Tag: Main Street


OASIS debuts new show on Sept. 5

On September 5th, a new show will open, displaying painted wood by various OASIS artists.

City of Waynesboro announces tourism grants available

Building Opportunities tO Support Tourism (BOOST – formerly the Micro-Tourism Local Leverage Grant program) serves to support tourism-related ventures of eligible businesses within the City of Waynesboro through the award of grant funding up to $3,000 per entry/event.

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The River City Radio Hour takes to Main Street in Waynesboro

The River City Radio Hour begins the new season in an open-air performance in downtown Waynesboro. The traditional August opener will be on the 500 block of West Main Street. With the Wayne Theatre as a backdrop, the Friday, August 22 at 7:00pm Radio Hour will again bring music, comedy and drama to its audience.

SCC sets hearing on workers compensation premium levels

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has scheduled an October hearing to consider a request filed by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI) to adjust the premium levels charged for workers’ compensation insurance.

Temporary water cutoffs to affect some Waynesboro neighborhoods on Friday

On Friday, weather permitting, the City of Waynesboro Water Division will be temporarily shutting off water service from midnight-4am for the installation of a new 8” feeder line to the existing water system at the intersection of West Main Street and Pelham Drive.


The official 2014-2015 Harrisonburg-Rockingham Visitor Guide now available

The Harrisonburg- Rockingham County 2014-2015 Visitor Guide is now available at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, located at 212 S Main Street.

Waynesboro Police investigate Dollar Tree burglary

The Waynesboro Police is requesting assistance in its investigation in an overnight burglary of a Waynesboro business. At 7:30 a.m. today, officers responded to Dollar Tree, 2715 West Main Street for a report of a break in.

Sen. Warner named Legislator of the Year by National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has named U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) their Legislator of the Year for his work in Congress on behalf of small businesses.


Culture Beat: Local arts, music, more

On Friday, Aug. 1, from 5-8pm, the Arts Council of the Valley will host Refraction of Wounds, an art and poetry exhibit featuring the work of Angela M. Carter and Dave Buracker at the Darrin-McHone Art Gallery, 311 South Main Street (The Smith House), Harrisonburg.

WDDI launching crowdfunding effort to place kiosk downtown

Waynesboro’s Main Street organization, WDDI, is tapping into a new fundraising source to jumpstart a project to locate an information kiosk in the heart of Downtown Waynesboro.

VDOT Culpeper District Report: July 28-Aug. 1

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones. Items in italics contain new or updated information.

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Robert Hurt on Dodd-Frank Act

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Service Committee entitled, “Assessing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act Four Years Later.”

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Robert Hurt: Dodd Frank’s impacts continue to hamper Main Streets

Four years ago, President Obama signed the Dodd Frank Act, which was intended to address the underlying issues that led to the financial crisis and create a safer financial system.

Holly Sklar: Small businesses want minimum wage increase

If Congress actually listened to small business owners, the minimum wage would be going up. Instead, July 24 will mark five years without an increase since the federal minimum wage was set at $7.25 an hour in 2009.

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Robert Hurt statement on Federal Reserve chair testimony

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after a Financial Services Committee hearing with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.”

VDOT Culpeper District Road Report: July 14-18

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week.

Downtown police chase leads to two arrests in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a man and woman after a Sunday afternoon traffic stop escalated to a vehicle pursuit which resulted in a crash and apprehension of a wanted felon.

New navigation signs at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Visitors looking for Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will find new navigational signs to enhance their visit.

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Governor signs AG’s legislation to combat patent trolls

Today, Governor Terry R. McAuliffe ceremonially signed SB150 and HB375, compromise legislation brokered by the Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office to protect Virginia businesses from patent trolls.

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Robert Hurt: Energy independence will reduce gas prices, create jobs

It is hard to believe that only five short years ago, the national average price for a gallon of gas was $2.35 compared to $3.68 today.

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Robert Hurt touts House GOP energy bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act of 2014, which expands onshore energy production, streamlines permitting processes and reduces unnecessary red tape.

Waynesboro Police make two embezzlement arrests

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged two individuals in separate embezzlement cases from two different city businesses. Both subjects were arrested over the weekend and released on personal recognizance bonds.

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Robert Hurt votes for small business tax relief bill

Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) voted today in favor of H.R. 4457, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act, which would make permanent a tax provision that allows small businesses to expense certain investments in new equipment and property each year.

