News boys

Luray-Cave Hill

July 23, 1987 — The people have changed but boys are still selling the Page News and Courier at the intersection of U.S. 211 and 340 in Luray as they have been for nearly 50 years.

It has become a tradition. And according to editor John Waybright, it is one shared by no other weekly paper in the state.

Corner sales picked up in the late 1940s, when the paper decided to cancel its walking delivery routes in favor of mailing.

Postal delivery has speeded up since 1940, so people now receive their papers within a day or two of publication. But buying a paper at the Luray traffic light still remains a popular way for people to keep up with Page County news.

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier


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