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More than 12,000 volunteers have stepped up to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials say more will be needed before it’s all over.

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Health officials are making one final plea for people to follow recommendations about Thanksgiving gatherings with people outside your household.


When Donald Trump is no longer in the White House, what will the future of the Republican Party look like?

The National Archives

It was just over a hundred years ago that this country found itself in the midst of a global pandemic that claimed 50 million lives.  Today, historians report some surprising similarities in how the disease spread, and how people in Virginia responded. 


Virginia’s newest tourist attraction opened this week in Afton.  The Blue Ridge Tunnel was the longest tunnel of its kind when it opened in 1858. 

Today, it’s part of a hiking trail that winds past streams, waterfalls and stories of the people who built this engineering marvel.