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  1. Close Encounters with History in RestonRead the original story

    Wednesday | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    ... bow versus the American handshake. Many of the students were shocked to learn the Jefferson's "Declaration of Independence" was frequently thrown into the gutter when it was handed out to the average "citizenry." A bit of questioning and discussion, ...


  2. King's birthday is not the only thing worth celebrating on Jan. 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | The Gazette

    ... his tombstone for just three things in his remarkable life: authoring the Virginia Statute, the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the University of Virginia. Religious freedom was one of the signature accomplishments of the American ...


  3. The Private Jefferson at VHSRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | WTVR Richmond

    ... the late 1800s in Virginia. The Private Jefferson features Jefferson's manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence and more than sixty architectural drawings, broadsides, and letters. It's free admission for VHS members; $10 for nonmembers; ...


  4. Editorial: Reflect on, honor Bill of RightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 |

    ... Mason penned Virginia's Declaration of Rights in June 1776. Its tenets echo through the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. But Mason's notions were a hard sell. In the final months of debate at the Constitutional Convention in ...


  5. Independence and Benton ribbon cuttingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | Northeast News

    A collection of city leaders and community stakeholders gathered at the intersection of Benton Blvd. and Independence Ave. on Friday, December 9 to celebrate the completion of renovations at the intersection. The group braved chilly weather to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of recently installed decorative signage.


  6. PC Times At U.Va. - Jefferson Now UnmentionableRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | The Daily News-Record

    ... University. For those who are unaware, Thomas Jefferson, our third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, founded the University of Virginia in 1819 as the nation's first truly public university. In the aftermath of last week's ...


  7. LETTER: Anti-Jefferson letter is the worst of PC cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | Cavalier Daily

    ... beliefs. Despite any shortcomings of Thomas Jefferson, his brilliance as main author of the Declaration of Independence and contributions to liberty is the reason why such small-minded people like these professors can raise objections to Jefferson. ...


  8. Jefferson Gathering Pastor: - When People Are Praying, Things Change'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2016 | Cybercast News Service

    ... life was disciplined by the practice of fervent prayer," he said. "The 27 grievances of the Declaration of Independence were all taken from sermon titles preached by pastors in the colonies," he added. "And of the 56 signers of the Declaration of ...


  9. Fueling the Fight in Ashe County -Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2016 | Jefferson Post Online Edition

    ... provides propane and heating fuels to residential and commercial customers in northwest North Carolina and from Independence, VA. During October, Blue Ridge Energies is making donations to breast cancer awareness and related organizations in ...


  10. Khizr Khan says U.Va. made his son the man he wasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Cavalier Daily

    ... Sumedha Deshmukh said. "I fell in love with the United States Constitution as soon as I read the Declaration of Independence," he said. Khan told The Cavalier Daily he took his oldest sons - Shaharyar and Humayun - to see the monuments in ...


  11. Exhibit has original draft of Declaration of IndependenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2016 | The Daily News-Record

    ... of the United States of America. The document? A handwritten copy of an original draft of the Declaration of Independence, written in remarkably neat, decisive and legible cursive in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson. It read, in part: "We hold these truths ...


  12. Congratulations Jason and GraceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | The Bluegrass Blog

    Jason Davis, banjo player with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and Grace Wilson, bass player with Loose Strings, were married on Sunday, October 9 at at Ward Manor in Independence, VA. The ceremony was officiated by Grace's dad, Terry Wilson, who is a Primitive Baptist minister.


  13. Big Country Bluegrass to Carter Fold SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2016 | Cybergrass

    ... a festival in Missouri, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, or at a small intimate concert in their hometown of Independence, Virginia, the band brings back memories reminiscent of the early days of bluegrass music. All the band's members live in ...


  14. Theater Review: Virginia Rep's '1776, The Musical'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Style Weekly

    ... the members of the Second Continental Congress can't seem to agree on anything, much less the Declaration of Independence. Half of the delegates want to stay under British rule, half desire independence, and New York can't make up its mind about ...


  15. Event Pick: '1776 the Musical' at Virginia Repertory TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2016 | Style Weekly

    ... frustrated delegate from Massachusetts trying to persuade his bickering colleagues to sign the Declaration of Independence during the second Continental Congress. Directed by Debra Clinton, an all-star cast of Richmond stage veterans including ...


  16. Jefferson's records show increase in temperature since 1796Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2016 | Cavalier Daily

    ... Jefferson even took a thermometer to Philadelphia to record the weather on the day the Declaration of Independence was signed, according to an article from the Library of Congress. Hundreds of Jefferson's weather recordings have been preserved and ...


  17. Obama Flubs U.S. History AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2016 | The Daily News-Record

    President Barack Obama affirmed this week that the Declaration of Independence recognizes that "individual human beings" have "God-given rights." Yet, he insisted this was a "radical idea" at the time of the founding.


  18. Bulldogs deck Devils 50-43Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2016 | Big News

    ... throughout the social media spectrum and is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. INDEPENDENCE, Va. - Israel found the promised land.With 25 seconds left, Israel Harris raced 25 yards to score a come-from-behind, ...


  19. EPA watchdog says government fails to study ethanol's impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | Powhatan Today

    ... corn-based ethanol to gasoline. Such reports to Congress were required every three years under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The AP investigation described the ethanol era as far more damaging to the environment than the ...


  20. Get Serious: Pay to play takes on new meaning after 'Pokemon Go'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... the big day," Adams said as he wiped the beer foam from his lips. "The public rollout of our Declaration of Independence. Have... It was the evening of July 3, 1776, and John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were having a celebratory ...


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