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...

Fall Treks

Any time is a great time to venture through Martinsville-Henry County, VA, but the fall adds a little something extra. Breathe in the fresh air and unwind while you take in the scenery and the fun. From our awa...

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...

Choosing To Come Back

Nineteen months ago, I packed up all of my belongings, hugged my friends goodbye, and planted myself in a grungy studio apartment in the middle of a city 130 miles away. A city where the kids rolled their jeans...