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A High-tech Hangout

A High-tech Hangout

At the dawn of rural electrification, cooperatives formed community living rooms and kitchens to show members how this new thing called electricity could power appliances and change their lives.

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A High-tech Hangout
Chicken and Pickin’ in Virginia
Chicken and Pickin’ in Virginia

Chicken and Pickin’ in Virginia

Sometimes the stars align just right, allowing for great things to happen. That’s how Becky McDonough, CEO of the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce, explains the creation of the now-annual Hopewell, Va., Bluegrass Jamboree concert series.

The New News

The New News

Dwayne Yancey says he felt like he was living in a stately, venerable mansion with the roof caving in. So, he moved out and built a smaller structure by hand.

Counting Sheep, and His Blessings

Counting Sheep, and His Blessings

Augusta County attorney-shepherd is living his dream When Francis Chester-Cestari was a little boy, he dreamed of sheep, but not in the conventional way. He dreamed of owning them. Although born and bred in Brooklyn, he says he always dreamed of farming and raising...

The College’s Keepsakes

The College’s Keepsakes

It took a community to build a college. And it will take a community to preserve it. That is the lesson of a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution, state and local agencies, and volunteers in Lawrenceville, Va., who are sorting through the vestiges of St. Paul’s College.

Students of the Sky

Students of the Sky

November/December 2021 Students of the Sky NEXTGEN Aviators aims to take learning to new heights Inquiring minds wanted to know: Has anyone ever fallen asleep on one of these things? The small plane has just finished taxiing after a roughly 15-minute, 1,200-foot-high...