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    Mountain Magic

    Julie Bryce shares the story of how, 50 years ago, she and her husband, Pete, transformed Bryce Mountain Resort from a summer-only retreat into a four-season destination. more

    Nov 30, 2016

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    A Century of Tradition

    There’s nothing more fun than a good, old-fashioned, longstanding sports rivalry to get everyone all worked up and angry. A look back at the UVA-Tech rivalry, which was going strong 110 years ago. more

    Nov 5, 2015

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    Big Byrd

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

    Jul 22, 2015

    Culture

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    Courtesy of VUU, L. Douglas Wilder Collection

    One Dream of a Team

    With no money, let alone a gym, Virginia Union basketball soared for five magical years. more

    Mar 14, 2011

    Culture

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    Toil and Trouble

    Appalachian DIY liquor makers feel the heat. more

    Sep 21, 2016

    Culture

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    Summer Cool Electric Lakes

    The beach is not the only way to beat the heat. Lots of people enjoy the freshwater aura at Virginia's three biggest lakes-all created, ironically, by power companies. more

    Jul 8, 2011

    Culture

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    Atomic Wonder

    The nation’s first and last commercial nuclear ship rests on the James River, a silent witness to American nuclear ambitions during the Cold War. Both a passenger and cargo vessel, the N.S. Savannah made history—and then was overtaken by it. more

    Mar 16, 2015

    Culture

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    Gone But Not Forgotten

    A history of Virginia’s canneries, in labels. more

    Dec 2, 2015

    Feature

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    Why It's Called 'Old Town': Alexandria

    Curious to know how our forebears killed fleas? Where George Washington was a church member? You can find out if you tour the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, or Christ Church Episcopal Church, two of the many historic sites in the district. more

    Mar 23, 2011

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    Surry's Stalwart

    Bacon’s Castle celebrates 350th anniversary. more

    Sep 9, 2015

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    Deep Cuts

    B Side in Fairfax is a newish restaurant with an old soul where the vibe manages to be both lively and intimate, and meat is the man event. more

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    Jun 19, 2015

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