Tag: South River


Anatomy of failed government: Another look at the DuPont settlement debacle

So much wailing and gnashing of teeth in Waynesboro over being shut out of the $50 million settlement with DuPont, and for what?


National Weather Service: South River not expected to flood in Waynesboro

The National Weather Service is projecting the South River to crest in Waynesboro Saturday well below flood stage.

Western Washington University professor completes study of mercury contamination in South River

The South River flows along the western foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, coiling its way across farmlands and through small towns, marching north to join first the Shenandoah and then the Potomac before eventually emptying into the Chesapeake Bay.

Shenandoah National Park announces fall, winter Visitor Center hours

The Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and the Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51) in Shenandoah National Park will both be open on Thanksgiving Day.

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McAuliffe announces McKee Foods expansion in Augusta County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that McKee Foods Corporation will invest $34 million to expand production at its manufacturing facility in Stuarts Draft in Augusta County.


InterChange purchase to provide food grade facility in Augusta County

InterChange Group, Inc. has purchased the former Invista Stone Fort II facility located just outside of Waynesboro.

Ridgeview Park parking lot closed for construction of bio filters

The City of Waynesboro is working on part 2 of the “Restoring Waynesboro’s Riverfront Parks” initiative with an exciting project at Ridgeview Park.

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Route 647 Bridge in Stanardsville to close Aug. 11, 18 to complete project

The Virginia Department of Transportation continues its work on the Route 647 (McMullen Mill Road) bridge in Greene County, with two closures planned to complete work on the rehabilitation project.


GOP mass meeting to determine nominee for open Augusta County BOS seat

Augusta County Republicans have called a mass meeting to determine a nominee for the open South River seat on the Board of Supervisors.

XtremeFest of the Blue Ridge: Hike It, Bike It, Paddle It, Climb It

XtremeFest of the Blue Ridge is a showcase of the region’s many adventure sports activities.

Waynesboro announces Public Works Day ’14

The City of Waynesboro Public Works Day ’14 is a one-day event taking place on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 10 am until 2 pm at the Landfill Future Park located at 300 N. Winchester Avenue, just off of Delphine Avenue and 6th Street, behind the Recycling Center.

Shenandoah National Park Byrd Visitor Center open on weekends

The Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center at Big Meadows (mile 51 on Skyline Drive) in Shenandoah National Park will be open on winter weekends, weather permitting. Beginning Jan. 11, the visitor center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays when the Skyline Drive is open.

Waynesboro receives $163K grant toward South River restoration

The City of Waynesboro kicks off its “Restoring Waynesboro’s Riverfront Parks” initiative this week with stream bank restoration work at Wayne Avenue Park.

Flooding, tornadoes reported in Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the South River in Waynesboro with minor river flooding possible in Downtown Waynesboro and Club Court. The river was at 7.5 feet and rising at 2 p.m. Saturday. Flood stage is 9.5 feet. The river is expected to crest at 10 feet later Saturday. The […]

Source of July 29 South River spill still unknown

The last time before today that there was a significant rain event in Waynesboro, 200 gallons of diesel fuel ended up in the South River in the vicinity of the Invista plant on DuPont Boulevard. How the diesel fuel made its way into the river on July 29 is still a mystery. “At this time, […]

Forecast: Heavy rain, some river flooding possible

Expected heavy rain could push the South River to crest at or just above flood stage in Waynesboro late Thursday. The forecast for the next two days has the Greater Augusta area in line for 3-5 inches of rain as the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole work their way up the Eastern Seaboard. Locally heavier […]

Over the banks

But Waynesboro sidesteps flood disaster   Story, photos and video by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Waynesboro dodged potential disastrous flooding associated with heavy rain that overswept the Shenandoah Valley Sunday and into Monday morning. The river had been projected to crest at 1 p.m. Monday at 10.5 feet, a foot over the 9.5-foot flood stage, according to the Waynesboro […]

City officials watching weather forecast

Snow-rain double-whammy caused massive ’96 flooding Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The first of the two 100-year floods of 1996 in Waynesboro was precipitated by a massive early-January snowstorm that dumped 30 inches-plus of snow followed by a heavy-rain event a week later that forced the South River out of its banks. With snow still […]