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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

A GINGER KID – Toys that Teach

As busy working parents, Adam Harman and Nicole Haskins wanted their time with son Hudson, now 7, to be valuable and memorable. Spending time teaching fundamentals like tying his shoes, doing simple math and telling time on an analog clock motivated Nicole to figure out ways to have fun with an educational approach. Since Hudson

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Fain Tire & Auto

Aw, the foolhardiness of being young. “My dad bought my first car when I turned 16,” says Rob Fain. “It was a Pontiac GTO, and I thought it was big and ugly. I’d just seen “Smokey and...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Welcome Hokie Coach Fuente!

  Text by Krisha Chachra Photos courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics   There is no question that Justin Fuente feels right at home coaching a winning college football team. As a kid growing up in Tulsa, Okla.,...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The Team in Black ‘n White Stripes . . . ACC refs walk, run, jog 5 miles in one game

By Mike Wade | Photo courtesy of David Epperley   They are the Rodney Dangerfields of the sports world, constantly criticized and scorned by coaches, spectators and broadcasters alike – even when they’re right. Yet, it would be...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Life’s Too Short to Play a Bad Guitar

Text by Jennifer Poff Cooper  |  Photos by Kristie Lea Photography   Windy Hill GuitarWorks began in 1992 after Mike Mears took a trip on a whim to the Martin Guitar factory in Nazareth, Penn. It dawned...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Look What George Drew! . . . local color by local artist

Text by Joanne M. Anderson | Photos by Kristie Lea Photography   The average dorm room at Virginia Tech is 168 square feet, which is about the same size as George Wills’ art studio downtown, which doubles...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

New River Valley Agency on Aging

Text by Joanne M. Anderson   The first Baby Boomers reluctantly experienced their 65th birthdays five years ago, and this large generation is expected to live longer than any other. Longevity can be partially attributed to improved...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Moving a Specialist into your Moving Plan

It’s a project that involves a move, and the direction is up. Thus, the business name “project move UP” connotes a positive experience for relocation or streamlining current space. Its founder and president, Lesa Wynn, is a...

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Monday, July 18th, 2016

A Family Legacy ~ A Fishing Farm ~ A Second Chance

Mark Henderson always knew he would eventually re-open the Montgomery County trout farm his grandfather once operated. He just didn’t expect it to happen so soon. “Yeah, I had planned to do this for my retirement,” Henderson...

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Monday, July 18th, 2016

For the Love of Wood

Late one morning, Corinne Graefe walked through an outbuilding that’s part of the fine furniture business, Phoenix Hardwoods, she and her husband, Bill, operate in Floyd. In the warm shadowy light, she examined slabs of various hardwood...

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