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  1. K9 helps U.S. Army sergeant recover from PTSDRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2016 |

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - After 18 years of service, U.S. Army Sgt. Colleen Starkey rarely left her home.


  2. Diggin' In: Wild petunia provides pretty summer flowersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 |

    The wild petunia, scientifically known as Ruellia caroliniensis, is a Coastal Plain native perennial that returns each year from previous locations and from self-seedings, according to Helen Hamilton, past president of the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society, and retired biology teacher living in Williamsburg, Va. The petunia blooms May through September, with each flower lasting only a day but followed by other blooms in quick succession.


  3. Diggin' In: Too much water unhealthy for plants and houseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 |

    The word "drainage" is a word you either hate or love. Excessive water around a house and garden is bad for everything - plants and home.


  4. Diggin' In: Native plant border provides refuge, privacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 |

    The property, one of many dairy farms in the early Mennonite community, has been home to grazing horses for years. It's also been home to native plants and wildlife, according to Ziegler, whose cut-flower fields border the 40-acre tract.


  5. Washington wine will be served at USS Washington christeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 |

    Organizers of Saturday's christening of the USS Washington chose cheap California sparkling wine to ensure the bottle breaks when it hits the hull of the $1.2 billion nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine under construction in Newport News, Va.. But it's Washington beer, wine and water that will be served at the christening dinner and related events, according to Navy Rear Admiral Mike Sharp, chairman of the USS Washington Commissioning Committee .


  6. Why the U.S. Navy is christening the USS Washington with cheap California bubblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 |

    When Elisabeth Mabus steps on the podium Saturday to christen the USS Washington, she'll be armed with a basin of water from Puget Sound - and a bottle of cheap California sparkling wine. The USS Washington is the latest Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine to come off the production line at Newport News, Va..


  7. Diggin' In: Do read this list of tips for the home landscaperRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 |

    Here's a column most gardening writers hope to publish in their careers - a do's and don'ts list for gardening hobbyists and professionals. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


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