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    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.” Read more

    Jun 10, 2010


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    Steeple to Steeple: Portsmouth

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

    Jul 26, 2015


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    A Man in Two Worlds

    Gari Melchers has a faint sign on Interstate 95—but who was he? The story of one of Virginia’s great but largely forgotten artists and the legacy he left the state. Read more

    Nov 5, 2015


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    It's the Law, Dammit

    Swearing in public is still illegal in Virginia. Read more

    Feb 28, 2018

    The Daily Post

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    Tyler Darden

    U-boats in the Atlantic

    In April 1942, 29 crew members from a German U-boat were secretly buried at night in Hampton National Cemetery. The incident that led to their deaths was the first “bright spot in a dreadful period” for America in the early days of World War II. Read more

    Dec 8, 2017


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    A Raven Rivalry

    Poe’s famous bird is a grim twist on a Charles Dickens pet. Read more

    Oct 20, 2016

    The Daily Post

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    The Edgar Cayce Experience

    For about 80 years, seekers have sought answers to questions big and small at the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach. Read more

    Jul 1, 2009


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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. Read more

    Nov 30, 2016



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    The Blue Ridge Palace of Love and Good Vibrations. Read more

    May 2, 2016


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    'This is Master X'

    Jesse Lee Boland was a burly, alluring con man who, in the 1930s and 1940s, sold spiritual advice to thousands of people. His act was absurd, but popular. A retrospective on on a conjurer who would mess up your mind. Read more

    Feb 15, 2011



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