Bruce Dorries, The News Leader

Bruce Dorries

The News Leader

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Past articles by Bruce:

Walk along Middle River leads to biography of Hollywood stars

Author Terry Shulman lived in Staunton and Augusta County for a quarter century. → Read More

Researchers take to the rivers to plumb road salt's off-road dangers

Salty roads save lives. But their dangers last long after the storm. → Read More

At Appomattox, history and forestry combine for campers

Skeet shooting, controlled burns, timber measurement — and professional tree climbing. Now you're interested... → Read More

I love chickens. In my neighbors' yards.

It’s hard to imagine our neighborly chicken lovers dispatching a bird, though dealing death is a regular part of country life. → Read More

Horse life part of move from urban to country

These days, old timers put out to pasture give us the pleasure of their company and personalities, not to mention purpose in giving them care. → Read More

Lou Brock, Ty Cobb and life lessons from the diamond

A long-ago fan of baseball reminisces about wisdom he got from some of his idols. → Read More

Earth Day in Staunton: Give a thought to all the plastic we are dumping in the oceans

There's no denying that the world’s oceans are clogging with plastic. → Read More

At Augusta County Historical Society event, author Edward Ayers says we have seen worse

Edward Ayers: "‘Was there really that much gained with the end of slavery?’ I say, 'Yes. In slavery they can sell your children.'” → Read More

Valley connections in Haiti show our helping nature

Together, “H&H 4 Haiti Productions” will create a film about the empowerment initiative, which will screen at the Episcopal Church’s general convention in July for an audience of 10,000. → Read More

Staunton's Avis Henderson motivates you to stick to your New Year's resolutions

Henderson practices what she teaches, inside the Y, and elsewhere. → Read More

Crisp cookin': Staunton native shares skillet skills that will stick with you

Staunton native William Crisp’s latest cookbook, "More Camp Cookin’: Grits to Gumbo" offers a multicultural taste. → Read More

Recycling trash at Augusta County's many sites isn't a waste of time: Dorries

The EPA reports that each American generates about 1,600 pounds of trash in a year. That’s almost 600 pounds more than the average European. → Read More

Houston is great, but I don't want to live there: Dorries

The food, the art, the culture, the vibe of the city — expansive, exciting, fun. → Read More

Roaming cats leave no room for the birds: Dorries

Felines take an outrageous toll on wildlife, especially birds. → Read More

Be honest, does this cold weather put a freeze on your bathing habits?

“Hard winters make good timber,” great grandpa would say. → Read More

At Fort Defiance High School, new directions for improvement: Column

At “the real Fort Defiance” there’s much to commend. → Read More

Staunton to NoVa — Driven crazy on I-81/I-66 during a Christmas family visit: Column

We set out Friday eve before Christmas to catch a flight to Texas → Read More

We need a new pitch to help clean up our surroundings in the Valley and beyond

“Ad eyesores” that tower over the interstates mar the rolling countryside and mountain backdrops. → Read More

Piggy so tasty at Big Steve's BBQ

Steve Sorrells rolls out of Greenville for catering gigs and pop-ups. → Read More

Already dreaming about next season's outdoor chores

This invasive grass species has taken over large tracts out our way. → Read More