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More than 160 years later, a heroic death continues to spark interest in the life of Frank Padgett, an enslaved batteauman who was killed trying to save men trapped by a swollen James River in Rockbridge County. Read more

Jeffrey Allen, Amherst’s 220-pound senior, captured his fourth straight Region 4A West championship last Saturday by pinning all of his opponents in less than a minute to earn another trip to Salem. Read more

As part of a recently completed addition to Amherst County’s administration building, a new meeting room for local government proceedings has opened its doors for use. Read more

Who would possibly believe that, less than two years after officials announced Sweet Briar College would close, the Amherst County all-women’s school would be getting ready to welcome a rising academic rock star as its 13th president? Read more