When Sherrie and Mourad Fahim bought a 120-year-old building in Barboursville, Va., they weren’t exactly sure what they were getting into.
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As coordinator of vegetation management at Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, Scott Sorrels is protective of environmental concerns throughout the co-op’s territory. But what about closer to home? What about in SVEC’s front yard?
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January/February 2022Our Communities is a story and picture feature that celebrates the spirit of co-op country. Have a submission that depicts your co-op or community? Contact [email protected]
Millie Winstead tells the story of a woman who sadly informed her last fall that their traditional family contribution to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank wouldn’t be forthcoming in 2020 because she and her husband had been out of work for several months.