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We Bet You Haven't Heard These Fun Facts About Virginia!

Use these fun facts to impress your out-of-state friends! Here are five fun facts about Virginia.

Local Culture
Fairfax County in Process of Choosing Na...

Fairfax County is changing names of its various highways from confederate ones to new ones. A task force has been formed to listen to homeowners, businesses, religious places, and homeowner organizations.

Local News
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

From beer festivals to bluegrass, this weekend in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will be one for the books!

Events
Flags to Be Placed on the National Mall in Memory of Coronavirus ...

The exhibit will be open to the public from September 17, 2021 to October 3, 2021.

National News
5 Apps to Help You Stay Safe During a Hu...

Find cheap gas, connect with nearby residents, and get the fastest alerts for impending danger in your area using these apps.

Tech
Virginia Zoo Announces Birth of Baby Whi...

The Virginia Zoo has welcomed a baby White Rhino into the herd. The male calf, who was born last week to mother Zina and father Sibindi, is the first rhino to be born at the zoo.

Local News
7 of DC's Most Commonly Mispronounced Places

Have you ever wondered if it's "Dupont" or "DuPont" Circle? Wondered how to pronounce Gallaudet or Grosvenor? You're not alone! We're here to clear up the confusion with seven of D.C.'s commonly mispronounced places (and misspelled ones, too)!

Local Culture
Smithsonian Museums to End Timed-Entry P...

Beginning on July 20, you won’t have to plan ahead to visit museums on the National Mall. The Smithsonian is getting rid of the timed-entry pass requirement for many of its museums in D.C. 

Local News
Fredericksburg Slave Auction Artifact Fi...

A museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia, will permanently house the Slave Auction Block that once stood in the city's downtown.

Local News
Blue Angels Are Back for Naval Air Station Oceana’s 2021 Air Show...

Save the date: September 18 and 19, 2021. The Blue Angels are back!

Local News
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

Summer is here, Baby! Take a look at the must-attend events happening across the DMV.

Events
Virginia Is Offering Free Bee Hives to B...

Are you an enthusiastic beekeeper? Then this is your chance to expand the colony!

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State Articles
Bands & Brews on the Boulevard Coming Th...

The Bands & Brews on the Boulevard festival is being held Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Events
Virginia homeowner criticized for using ‘spike mats’ to deter dog...

A Northern Virginia man is in his neighbors’ doghouse for placing spiked mats over expensive bushes in his yard to prevent dogs from using the shrubbery as a restroom.

Local News
Road Closures for Bands & Brews on the B...

The Bands & Brews on the Boulevard festival is being held Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Local News
Baseball game suspended after shooting o...

Harvey Valentine and Michael BalsamoAssociated Press WASHINGTON — The game between the San Diego Padres and Washington was suspended in the sixth inning

News
'This Was a First': Animal Rescue Discovers Owl and Turtle Stuck ...

The two were successfully separated and will be cared for by a licensed wildlife rehabilitator until they are deemed well enough to resume life in the wild.

News
Electra America, AKA Buy Holiday Inn in ...

Electra America Hospitality Group, a joint venture between Electra America and AKA, has acquired a former 178-key Holiday Inn & Suites in Alexandria, Va. The price was not disclosed. The hotel was last acquired in 2016 for $37.8 million by HI Alexandria ...

Real Estate
'Broadway in Norfolk' Announces 2021-202...

Broadway in Norfolk has just announced its lineup and 2021-2022 season offerings, and this list is gonna have you bursting out in a full-blown musical number!

Attractions
National Search To Replace Alexandria City Manager Begins

City Council outlined a timeline for the city manager selection process, and Mark Jinks will stay in the position until a new hire is made.

Local News
West Virginian named interim National Sc...

A man from West Virginia has been named as the National School Boards Association’s new interim executive director and CEO. Chip Slaven, who has worked for the

News
Wellness: How to Treat Sunburns at Home

Summer days spent outside often mean the occasional sunburn, no matter how careful you are. Here are some simple home remedies to make you feel better.

Wellness
10 Key Ranger Tips For Visiting Shenandoah National Park

The expert rangers at Shenandoah National Park offer these tips to ensure you have a great visit to the woods and trails of the park.

Travel
Virginia Prisons Reopening To Visitors I...

The Virginia Department of Corrections said it expects in-person family visitation will be resumed at all facilities statewide by Oct. 1.

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National Articles
US Life Expectancy in 2020 Saw Biggest D...

According to a new report by the CDC, life expectancy for Americans fell by a year and a half in 2020. The agency attributed this steep decline mainly to deaths as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

National News
Outbreaks From Unvaccinated Football Pla...

NFL teams will forfeit games if their team experiences COVID-19 outbreaks. The other team will win the game, although no players will get paid. New NFL rules regarding the upcoming season will be in effect.

Sports
Sam's Club Is Selling Cinnamon Toast Crunch Popcorn

General Mills and Sam's Club teamed up to release a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Popcorn. Each 20-ounce bag will be exclusively sold at Sam's Club locations by the end of July!

Products & Promotions
WATCH: Hammerhead Shark Appears to Charg...

A recent visitor to Panama City Beach appeared to be almost attacked by a hammerhead shark. The truth, according to the man who caught it all on video, might be more nuanced.

National News
Queer Pride—Thoughts on Racism, Drag Que...

In the final article in our Queer Pride interview series, Max and Sean get "real" with us about the LGBTQIA community and open up about what "home" really feels like.

Lifestyle
For the Spice Girls' 25th Anniversary, Rent Their 'Spice World' S...

You can rent the original Spice Girls "Spice World" double-decker Spice Bus on Airbnb for a 25th anniversary, themed getaway.

World
VIDEO: Life-Sized Pictogram Steals the S...

Forget angelic choirs of children, state-of-the-art technology, or giant fireworks, the star of the show at the opening ceremony this year was ... a pictogram.

World
Funniest Reactions to the Olympics Openi...

People all over the world watched the Olympics Opening Ceremony and each one had something to say about each country's fashion choices. Check out some of the funniest reactions to the Olympics Opening Ceremony uniforms.

Style
Mama Deer Comes to the Rescue of a Crying Baby

Mama knows best, even if she has 4 legs and large ears. Check out this Ohio mama's TikTok video.

National News
2 Brand-New 'Harry Potter' Virtual Reali...

Get your wands ready! You are about to experience, MAGIC!!

Gaming
The Cleveland Indians Will Now Be Known ...

It's the end of an era—the Cleveland Indians will be no more ... the name, that is. At the end of the 2021 season, they will assume their new namesake, the Cleveland Guardians.

Sports
'Lupin' Season 2 Review: 'Aladdin' Meets 'Bond' Meets 'Sherlock H...

A review of season 2 of Netflix's "Lupin," a French mystery drama of good, old-fashioned deception: disguises, secret maps, codes, and classic misdirection are all ingredients in the recipe that continues to charm and entertain us.

TV
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