Cover Story NovDec 2021

November/December 2021 Keeping Her Eye On the Ball Now she's grand marshal of a parade she once watched Growing up in tiny Palmer Springs, Va., Odicci Alexander remembers how she excitedly attended Christmas parades in nearby South Hill, an annual tradition in...

Cover Story September 2021

September 2021 Forty-seven excruciatingly long minutes forever changed one Brunswick County, Va., woman’s life. Now, she’s committed to changing the lives of others. August 27, 2018, started off like any other day in the Herzing home. Except that Bob Herzing, Sherry’s...

Cover Story August 2021

August 2021 With the dedication of Clinch River State Park in June, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation added its 41st park to its system. While all of the parks offer a variety of activities, we’ve highlighted some specific attributes of these...

Cover Story July 2021

July 2021 An Eye for Detail Honors mount for art contest winner Whether it is in the stroke of a paintbrush on canvas, the placement of a Lego block, the movement of a chess piece or the strike of a piano key, you can be guaranteed that 8-year-old Vihaan Panjwani of...

Cover Story June 2021

June 2021 The first emperor of Rome is in Southside Virginia. So is a 19thcentury Samurai warrior. A dozen Granada lions from Spain are about, as is a soapstone cooking vessel. An eclectic collection? That doesn’t begin to describe the treasure trove at MacCallum More...

Cover Story May 2021

May 2021 History Hidden in the Walls Edwin Washington Project depicts history of rural Black education What we know about Edwin Washington is that he wanted to learn. We don’t know much else about him. But we know he longed to learn, and that is enough. In June 1867,...

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...