Doug Hall was the first to notice flames coming from under the porch of a Forest, Va., home as he was biking by. No one was injured in the fire.
Running a 4:16, Ryan Eaton, right, a senior from Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, Ky., won the ingaugural ‘Kentucky Dream Mile’ at St. Xavier H.S. in Louisville, Ky., on May 7, 2010. Liz Anderson, of Manual, won the girls race in 5:01.3.
Bethel Mennonite School second grader Marjorie Yoder, bottom, plays with classmates during physical education time on school grounds in Gladys, Va. “We think it’s important that they play together and, you know, learn how to play the right way and how to get along…” says principal and high school teacher Jon Zehr.
Punting near his own end zone, William Campbell’s Rodell Yuille, sends a punt high into the twilight sky during the second quarter of a game against Brookville at Stinger Stadium. William Campbell led 14-13 at the half, only to be outscored 31-0 in the second half to fall 44-14 to their Campbell County rival.
Synchronicity Foundation’s Master Charles Cannon, bottom left, and Kia Scherr, listen to flutist Marina Raye during a memorial service for Scherr’s late husband Alan, and daughter, Naomi, killed in terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.
Mike Poindexter (24) and the Altavista Colonels got an earful from a rowdy Appomattox cheering section during a Raiders’ Dogwood District win at Appomattox.
As a light rain began to fall, Cole Bros. clown Ace Sluto takes cover under a sign prior to the start of a show under the big top in the parking lot of Liberty University’s Lahaye Ice Center in Lynchburg, Va.
Former WKU standout A.J. Slaughter signed autographs for young fans after the Hilltoppers lost to Middle Tennessee State at Diddle Arena on Sat. Jan 24, 2010.
Broken eggs are splattered on U.S. 29 in Campbell County, Va., after two tractor trailers collided, causing one of the trailers to split in two.
V.E.S. players Will Manning, background right, and Blake Hill, celebrate a goal while Holy Cross’ Iseman Knight reacts in disbelief as the Bishops outlasted the Gaels 3-2.
Chelsey Butler, left, and boyfriend Matt Jones share a quiet moment together between sets at The Pit in Lynchburg, Va.
Virginia Tech graduate student Ashley Renfrow of Chesapeake, Va., sheds a tear while praying with friends during a prayer service held at the Drillfield on the campus of Virginia Tech University.
GW Danville right fielder Andrew Cox lays out for a line drive only to come up short during the Eagles’ win over E.C. Glass.
Ronnie Durie, of Appamattock descent, at the Monacan Powwow in Amherst County, Va. The county is the ancestral home of the Monacan tribe.
A 1951 Packard sits in the snow in a lot on Lakeside Drive in Lynchburg, Va.
Amherst’s Sage Mays, background, breaks up a pass intended for Pulaski’s Taylor Akers during the second half of a game against Pulaski. Amherst won 13-7.
Jasmine Taliafero sleeps on her grandmother Rosia Thomas’ lap as members of Scottzion Baptist Church women’s choir pray in Amherst County, Va.
Jessica Carwile, left, and Michelle Backstrom, both 16 and from Lynchburg, Va., riding carnival swings at the Brookville Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department’s Fireman’s Fair at Brookville High School.
Alabama pitcher Justin Patterson prepares to face his final batter during the Dixie Youth Majors championship game in which he threw a complete game shutout while defeating Louisiana concluding the week long tournament held in Madison Heights, Va.
Agustin Silva Corona, left, of Saunders Brothers orchard in Piney River, Va., arranges crates of sweet scarlet peaches picked by workers.
Seven-year-olds Justin Penalva, middle left, and Brian Grimmett, burn some time talking before their freestyle heat during the Lynchburg Aquatic League “B” Meet at Peakland Swim and Tennis Club in Lynchburg, Va.
Four-year-old Saleema Sharief, right, keeps close to her dad, Rehan, as he and close to 110 local Muslims took part in a 2009 Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at the Marshall Lodge #39 in Lynchburg, Va. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan for Muslims all over the world. Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the Islamic year, is a month of self-restraint lasting 29 to 30 days depending on the moon.
Dr. Stuart Harris, of Lynchburg, Va., dealt with a period of depression which included hospitalization in 1992.
Virginia Episcopal School’s Nikola Cvetinovic, middle, a 6-foot-7 senior from Serbia, now plays for Akron University. Cvetinovic was averaging close to a double double, scoring 19.6 points per game while grabbing 8.6 rebounds.
Besides caring for her mom, granddaughter, horses and cats, Rose Bible, of Hardin County, Ky., also raises white German Shepherds. Rose’s passion for all things living, including life itself, doesn’t go unnoticed by a new litter of pups.
(From left) Steve Kijak, Jason Olive, and Chris Jordan wave signs in support of the Republican party while signs supporting then-U.S. Senate candidate, Mark Warner drape the hill behind them during the Buena Vista Labor Day Parade in Buena Vista, Va.
Metairie Girard’s Zac Lange, left, and Ryan Licali, celebrate an inning-ending out by Licali during a Dixie Youth World Series opening round game against Salem, Va., in Madison Heights, Va.
Faye Senter of Clintwood, Va., plays the banjo, guitar, and even the spoons on occasion. Senter is also known as “Wild Granny” in the Appalachian region and hosts an old time bluegrass show on radio station WMMT.
Carl Howell, of Madison Heights, Va., takes a dip in the James River from the dock of the Riva House, his weekend getaway.
Young circus-goers get a backstage glimpse as Alissandra Rose, Singing Ring Hostess for Cole Bros. Circus, prepares for the start of a summer show at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
Former NCAA Division II wrestling champion, Warren Stewart, middle, bends over in pain after working out with his oldest son, Zeb, right, who, as a junior at Brookville High School, was ranked No. 1 in his 140-pound class at the Group AA level.
Randolph- Macon Woman’s College alumna Andrea Phillips, of New York, lies in a chalk outline of herself in protest of the school’s Board of Trustees vote to turn the all-woman’s college coed.
Greg Heath, a Williams Gas Company employee who helped shut down the line a year ago, remembers seeing the fireball: ‘I thought, Good God, we’ve set the world on fire,’ referring to the gas line explosion in Appomattox, Va.
Logan Collins, of Orange County High School, found a quiet place to recover from his 25th place finish in the 2007 “AA” VHSL Cross-Country State Championships while covering the 3.1 mile course in 16:17.93.