Arts & Culture

The Modern Treasure Hunt
8:16 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Geocaching: The New Family Adventure

Getting outdoors as a family with something that engages all ages is not too difficult with a hobby called geocaching. Tab O'Neal talks with a couple he met while they were out on their family adventure. 

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Celebrating the Wilderness Act
4:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Swimming Pool Art

The Shenandoah National Park made a surprising announcement last week - inviting people to apply for an artist-in-residence program. 

During this - the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act - the park wanted to celebrate its year-round residents and invite artists to record the natural beauty of the place. 

The winner will have two weeks in September, all expenses paid, to live and work in the Shenandoah.
Near Charlottesville, another artistic happening is underway. 

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Arts & Culture
6:20 am
Fri August 29, 2014

The Return of the Lockn' Music Festival

Credit http://www.locknfestival.com/

Organizers of the Lockn’ Music Festival are gearing up for this year’s event, despite complaints from ABC agents who videotaped illegal drug buys and one young woman sunbathing topless. The four-day fest will feature some big names, including Willie Nelson playing - for the first time - in Nelson County.  

Lockn’ 2014 is expected to outdraw last year’s crowd of 25,000, with a long list of popular bands.

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Arts & Culture
5:54 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Natural Bridge: A New Chapter Begins

Natural Bridge, the geologic wonder that captivated early America, is heading toward a revival as a Virginia state park.  That will likely bring more hiking and biking to the famous 215-foot tall formation. But that means that some of the more unique sideshows, like the wax museum, are being pushed aside.  

On a recent visit, tourist Todd Artz from Pennsylvania emerged from the Museum calling it a 3-D history book.

“It was excellent. It tells the history of everything down here. And because I just found it’s losing the lease here, it should stay here.”

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Late Night Fodder
5:05 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

In the News: Virginia's Reputation

It wasn't long ago that Virginia was a political powerhouse to be reckoned with. But now, Eric Cantor, its most powerful voice in Congress, has been silenced, a Virginia delegate will soon answer to charges of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor, and its nationally recognized former governor, Bob McDonnell, is on trial.  Now many are asking:  Is this soap opera-like trial tarnishing the state's reputation … or causing Virginians to lose faith in their leadership? 

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