Staunton awarded $1.5 million in revitalization grants

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced recently that four Industrial Revitalization Grants will be distributed through the Commonwealth totaling $8,250,000.

The funds will provide gap financing to projects aligned with local and regional economic development strategies in Staunton, Abingdon, Bluefield and Cape Charles.

The four awarded projects will create over 123 job and leverage another $20 million in public and private investment.

The program targets vacant, nonresidential structures whose poor condition negatively affects the surrounding area.

Staunton’s Arcadia Project will receive $1.5 million in available funding to preserve and adapt the historic theater on E. Beverly Street into a mixed use, state of the art cultural center.

To read the Governor’s release, click here.

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FRLL All Stars advance to state tournament; seek local support

Front Royal little league All Stars picture used by permission by Genesis Henry and Manager Jesse Henry

Front Royal Little League’s 8-9-10 All Stars won the Virginia District 3 championship last night in Elkton where they took down Bridgewater 1-0.

Hunter Seal had a dominant performance on the mound with eight strikeouts and Miles Henry scored the game winning run on a wild pitch.

The team dominated pool play averaging over 20 runs per game with five mercy rule victories.

They will now head to the Virginia State Tournament in Abingdon but are in need of funding to help support the trip.

Manager Jesse Henry and the team will attend the Front Royal Cardinals game on Monday night before the fireworks and will be accepting donations.

A Venmo account has also been established to receive donations, @OnTheWaytoStates.

Support your District Champs!

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