CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - The Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating its newest addition. The 1,123-acre refuge is now home to a historic World War II gun barrel from the USS Missouri. The 120 ton, 68-foot gun barrel was on board at the time of the Japanese surrender on Sept. 2, 1945.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering a workshop aimed at beginning beekeepers. The first of 2 sessions is planned for Tuesday at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center. The second will be June 1 at the Catawba Sustainability Center.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Starting this weekend, Richmond National Battlefield Park will explore a different aspect of the Civil War from a central Virginia perspective. The first program Saturday is on the Gaines' Mill Battlefield in suburban Richmond. The program will examine Robert E. Lee's first command victory at the 1862 battle land the civilians whose farms became battlefields.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pioneering Washington journalist Haynes Johnson, who helped redefine political reporting, has died at age 81. The University of Maryland, where Johnson was a journalism professor, reports that he suffered a heart attack Friday while at a Bethesda, Md., hospital. He had attended the journalism college's graduation days earlier.
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