For Chinese-Americans, Networking Assists Growing Population in Richmond

•August 1, 2009 • 2 Comments
Richmond Chinese Network President John Kang is working to unite the Chinese community in the city.

Richmond Chinese Network President John Kang is working to unite the Chinese community in the city.

Richmond Chinese Network President John Kang is leading efforts to bring together the growing population of Chinese immigrants and Chinese-Americans.

By Corey Byers

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Book Fans Not Swayed By Technology

•August 1, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Multi-genre author Pamela Kinney at the 2009 Hanover Book Festival.

Multi-genre author Pamela Kinney at the 2009 Hanover Book Festival.

Even with more people reading online and the development of Amazon.com’s Kindle, local authors don’t see an end to printed books in the near future.

By Corey Byers

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Strawberries a Fruitful Focus for Ashland

•June 20, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Ashland festival turns out strawberry creations and features local successes in tough economic times.

By Corey Byers

With the state’s strawberry season stretching into this month, visitors packed Saturday’s Strawberry Faire in Ashland looking to taste homemade shortcakes and enjoy local entertainment.

Despite rough economic conditions country-wide, the community-based event drew thousands to the Randolph-Macon College campus, where organizers and vendors said business was thriving.

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