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Here's a look at one of the 47 Ronin that Lexington's Josh Poole created out of everyday objects. Dogwood photo by Erica Turman.
Lexington Resident Creates Art With Everyday Objects

LEXINGTON-From sculptures to paintings, Lexington resident Josh Poole takes his environment and turns it into works of art.

Contributed photo - By the time the beaver kits enter the wild, their rehabilitation bill will cash in at around $15,000.
Virginia Wildlife Center Takes On Challenge of Raising Baby Beavers

ROANOKE-Abandoned after a storm, two beavers are being raised by some unique foster parents: the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center staff.

Where Can I Watch Independence Day Fireworks in Virginia?

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE- From Southside to NoVA, here’s a look at some uniquely Virginia ways to celebrate, with Independence Day fireworks.

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A Blue Ridge Warning: Bear Sightings Increase Along The Parkway

FOREST – Don't pet or try to hug a bear while camping. And above all, hide your food. That's the advice from Blue Ridge Parkway officials.

Contributed photo - Private First Class Bobbie Ray Daniels served in the Korean War.
A Bedford Soldier Returns: Years After His Death, Bobbie Daniels Comes Home

BEDFORD-In 1950, a Bedford family faced a tragedy. Now they have answers. Lost in Korea, a soldier is coming home, 71 years after his death.

Magna Vista High School won first place at the VHSL Forensics State Championships. 
Seated: Bryan Dunn, MVHS Forensics coach
Standing Row 1 (L to R): Ava Knight, Lauren Trent, Brianna Tatum, Ivanna Gutierrez, Joanna Gutierrez
Standing Row 2 (L to R): Brayden Lynch, William Ortega, MacKenzie Morrison. Contributed photo.
Magna Vista Goes Virtual: Forensics Students Find New Way to Compete

RIDGEWAY - Students at Magna Vista High School talked their way into a state championship this year, despite the pandemic.

A Pandemic Performance: Blue Ridge Amphitheater Will Launch This Summer

BLAIRS-Purpose Driven Events will open the 30,000-person Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Pittsylvania County this summer.