Long-form features Digging in: Inside Nelson residents’ fight to stop Dominion’s pipeline through the Blue Ridge, 8/26/14. As an energy company tries to fast-track a 550-mile natural gas pipeline through three states, residents of one rural Virginia county are doing their best to disrupt its plans. For the (love of the) birds, 5/7/14. In May of 2014, five expert birders attempted to beat the county’s record for species observed in a 24-hour period. The rite stuff: What the Episcopal Church’s position on gay marriage can teach us about the middle ground, 7/30/13. Walking the line between schism and solidarity in a small southern city that’s been an Episcopal stronghold since its founding. Changing the climate: How one Charlottesville foundation has altered how we talk about research, 12/11/13. Science, journalism, and the quiet efforts of an influential nonprofit to make the two work together. Biotech U: Marrying academia and industry in Charlottesville, 5/8/12. The University of Virginia rewrote its rules for patenting research, and it’s changing the economic landscape of the city that surrounds it.