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Ben Swenson

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

Culture

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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. more

Culture

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. 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. more

History

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. more

Culture

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

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Scott Wheeler

City residents set up backyard coops. more

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jon perry

Vintage base ball celebrates the soul of the sport. more

Culture

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Adam Ewing

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

Travel 3 Comments

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

Travel 29 Comments

Earthworks

Ben Swenson

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

Travel 1 Comments

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. more

Travel

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Jeff Greenough

Fred's Restaurant, Franklin more

Food

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Ben Swenson

A presidential park may lose its heads. more

Culture 1 Comments

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. more

Culture 9 Comments

Hard cider lifts spirits more

Food

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. more

Culture

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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.” more

Culture

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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 more

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