August 2006 Issue


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Get inside the Sadler family empire of Emporia, and meet its newest generation, NASCAR drivers Hermie and Elliot. Just outside of Lynchburg, stop in at the Millstone tearoom, where an old-fashioned Southern tearoom takes on a new twist. Go west to Luray, where Virginia Living shows off the newest summer fashions inside the world’s favorite cavern. This August, the magazine profiles the house in Arlington that Howard Hughes called home, and takes you to one of the best scuba diving quarries on the east coast. Also, reminisce about Virginia’s famed chef, Edna Lewis, and the wonderful western-style “Marriott ranch” right here in Virginia!


Illustration by Tin Salamunic

Tea is enjoying a rebirth, and no place can it be seen more easily than in Nepal. Riding up high to tea plantations on Buddha Air, Susan G. Hauser finds that India is no longer the last word on tea. Read more



Patricia Lyons

Mountain Road in Glen Allen still keeps the history alive. Read more



Chris Crumley

Some of the region’s best scuba diving is found in a quarry south of Petersburg. MATTHEW GRAHAM goes under and finds a bus sunk in Lake Rawlings. Read more


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