Stories tagged: "Virginia Features"


Virginia Festivals and Fireworks Return In July. Here Are 12 Events To See

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE-As we head into July, everything from Independence Day celebrations to vintage markets are starting back up.

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.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring held a panel discussion in honor of Women's History Month.
Lessons Learned: Virginia Leaders Talk About Women Who Inspired Them

RICHMOND-Mark Herring's mother grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. In the 1950s, she became a flight attendant.

Ethan (left) and Kimberly Wheeler founded The Phoenix Alliance, which assists girls in human trafficking situations.
Danville Easter Egg Hunt Helps Couple’s Anti-Trafficking Effort

DANVILLE – The Easter Bunny recently gained two special helpers – and a whole bunch of volunteers. When Ethan and Kimberly Wheeler moved to the South, they brought an idea with them.

Contributed photo - Jennifer Williams reads to children at a local elementary school.
The Book Lady Sets Out to Deliver One Million Stories to Local Kids

CHATHAM-A Virginia woman sets out to give away one million books to local kids.