The News Leader

I was a reporter at the daily News Leader newspaper in Staunton, VA. My stories range from agricultural trends to profiles of entrepreneurs to features about local history. I also produced videos and audio slideshows for the website.

Here are some samples of my print work.

Splendor in the grass: Appreciating Augusta’s largest crop (Sunday, June 5, 2011)

High demand drives up lamb prices (Monday, May 9, 2011)

Fans of unpasteurized milk buy shares of cows to avoid health laws (Monday, March 28, 2011)

Highland meat facility is under way (Sunday, February 6, 2011)

Farmer has big plans to make the Valley beef central (Sunday, January 30, 2011)

Trash Talk: Landfill does what it can with what it’s given (Monday, January 24, 2011)

Looking back at integration in Waynesboro (Sunday, September 12 2010)

Police crack down on Commerce Ave. apartments: Patrol beefed up around low-income housing (Sunday, August 15, 2010)

Fresh, never frozen turkeys: Staunton farm sells birds for Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 24, 2010)

A revolution in taste: French winemaker hopes to help Virginia cultivate its winemaking style (Tuesday, October 12, 2010)

Young farmers tap into an aging industry (Thursday, July 22, 2010)

Wilson’s presidential limousine going on the road (Wednesday, June 23, 2010)

Talk derby to me: Team shows the changing face of sport (Sunday, April 4, 2010)

Restoring the classics: Maintenance team revives ol planes (Thursday, March 25, 2010)

Jefferson Pools open for business (Sunday, February 28, 2010)

Turkey season reopens for quiet day (Friday, November 27, 2009)

NIH Director Francis Collins receives award at White House (Thursday, October 8, 2009)

Craftsman coaxes art from found wood: In a delicate, 1,200 RPM dance, chisels find a shape within (Saturday, July 18, 2009)


I also made some videos for newsleader.com

15″ of snow in 120 seconds (with Pat Jarrett)

Bygones: Middlebrook General Store (with Mike Tripp)

Pig Racing

Audio Slideshow: Kickball

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