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  • Multiple Choice Test
    Missing tests force hundreds of students to retake SAT
    Between making plans for higher education, applying for scholarships and studying for standardized tests, high school students are looking forward to the relief of the upcoming summer break. For hundreds of students in Virginia, the dog-days of...
  • See the LOVEworks of Virginia
    See the LOVEworks of Virginia
    If you live in or taking a trip to Virginia, you will notice pieces of art that literally spell out the word "love". Virginia's tourism slogan is "Virginia is for Lovers" and they're making sure you get that message in...
  • Dave Matthews performing
    The Dave Matthews Band to perform at Jiffy Lube Live
    Virginia's very own Dave Matthews Band will be performing at Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The show is billed as "a very special evening with the Dave Matthews Band " promises to be a great time for fans of the band as...
  • Feral cats
    Trap-neuter-return of feral cats called legal in Virginia
    The Virginia Office of the Attorney General has clarified that it is legal for private individuals and organizations to conduct trap-neuter-return (TNR) of feral cats in the state, according to animal welfare groups.A May 4 letter from the...
  • Common Core and the Tower of Babel
    Babble On: The real problem with Common Core and Virginia’s SOL’s
    Most Virginians assumed that Standards of Learning (the SOL’s developed over the past dozen years) were Virginia’s valiant attempt to maintain traditional education.Virginia, birthplace of the nation, mother of presidents, and home to...
  • Wine tasting at Virginia's Tarara Winery
    Day tripping in Virginia wine country
    Did you know that in 1996, Virginia had 46 active wineries and today, there are over 275? Back in 2009 Travel and Leisure Magazine’s article “Wine-Lover’s Guide: 5 Regions to Visit Now” chose Virginia, representing the...
  • Cape Henry - April 29, 1607
    Birth of a nation - April 29th, 1607
    Ask anyone with the slightest inkling of knowledge about the early history of the United States to name the year when the country began and you can almost bet the rent and win the answer spoken will be “1776”.Though a huge year in US...
  • Dr. Walter Reed
    Nothing yellow about Walter Reed
    Yellow fever’s future met its match on September 13, 1851in the form of a baby named Walter Reed who was born in Gloucester County, Virginia. Though it would be several years before the battle ensued, the countdown had begun.The youngest of...
  • Louis Wigfall
    Louis Trezevant Wigfall's fiery personality
    Louis Trezevant Wigfall’s life of color and intense personality began on April 21, 1816 on his parents’ plantation nearEdgefield, South Carolina. His parents, Levi Durant Wigfall and Eliza Thomson Wigfall, were a socially prominent,...
  • Exploring Reston’s Drinking (and Eating) Culture + Spring 2015 Hotspots!
    Exploring Reston’s Drinking (and Eating) Culture + Spring 2015 Hotspots!
    Spring has finally arrived in Northern Virginia! The cherry blossom trees hit their peak last weekend, but they’re still holding onto their vibrant blossoms. People are coming out of hibernation, taking to the streets of Reston to enjoy the...
  • Virginia is blooming with spring events
    Virginia is Blooming with Spring Flower Events
    Spring is full of flower beauty throughout the state of Virginia. From April 18th to the 25th, Virginia’s Historic Garden Week (www.vagardenweek.org) celebrates its 82nd year of showcasing historic homes and gardens. This event is organized...
  • Kingsmill Golf Course
    Kingsmill Resort, golfing at its finest
    By Bob & Sandy NesoffMembers: North American Travel Journalists Association American Society of Journalists and AuthorsIt’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.If that’s the case locales around the world have...
  • Madison Small died from a blood infection caused by bacterial meningitis
    Madison Small cause of death: Teen died from blood infection
    Madison Small's sudden and puzzling cause of death was determined by the Virginia Medical Examiner's office three days after she died. The 18-year-old Virginia teen fell ill early last week and was dead within a day. Small was reportedly...
  • Felony child neglect but no jail time for parents who kept three kids in cage
    Felony child neglect but no jail time for parents who kept three kids in cage
    The Spotsylvania County, Virginia, parents of three young children, ages one, three and four, who pleaded guilty to three counts of felony child neglect after their babies were found locked in a cage in deplorable conditions inside their home, won...
  • Virginia Gazette
    Clementina Rind’s clarion call
    When a traveler leaves a major interstate and journeys down the back roads of America, s/he is treated to a vast wealth of Americana that would be otherwise missed. This same truth applies to the study of American history. Learning about great...
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