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How this ‘quaint’ Eastern Shore town keeps people coming back

CAPE CHARLES, Va. — When it comes to a small town along Virginia’s Eastern Shore, it’s often difficult to find the words to describe it. Most who visit fall in love within a few minutes. “It’s just an easy, safe, enjoyable place to come,” Allison Spiller said. This picturesque town is filled with Americana from …

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Potential new train route between Blacksburg and Hampton Roads could slash travel time by rail across the state – Daily Press

With beaches, historical sites and theme parks, Hampton Roads often draws visitors from the western part of the state. In turn, mountain lovers and football fans here frequently trek west for outdoor excursions or to cheer on Virginia Tech. A potential new train route could help Virginians from either side get back and forth faster …

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Largest indoor sports complex in West Virginia to be built in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Leaders with the City of Charleston and Kanawha County announced a draft plan Wednesday to build the largest indoor sports complex in West Virginia. “One of the biggest requests that we receive are activities for families, recreation, things to do, and we are going to deliver today,” said Kanawha County Commissioner …

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Poplar Forest: Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia sanctuary | Lifestyles

“When finished, it will be the best dwelling house in the State, except that of Monticello; perhaps preferable to that, as more proportioned to the faculties of a private citizen.” – Thomas Jefferson Nearly a decade ago during a stay in Roanoke, Va., we learned of a villa designed, built and enjoyed by Thomas Jefferson …

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Virginia couple Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones vanish while sailing

A married couple from Virginia has vanished on a sailing trip to Portugal after reporting that their boat had been damaged by rough seas. Virginia Beach retirees Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones, both 65, went missing after embarking on a 2,700-mile journey to the Azores Islands, the US Coast Guard said Tuesday. Nikopoulos and Jones …

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Lieutenant Governor Sears visits Henrico’s billion-dollar GreenCity project

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears was in Henrico County on Wednesday to get a tour of the $2.3 billion GreenCity project. “We need more of this, we need this in other areas of our Commonwealth that are hurting,” Sears said. The project will include green space, residential, retail offices and a …

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Red Cross volunteers head to Kentucky after deadly floods

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Two volunteers from the Red Cross of Virginia set off Saturday to help with relief efforts in the parts of Kentucky hit by flooding. Longtime volunteers Ellen White and Susie Clarke, who departed from Richmond International Airport, said they will go straight to work when they arrived. Clarke, who works with …

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Culpeper-area community briefs for Aug. 3, 2022 | Lifestyles

Back-to-school VA Tax Free Weekend The first-ever Be a Culpeper Local Week sponsored by Culpeper County Department of Economic Development runs through this Sunday, coinciding with Virginia’s Tax-Free Weekend, Aug. 5-7. Throughout the week, the department is highlighting the importance of the #ChooseCulpeper and #BeACulpeperLocal campaigns, and the impacts of shopping locally as kids prepare …

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Editorial: Appalachian Power’s slow but encouraging progress toward renewable energy | Editorial

If you’re a person who hopes to see significant steps taken to decelerate global warming, the news has provided a pile-on of setbacks. Earlier this month, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, the US Senate’s most conservative Democrat, scuttled Democratic plans to pass a package meant to incrementally address the climate crisis. Just days before, a …

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