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Ellen Arthur, Angela Lynn raise issue with Republican Christian heritage ad insert

Democratic Party House of Delegates candidates Ellen Arthur and Angela Lynn are raising issue with an ad insert in the Thursday issue of the News Leader in which Augusta County Republicans call on voters to preserve their “Christian heritage” with votes for GOP candidates.

Republican Christian heritage ad: How not to do political marketing

The goal for any marketing campaign is to get attention to whatever it is you’re trying to get attention to, and to prod a specific action as a form of reaction. In that context, let’s look at the ad insert in the News Leader in Staunton from Augusta County Republicans.

Reporting the news, or sensationalism? Thoughts on coverage of the Staunton murder-suicide

Reporters from several local news organizations were on the scene within minutes of police being called to Cherry Hill Drive in Staunton Wednesday night to investigate reports of a double shooting.

For sale: Stone Soup Books and Cafe

Absent a buyer, Stone Soup Books and Café is set to close its doors at the end of the year. Owner Mary Katherine Froelich cites the changing nature of the book industry, with increasing market share going to Amazon.com for hardcovers and paperbacks and the rise of e-books, as the key factor.

Ruth Jones named City of Staunton communications manager

Staunton City Manager Steve Owen announced today that Ruth Jones has been selected to fill the position of communications manager for the City of Staunton.

Chris Graham: Immigrant invaders in Staunton

The Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center is housing seven children from Central America have been placed at the center in the past month. Meaning the world, as we know it, is coming to an end.

Tried as an adult? Controversy in Staunton over slaying charges

Staunton Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Robertson said Monday that he plans to try the as-yet unnamed 16-year-old suspect in the murder of a 26-year-old Staunton man last week as an adult.


Analysis: It’s not a deficit if it’s a wish list

The headline in the News Leader last week said a lot: “Augusta County schools face $3.9M deficit.” And it was an accurate picture, at least based on what county school leaders wanted the local media to paint for them.

Reporter, Staunton native Chris Lassiter publishes first book, You’re Grounded

Area journalist, freelance writer and youth mentor Chris Lassiter will hold his first two book-signings of his book, You’re Grounded, published by Moody Publishers. You’re Grounded is introduction to Christianity and the Christian life aimed at readers influenced at hip-hop culture.


News Leader building for sale

As part of its ongoing strategic transformation, the News Leader is placing its property at 11 North Central Avenue in Staunton for sale and has begun exploring real estate options that better meets its future business needs.


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