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Amelia Heymann

Content Writer

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Amelia Heymann is a content located in Williamsburg, VA. She is currently a reporter at the Virginia Gazette, a semi-weekly newspaper that covers the Historic Triangle. Originally brought on to be the education reporter, Amelia later moved on to being the arts and culture reporter.

Amelia is a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University and majored in Written Online and Print Journalism. She wrote for multiple schools run media publications, including the Commonwealth Times. She was also the editor of Shafer Bird, VCU's online food and review publication.

She also wrote for Capital News Service, a class that distributes articles out to publications across Virginia, as well as AP.

In addition to Journalism, she interned at the Smithsonian Institution's National American History Museum's office of public affairs.

The community displaced by the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station

Decades ago there was an African American community nestled beside the York River, families were self-sufficient making a living off of oystering and farming. However, in 1918 the families were given a 30-day notice and ejected from their land by the United States Government.
It's a pipe dream: Bruton Parish's new organ

Tuesday morning, a red semi-tractor trailer made its way down Duke of Gloucester Street filled with wooden crates. After parking, a team of men quickly unloaded boxes from the trailer, stacking them neatly inside Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.
Richmond Film Festival kicks off with musical acts

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - With an electric six-string cellist and an orchestra playing a fusion of classical-jazz and hip-hop, the sixth annual Richmond International Film Festival kicked off and will run through Sunday, featuring more than 150 films from more than 35 countries as well as more than 50 bands and other musical performers.

Washington Post
Snakehead infiltrates Virginia waters and Legislation

RICHMOND, Va.- Lurking in the depths of the Potomac River is a wriggly monster that can grow to four feet long. With its sharp teeth, the snakehead devours other fish, and biologists fear it could spread across the country. It may not be the second coming of “Jaws,” but Virginia officials view the invasive species as a possible threat.

PHOTOS: Anti-Trump protesters take to Richmond streets - RVAHub

More than 100 demonstrators marched through Richmond on Friday evening to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. By Amelia Heymann and Maura Mazurowski - Capital News Service More than 100 demonstrators marched through Richmond on Friday evening to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.DISRUPTJ20RVA, a social movement group, organized the event.

The Washington Times
African-inspired art exhibit opens in Richmond

To kick off Black History Month, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is exhibiting four decades of work by Murry DePillars, an artist known for his vivid colors and geometric shapes as well as his political commentary and African-inspired patterns.
How Civil rights history impacts Farmville, vice presidential debate

FARMVILLE, Va - Farmville is a town that has grappled more than most towns in coming to terms with race and civil rights issues. During the vice presidential debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence at Longwood University on Tuesday evening this struggle will likely be once more thrust into the spotlight.

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