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
I went to Roanoke last weekend for the Virginia Press Association’s annual convention. Here I am after accepting the “Best in Show” award for sister publication Gainesville Times on April 21.
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
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
Way back at my first newspaper job, what started out as a simple attempt by a lawyer to wiggle out of a speeding ticket turned into a 12 hour ordeal. The story about the longest speeding ticket trial in West Virginia state history won first
I wrote this story during the run up to the first Gulf War in 1990. I was assigned to cover the local national guard group’s departure and had already written a story about them leaving the day before, based on a ceremony held in the