Exploring the Homes of Virginia’s Presidents: James Madison

Exploring the Homes of Virginia’s Presidents: James Madison

Day Trip through History, Part 1 If we asked you which U.S. presidents called Virginia home, would you know the answer? You may already be aware that Mount Vernon in Northern Virginia was home to our first president, George Washington. Monticello, the Charlottesville estate of our third president, Thomas Jefferson, is also a well-known piece […]

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Want a High-Paying Job? Take Advantage of the Skilled Trades Gap

Want a High-Paying Job? Take Advantage of the Skilled Trades Gap

If your daughter or son could get a job without going to college and earn a starting salary of over $50,000, would you want to know more about the opportunity? Most parents would say yes―but many parents are actually saying no. College Costs Continue to Rise For years, high school graduates have been bombarded with […]

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10 Startling Virginia 2017 Traffic Accident Facts

10 Startling Virginia 2017 Traffic Accident Facts

From South Hill to Arlington, Reedville to Abingdon, Richmond to Charlottesville and everywhere in between: How safe are Virginia roadways? We turned to the DMV’s 2017 Virginia Crash Facts publication to learn more. Overall Statistics 1. In Virginia, 843 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in 2017―a 10.8% increase over 2016. Another 65,000 […]

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Will Legalized Marijuana in Other States Impact Virginia Driver Safety?

Will Legalized Marijuana in Other States Impact Virginia Driver Safety?

Despite the fact that possession or use of marijuana for any reason remains illegal under United States federal law, individual states have passed laws legalizing some aspects of marijuana usage. In this evolving landscape, 30 states and the District of Columbia currently have laws allowing some possession of marijuana―including all the states north of Virginia. […]

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Things To Do With Kids in Richmond This Winter Break

Things To Do With Kids in Richmond This Winter Break

Everyone in your family is counting down the days until Winter Break, but for different reasons. Your kids can’t wait to be out of school, bingeing on episodes of Wild Kratts, but you’re sort of dreading it. What exactly are you going to do with them for the next two weeks? Sure, watching TV is […]

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