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Saturday, May 23, 2015

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Saving the world, one meal at a time

Superheroes gathered at Riverheads High School on Saturday morning.  Some wore capes, others wore tennis shoes, but each hero had one common goal: to raise awareness and donations to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.  

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B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta.

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We need a place to be proud of

About four years ago, while living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I went riding with my father-in-law Nacho to pick up my wife. It was just after I had finished college. I had moved down to Argentina to be with her until we could both come up to the US. She taught in public schools in the South American country and boy were they rough. Desks barely standing, schools that looked like a tornado had swept through and a lack of resources that just made you feel for the kids and the teachers. By comparison, when my wife saw schools in Charlottesville, she was astonished. She took a walk through my high school, Monticello High, and was amazed by how clean and new it looked. For her, it was perfection. She then showed her mom, also a teacher, Burley Middle School, and her mom couldn’t believe the resources, the size and the quality the school had. I had never realized just how well some schools in Charlottesville and Albemarle County were maintained. Sure, there is more money there, but people there also realize what is needed. 

  • icon Posted: May 23

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Start-up church aims for growth

There is a sizable group of locals who always head over to Seven Arrows Brewing Company just outside of Waynesboro’s city limits in Fishersville for ice cold beverages on Sunday. But, there is also a group that visits the same building that houses the brewery to praise the lord.

  • icon Posted: April 26

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What do you want to happen with Waynesboro High?

The Waynesboro School Board plans to make a decision over the next few months about the future of Waynesboro High, either to rebuild it at the current location or move it to a new site. To rebuild, the cost is $46 million. To relocate, it will cost $73.6 million, plus whatever the cost of the new land is.

Total Votes: 522

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