Jan 12

Inclusiveness in special education

Taylor Flavin shares conversation with a student who caught up with her in the hallway at Wenonah Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. An inclusive special education teacher at the school, the teacher was on her way to co-teach in a 4th grade classroom where she planned to work with students in reading and word …

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Jan 12

The cat from the quilt patch

Meet Sweet Blue … the cat often seen in the window at Rachel’s Quilt Patch at the train station in Staunton. (Video by Mike Tripp/The News Leader)

Jan 08

Stuarts Draft pep band rocks gymnasium

By Mike Tripp/The News Leader STUARTS DRAFT — The pep band rocked their school Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017. The atmosphere of  the evening’s boys’ basketball game made the gymnasium feel more like a college game at James Madison University’s Convocation Center as opposed to one at Stuarts Draft High School. As one, they raised musical …

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Dec 08

Butcher shop makes the cut

STAUNTON — Terri Breeden sits on a padded wire crate, catches burger patties fresh from the meat grinder. She’s the owner, but that’s how things are done at The Meating Place. Everyone pitches in to get the work done. Breeden would know. She’s been at the butcher shop over forty years. “I was still in high school …

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Feb 15

A little skiing over at Mary Baldwin

A little skiing over at Mary Baldwin College from Mike Tripp on Vimeo.

Feb 15

Trying to make the Shot

Robert E. Lee’s Tavian Brown is fouled by East Rockingham’s Javon Butler while taking the ball up and shooting during a Conference 36 semifinal basketball game played in Elkton on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (Photo by Mike Tripp/The News Leader)