Joe Tennis

10th anniversary season for Martinsville players. more

Dec 17, 2014 10:22 AM Culture

Virginia International Raceway welcomes “Son of Oak Tree.” more

Dec 5, 2014 10:39 AM Travel


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A new director for the Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts in Marion. more

Nov 17, 2014 8:53 AM


Debby Thomas

New museum celebrates Bristol’s status as the “Birthplace of Country Music.” more

Aug 14, 2014 9:35 AM Travel


Paula Rowe

Country music up-and-comer Kaitlyn Baker may be from a small town, but she’s chasing big dreams. more

May 5, 2014 9:28 AM 4 Comments


Tim Cox

Supreme Court of Virginia Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser goes the distance for her job. more

Dec 6, 2013 12:09 PM 3 Comments


jeff greenough

Chef Marcus Blackstone has a devoted following of foodies in Southwest Virginia who don’t mind traveling to keep up with the peripatetic gourmet. more

Jun 7, 2013 3:07 PM Food

Penny Kyle

Jeff Greenough

The university’s president is charismatic and competitive, sparking fierce loyalty from some and open opposition from others, but no one can deny that Penny Kyle has raised the bar at the 102-year-old institution. more

Mar 6, 2013 11:01 AM Travel

Six-Eleven Bicycles

Brett Winter Lemon

Made in Virginia Award winner Six-Eleven Bicycle Co. more

Dec 10, 2012 2:00 PM Feature

The beginning of a new era at Abingdon’s Barter Theatre. more

Nov 5, 2012 2:45 PM Culture


Jeff Greenough

Texas Tavern, Roanoke more

May 27, 2011 2:28 PM Food


Jeff Greenough

Dude's Drive-In, Christianburg more

May 27, 2011 1:57 PM Food

Dip Dog Stand, Smyth County more

May 27, 2011 1:54 PM Food


Adam Ewing

NASCAR grabs all the headlines, but the real roots of stock car racing can be found at small dirt tracks like Wythe Raceway, where drivers spend more than they win to indulge a passion. more

May 13, 2011 10:47 AM Culture 5 Comments


Michael J.N. Bowles

You wouldn’t expect to find a destination restaurant on a lonely stretch of highway in southwestern Virginia, but Cuz’s has been pleasing coal barons and college students with its “uptown” cuisine—and zany porcine décor—for 31 years. more

May 6, 2010 4:25 PM Food 2 Comments


Michael J.N. Bowles

Burke's Garden, in southwestern Virginia, pop. 300, lies in a beautiful, isolated, high-altitude valley with no post office, cell phone service or cable, and a harsh climate. As one resident says, "Something unpredictable could happen at any time." more

May 6, 2010 3:18 PM Culture 11 Comments


Jeff Greenough

There are few better getaways than a jaunt on the Appalachian Trail. It’s the most famous hiking corridor in America, and there is more of it in Virginia than any other state. Joe Tennis spent two days near Grayson Highlands State Park. more

Sep 11, 2009 11:51 AM Travel 2 Comments

Giles County, on the western edge of the state, is an outdoor sanctuary featuring the New River, the Jefferson National Forest and a few stunning natural landmarks, including the palisades at Eggleston. more

Sep 4, 2009 3:25 PM Travel


Photo by Jeff Greenough,

In some places, a divided populace might spawn rivalries, but Bristol is a friendly marriage of two state municipalities. more

Jun 17, 2009 12:30 PM Travel

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