Hollingsworth named staff writer

Published 12:32 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Emily Hollingsworth

Fredericksburg native Emily Hollingsworth, a former news and features reporter at The Free Lance-Star, has been hired as a staff writer and photographer for Farmville Newsmedia, LLC.

Hollingsworth will cover news events, general assignments and features for The Farmville Herald, The Charlotte Gazette, The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch and Farmville the Magazine.

Hollingsworth, 23, is a former news assistant for The Free Lance-Star, based in Fredericksburg, and a graduate from the University of Mary Washington.

At The Free Lance-Star, a daily newspaper with a circulation area of 10 counties, Hollingsworth covered features, breaking news and event previews.

Hollingsworth said she is excited to learn more about the Heart of Virginia, forming connections by reporting the events that are meaningful to those who live across the area.

“My goal, as a news and features writer and photographer, is to take an energetic and conscientious approach to finding and telling stories that affect and represent people in their communities,” Hollingsworth said.

“I’m excited to bring Emily on to our team of stellar journalists,” said Farmville Newsmedia LLC Managing Editor Jordan Miles. “Emily’s writing abilities and journalistic skills make her a great fit for telling the stories of the good people in this area. I’m excited to see her form more relationships, strengthening our community newspapers.”

Like Fredericksburg, Hollingsworth said Farmville is a close-knit community, rich in history with a strong college presence.

“I learned so much from living and working in Fredericksburg,” Hollingsworth said. “I’m excited to take the things I have learned and help serve the community here.”

Hollingsworth began in her position Monday.