10 years ago

Hook staff on the road, Roanoke Virginia, April 21 2012 Virginia Press Association awards dinner.

A decade ago we had investigative journalism in Charlottesville. We had a team of reporters who worked together. They dug deep into stories. I think of the good work they would have done together in the past five years. Tremendous loss for this community. There are many stories that need to be told but we don’t have a news organization that is strong enough to write the articles.

meriwether, sacagawea, and william exeunt

“As the paper had suggested, Judge Richard T. W. Duke of Charlottesville presented a request to Congress for a $20,000 contribution to pay for the monument. No funding was to be had, and when the desired monument became a reality on 21 November 1919, it was the first of four gifts of sculpture that philanthropist Paul Goodloe McIntire would make to his hometown and alma mater.” 104-0273 VADHR Betsy Gohdes-Baten