Human & Community Interest Reporting Content

This page features examples of feature pieces written by Michael Campbell during his career as a Staff Writer, News Editor, and Digital Content Producer in Central and Southside Virginia. Feature topics ranged from education, to community service, to chronicling historic events within his coverage area and surrounding localities.

These pieces were published in weekly newspapers The Dinwiddie Monitor, The Prince George Journal, and The Sussex-Surry Dispatch, Womack Publishing Company-owned publications.

Generals Become Supervisors: DHS students engage in civic duty during Government Day

Hours before the Dinwiddie Board of Supervisors would head to the county government center to act on the FY2020 budget, a tradition for Dinwiddie High School government class returned for another semester as a several dozen Generals became supervisors for a day tasked with the decisions that their elected counterparts face on a yearly basis as part of the annual Government Day exercise.

Generations unite in Carson on mission to end Alzheimer's

The family and friends of the late Nola Harvell gathered at their Carson ballpark in her honor for their second annual Alzheimer's awareness walk as they not only walked laps around the field and raised funds for the Alzheimer's Association, but also sought to bring attention to a disease that has robbed millions of their precious memories, while turning mothers, daughters, sisters, and brothers into caregivers.

Va. Education Secretary visits PG's Rowanty Technical Center

As workforce development continues to be a key part of the state's initiatives to grow the Commonwealth's economy, last Tuesday afternoon proved to be a continued commitment to those goals as Virginia's education secretary toured Carson's Rowanty Technical Center with local school leaders, spending time with instructors and students while learning more about the trades the future members of Virginia's workforce were being taught within the school's walls.