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    A Tudor Showcase

    It took four years and a few bidding wars with luminaries like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rod Stewart to get Dover Hall furnished. The result is an astounding collection of period art and antiques. more

    Feb 9, 2018

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    Proof in the Barrel

    Virginia has a handful of distilleries making whiskey, bourbon and vodka. Some have been around for decades, and others are upstarts in an industry where craftsmanship and taste matter. more

    Feb 8, 2011

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    Salena Jones

    Newport News' other jazz great. more

    Feb 1, 2018

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    A Nite With Daddy G

    After 60 years in the forefront of rhythm and blues, soul, gospel and rock, tenor saxophone legend and Norfolk native Gene Barge keeps the music movin’ and groovin’. more

    Feb 23, 2011

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    The Tie that Binds

    Westover, Shirley and Berkeley plantations are living links to our country’s history, but these Colonial-era James River estates are also home to generations of three extraordinary families. The story of a deep and unique friendship. more

    Jul 14, 2017

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    Into the Wild

    Experience the ancient art of falconry. more

    Jan 13, 2017

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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

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    Adam Ewing

    No Holds Barred

    It’s a long, tough road to the WWE, but for Virginia’s pro wrestlers, the promise of glory isn’t the only thing that keeps them in the ring training and competing night after night, year after year. They just love the sport. more

    Mar 7, 2014

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    Cade Martin

    Tangier Revisited

    Truly an island out of time, legendary Tangier is only 12 miles away from the Eastern Shore, but decades apart. At times quaint, underneath the island’s Bible Belt exterior is a colorful past, and a (mostly) idyllic present. more

    Jul 10, 2017

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    Words Read ’Round the World

    Douglas Freeman and Virginius Dabney were modest men, serious thinkers and two of the best newspaper editors of their time. A retrospective on a pair of influential, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists. more

    Mar 17, 2011

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    Striving for “Ultimates”

    An accomplished poet and literary biographer, Virginia Moore was sentimental about Virginia and especially her adopted home town. A retrospective on the “Queen of Scottsville.” more

    Nov 6, 2009

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    Trading Spaces

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