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Staunton City Council candidate forum set for April 26

The Staunton Republican Committee is hosting a forum for Staunton City Council candidates at Brightview Baldwin Park in Staunton.

Staunton continues to work toward deal on Augusta County Courthouse

For the last six months, Staunton City Council has been working diligently behind the scenes to come to an agreement with the Augusta County Board of Supervisors on the fate of the Augusta County circuit courthouse.

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.

Virginia Organizing to ask Staunton City Council to Ban the Box

The Augusta/Staunton/Waynesboro Chapter of Virginia Organizing will ask the Staunton City Council to remove the question about a person’s criminal history from city job applications (“ban the box”) at tonight’s City Council meeting.

Dominion pipeline presentation moves Staunton City Council meeting

The Staunton City Council meetings on Thursday, August 28, 2014, will be relocated from City Hall to the auditorium at Robert E. Lee High School, 1200 North Coalter Street, Staunton, Virginia.

Staunton public parking rate increases

At its meeting on June 12, 2014, Staunton City Council approved the implementation of an increase in parking rates at City parking lots and garages and for metered on-street parking.

Staunton City Council candidates forum set for March 31

All eight candidates for Staunton City Council and moderator Carly Stephenson of WHSV-TV will take part in a candidates forum sponsored by the Spencer Center at Mary Baldwin College and Transition Staunton Augusta.

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 Food presentation in Staunton Thursday night

“How Staunton Can Become the Local Food Capital of the East Coast” presentation by City Councilman Erik Curren followed by discussion. Free and Open to the Public. Refreshments served. Event set for Thursday, Nov. 7 from 7-8:30 pm.

Staunton City Councilman Ophie Kier receives two VML appointments

Staunton City Councilman Ophie Kier has received two appointments from the Virginia Municipal League (VML). The appointments were made by Edwin C. Daley, president of VML.

Staunton appoints new City Council clerk

The Staunton City Council appointed Linda L. Little to the position of city clerk at its November 8, 2012 meeting. Ms. Little will assume the city clerk duties on January 1, 2013. She replaces Deborah A. Lane, who is retiring at the end of December after thirty years of service to the City, with twenty-two of those years as clerk.

Staunton City Council defers hearing on noise ordinance

Staunton officials announced today that a planned public hearing on a noise ordinance amendment has been postponed. The deferral is designed to explore other possible options. The previously proposed draft amendment, to be advertised for public hearing, would have provided a cut-off time of 11:30 p.m. for outdoor music. There have been numerous complaints this […]

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 […]

Staunton: Back to the drawing board for conservatives

Special Report by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Two years ago, the Staunton May elections saw conservative Dickie Bell elected for a fourth term, Amdrea Oakes, fresh off her work with a community group that had raised a fuss over the opening of a porn shop, elected for a first, and musician Bob Campbell outpoll incumbent […]

Mixed bag in local election results

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Tighter-than-expected elections in Waynesboro, and results as expected in Staunton. That was Election Day in the Valley on Tuesday.

Election Guide 2010

Compiled by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net    AFPTheMagazine.com offers up information on the candidates for public office in contested races in Staunton and Waynesboro to be decided on May 4.    Free public service of AFPTheMagazine.com.

Read my lips? Candidates debate taxes

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Carl Tate looks at it as reinforcement. “It reinforces my promise to the citizens of Staunton not to vote to raise their taxes,” said Tate, a candidate for Staunton City Council, who made news in his upstart campaign with his April 8 announcement that he had signed the Taxpayer […]

Money issues dominate Staunton candidates forum

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   It wasn’t quite four-on-Carl Tate, but you could get that idea. “I’m running because I want to put a new perspective in City Hall. I believe that young people need to be represented in City Hall. I believe that conservatives need to be represented on City Council,” said Tate, […]

Tate gets endorsements from Hanger, Allen

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Today Staunton City Council Candidate Carl Tate received the endorsement of State Sen. Emmett W. Hanger and former governor and U.S. senator George F. Allen.

Tate takes no-tax pledge

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Staunton City Council candidate Carl Tate has taken the Americans for Tax Reform “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.” In the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, candidates and incumbents solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases. “During this economic downturn, while families are being asked to cut their family budgets, it […]

The AFP Show: Monday, March 29

Hosted by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Today’s AFP Show features the last of our interviews with candidates for the three four-year terms on Staunton City Council being contested in the May 4 city elections. Incumbent Carolyn Dull joins us today to talk about her campaign.   [audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/thenewdominion01/3-29_AFP_SHOW_carolyn_dull.mp3]

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 22

Hosted by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net    This week’s AFP Show features: – An interview with Staunton City Council candidate Carl Tate (6:51) [audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/thenewdominion01/3-22_AFP_SHOW_carl_tate.mp3] – An interview with Staunton Music Guild president Karen Lawrence (9:55) [audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/thenewdominion01/3-22_AFP_SHOW_stn_music_guild.mp3] – A discussion of homelessness in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with Tom Benevento of the New Community Project. [audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/thenewdominion01/3-22_AFP_SHOW_tom_benevento.mp3]

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 […]

News Update: Monday, Feb. 8

– Waynesboro City Council meeting agenda – Staunton City Council meeting agenda – Supreme Court to hear UVa. Law School case Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Waynesboro City Council meeting agenda: Waynesboro City Council will hold a business meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building, 503 W. Main St., Waynesboro. […]

Staunton City Council meeting agendas

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Staunton City Council will meet Thursday at 5:35 p.m. for a work session and at 7:30 p.m. for a business meeting. The meetings will be held in City Hall. Work session agenda 5:35 p.m. Presentation by Carol Simon and Sheryl Wagner on Tourism Trends 5:50 p.m. Office on Youth […]