Muslims were in America before Protestantism even existed

Jim Glanville "The first words to pass between Europeans and Americans (one-sided and confusing as they must have been) were in the sacred language of...

NORTHAM –GUN CONTROL

Governor Northam has called a special session for the General Assembly on July 9th to discuss his proposals related to firearms (gun control) in...

The good life in France

The first thing to be said is that France is incredibly beautiful. If you have been following my last couple of articles, you know that...

In the footsteps of the “Greatest Generation”

Steve Frey The "Greatest Generation." That's how Tom Brokaw described them in his book. We have just spent a week remembering what some members of...

“Where there’s hope, there’s life”

Steve Frey “This is D Day,” the BBC announced at twelve. “This is the day. The invasion has begun. Is this really the beginning of...

Claytor Lake State Park is an NRV treasure

Steve Frey Memorial Day weekend has passed, and the crowds last Sunday at Claytor Lake were huge. With the very warm weather and bright sunshine,...

Defense bill supporting military families, NATO and protects Congressional power moves to full Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the Committee’s Fiscal Year...

Sherwood Anderson’s masterpiece “Winesburg, Ohio” becomes 100 years old.

By Jim Glanville, Local Historian In 1998, the Modern Library ranked "Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life" the 24th best book...

Limping into Santiago

My Camino de Santiago is over, and while for days I dreamed the finale would be a triumphant, exultant experience, this was not to...

Prohibition – Part 2

Jim Shockley Prohibition, the laws that banned the production, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages, were passed in 1919 and went into effect in January...
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