Tourism Association of Greater Waynesboro puts kiosk campaign over the top

The Tourism Association of Greater Waynesboro (TAGW) has announced the completion of the challenge for the Virginia Main Street Matching Grant to Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc for the Main Street Kiosk project.

Augusta Free Press produces informational video for Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc.

Augusta Free Press has produced an informational video for Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. promoting a WDDI effort to locate an informational kiosk in the heart of the downtown business district.

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.

Virginia Museum of Natural History, City of Waynesboro ready to take next step on interpretive facility plans

The Virginia Museum of Natural History and the City of Waynesboro announced today that they have successfully raised $50,000 to fund the development of a master plan for a proposed natural science interpretive facility in Downtown Waynesboro.


Chris Graham: Starving government, stifling progress in Waynesboro

Ousted Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. director Kimberly Watters says she was let go because of … rain. It’s a helluva way to run a local government. That’s all I can say. The story is a bit more complex than that, but the reason for her departure and the conclusion about how we run local government is spot on.

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.

No trick, no treat: City cancels Halloween event

Safety concerns related to ongoing streetscape work in Downtown Waynesboro has led to the cancellation of the annual Trick-or-Treat Trail Halloween event.

Crystal Graham: Join AFP at Taste of the Town

I got a feeling Jonathan Hunley does not know what I’m talking about. My friend Teresa and I have been busy prepping for the Taste of the Town benefit for WDDI on Tuesday night. We’ve been up to our elbows in garlic, onions, jalepeno peppers and green peppers for most of the morning. I even […]

AFP taking part in Taste of the Town

Augusta Free Press vice president Crystal Graham will square off with News Virginian editor/general manager Jonathan Hunley in a cook-off in the 13th annual Taste of the Town event on Tuesday, March 27. The event is sponsored by Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. Graham will pit her Moroccan White Bean Turkey Chili against Hunley’s Butternut Squash […]

WDDI seeks help on new Fish-Deck

Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. is working on plans for a riverside observation deck downtown – and is asking for your help to bring the project to reality. The effort to build what will be called the Waynesboro Fish-Deck has already won approval of grants from CSX and Virginia Main Street to the tune of $7,500. […]

Free business seminar, assessment will tell it like it is

Marc Wilson isn’t in the business of sugarcoating. “I’m not related to you, and I’m not necessarily your friend. So when I leave, you’re going to get the truth, but you might not like hearing it,” said Wilson, a retail industry consultant at the Virginia Small Business Development Corp. and 35-year veteran of the retail […]

WDDI announces staff cut

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. has laid off its events coordinator after the board of directors of the business-improvement organization voted this week to eliminate the position due to funding issues.

The parade is, sorta, kinda, back on

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net At least the floats will be on display, thanks to Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc., which is organizing an exhibit of floats that were to have been in the canceled Dec. 5 Waynesboro Christmas Parade. The exhibit will be part of the two-day Christmas in the River City event scheduled […]

Focus | Moving downtown forward

WDDI discusses work plan for 2010 Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net With AFP Audio The downtown-revitalization effort in Waynesboro has been teetering for the past couple of years with the clear shift in focus of economic activity in Waynesboro to the West End on the economic side and questions about ongoing commitment from City Hall […]

3rd Fridays announces Nov. 20 lineup

Staff Report Downtown Waynesboro is Alive with 3rd Fridays again Friday night, Nov. 20. Downtown’s monthly night of dining, shopping, art and entertainment will begin at 5 p.m. “The River City Radio Hour” will have performances at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Christian Fellowship Cafe and Music Hall, located at 329 […]


Ask me what Waynesboro’s biggest problem is, and I’ll tell you this – people here love telling you how nobody here seems to have a clue of what we need to do to move Waynesboro forward, but when push comes to shove on that, folks don’t seem to want to do anything about it other […]

Main Street Muscle returns to Downtown Waynesboro

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Downtown Waynesboro will be rumbling with the sound of muscle cars next month. Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. is hosting the third annual Main Street Muscle Car Show on May 17 from 2-5 p.m. No Boundaries will provide the musical accompaniment to the revving engines, with karaoke on the agenda from […]

Farmer’s Market seeks vendors

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Waynesboro Farmer’s Market is holding a Vendors’ Meeting Wednesday for those interested in becoming produce vendors. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at The Pavilion at Constitution Park in Downtown Waynesboro. The 2008 Farmer’s Market season begins April 23 and will run Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. through […]