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1 hr ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

Hanover Tomato Festival Draws Nearly 35k People

The festival drew people from all across the Commonwealth. "I love tomatoes," said Cynthia Sanders, who brought her entire family out to Pole Green Park to experience the festival for the first time.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival

5 hrs ago | WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Fort Site in Winchester is Added to National Register

Fort Loudoun served as George Washington's regimental headquarters when he was a commander of the Virginia Regiment in 1758.

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9 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Conductor Lorin Maazel dies at Va. home at 84

He was 84. Maazel died at Castleton Farms from complications following pneumonia, according to a statement by The Castleton Festival, an annual festival that Maazel founded with his wife in 2009.

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Related Topix: Classical, New York Philharmonic, Arts, Opera, Symphony, University of Pittsburgh

11 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Threatened peregrine falcons reaching new heights

A young peregrine falcon rests soars through the air near the Hogswallow Flats area of Shenandoah National Park on June 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Shenandoah National Park, Biology, Science, Shenandoah, Country

15 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

'Peake Eats: a just peachy festival in Chesapeake

This story is a sample from the Chesapeake Clipper, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday and Friday in Chesapeake.

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Related Topix: Life, Food Festival, Food, Dining, Drink, Wine, Highland County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom

19 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Dog City: Norfolk ranks second in nation as canine-friendly

This story is a sample from the Norfolk Compass, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday in Norfolk.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Virginia is No. 1 home for vets A report, "2014's Best & Worst States ...

Military service brought soldiers, sailors and Marines to duty bases in Virginia, but the availability of defense-related jobs-along with everything else the Old Dominion has to offer-may have kept them here.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Tim Kaine, US News, US Senate, US Military, US Marine Corps, us Travel, Travel, Spotsylvania County, VA, US Navy

The Washington Post

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's connections can pay off for business in Virginia

Martin J. Briley was heading overseas to drum up business for the state of Virginia, so Gov. Terry McAuliffe offered to hook him up with a friend in Mumbai.

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Related Topix: Mukesh Ambani, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Agriculture, Science, Tom Vilsack

The Virginian-Pilot

Photos | Virginia Beach Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

COMMENTS ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here; comments do not reflect the views of The Virginian-Pilot or its websites.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake promoting its facilities with 2 public photo contests

Chessie, the Parks, Recreation and Tourism mascot, made a recent appearance announcing the reopening of the Greenbrier Park tennis courts.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake couple's long route to owning restaurant

This story is a sample from the Chesapeake Clipper, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday and Friday in Chesapeake.

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ABC News

Government Shutdown Baby Boom: Real or Coincidence?

It's been nine months since the government shutdown , and some D.C. area hospitals are reporting a surprising development: Babies.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Wall Street Journal

A Republican Victory on the Front Lines of ObamaCare

The biggest ObamaCare fight in the country is ruffling the politics of Virginia.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Healthcare Law, Law

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Patch.com

Federal Funds for Virginia Bridges could Dry Up in 90 Days

If Congress fails to replenish the Highway Trust Fund before it becomes insolvent on Aug. 1, Virginia's federal funding for road and bridge projects could dry up in as little as 90 days.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

NBC12

Over 1400 texting and driving convictions in Virginia

So far, Virginia's convicted 1427 people of texting while driving, that's double what we saw 6 months ago.

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Related Topix: Fairfax County, VA, Prince William County, VA, Virginia Beach, VA

The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia man claims kingdom to call his daughter a princess

Jeremiah Heaton and his seven-year-old daughter, Emily, show off a flag on July 2, 2014, at their home in Abingdon that their family designed as they try to claim a piece of land in the Eastern African region of Bir Tawil.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, University of Richmond

Fairfax Times

Virginia receives extension of No Child Left Behind waiver

Virginia public schools earned another year of exemption from some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law, the U.S. Education Department announced July 3. The law, enacted in 2002, focuses on reforming education by increasing accountability for schools and teachers and measuring student progress based on standardized tests.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Standardized Testing, Education

ThinkProgress

Six Months After Massive West Virginia Chemical Spill, Residents Still Wary Of Water

Six months ago 300,000 West Virginians were shocked to learn a chemical used in the coal production process, crude MCHM, had leaked into the Elk River and contaminated their water supply.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government, Natural Disasters, Flood, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US News, Liberal Political News

ARLnow.com

Virginia Kicks in Add'l $65 Million for Pike Streetcar

The Commonwealth of Virginia is increasing its funding of the Columbia Pike streetcar system by $65 million, Arlington County announced today.

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ARLnow.com

Foster, Sullivan to Debate Prior to Special Election

Nominees for the 48th district House of Delegates seat, Republican Dave Foster and Democrat Rip Sullivan, plan to debate at George Mason University's Arlington campus Aug. 11 prior to the special election Aug. 19. "I am pleased that even in the short time afforded by this special election, we will be able to discuss the issues," Foster said in a ... (more)

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Related Topix: George Mason University, Healthcare Law, Law

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