Smith Mountain Lake offers over 500 miles of shoreline and offers breath taking backdrops and a wealth of sailing, marinas, golf courses, resorts, fine restaurants, professional sporting events and arts.

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Need a Movie Night Recommendation? Check Out These 6 Films And TV Shows That Were Filmed in Virginia 

Although Virginia may not hold as much filmmaking prestige as Hollywood, Atlanta and even Wilmington, it has still served as the backdrop for a number of notable films and television shows. 

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The FBI Eyes Virginia for Its New Headquarters 

Community leaders, members of Virginia’s federal congressional delegation, and Gov. Glenn Youngkin gathered this week to lay out multiple reasons why the commonwealth would be well suited for the new FBI headquarters location.

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This Virginia House of Delegates Candidate May Be ‘The Only Politician Who’s Ever Performed an Abortion’

Kellen Squire writes in a new essay that the perspective of those with firsthand experience with abortion care is something that’s missing from politics.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., prepares to attend a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting at the Capitol in Washington, on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
Kaine takes up the fight to resurrect Northern Neck Ginger Ale

Sen. Tim Kaine is wading into the battle to resurrect Northern Neck Ginger Ale, a soft drink produced in Virginia with a cult-like following despite being discontinued in 2020. 

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Here Are 5 Ways To Give In Virginia—And It’s Not Just Money!

As the season of thanks comes to a soft close and the season of giving commences, we wanted to highlight a handful of opportunities across the commonwealth that intersect both paths.

Feeling Thankful? Here Are 5 Family-Friendly Virginia Experiences To Explore On Thanksgiving

Thankfully (pun intended), there are plenty of things to do in Virginia on and around Thanksgiving Day. Here’s a scoop of some of our top favorites.

Five of the Coolest Vacation Rentals for a Virginia Fall Getaway

Our state has hobbit houses, tree houses, yurts, tipis, shipping containers, farmhouses, tiny houses, train cars, and so much more. If you can imagine it, someone has probably listed it as a Virginia vacation rental. Here are five rentals that just may be the coolest the Old Dominion State has to offer.