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Bojangles coming to Staunton and Waynesboro

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Charlottesville Bojangles at Pantops. (Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell)

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Stopping by the brand new Bojangles in Charlottesville’s Pantops (I-64, exit 124) on Rt. 250) area on Tuesday, we got the low-down on future Bojangles locations in the area from the owner himself. He confirmed the rumors that have been circulating in the Staunton area.

He is opening a Bojangles in Staunton on Richmond Road near the Sheetz and Frontier Culture Museum. From I-81, that’s exit 222 — WalMart, Lowe’s, Starbucks, Rowe’s, Cracker Barrel, Texas Steakhouse, Chili’s, and Martin’s Food Market. He mentioned that plans also call for a Chick-Fil-A and McDonald’s (replacing the one in the service station on the east side of the interstate) that will locate in that same area along with a hotel and restaurant. Exit 222 has been begging for development along the strip of Richmond Road between the interstate and Frontier Drive.

He said he also plans to open a Bojangles in Waynesboro at the location of the old Ladd Elementary School located off I-64’s exit 96. That area of Rt. 340 also has WalMart, Martin’s Food Market, Applebee’s Ruby Tuesday’s Starbucks, Cracker Barrel, Target, Kohl’s, and other restaurants and hotels.

Many in the area have been asking for a Bojangles and Chick-fil-A so it looks like we won’t have much longer to wait, Staunton. Perhaps in 2017….

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A second sinkhole found along Augusta County road

VDOT truck 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

Five feet from the shoulder of Humbert Road off Battlefield Road in New Hope, VDOT workers found a sinkhole that is 10 feet in diameter and 22 feet deep that developed after the recent rains. The northeastern Augusta County location is the latest sinkhole after VDOT discovered one earlier in the month along I-81 near Greenville. The Greenville sinkhole appeared before last week’s intensive rains but the New Hope sinkhole was possibly a result of the rain event.

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Traveling the back roads from Staunton to Blacksburg offers a slice of America

By Lynn R. Mitchell

1Thursday road trip! With SWAC Daughter and her husband now living less than two hours from Staunton, it was time for a day trip to meander the back roads and take the kids to lunch. With maps and a cooler in the car (the places we go aren’t GPS-friendly), we headed out to begin our trip to the land of Virginia Tech and expansive mountain vistas. It was time for a road trip to Blacksburg. Following Rt. 11, we traveled from Augusta County into Rockbridge where we passed through Natural Bridge and its scenic Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop.

2On the back roads it’s easy to pull over and read historical signs with information about those who settled the area, nearby landmarks, and other events from the past. This sign is a reminder that the Shenandoah Valley was once the western frontier of the New World with outlying forts that protected settlers in this once-wild land.

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Bojangles coming to Harrisonburg … could Staunton be next? – UPDATE: Now open

BojanglesBy Lynn R. Mitchell

This is for my husband who was hoping Staunton would lure a Bojangles Famous Chicken and Biscuits restaurant. It looks like Harrisonburg beat them to it with the new franchise going in on Port Republic Road near the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital east of town. Maybe Bojangles will next try for a Staunton location somewhere along I-81 and catch interstate travelers as well as locals. Read all the details at WHSV TV-3.

UPDATE September 20, 2014: Bojangles in Harrisonburg is now OPEN. Click here for more info about location and more.

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