Renewed Energy

In Danville, Averett University is known as “your hometown university.” It’s a title Averett President Dr. Tiffany Franks doesn’t take lightly. “I feel the label ‘hometown university’ is earned no...

Big Bear’s Wife

It started as a modest little blog in 2009, and now Angie Barrett’s BigBearsWife.com boasts nearly 35,000 likes on Facebook. Barrett describes her site as being “full of southern recipes from my grandmother...

Superfan: The Expanded Edition

Barry “Beesty” Shelton developed an ear for music at an early age. “One of my first, of many memories was listening to whatever my parents were playing on the radio, their vinyl or 8-track tapes,” Shelt...

The Metamorphosis of Dustin Turner

From 300-Pound Lost Soul To Fitness, Health, and Bodybuilding Fanatic Rollercoasters are one of the world’s ultimate thrill rides. People wait in lines, for hours at a time, just to experience the sudden dro...

Blue Collar Blues & Busted Knuckles

Jason Springs grew up in Danville before moving to Louisiana at age seventeen. “I fell in love with the South and the culture that was there. I was young and thought I knew everything, so when my family decid...

Spotlight on Millworks Bakery

It’s estimated that nearly 18 million Americans have some form of gluten sensitivity. Mother and daughter, Andrea Eggleston and Amanda Earp, are a part of that group. Exhausted from the challenge of finding d...

Spotlight on Lizzy Lou Boutique

After graduating from Virginia Tech with degrees in communications and apparel product development and merchandising management, Danville native, Sarah Rodden realized the dream of owning her own business. “L...

The Many Faces of Mental Health

Mental Health America (MHA), with over 100 years of service, is “the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the ove...