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Virginia-made Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to officially jump into Dogwood’s 2021 Virginia-made Holiday Gift Guide featuring artisans making meaningful items throughout the Southside and Southwest regions. 

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FiDos and FiDon’ts of Thanksgiving for Pets

Before you sneak a piece of turkey under the table, doublechecking the “dos and don’ts” of table scraps might come in handy. 

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Hampton University Marching Force to Dazzle at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Hampton University Marching Force will be bringing their spirited style to New York City in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Director of University Bands, Dr. Thomas L. Jones, Jr., has taken Hampton’s students across the globe to showcase their talents and experience new cultures over the years.  “My mind is that we can...

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Virginia’s Report Card on School Performance During COVID

Last year was hard on schools. The Virginia Board of Education's report breaks down the new challenges schools faced, and familiar issues the pandemic made worse.

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Perfect Plant-based Plate: Alternatives to Turkey This Thanksgiving

Are you looking to spice up your family's Thanksgiving table with meatless options? These three plant-based options will wow even the pickiest of eaters.

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Electric Buses Rolled Out in Alexandria

Alexandria City Public Schools students will take a ride into the future, thanks to a partnership with Dominion Energy. More school divisions across the commonwealth could soon follow suit, thanks to President Joe Biden’s signature on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. Dominion Energy, an American power and energy company headquartered in Richmond, announced in June 2020...

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Serving Those Who Serve: How Paid Family and Medical Leave Could Support Military Families

Family members of wounded veterans may not be able to help take care of their loved ones without losing income. This bill could change that.  

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Two Potential Recounts? Here’s the Latest on the Fight for Control of Virginia’s House of Delegates.

The unofficial results of two House of Delegates races in Hampton Roads show the candidates falling within the range of margin to request a recount.