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Bruce Elder, Greg Campbell appointed to Staunton Economic Development Authority

Staunton City Council announced the appointments of Greg Campbell and Bruce Elder to the board of directors at the Staunton Economic Development Authority (SEDA), a body that serves as a catalyst for economic growth in the city. Both will serve a four-year term on the board.


Bruce Elder ends congressional campaign: Fighting cancer

Democrat Bruce Elder announced today he is ending his campaign for U.S. Congress in the Sixth District due to being diagnosed with cancer.


Local Motion Film Series and Q & A with Staunton City Council members set for June 21

It’s not every town where your local city-council members will come out to meet with you at a local eatery, or discuss the ideas presented in a film. But that is the case in Staunton, where Vice Mayor Dave Metz and Council members Bruce Elder and Ophie Kier will take part in a panel discussion […]


Push on to limit interest rates on payday, car-title loans

Former Gov. Tim Kaine signed a much-trumpeted reform of payday lending in 2008, but loopholes in the industry-written law were quickly exploited by lenders, who have since moved on to other high-interest loan products that have proven to be highly marketable in the midst of the ongoing economic slowdown. Staunton City Councilman Bruce Elder led […]


Quiet on the Staunton election front

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   When nine people – yes, nine! – submitted their names for consideration for the six-month appointment to the Staunton City Council seat left open by the election of longtime Council member Dickie Bell to the Virginia House of Delegates, Mayor Lacy King had one word in mind: dogfight. “I […]


The AFP Show: Monday, March 15

Hosted by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   A new format for The AFP Show – now featuring audio and video. This week’s show includes: – Video interviews with Staunton Mayor Lacy King and Staunton City Councilman Bruce Elder. Both King and Elder are running for re-election in May. – Audio interviews with WSVA-550AM talk-show regular guest […]


Solution to funding problems – the beer tax

Two and a half cents a can or bottle. Fifteen cents a six-pack. A whopping 30 cents a case. That’s what Bruce Elder would have you paying in a new beer tax that would provide localities in Virginia with funding long ago promised by the Virginia General Assembly for local law enforcement that rarely comes […]


Staunton gets Christmas Eve

Waynesboro City Council famously didn’t see fit to give city employees a half-day for Christmas Eve, evoking images of Scrooge and the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. So what do we make of Staunton City Council now that it has voted to give not a half-day to city employees, but a full-day?