• The Lady of Belvoir

    Tyler Darden

    The Lady of Belvoir

    George Washington would not have become the man he was without the help of Sally Fairfax. She mentored the young Washington and fired his ambition, and the two by all accounts shared a hidden—forbidden—love. more

    Aug 20, 2010


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    The Great Beer Migration

    Why Virginia may be the new East Coast center of the craft beer universe. more

    Jun 16, 2017



  • All in the Family

    Robb Scharetg

    All in the Family

    Lineage societies are reputed to be stuffy, shrinking refuges for the few. But, in fact, many are now growing in size, thanks to an Internet-driven rise in genealogical research, and most do charitable work. more

    Sep 24, 2010


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    Ship Shape

    What took eight years and $6.2 billion to build, towers 20 stories above the waterline and is home to 6,000 people for six months at a time? It’s the USS George H.W. Bush. more

    Mar 31, 2015


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    Chris White

    Birders of a Feather

    Is that a belted kingfisher or an American oystercatcher? Take a trip with the Virginia Society of Ornithologists and you’ll see winged creatures in a different light. Illustration by Chris White more

    Sep 30, 2009


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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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    Casey Templeton

    Deep Roots

    For the 200 farmers in southeastern Virginia’s peanut belt, this is a special time of the year: harvest season. Low prices have shrunk production volumes, but nobody is giving up on an iconic food crop that goes back nearly 170 years. more

    Jun 5, 2017


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    The Home Stretch

    The thoroughbred horseracing industry in Virginia is at a crossroads. What will the future hold? more

    May 12, 2015


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    A New Song

    Jesse McReynolds, of Jim and Jesse fame, known for pioneering the rolling, graceful style of bluegrass mandolin playing called crosspicking, is the longest running member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. more

    Mar 8, 2017


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    Amsterdam, by Design

    In the Dutch capital, a rich collection of Baroque, neoclassical and early-20th-century expressionist structures coexists almost organically with a new crop of contemporary buildings, creating what one designer calls “a good friction.” more

    May 4, 2010


  • History Under Glass

    Rendering by Dewhurst MacFarlane and Partners

    History Under Glass

    The Menokin Foundation and some architects have hatched a bold plan to restore the 18th-century home of Francis Lightfoot Lee using structural glass--something that has never been done before. more

    Jan 17, 2011



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