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Winners and Losers column by Chris Graham PUSH: Charlottesville looks at stormwater-system improvements This probably sounds familiar to Waynesboro residents. The city has an aging stormwater-system infrastructure, and is looking at ways it can come up with dollars to pay for improvements. And among those ways – assessing fees on residents and on businesses. Count…

BC launches multimillion-dollar fund-raising campaign

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Item by Chris Graham Bridgewater College has begun a public campaign to raise millions of dollars for endowed scholarships, academic enhancement, facilities improvements, laboratories and more. Harrisonburg lawyer Nathan H. Miller is serving as the chair of the $40 million capital campaign. Miller is a 1965 alum of Bridgewater College. “This campaign is a wonderful…

EMU, Harrisonburg schools teaming up on music program

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Story by Jim Bishop The (Shenandoah) hills will be alive with the sound of (string) music as a cooperative program between Harrisonburg City Schools and Eastern Mennonite University begins this fall. The city school system is funding a strings instruction program through EMU’s Preparatory Music Program, part of the university’s music department. It will begin…

God is focus of debate at BC

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Item by Chris Graham Bridgewater College will serve as the host for a debate on the topic of “Does God Exist?” on Sept. 26. Douglas Geivett, professor of philosophy of religion and ethics at Biola University, and Michael Shermer, a columnist for Scientific American, will serve as the debaters. Geivett is the author of Evil…

It’s ‘Howdy Doody’ time at BC

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Item by Chris Graham An exhibit featuring artifacts from a popular 1950s children’s television show will be on display at Bridgewater College beginning Sept. 12. The display commemorating “The Howdy Doody Show” – “Remembering An American Icon: Howdy Doody, 1947-2007,” a collection of memorabilia of former BC theater professor Ralph McPhail Jr. – will be…