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A Shipwreck Just Washed Ashore — And Legend Says It Was Sacked By A Pirate

This otherwise quiet Lake Michigan beach is now the site of a 250-year-old shipwreck and a Michigan mystery.

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Virginia’s Oldest Living Person Turns 112 Years Old Today

Danville's Avicia Thorpe was born in 1908 and has chronicled her life story in a series of poems that her great niece published for her as a gift.

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Wine Bottles as Weights? Fitness Studio Finds Virtual Workouts Are Popular.

This is part two in a series of Q+As with Virginians on how their lives have changed during the coronavirus pandemic. Read part one with a Fairfax restaurant manager here. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought hundreds of industries to a grinding halt as communities stay home and practice social distancing to avoid further spread of...

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Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman Says ‘Pump the Brakes’ On Bringing Baseball Back Fast

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington Nationals. He holds most of the team’s career hitting records, and his two homers and seven RBIs last postseason helped the Nationals win their first World Series. With baseball on hold because of the...

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How This 25-Year-Old Fairfax Restaurant Is Surviving the Coronavirus Shutdown

One good thing? Figuring out a seamless online ordering system. Dolce Vita Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar has been open for business for 25 years in Fairfax, and they weren’t going to let a global pandemic fully shut them down. Dolce is one of many local restaurants that has shifted to contactless takeout or delivery...

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Valentine's Day With Cockroaches? It's a Thing Right Here In Virginia.

Valentine's Day may be the quintessential "corporate holiday," but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun with it. It's 2020, and let's face it, a box of Russell Stover and a rose from the grocery store just isn't going to cut it anymore. So, if you're looking for some creative ways to celebrate the holiday, we've got you covered. Virginia is, after all, for lovers.

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Will Virginia Run Wild With Slot Machines or Ban Cash Reward Games? That Could Be Decided Soon.

The General Assembly is debating proposals on the new, so-called skill games that have cropped up in convenience stores throughout the state.