Grand Gala Finale at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will celebrate the end of its three years with an extravagant evening of performances by some of the Gateway patrons’ favorites.

Custin Jazz Series presents Stephanie Nakasian and Hod O’Brien

The final performance in the 2014 Custin Jazz Series brings two outstanding jazz musicians to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, June 14.

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Robert Hurt: Small businesses are the key to more jobs

Last week, I traveled the Fifth District visiting small businesses throughout Central and Southside Virginia in recognition of National Small Business Week.

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Warner named Hero of Main Street by retail group

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has named U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) a “Hero of Main Street” for his consistent support for small businesses and the retail industry, which supports over one million jobs in Virginia.

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Robert Hurt: Working to put forth pro-growth policies

Since being elected to Congress, my top priority has always been adopting policies that will lead to the creation of private sector jobs for the hardworking individuals and families of Virginia’s Fifth District.

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Robert Hurt: Energy independence, create Jobs with the Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a key piece of an all-of-the-above energy strategy aimed at reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy and giving Americans more affordable domestic energy choices.

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Randy Forbes: Where Main Street still exists

These are places where passersby greet each other by first names and where a sense of trust remains throughout the small town streets and neighborhoods. These are the communities where Main Street still exists.

Letting corporations skate on taxes undermines life on Main Street

Many politicians spin this as a “spending” crisis, claiming, “There just isn’t any money.” Nonsense. Corporate profits are at an all-time high. The stock market has soared along with CEO bonuses, and yet corporate taxes have fallen to about a fifth of their profits.

The secret sauce behind leading opponents of a minimum wage increase

There’s a heated debate going on in Congress and many state capitols this spring over raising the minimum wage. One of the key players – and a vocal opponent of wage increases – is the restaurant lobby, led by the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

Governor to open executive mansion in celebration of Virginia Historic Garden Week

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe today announced that the Virginia’s Executive Mansion and its gardens will be open to visitors on Tuesday, April 29 in celebration of Virginia Historic Garden Week.

Gaye Adegbalola and Roddy Barnes: Neo-classic blues at WTA’s Gateway

Gaye Adegbalola embraces and redefines the classic style of the great blues divas of the 1920s and 30s – those often fiercely independent “wild women” who were unashamed to lay their souls bare and unafraid to give advice. Adegbalola invokes the spirit and addresses the lyrics & improvisational techniques of these classic blues women and brings history to life.

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Congressman Robert Hurt questions Federal Reserve Chair Yellen on monetary policy

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Va.) released the following statement after the Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on Tuesday entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.”

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Robert Hurt: Removing government-created obstacles to small business jobs

As I traveled across the Fifth District last week, I spoke with many small business leaders throughout Central and Southside Virginia about ways to promote a pro-growth agenda that will stimulate our economy and provide new job opportunities for hard-working Fifth District Virginians.

Wanted man arrested in Waynesboro after accident

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a wanted man who had been a fugitive Augusta County since November after he disregarded a traffic barricade at an accident scene Saturday night.

One more inconvenience: Broad Street bridge in Waynesboro closed on Friday

After more than nine months of work on the bridge on Broad Street over the South River in Waynesboro that disrupted traffic flows on the east side of town, there’s one more inconvenience related to the project on the schedule. The bridge will be closed on Friday from 3-6:30 p.m. for a grand opening ceremony.

Holly Sklar: Minimum wage back to 1950 level on 75th anniversary

The minimum wage has put a floor under workers’ wages since taking effect 75 years ago on October 24, 1938. But at $7.25 an hour, today’s federal minimum wage is the same as it was in 1950, after adjusting for inflation.

Lecture on Sears mail-order homes in Waynesboro set for Thursday

Rosemary Thornton, a nationally recognized authority on the Sears and Roebuck mail-order, fabricated homes, will present her inventory of Sears Homes in Waynesboro at the October History Lecture at WTA’s Gateway, 329 W. Main Street, on Thursday.

The 21st Century Writer: Finding Your Pathway Through the Jungle

Bram Stoker Award– and Scribe Award-winning writer Elizabeth Massie will talk about how the freelance creative writing business has changed and how she has pieced together a fascinating, satisfying career writing a wide variety of genres and topics.

Lecture: Sears mail-order homes in Waynesboro

Nationally recognized authority on the Sears and Roebuck mail-order, fabricated homes, Rosemary Thornton will present her inventory of Sears Homes in Waynesboro at the October History Lecture at WTA’s Gateway, 329 W. Main Street, on Thursday, Oct. 17.