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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 12:00 am

After 75 years, the Dixie Truckers Home closes the book on Route 66

"Sure they stop, but it ain't to eat. . . . An' when you stop you got to buy sompin so you can sling the bull with the broad behind the counter. So you get a cup a coffee and a piece of pie. Kind of
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 12:00 am

Four generations of truck-driving men are memorialized in a Staunton museum

Rich Henry is intimately familiar with the early history of the trucking industry on Route 66. His family had four generations of truckers who plied their trade on the historic highway, and today he o
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 12:00 am

Musician Richard Buckner found his voice after an encounter with Edgar Lee Masters

Take Oakland Avenue south out of Petersburg, past the park and the water tower, then down into the valley, where cattle graze on the tender new grass along the creek bottom. Go up a hill on the far
Thursday, July 10, 2003 12:00 am

Big Al Downing plays this Saturday at the Rooftop Roots Fest

For Big Al Downing, it all started with an upright piano salvaged from the trash heap. The piano had been carted home for firewood, but once his family discovered the instrument still worked they move


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