Joan Vannorsdall Schroeder

Comebacks around restorations of historic theatres are a source of pride in four mountain towns. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:53 AM Features

The conjoined twins lived lives that took them far beyond their biological unusualness. more

Jan 25, 2016 3:03 PM Features

On Open Mic Night in our small mountain town of Clifton Forge, you just sit back and take what comes along, and it’s all fine. more

Feb 23, 2015 1:55 PM Guest Columnists

In 1991, writer Joan Vannorsdall Schroeder spent time in southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee investigating the Melungeons, a group of people who'd been an enigma in Appalachian history for centuries. more

Feb 1, 2009 12:00 AM Favorite Articles 4 Comments

Bronze sculpture of Mary Draper Ingles

Allison Langford

An Extraordinary Woman, And Equal To Any Emergency: Mary Draper Ingles' Return To Virginia's New River Valley more

Mar 1, 1998 12:00 AM Favorite Articles 8 Comments

In 1916 World War I raged in Europe. Dadaism, ripe with comic derision and irrationality, took hold in artistic circles. Margaret Sanger opened the first birth-control clinic. It was a good year for scapegoats. It was a good year to hang an elephant. more

May 1, 1997 12:00 AM Favorite Articles 27 Comments

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