Co-op People June 2020

June 2020 A Camera Bag and a Heart of Gold Sherrod earns co-op service honor Wherever Bill Sherrod went, so too went the extremely worn, medium-gray camera bag always slung over his shoulder. “It’s more than 30 years old, but still does the job,” he’d always say...

Co-op People February 2020

February 2020 ‘Miracle’ of Light Former electrician recalls life before power Kids these days and their smartphones. Glenn Gochenour has an opinion or two on having the whole world at your fingertips. “ It makes me wonder if you’re in the shower, I wonder how many...

Co-op People October 2019

October 2019 Reflections from a Newly Retired CEO The electric cooperative that Mike Wheatley joined in 1993 is not the same one that he retired from in March. It won’t be the same five, 10 or 20 years from now, he says. Oh, the name on the building remains Choptank...

Co-op People October 2018

‘Ranger Ray,’ Musician of the Mountains BARC Electric Cooperative member serves his community through song. October 2018 For the past 40 years, Ray Blouin has called the “rumpled old mountains” of western Rockbridge County his home. A dedicated photographer, he always...

Co-op People August 2018

NOVEC director’s passion for classic cars fuels popular Labor Day fundraiser August 2018 Every weekend from late May until early September, classic-car lovers all across Virginia meet to show off their rides. While many of these gatherings are informal, one of the...