A Riverfront runs through it: Development project could reverse fortunes in downtown Waynesboro

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The Top Story by Chris Graham   One problem that Waynesboro has with regard to its plans for revitalizing its downtown-business district is “the fact that we don’t have buildings,” downtown businessman Len Poulin said. “But as I like to say, the biggest advantage that we have in rebuilding downtown is that we don’t have…

Waynesboro elections ’06

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The Top Story by Chris Graham   Economic-development issues promise to dominate the discussions among the candidates for the two open seats on Waynesboro City Council leading up to the May city elections. That is, if incumbent Ward D councilman Reo Hatfield has his way. “I have to believe that people can just look around…

Bridging the race divide?

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The Top Story by Chris Graham   Daryl Davis has plenty of detractors – people who question his motives for wanting to meet with white supremacists, who wonder why an African-American man would of his own volition attend rallies of the Ku Klux Klan, who outright doubt his stories of conversions of racial separatists as…

An election at the grassroots: The Valley Family Forum and its role in the race in the 26th

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Story by Chris Graham The Democratic Party targeted the 26th House District seat being left open by the retirement of Republican incumbent Glenn Weatherholtz, and for good reason – namely, a win by Democrat Lowell Fulk would give the party a plum seat in a GOP stronghold in Rockingham County and the city of Harrisonburg.