s working the way our founding fathers planned for it to.” At least Tim Williams is being honest about where he’s coming from. The quote is from a story in the News Virginian on Sunday looking at the long-delayed South River Greenway, which I’ve been writing about […]
I’m still here in Waynesboro playing journalist – and that suits me just fine. The good news for my fellow News Virginian alums who had inexplicably followed Todd Foster down to Bristol – dude has moved on, which I’m sure suits them just fine. Link to column on TheWorldAccordingToChrisGraham.com.
Letter from Phil Winter Submit letters, guest columns: firstname.lastname@example.org The News Virginian’s April 24 article about “zero-based” budgeting brought back memories of the federal government’s use of this approach more than 15 years ago. It proved then to be a quickly passing, inefficient, and ineffective, fad. Current City Council member, and candidate for reelection, […]
Column by Jim Gordon Submit guest columns: email@example.com Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, a young man who is a big sports enthusiast usually becomes an Ohio State football fan. I was no different and since my dad was a graduate of the OSU Law School, he was able to get tickets to the Buckeye […]
It wasn’t the most ringing of endorsements, to say the least. “The preternaturally bland Steve Landes views his political career as that of a slogger trudging through legislative thickets whittling away tax and regulatory weeds. Accountants and morticians are peppier,” began the recommendation of the editorial board of the News Virginian in the 25th District […]
Local paper puts content behind pay wall Valley newspaper publishers are watching with great interest how the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg fares with its recent move to put its online content entirely behind a pay wall. “That’s a pretty bold move. It will be interesting to see how it works out. I think publishers everywhere […]
Is Steve Landes using your tax dollars to track down wild partisan allegations that the White House is tracking your blogs and comments? He told the News Leader for a story on the “Nazi” remark controversy published Friday morning that he has staff engaged in the pursuit of “information out there that the White House […]
“Congratulations on being named the Valley’s Favorite News Reporter.” “Huh?” Some news reporter I am. The announcement was in the Friday, Aug. 28 News Virginian, in the paper’s annual Valley’s Favorites section, and I find out about it today at the high-school cross-country meet at Augusta Expoland.
A lot going on today, requiring a better attention span than I have access to given my recent battles with summer allergies. (Blame it on the rain. And being outside most of the weekend.)
I give the News Virginian hell often enough that it is only fair of me to give kudos to the paper when deserved, and it’s deserved in the matter of the call in a Wednesday editorial for somebody on Waynesboro City Council to step forward and take the lead on downtown. I’ll take their call […]
A “Fractious Faction”? Or just good politics? The News Virginian raised the issue in a story-editorial package in its July 1 edition, a year to the day that Tim Williams was elected by his peers on City Council to serve as mayor and head up what we all assumed then was going to be a […]