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A River Runs Through It

Speaking of the Virginia Press Association. A pair of stories I wrote last summer on the overuse of the Rappahannock River at Kelly’s Ford in the C.F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area won first place for feature writing. A River Runs Through It  

Tragic Rite of Spring

Seems like every spring, we run a story about a bunch of teenagers killed in a horrific car wreck. The story below is one I wrote in the aftermath of just such a wreck. A bunch of high school students stopped by the site of

Beer and Hymns

I find stories in the strangest locations sometimes. My newspaper, Fauquier Times-Democrat, runs a calendar of events.¬†One week, I noticed an odd item called “Beer & Hymns” that met on Wednesday evenings in the basement of a local tavern. One evening I went over to