Tag: retirement

Mike Bocock stays busy in “retirement”

Legendary baseball coach Mike Bocock isn’t exactly taking the summer off from coaching. Bocock, who led the Waynesboro Generals to the 2013 Valley League championship, his eighth in 25 years as a VBL coach, stepped down from the job after hoisting the Jim Lineweaver Cup in August, but Bocock will be patrolling the dugout for a new team this year.


Kathe Maneval announces candidacy for re-election to Waynesboro School Board

School Board Chairman Kathe Maneval has announced her intention to run for re-election to the Ward D Seat on the Waynesboro School Board.


Former Sen. John Warner endorses Mark Warner for re-election

Former Republican U.S. Sen. John Warner, who represented Virginians for 30 years during five terms in the United States Senate, endorsed U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-Va.) 2014 re-election effort today.


Gov. McAuliffe announces proposed state budget amendments

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his proposed amendments to the current budget and the upcoming biennial budget today at a press conference in Richmond.


Virginia congressman Jim Moran announces retirement

Virginia Democratic Congressman Jim Moran, Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that he will not seek re-election.


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Warner, Kaine introduce bill to address military retirement benefits issue

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have introduced an amendment to emergency unemployment legislation that would repeal and replace the $6 billion cut to military pensions included in the Bipartisan Budget Act.


Sam Rasoul wins election in 11th House District in Roanoke

Democrat Sam Rasoul easily won the special election in the 11th House District representing Roanoke held on Tuesday, gaining more than 70 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Octavia Johnson.


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DCCU and Member Investment Services offer free investment workshop

DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) and Member Investment Services (MIS) will offer a free workshop – “7 Strategies for Investing in Today’s Economy” – throughout the month of January.


Military vet blasts Bob Goodlatte on military retirement cuts

Dear Rep. Goodlatte: I have learned that you voted “yea” for the resolution, HJ 59, “Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes” which includes cutting my military retirement.


Augusta Free Press launches campaign website for House candidate Sam Rasoul

The campaign website of 11th House District Democratic candidate Sam Rasoul is online through the work of Augusta Free Press LLC.


Kimberly Watters steps down from Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc.

Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. executive director Kimberly Watters has retired from her position. Watters, who was in the post for six years, retired effective Nov. 1. She noted in a statement the “organizational challenges” faced in Waynesboro, most notably reductions in city funding that have threatened the future of WDDI for several years.


Medicare Premiums Won’t Go Up, Social Security Will – A Little

Retirees who are receiving Social Security and Medicare benefits will have a little more in their checks, starting in January. The Social Security Administration announced adjustments for 2014 on Oct. 30. Social Security retirement benefits will increase by 1.5 percent, one of the lowest increases since Cost of Living Adjustments began in the 1970s.


Aging In Place and CDSME Discussed on Radio

Issues In Aging radio show discussed issues related to healthy aging with Robin Hawks, Joyce Nussbaum, and Sharon Strang. Robin Hawks, Blue Ridge Community College, discussed the Aging in Place program which began this fall. The certificate program is designed to help students better understand the needs of older adults from multiple aspects.


Staunton native returns as author with a touching story

A lesson of triumph through life’s trials … the true story of Patrick Gorman, a boy who overcame deafness and Marfan syndrome with the support of his family.


Jim Bishop: Swan song-A fugue of bittersweet music

“Friends, I will remember you, Think of you, pray for you . . .” – The late John Denver (1971) Urban legend has it that novelist Louis L’Amour (1908-1988) was speeding along at his typewriter and his daughter, a child at the time, asked, “Daddy, why are you writing so fast?” Louis replied, “Because I […]


Jim Bishop: Retired-Do not spindle, fold, mutilate or commiserate

For some time, I wondered what I would do and how I’d feel on my last day of work; ditto for the following day, my first official day of (gulp!) retirement. Well, now I know, because I’ve been there, done that. Honestly, in the aftermath, I’m not sure I have it all figured out. And, […]