Throwback October 2020

October 2020 George Huckstep has nothing but fond memories when it comes to childhood road trips that included stops at Stuckey’s in Virginia. “Whenever we’d go to Virginia Beach, we had to go to Stuckey’s. My mom used to get Stuckey’s candy to keep us kids quiet,”...

Crossroads May 2020

May 2020 More than 80 years ago, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative ran a power line from Oak Grove in Westmoreland County to the community of Warsaw, electrifying houses and farms in places like Foneswood for the very first time. “When we got electricity in 1939, that...

Crossroads September 2019

November-December 2019 It took a bloody Civil War battle to put Newsoms, Virginia, on the map forever. In an area rich in history, General George H. Thomas illustrated the national divide during the Civil War. He was born in 1816 at the Thomaston home, east of Newsoms...

Crossroads August 2019

Scottsville August 2019 Blending history, life on a horseshoe bend in the James River and recreation opportunities, Scottsville straddles Albemarle and Fluvanna counties and is where three counties (Albemarle, Fluvanna and Buckingham) converge. At the crossroads of...

Crossroads June 2019

June 2019 Dundas, Virginia Driving south from Richmond on Interstate 85, exit 28 takes you past the Alberta campus of Southside Virginia Community College. Winding rural roads showcase vast farm fields, neat homesteads and soaring birds gliding over lush cropland. A...

Crossroads March-April 2019

March-April 2019 EMMERTON: A nice place to live with a very interesting heritage A short drive from Warsaw on Route 3 (History Land Highway), past creeks and farm fields in the heart of Richmond County in Virginia’s Northern Neck, the unincorporated community of...

Crossroads February 2019

February 2019 GROTTOES: The Town that Caves Helped Build Grottoes, an incorporated town within Augusta and Rockingham county borders, is a town that caves helped build. About 15 miles from bustling Harrisonburg along the South River in the Shenandoah Valley, Grottoes...

Crossroads January 2019

January 2019 Milford Trains still rumble through Milford daily, but passenger trains no longer stop in the community, once the largest and longest-surviving freight and passenger station among five stations on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad in...

Crossroads November-December 2018

Schuyler Nelson County hamlet of about 300 people traces its roots to the 1840s. November-December 2018 A 40-minute drive southwest from Charlottesville on modern highways and country roads leads to Schuyler, a Nelson County hamlet of about 300 people tracing its...

Crossroads October 2018

Jetersville An oasis of calm amid encroaching development. October 2018 Jetersville, Virginia, once a bustling Amelia County crossroads west of Richmond bordering neighboring Chesterfield County, remains an oasis of calm amid encroaching development. The original...

Crossroads August 2018

Holland: The Little Town That Was; The Community That Is August 2018      Get past the bustling Hampton Roads area, past I-64/I-664 congestion, traverse the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel and take the exit on U.S. Route 58 toward Suffolk.      A 22-mile drive...

Crossroads January 2018

Bumpass, Virginia: A small town built around a railroad station Bob Harvey has served on the Board of Directors of the Louisa County Historical Society and has made his primary focus the history of the railroad in Louisa County. ‘This was a new railroad that farmers...