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Keeping History Alive

Keeping History Alive

“We want to enlighten people and preserve history about local Black education prior to integration,” says Northside High School alumnus Silas Musgrove, a retired educator, school guidance counselor and coach.

Fixated on His Future

Fixated on His Future

Kaleb Jeffries watches only one TV channel — The Weather Channel. The repeated use of drone footage in covering storms and viewing ocean life from above fascinates the 23-year-old.

For The Love Of Matthew

For The Love Of Matthew

Matthew was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Williams syndrome. The disorder is characterized by varying levels of intellectual disability, unique personality characteristics, distinctive facial features, and a slew of cardiovascular problems.

A Historic Mill Meets Chocolate-Peanut Butter

A Historic Mill Meets Chocolate-Peanut Butter

Water-powered ice cream helps mark community bicentennial October 2022 by Nancy Sorelis, Contributing Writer It was with great optimism that John J. Rife stood alongside the spring-fed stream in what would soon become the village of Dayton in Rockingham County, Va.,...

Until the Cows Come Home

Until the Cows Come Home

Andora Farm is an idyllic 18th century horse farm located on Route 3 in Culpeper County owned by rancher, expert horseman and cable television personality Tom Seay and his wife, Pat.

On the Outside, Looking In

On the Outside, Looking In

Some 70 years after Barbara Johns’ historic speech, students recall their strike for equality and the subsequent segregationist closure of public schools in Prince Edward County, Va.

A Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

A Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

A multitasking approach at Meadowgate Alpacas AUGUST 2022 https://vimeo.com/735468419 by Steven Johnson, Staff Writer When Suzy Gammell opened her Mother’s Day present, you could hear her cries of delight in just about every corner of Ashland, Va. “Andi’s mine! Andi’s...

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

Ganymede the alpaca, the first male born at Man in the Moon Farm in New Castle, Va., is said, by those who know about such things, to have “an amazing fleece with an unbelievable structure and density.”