Author: Tobi Walsh

Poplar Grove’s New Groove

Amherst County golf course receives upgrades Though it spans 1,000 acres, Poplar Grove golf course has affectionately been called a “hidden gem” by its residents. But as the course begins to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation, everyone is ready to let the rest of Central Virginia—and beyond—in on the secret. The last golf course designed by late professional golfer Sam Snead, Poplar Grove is a unique 18-hole course located in Amherst, right down the road from Sweet Briar College. Golfers navigate over rolling hills and shady woods, all while overlooking ponds, streams, and the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. The...

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Cultivating High-Tech Talent

AMTI Celebrates Success of CVCC STEM Academy with Recent Hires In high school, Austin Rusher quickly realized that he liked working with his hands. “My freshman and sophomore year I took a bunch of shop classes,” Rusher said. “My [school] counselor told me about the STEM Academy, and I thought I really wanted to do that.” During his junior year at Liberty High School, Rusher enrolled into the XLR8 Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy. Now, a year after graduating high school, Rusher is currently enrolled at Central Virginia Community College in the mechatronics program while working full-time at Advanced...

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