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WAYNESBORO – Diana Williams was chosen the Ward A representative for the Waynesboro School Board Tuesday night. Williams fills the vacancy left last month by the resignation of veteran member Doug Norcross. She will serve until at least June 30, 2018, but would have to seek election next May to fill the final two years of the Norcross term.


WAYNESBORO — A celebration of Black History Month would not be complete without a spotlight on black authors. The 28th Annual National African-American Read-In, founded by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English, was held at Wenonah Elementary School Sunday afternoon.

WAYNESBORO — Old mufflers, nuts, bolts and pipes — these items would normally be thrown out or scrapped as junk. But not if Jeremy Sipe has anything to say about it. He’s taken these items and revived them as detailed, often whimsical, sculptures.

The Crimora Players plan to bring Cricket County to life next weekend. They will present two shows — instead of the usual one — on Feb. 17-19.

STAUNTON — Robert E. Lee’s long state basketball tournament absence is finally over. The Leemen ended eight years of frustration of missing out on state play in grand style Tuesday night by crushing their old foe the Brunswick Bulldogs 93-54 in the Group 2A East Regional quarterfinals at the Paul Hatcher gym.

Those of you who have seen the movie “The Right Stuff” – based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling book – may remember the dramatized scene where officials are debating what sort of candidates they should consider for this strange new role of “astronaut.”

STAUNTON — Virginia Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie campaigned in Staunton on Thursday with a dynamic Republican chief executive whose success he hopes to emulate: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

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