Tag: chris cook


Moonshine production shifts from outlaws to entrepreneurs

Moonshine has come a long way, from the hills and hollows of Appalachia to the front and center of Virginia’s fast-growing artisanal spirits industry.

Longwood cross country coach leaves cancer in her wake in pursuit of triathlon glory

Longwood cross country coach Catherine Hanson is a triathlon minimalist and proud of it. Where others wear wetsuits, Hanson wears her singlet.

Hickory syrup venture brings sweet taste of success

The old saying “barking up the wrong tree’’ does not apply to Travis and Joyce Miller. The retired couple is enjoying the sweet taste of success with their Falling Bark Farm hickory syrup.

Foundation helps small Virginia farms secure grant money

Almost 250 agricultural businesses nationwide recently received a total of $25 million to help expand their operations and create value-added products.

More growth on tap for Virginia’s craft beer industry

Virginia’s flourishing craft beer industry is delighting beer enthusiasts, capturing critical acclaim, boosting tourism and attracting events such as the National Beer Expo, which was held last month in Richmond.

Tech, JMU, UVa. players land in NFL

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Virginia Tech sent an ACC-high five players to the NFL in the 2010 NFL Draft over the weekend. James Madison sent two players, and UVa. one.

Cook, Jackson headed to Senior Bowl

   Staff Report UVa. sports: www.virginiasports.com A couple of University of Virginia Cavaliers will close out their collegiate careers at the 2010 Under Armour Senior Bowl. Cornerback Chris Cook and running back Rashawn Jackson have both officially accepted invitations to the senior showcase event, game officials announced today. Kickoff for the January 30th event is […]

UVa. names football captains

Virginia football coach Al Groh announced today the captains for the 2009 season. The players, selected by a team vote this week, are OT Will Barker (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), LB Denzel Burrell (South Orange, N.J.), LB Aaron Clark (Fairfield, Va.), DT Nate Collins (Port Chester, N.Y.), CB Chris Cook (Lynchburg, Va.) and QB Vic Hall […]