james river

Derecho dump: Lynchburg's raw sewage soils the James
Published on Jul 3rd, 2012
20 comments When the Friday night storm swept across Virginia, houses and businesses weren't the only places where power was knocked out. In Lynchburg, the public sewage treatment station was powerless for...
Point of Fork
Published on May 12th, 2011
0 comments Two rivers. The big one was known by aboriginal inhabitants as Powhatan's River; now it's the James. The other one is the Rivanna. Also the site of a Revolutionary debacle when, on the same day that...
Snap: BB crosses the James
Published on Sep 24th, 2010
0 comments Buckingham Branch engine #1 crosses the James. PHOTO BY SR FOX From the Route 15 automobile bridge, photographer SR Fox captured an eastern view of the James River and the Buckingham Branch Railroad...
Hatton farewell? End looms for America's last poled ferry
Published on Nov 10th, 2009
16 comments "It's a serene, beautiful place," says Hatton Ferry pole man Ashley Pillar. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER For nearly 140 years the Hatton Ferry has been taking passengers across the James River near...
Batteaux season
Published on Jun 13th, 2002
0 comments School’s out, and so begins the scramble for summertime fun. Seasoned parents know most of the options, but every once in a while something pops up on the radar that is so uniquely Virginia that it...
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