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Andrea Oakes: Staunton’s Best Buy celebrates 20 years in business

Andrea Oakes 2By Andrea Oakes
Councilwoman, Staunton City Council

Twenty years ago, Minnesota-based Best Buy built an East Coast distribution center in Staunton’s new Green Hills Industry and Technology Center. As one of the first businesses to locate there, the 700,000 square foot facility serves 90 Best Buy retail stores throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

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Staunton forum at Blackfriars: ‘To be, or not to be … on city council’

Staunton 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

“To be, or not to be … on City Council. That is the question.” Staunton city council candidate Shelley Bryant set the tone with her paraphrasing of that famous line at the opening of last night’s candidates forum at downtown Staunton’s Blackfriars Theater, bringing laughter and applause from the audience. On the eve of what most celebrate as Shakespeare’s birthday, one almost expected to see the Bard himself sitting in the seats nodding his head in agreement.

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