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Neighbor leads effort to help family after fire

An effort is under way to help a Stuarts Draft family left homeless after a house fire on Sunday. Trent and Marie Showalter lost everything in the fire and did not have homeowners insurance. The family of six, including four children ages 15-22, are staying with neighbors Frank and Michelle Annese, who are leading the […]


‘Our Town’ at SDHS

Stuarts Draft High School will be presenting the production of “Our Town” written by Thornton Wilder Nov. 18-20 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for students, and can be purchased at the door. Concessions will be available during intermission. “Our Town” shows how life […]


BBQ & Bluegrass: Sending SDHS drama students to Scotland

The Stuarts Draft High School Drama Team is headed for Scotland. The team has been selected as one of only 50 high schools across the entire United States and Canada to receive an invitation to perform at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, the world’s largest performing arts festival. Students will spend two days exploring London […]


Proceeds from Little Debbie cookbook to benefit the United Way

McKee Foods asked employees companywide to submit their favorite family recipes for an upcoming employee cookbook, All the Right Ingredients, being published to commemorate the company’s 50th year in business. Every cookbook purchased will be helping others in the community. All proceeds from the cookbook sale from the Stuarts Draft facility will benefit United Way […]


Local student honored by Kohl’s

Kohl’s Department Stores has named Jonathon White, 11, of Stuarts Draft, as one of 10 outstanding national winners earning a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education through the Kohl’s Kids Who Care® Scholarship Program. According to a 2009 “Trends in College Pricing” report by The College Board, college tuition and fees have risen […]


Sweet Dreams made in Draft

This year marks the seventh annual Sweet Dreams Festival in Stuarts Draft. Saturday, July 24, thousands of people will show up to buy from local businesses, artisans and crafters and enjoy the stage with musical entertainment by S.A.L.T and Steve Losh. The Festival begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. Venders lined up […]


Derby to host Spring Rally Weekend

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby Classic is supporting a local Spring Rally Weekend to be held in Stuarts Draft on Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25.


AFPBusiness.com: Chamber of Commerce award winners

Edited by Chris Graham AFPBusiness.com    The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce honored several local individuals and businesses for their contributions to the local business community at the organization’s annual awards dinner at the Holiday Inn in Staunton Tuesday night.    AFPBusiness.com has the list of winners. Click here to see the list of […]