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 September 2018

Loudoun’s Little Lucketts Come visit and enjoy wine, the Old Dominion and song. September 2018 Busy roads, construction projects and industrious workers show why Loudoun County is one of the wealthiest and fastest-growing counties in the United States. But away from...

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 June 2018

Leedstown: First Sparks of Liberty June 2018 Westmoreland County community has unique place in nation’s history. America’s dream of independence from British rule did not begin July 4, 1776, with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Nor did...

Crossroads May 2018

Pungoteague: A Community Full of Personalities and Rich in History Village General Store, operated by Billy and Evelyn “Evie” Huffman for the past 21 years, is the meeting place for many in the village of 350. “There’s not many country stores left,” says Jeff Kelly....

Crossroads March-April 2018

Burrowsville: Do yourself a favor: slow down to see what still is One former general-merchandise store building that is still in use is Ed Hatch Studios. ‘This store was built by my great-grandfather Curtis, who also operated a sawmill. He and my great-grandmother...

Crossroads February 2018

Blue Grass, Virginia: A place where neighbors are friends Lifelong farmer Bo Folks remembers as a child Blue Grass was called Crabbottom, while his wife Doris says, ‘Your neighbor is not just a neighbor, but a friend.’ It was a real infrastructure accomplishment,’...

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...

Crossroads December 2017

Mount Laurel, Virginia: Home to silence, peace and good neighbors Jackie Anderson was owner of Triple A Grocery (now Mount Laurel Grocery) from 2005 to 2017. ‘Ninety percent of business [comes from] locals,’ Anderson explains. ‘Some come every day. The rest are people...