james river

The beauty of the James River, here partially shrouded in fog, is matched only by its storied past. Photo: Robert Llewellyn

The View: River of history

Upon finding the source of the Jackson River, parent to the James River, Earl Swift writes in Journey on the James: Three Weeks through the Heart of Virginia: “From this trickle grows a river that offered sustenance to Indian and early colonist, carried pioneers to new lands of the West, bloomed red with the blood […]

Distiller Denver Riggleman secures the 5th District GOP nomination by one vote.
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In brief: GOP scrambles, council contretemps, stormy waters and more

Riggleman snatches 5th District Republican nomination Five days after Congressman Tom Garrett announced he would not seek re-election to deal with alcoholism, distiller and former gubernatorial candidate Denver Riggleman fended off 10 other candidates in a five-hour marathon meeting June 2 at Nelson County High in Lovingston and secured the nomination by one vote. Because […]