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    Robb Scharetg

    Striking Power

    Naval Air Station Oceana is one of America’s largest and most important military installations. Half of the U.S. Navy’s tactical aircraft are located at Oceana, where scores of pilots daily take to the sky to maintain a state of “combat readiness.” more

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    Jones photo by Aycock Brown; Joyce photo by Bettman/Corbis

    The Iron Forger and the Gold Digger

    Sam Jones and Marguerite Upton were each raised in Norfolk's Berkley neighborhood and came of age in the Roaring Twenties. Each went on to a life of great wealth and notoriety—but they could not have been more different. more

    Oct 13, 2010

    Culture

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    Steeple to Steeple: Portsmouth

    A walking Tour of Portsmouth’s historic Olde Towne churches. more

    Jul 26, 2015

    Travel

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    Cameron Davidson

    Flying Back In Time

    In Bealeton, on a summer Sunday, you can get a firsthand look at the early days of American aviation, when daring pilots and sturdy biplanes helped to win world wars and then went “barnstorming” across America. more

    Oct 1, 2010

    Culture

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    Robb Scharetg

    Striking Power

    Naval Air Station Oceana is one of America’s largest and most important military installations. Half of the U.S. Navy’s tactical aircraft are located at Oceana, where scores of pilots daily take to the sky to maintain a state of “combat readiness.” more

    Jun 10, 2010

    Culture

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    Social Graces and Espionage

    How did a women's finishing school become a center for U.S. code-breaking efforts during World War II? An idyllic tale of espionage. more

    Apr 22, 2011

    Culture

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    Jeff Greenough

    Grand Ambitions: Bedford

    Bedford has a National D-Day Memorial and big dreams for becoming a tourist destination. As one resident says, " We do like to see folks come and see how we live." more

    Jul 13, 2010

    Travel

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    Surry's Stalwart

    Bacon’s Castle celebrates 350th anniversary. more

    Sep 9, 2015

    Culture

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    The Race to Space

    A Langley engineer provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of NASA’s early days. more

    Apr 14, 2016

    Culture

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    Big Byrd

    The glory days of Richmond’s original movie palace. more

    Jul 22, 2015

    Culture

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    Jack Betts

    Mabry’s Marvel

    The Blue Ridge Parkway’s iconic Mabry Mill came dangerously close to decay and destruction last year, until friends of the popular parkway outpost intervened to save its massive waterwheel. more

    Jan 11, 2016

    Travel

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    Good Fortune

    Some of the best Cantonese, Sichuan and Hunan-style cooking in the country is being done by Virginia chefs who show us a world of Chinese cuisine that is so much more than run-of the-mill lo mein. more

    Jun 26, 2017

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    All in the Family

    Connie and Ed Kellam have transformed a historic Norfolk home and its forgotten garden into a gracious gathering place for their large family. more

    Jun 15, 2017

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    Home Away From Home

    A resurgent economy has led to an uptick in second home purchases nationwide, and the Commonwealth is no exception. more

    Jun 12, 2017

Travel

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    Rediscovering Bogotá

    Once a hub for drug trade crime and kidnappings, Colombia’s capital has cleaned up its act. Today, a booming restaurant scene,dramatic geography and a newfound optimism are luring travelers back to this high-altitude Andean city. more

    Jun 27, 2017

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    Andean Magic

    Machu Picchu is magical, but there is more to do in Peru’s majestic mountain chain—namely, make the Ausangate Trek, up and around one of South America’s highest peaks, where you can see glaciers, alpaca herds and the indigenous Quechua people. more

    Jun 23, 2017

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    Moving Forward

    Top Hospitals and Healthcare 2016: Carilion introduces outpatient total hip replacements. more

    Dec 27, 2016

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    Gathering Around

    Top Hospitals and Healthcare 2016: When memory fails, Riverside Health System's Geriatric Assessment Clinic brings individuals and their families together to plan for what comes next. more

    Dec 27, 2016

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