Jan 16

Salvadoran shop owner could lose life he’s built in Waynesboro

Gio Castro Hernandez crossed the border into the United States from El Salvador when he was 13 years old.  Now an adult, he owns both Gio’s Treasures and Little Gio’s food truck in Waynesboro.  After 20-plus years, he faces the likelihood of having to leave the U.S. and return to his home country by September 2019 …

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Jan 12

Inclusiveness in special education

Taylor Flavin shares conversation with a student who caught up with her in the hallway at Wenonah Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. An inclusive special education teacher at the school, the teacher was on her way to co-teach in a 4th grade classroom where she planned to work with students in reading and word …

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Jan 12

The cat from the quilt patch

Meet Sweet Blue … the cat often seen in the window at Rachel’s Quilt Patch at the train station in Staunton. (Video by Mike Tripp/The News Leader)

Jan 08

Stuarts Draft pep band rocks gymnasium

By Mike Tripp/The News Leader STUARTS DRAFT — The pep band rocked their school Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017. The atmosphere of  the evening’s boys’ basketball game made the gymnasium feel more like a college game at James Madison University’s Convocation Center as opposed to one at Stuarts Draft High School. As one, they raised musical …

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Dec 08

Butcher shop makes the cut

STAUNTON — Terri Breeden sits on a padded wire crate, catches burger patties fresh from the meat grinder. She’s the owner, but that’s how things are done at The Meating Place. Everyone pitches in to get the work done. Breeden would know. She’s been at the butcher shop over forty years. “I was still in high school …

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Feb 15

A little skiing over at Mary Baldwin

A little skiing over at Mary Baldwin College from Mike Tripp on Vimeo.