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Smithsonian Institute Reveals Names of Baby Black-Footed Ferrets

Following through on a public vote to name three adorable black-footed ferret kits, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute revealed the winning names this week.

Local News
5 Spots to Pick Virginia Peaches This Su...

That's right, summer's juiciest fruit is ripe and ready for picking in an orchard near you. Virginia has a great climate for peaches, and you can find a pick-your-own farm in just about every other county in the state.

Attractions
'Return to Live' Concert Series: $20 Tic...

Live Nation announced last week a special online deal for concert-goers from July 28-August 1, with an additional perk for T-Mobile customers.

Events
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (July 30–August ...

Embrace the summer heat with wine gardens, block parties, and more throughout the DMV!

Events
Virginia Dream Homes: A Beautiful Smith ...

Get away to the lake with this week's featured listing. It has its own stretch of Smith Mountain Lake.

Real Estate
'Superbug' Fungus Hitting DC Nursing Hom...

Outbreaks of a "superbug" fungus has occurred in a Washington D.C. nursing home and two hospitals in Dallas. Some cases have shown resistance to treatment and medication.

Local News
Smithsonian Institute Needs Help Naming Baby Black-Footed Ferrets

Vote online or through the zoo's mobile gaming app "Zoo Guardians."

Local News
'Slow Down': Advocates Call for Assateag...

Advocates are calling for more speed bumps because people aren't following the 25mph speed limit after a horse was killed by a car earlier this month.

Local News
We Bet You Haven't Heard These Fun Facts...

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

Local Culture
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (July 23–25)

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 ...

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

National News
7 of DC's Most Commonly Mispronounced Pl...

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)!

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State Articles
Turns Out Virginia's Assateague Lighthou...

The historic lighthouse on Virginia's Assateague Island has a ghostly past.

Local Culture
How to Plan a Fabulous DC Vacation on the Cheap

A visit to the nation's capital doesn't have to break the bank. Here are some ideas on how to plan an affordable D.C. vacation.

Travel
Head to Mount Vernon for the Fun-Filled ...

Shop 'til you drop at the historic Mount Vernon Estate's annual outdoor market. This annual event will send you back in time with its colonial arts and crafts, music, and entertainment.

Events
Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream Event Is Ba...

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is bringing Howl-O-Scream back in full frightening force for 2021. It’s even starting earlier than ever before, open from September 10 to October 31.

Events
Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Now Open in DC

The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is now open in the District of Columbia. The new bridge has six traffic lanes and four pedestrian overlook areas.

Local News
Police Install Fencing, Security Cameras...

Law enforcement in D.C. is securing the area around the Capitol ahead of a planned protest on Saturday, September 18. The “Justice for J6” rally is being held in support of people arrested in the riot on Capitol Hill on January 6.

Local News
5 Tips for Making the Most of a Visit to...

Considered “Our Nation’s Most Sacred Shrine,” Arlington National Cemetery is an important part of our nation’s history, and a visit there can be a moving and powerful experience.

Attractions
Virginia DMVs to Resume Walk-in Services Next Month

Starting next month, appointments will still be used, but DMV walk-in services on alternate days will be available.

Local News
Garden Goals: Day Trip to Edible Landsca...

For a unique outdoor shopping trip, point your car toward Charlottesville and head to Edible Landscaping. Your inner gardener will thank you for it!

Attractions
Amazon Holding Career Day to Fill 40,000...

Many of the 40,000 posted positions will be located at the second company headquarters under construction in Virginia.

Business
DC Extras Needed for Netflix Film on Civil Rights Figure Bayard R...

Netflix is requesting extras for a biopic about civil rights figure Bayard Rustin that's set to film in D.C. at Lincoln Memorial next month. The movie will recreate the historic 1963 March on Washington at Lincoln Memorial.

Local News
3 Haunted Spots in Virginia to Stay Away...

St. Albans Sanitorium, the Peyton Randolph House, and the Ferry Plantation House: These three haunted spots in Virginia are only cool to look at from a distance.

Local Culture
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National Articles
Ouija Boards: Evil or Unbelievable?

Here we look at a brief history of the Ouija board, and why we tend to believe more in the supernatural, depending on our circumstances.

Gaming
How to Order the 'Hocus Pocus' Frappucci...

Starbucks' secret menu items now include Frappucinos that represent the Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus."

Products & Promotions
Three Words: Pumpkin. French. Toast.

Add a bit of fall flavor to your breakfast with this seasonal Pumpkin French Toast recipe!

Recipes
Terrifying Video Shows 16-Year-Old Surfe...

16-year-old surfer Doyle Nielson was bit by a six-foot-long shark off New Smyrna Beach, the "unofficial shark-bite capital of the world."

National News
Disney+ Reboots 'Cheaper by the Dozen' W...

Disney+ will release a "Cheaper by the Dozen" reboot featuring Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union and written by the creator and producer of "Black-ish" and "Grown-ish" in 2022.

Film
HBO Cut Ties With Amazon Prime and Millions of Viewers Were Left ...

Streamers everywhere were surprised with an email this week informing them that HBO would no longer be available through Amazon Prime. Here's what you need to know.

Business
McDonald's Debuts Walt Disney World Happ...

Take home a piece of Disney magic with a Happy Meal anniversary toy, available while supplies last.

Products & Promotions
Top Gymnasts Rebuke the FBI for Botched ...

Top gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, and Maggie Nichols bore testimony against the FBI agents who mishandled and allegedly falsified statements in the investigation into Larry Nassar abuse claims.

National News
VIDEO: New Jersey Teacher Jumps Into Moving SUV to Stop It From R...

The heroic teacher, who was on her orthopedic boot, quickly jumped into the unmanned vehicle moving towards the children.

National News
Taco Bell Testing Monthly Taco Subscript...

If you love tacos, Taco Bell has a deal for you. The fast-food taco chain is testing a new taco subscription that will allow fans to get one taco every day for 30 days for a flat rate. The Taco Lovers Pass will be available at select stores in Arizona.

Restaurants
4 Slow Cooker Recipes to Keep You Warm T...

Is there anything better than coming home to find your dinner simmering away in a slow cooker? Here are some simple crockpot recipes that anyone can tackle.

Recipes
7 Unusual Things to Do With Your Body After You Die

Your funeral is your last chance to make an impact on the social scene. I mean, literally, it is your last human chance. So own it, sweetheart.

Lifestyle
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