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The Secret Service used to value POTUS a little more

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.


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News Roundup: Military plane crash, Bob McDonnell trial, Labor Day in Buena Vista

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.


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It’s not just police: Waynesboro does everything on the cheap

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.


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Waynesboro Public Library to play Hollywood Squares with local celebs

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.


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Waynesboro Lions Club Supports DSMP

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.


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Bert Carlson ‘Still Kickin’ and Still Pickin’ at the Gateway in Waynesboro

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.


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Waynesboro Players at WTA’s Gateway

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.


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Waynesboro YMCA tabbed Best Gym, Childcare Facility in newspaper poll

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.


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SPCA, News Virginian sponsor Bark in the Park Night July 21

Man’s best friends will be among the fans rooting on the Waynesboro Generals in their regular-season home finale Saturday night, July 21


Crystal Graham: Join AFP at Taste of the Town

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 […]


AFP taking part in Taste of the Town

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 explores sales of newspapers

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.


Blast from the past

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 […]


If it’s broke, fix it

“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 […]


The World According To ChrisGraham.com: Keepin’ it real

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.