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Playing the Smart Card

Playing the Smart Card

Criminals use intelligent means of stealing money from gift cards — but we have some tips for how to spot them, outsmart the scammers and protect yourself.

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Supporting Our Teachers

Supporting Our Teachers

Consider these ways parents, guardians and community members can contribute to and support the efforts of educators.

A Tour de Force

A Tour de Force

During the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, students learn about the important role of America’s electric cooperatives, visit historic sites in the nation’s capital, and get to see the federal government in action. NRECA has been coordinating the annual event since 1964.

Chicken and Pickin’ in Virginia

Chicken and Pickin’ in Virginia

Sometimes the stars align just right, allowing for great things to happen. That’s how Becky McDonough, CEO of the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce, explains the creation of the now-annual Hopewell, Va., Bluegrass Jamboree concert series.

The New News

The New News

Dwayne Yancey says he felt like he was living in a stately, venerable mansion with the roof caving in. So, he moved out and built a smaller structure by hand.

Judgment Day

Judgment Day

By his nature, Clint Card is not one to judge others. Except, of course, when there’s serious competition going on. As competitors climb up and down utility poles in front of him like gymnasts in hardhats, Card’s keen eyes monitors their every move.

Counting Sheep, and His Blessings

Counting Sheep, and His Blessings

Augusta County attorney-shepherd is living his dream When Francis Chester-Cestari was a little boy, he dreamed of sheep, but not in the conventional way. He dreamed of owning them. Although born and bred in Brooklyn, he says he always dreamed of farming and raising...

The College’s Keepsakes

The College’s Keepsakes

It took a community to build a college. And it will take a community to preserve it. That is the lesson of a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution, state and local agencies, and volunteers in Lawrenceville, Va., who are sorting through the vestiges of St. Paul’s College.

Chicken and Pickin’ in Virginia

Chicken and Pickin’ in Virginia

Sometimes the stars align just right, allowing for great things to happen. That’s how Becky McDonough, CEO of the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce, explains the creation of the now-annual Hopewell, Va., Bluegrass Jamboree concert series.

The New News

The New News

Dwayne Yancey says he felt like he was living in a stately, venerable mansion with the roof caving in. So, he moved out and built a smaller structure by hand.

Judgment Day

Judgment Day

By his nature, Clint Card is not one to judge others. Except, of course, when there’s serious competition going on. As competitors climb up and down utility poles in front of him like gymnasts in hardhats, Card’s keen eyes monitors their every move.

Counting Sheep, and His Blessings

Counting Sheep, and His Blessings

Augusta County attorney-shepherd is living his dream When Francis Chester-Cestari was a little boy, he dreamed of sheep, but not in the conventional way. He dreamed of owning them. Although born and bred in Brooklyn, he says he always dreamed of farming and raising...

The College’s Keepsakes

The College’s Keepsakes

It took a community to build a college. And it will take a community to preserve it. That is the lesson of a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution, state and local agencies, and volunteers in Lawrenceville, Va., who are sorting through the vestiges of St. Paul’s College.