The Republican Valley

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Column by Chris Graham Divided as Shenandoah Valley Republicans might be, the local GOP is still the hegemon on the Valley political scene. “Republicans in the Valley, north to south, have virtually a stranglehold on the electorate,” Bridgewater College political-science professor David McQuilkin said. But that’s only part of the equation explaining why Valley Republicans…

BC makes equestrian home permanent

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Item by Chris Graham A Weyers Cave equestrian center is now the permanent home of the Bridgewater College equestrian program. The college announced yesterday that it had completed the purchase of Oak Manor Farms, a 75-acre equestrian center in Northern Augusta County, which will be renamed the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center. The location has served…

More nonsense in Waynesboro

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Column by Chris Graham Just when you think the Waynesboro political scene couldn’t get any weirder … A group comes forward and says that Lorie Smith needs to recuse herself from further votes on the stormwater improvements that are in line to begin later this year because her husband is now in charge of overseeing…