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Back-to-School Shoppers Enjoy Break from Sales Tax Video included

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Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies. More>>

Virginia Kicks Off 3rd Annual Craft Beer Month

Events are scheduled throughout the state during August at breweries, restaurants and hotels to celebrate Virginia's more than 80 craft breweries. Among the events is the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest at Devils Backbone Brewery in Nelson County. More>>

Craft Beer Industry Helps Grow Virginia’s Tourism Economy Video included

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According to the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the commonwealth is quickly becoming a hot spot for craft beer lovers. More>>

Costs for Higher Education in VA Rise

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The amount paid by students at public colleges and universities in Virginia is increasing. More>>

Grants Available for Vets, Minority Farmers in VA

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Grants are being made available for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans in Virginia who are new to farming and ranching. More>>

VA-Area Artifacts vie for 'Endangered' Designation

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Some of the area's most unique relics are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. More>>

VA’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Returns Friday

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It’s time to make your shopping list because Virginia’s popular sales tax holiday for clothing, footwear, and school and office supplies begins Friday. More>>

DMV's Mobile Service Centers Traveling Across VA

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' mobile service centers are travelling across the state to better help customers. More>>

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Opens in Louisa Video included

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Nearly three years after an earthquake destroyed a Louisa school, the doors to the new Thomas Jefferson Elementary School are open. More>>

Orange Grand Jury Returns Murder Indictment in Death of 10-Year-Old

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Billy Joe Lee is now facing murder charges for the death of a 10-year-old-boy. The boy’s mother was also indicted on a felony child abuse charge. More>>

92 Year Old Skydiver Jumps From 17,000 Feet Up For His Birthday Video included

Updated: Jul 26, 2014 10:49 PM

A 92-year-old skydived from over 17,000 feet up, becoming one of the oldest people to ever complete Skydive Orange's "halo jump."

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Children’s Well-Being Up in VA, Poverty Remains an Issue Video included

Updated: Jul 23, 2014 05:17 PM

The well-being of Virginia's children ranks among the top in the nation, but poverty threatens to undermine that progress. More>>

VA Lottery Warns Consumers of Lottery Scams

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The Virginia Lottery is launching a campaign to warn people about fake lottery scams. More>>

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