Ben Swenson


Adam Ewing

Virginia is home to 11 state-recognized Indian tribes that are working to pass their rich culture to the next generation. Read more

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Six of Virginia’s Indian tribes receive long-awaited federal recognition. Read more

The Daily Post

Among the great affluent class in Virginia, few have intrigued us more than the late billionaire philanthropist Paul Mellon and his wife Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon. Read more



Casey Templeton

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. Read more


A new exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts showcases the late Bunny Mellon's stunning collection of objets d'art from celebrated French-born jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger. Read more

The Daily Post

Think the first Thanksgiving happened in the Northeast? Think again. The first English-speaking observance of Thanksgiving occurred in 1619, on the site of what is now Berkeley Plantation. Read more


Coal has been one of virginia’s most valuable resources for more than 300 years. Here’s a look at the places and the people whose heritage has been shaped by the pursuit of this shiny black rock. Read more


An insider’s tour of Busch Gardens’ famous roller coasters reveals the complex engineering behind the thrill. Read more


Scott Wheeler

City residents set up backyard coops. Read more


jon perry

Vintage base ball celebrates the soul of the sport. Read more


An even-handed look at Virginia's Sunday hunting ban Read more

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Ben Swenson

A century and half later, Civil War trenches have become peaceful hiking destinations. Read more

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Sunken Ships

Ben Swenson

70-year-old ships made out of concrete (no, really) now form a breakwater off the Eastern Shore's Kiptopeke Beach. Read more



Jeff Greenough

Fred's Restaurant, Franklin Read more



Ben Swenson

A presidential park may lose its heads. Read more

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Sand and Spectacle

Courtesy of Ocean View Museum

Ocean View Amusement Park was a major seaside attraction for 80 years, offering fishing, rides and crazy sideshow acts. Read more

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Hard cider lifts spirits Read more


Urban Renewal

Bill Boxer

Newport News has a blue-collar history, but these days it's home to a collection of public art that would impress any sophisticate. Read more



Robb Scharetg

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


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Casey Templeton

After nearly 170 years, Virginia farms still grow some of the world’s best (and biggest) peanuts, and state processors still put the salty, crunchy morsels on tables across America. Photography by Casey Templeton Read more

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