Cover Story February 2021

February 2021 The School on the Hill Achieving a vision for the future while respecting the past After more than 60 years, Delores Nash-Hicks was back in fourth grade, and she could not have been more delighted. Her old classroom in the Campbell County Training School...

Cover Story January 2021

January 2021 The Onley Community Health Center is a low-slung brick building with a green awning and roof, tucked just off U.S. 13 on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The center is one of five operated by Eastern Shore Rural Health System Inc. for roughly 31,000 patients...

Cover Story November/December 2020

November/December 2020 Veteran Finds New Ways to Serve His Community In the midst of a trying time, a couple from Emporia, Va., looks forward to spreading holiday kindness Serving comes naturally to Edward Bryant. After fighting in the Vietnam War, seemingly a million...

Cover Story October 2020

October 2020       Digging in the Dirt The peanut business in Virginia is all it’s cracked up to be, and more Chris Parker is checking to see if there is money underground. He leans over a small plant and brushes aside its lush, feather-like leaves. Reaching under it,...

Cover Story September 2020

September 2020       Stable of Hopes and Dreams At a Maryland therapeutic riding center, breakthroughs come one gait at a time What really lifts Kimberly Hopkins’ spirits is when she thinks about a young woman who spoke her first words astride a well-mannered quarter...

Cover Story July 2020

July 2020 A paw and an outstretched hand form winning artwork Mariner, daughter of Peter and Melissa Gleich, won Best in Show in the 18th annual Cooperative Living Youth Art Contest with her artistic depiction of a little girl at the zoo bonding with a perfectly...

Cover Story June 2020

June 2020 Youth played a key, unsung role, memorial historian explains They weren’t old enough to go into battle, much less get a driver’s license or register to vote. But 75 years after World War II ended, the young members of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts across the...

Cover Story May 2020

May 2020 Every Barn Could Use a Quilt Eye-catching painted patterns brighten outbuildings and benefit bookworms. There is Double Aster, Star of the Show and Carpenter’s Wheel. Mary’s Flower, Autumn Cross and Appalachian Bull. Anvil, Laced Star and Crowned Mule. And, of...

Cover Story March-April 2020

March-April 2020 This Home is Full of Dogs – and Love For some families, having a couple of teenagers in the house would be enough. Now add 17 dogs. By Margaret Buranen, Contributing Writer That’s what it can look like at times in the Warrenton, Va., house of Northern...

Cover Story February 2020

February 2020 On the Outside, Looking In Farmville school was a civil rights wellspring Rita Odom was screaming. But she didn’t want anyone to hear. At the house of a stranger 150 miles from home, tears welled in the 12-year-old’s eyes as she cried under her breath:...