Roman Kauffman, center, helps Angie Toyer with icing on a pretzel, while flipping fresh doughnuts in icing after Katrina Kauffman finishes frying the doughnuts inside the Auntie Ruth's food trailer on Tuesday in Bristol, Virginia. The family business serves doughnuts and pretzels around the TriCities year round.
Hannah Frye, left, and Kevin Estrada talk about the upcoming TV show the class is working on at Haynesfield Elem. School. Frye is one of the anchors of the show the TV Broadcasting Enrichment Class produces.
Jake Caudill, left from Meadowview, Virginia, talks with Rory Ngah from England about what they liked and didn't like about studying abroad for a semester. Both felt is impacted their education experience and would not have changed a thing and would like to visit again after their studies. Caudill went to school in Ireland.
Ted White reacts to the 49 degree water in South Holston Lake on Saturday. The Water'n Hole Ministry of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church held the annual Polar Plunge for Christ Saturday at the Observation Knob Park boat ramp. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the JCMC Trauma 1 Level 1 Trauma Center's Injury Prevention to benefit Teen Suicide Awareness. On average one person between the ages of 10 and 24 will die from suicide every two hours. Tennessee is ranked 18th nationally for teen suicide rates. This is the second year with the first year raising $3000 for the church meal mission. This year the second misson was added after a teen from Sullivan East High School committed suicide last year.
Bristol Virginia school Superintendent Keith Perrigan talks with Gauge Kendall during 3rd. grade Math class at Van Pelt Elementary School on Thursday. The two were taking part in the Shadow a Student day in Bristol, Virginia Schools.
I am an award winning photographer for the Pulitzer-Prize winning Bristol Herald Courier in Bristol, Virginia. I first worked here in the mid-80's. Then went south for a stint as a Cruise Ship Photographer. Working there helped me refine my skills on working with people in photographs. Several years later, I am back in newspapers again at the Herald Courier.
Daily I photograph features, sports, news and pretty much everything. Even in a small town there is always something or someone to photograph. The events may be the same every year but the people always change.