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A Pittsylvania County RV dealer says the county's inventory tax is unfair to businesses like his and could force him to leave the area...and a controversial painting is drawing some criticism for a Virginia Beach museum. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

Truthful History Heals

Jun 1, 2016
artwork by Spencer Turner

Throughout Virginia, the conversation about confederate monuments is a sticky one.  So a new art exhibition in Richmond is making the conversation visual. It’s an effort to have more voices heard in the debate about the future of confederate statues on Monument Avenue. 

A new play will explore the connection between this region’s Scots –Irish population and their ancestors in Scotland; their conceptions of personal freedom, responsibility and the meaning of home. 

Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival

Apr 15, 2016

It's time for the Annual Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival, a celebration of stories, music, and nature. The festival begins Friday, April 15th and runs through Saturday, April 16th.  Among the many performers, the lineup includes  Kevin Kling, Barbara McBride Smith, and Bill Lepp.

For information about tickets and schedules, visit here. 

Teachable Moment; Controversial Ideas Spark Discussion

Mar 21, 2016

Some students at Virginia Tech are planning to protest Friday afternoon before an on-campus lecture by Libertarian political scientist Charles Murray.  And some faculty members, who disagree with Murray’s writings, but not his right to express them, are planning a ‘teach in’ to counter his controversial views.  

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