21 Apr, 2014| by btreash There was little calm after F-3 tornados tore through Washington County on April 27 and 28. County officials quickly realized that they would need to set-up a volunteer reception center to handle the influx of people wanting to help neighbors and friends, and to manage items donated by individuals and businesses.
21 Apr, 2014| by btreash If you want to travel ‘round the mountain you really should start at Heartwood. Or at least, that’s the hope if Diana Blackburn has anything to do with it.
21 Apr, 2014| by btreash Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a bird’s eye view when the biggest news in the world is going down? Robby Thomas (’01) had just such a view recently as he was sitting ringside for the capture of Osama Bin Laden.
21 Apr, 2014| by btreash Debbie (E&H ’80) drove to Emory from Cambridge, Ohio. Eve Solomon (’80) drove in from Charlottesville, Virginia. And Susan Taylor Leathers (’81) travelled from Brentwood, Tennessee. The three spent the night at Emory & Henry’s guest house, The Blakemore House, in order to share a great weekend of reunion and to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
21 Apr, 2014| by btreash In the spring of 2000, Liz Phillips (E&H Class of 2003 and 2006) found herself on the campus of Emory & Henry College searching for the office of Dr. Bob Raines.
21 Apr, 2014| by btreash Franklin R. Blatt, a family law attorney who has mentored a generation of Virginia lawyers, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section.
21 Apr, 2014| by btreash Appalachian moonshining in the 1930s was an industry that was born out of necessity and which grew into an international enterprise fueled ironically by efforts to stop it, according to a new book by a 1979 Emory & Henry College graduate.
21 Apr, 2014| by btreash Gary Horton is acting fishy, but since he is kicking off a new aquaculture class, he has every reason to.
21 Apr, 2014| by btreash Kate Morton spends a great many hours acting in front of the footlights, but she spends much of her time transforming unusual spaces into performance venues. And she is thereby transforming unlikely characters into actors.
21 Apr, 2014| by btreash Emory & Henry College celebrated Thursday the creation of an endowment for international education, which is made possible by the generosity of a 1970 E&H graduate and his spouse.
21 Apr, 2014| by btreash It’s a far distance from Emory, Va. to Lusaka, Zambia but Adam Taylor (class of 2008) is no stranger to a long journey. It was during a successful thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail during the summer of 2009 when Taylor would make a decision that would send him thousands of miles away from home to use the skills he learned while in Emory.
17 Apr, 2014| by btreash Harold Craw (class of 1999), who has been a member of the Charleston RiverDogs Minor League Baseball team sales staff since joining the club in 2003, has been promoted to Assistant General Manager, according to general manager Dave Echols.
17 Apr, 2014| by btreash Eugene Thompson (known by most as Pappy) is a legend among the athletic communities of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Pappy spent 50 years as pioneer of local sports coverage while working for the Bristol Herald Courier, and his groundbreaking work is now being honored by the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
17 Apr, 2014| by btreash Sunni Blevins (class of 2005) of WWBT-TV 12 in Richmond, Va., has repeated as the winner of the television category for the Farm Bureau Journalism Awards. Blevins was honored for her comprehensive agriculture coverage throughout 2010.
17 Apr, 2014| by btreash A 1989 Emory & Henry graduate has teamed up with members of the Boone, N.C. community to start a non-profit restaurant aimed at helping to relieve hunger in Watauga County.