Phish and Beavers Headline Lockn' 2016

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In less than two months, more 30-thousand rock fans are expected to converge on Nelson County for the fourth annual Lockn’ Festival. This year organizers will have help from VDOT, Phish  and a large contingent of beavers.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

Phish is the headliner for this year’s show, and festival co-founder Dave Frey is excited.

“Phish is a great rock band,” he says. “They’ve kind of taken the mantle of the Grateful Dead as far as the audience goes.”

A proposal to close veterans hospitals is prompting protests across the country. Led by the union representing V-A workers, the campaign came to Virginia today.

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Democrats are hoping to make gun-control a central plank in this year’s elections, but Virginia Republicans say it’s a bad idea.

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Flooding over the past two weeks in Virginia and West Virginia has resulted in about two dozen fatalities and caused devastation to homes and belongings. Thursday, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management is facilitating a live Twitter chat about flood insurance. Dawn Eischen is a spokesperson for VDEM; Tab O'Neal spoke with her about the need for flood insurance and a social media chat about it.

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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s political career may be over. But his days raising money are not.