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One of our state's environmental leaders will be in our area today. Natural Resources Secretary, Doug Domenech, is set to visit two state parks to finish up his five day long tour of Southwest Virginia. He'll hit both Fairy Stone State Park in Stuart...
ReporterAll trails at Douthat State Park have re-opened after the park suffered extensive damage in the June 29 derecho storm. Douthat Stat Park has more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as six miles of equestrian trails. To help re-open the...
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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA Lynchburg elementary school needs your help to build a safer playground. Linkhorne Elementary School needs to replace its old "PAL," which stands for "Play at Linkhorne." The equipment was built 25 years ago and it's starting to fall apart. Pieces...
Folks in Lynchburg hope the second time's a charm in a national dog park contest. After three weeks of nominations and voting, Lynchburg is one of 15 finalists in the 2012 PetSafe "Bark For Your Park" contest. If the city wins the most votes, it will...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWhen flowers start blooming along the Blue Ridge Parkway, maintenance workers go out to start spring cleaning. Trees limbs and branches fall rapidly in the winter months, leaving a lot of debris at sites like the Peaks of Otter. "On an annual basis,...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefSmoking could soon be banned in some of Lynchburg's public parks. The city's parks and recreation department is trying to figure out if it's feasible to make certain parks tobacco free. Places like the Miller Park pool, the Riverside Park sprayground,...
The first day and the first hike of the new year. State parks across the country, including Virginia's thirty-four, marked the beginning of 2012 with First Day Hikes to encourage people to use their state parks to enjoy the great outdoors and continue...
The fishing might be a little better this year at Douthat Lake. The state has placed 100 spider blocks on the bottom of the lake. Spider blocks provide fish habitat and help improve fishing around the lake. They were placed near a pier near the...
Weekend Anchor/ReporterMore space to play outside; that's the new push in Christiansburg. Town Councilman Steve Huppert wants to clear some brush and level some land between the town's Aquatic Center, skate park and an existing playground. The work would make way for a...
Tags: Tourism and Leisure, Travel
Douthat State Park is getting new campgrounds. On April 1, a new 23-acre campground called Whispering Pines will open. Also, the Beaver Dam Campground has been turned into an equestrian camping area. Both projects cost $2.43 million. The Whispering...
Founded: March 30, 1839 History: Pulaski County was created in 1839 from parts of Montgomery and Wythe Counties, becoming the 87th Virginia county. It was named after Count Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who came to America after he was exiled...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A hurricane bearing down on the U.S. East Coast could disrupt plans to dedicate a memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall in Washington The dedication is scheduled for Sunday morning, with up to 250,000 people...
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