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Virginia Currents

If you are a longtime citizen, there’s always the familiar and the sentimental – the scenes of your childhood – people from your past and stories that make you proud to be part of our glorious state. For children, the program offers the chance to learn about home and place. For parents, it’s an opportunity to share your pride in the natural beauty and culture of your community.

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Richmond Cycling Corps Expands Resources for Inner-City Youth

After months of work, Richmond residents celebrated the opening of a bike park located in Fairfield Court, one of the city’s public housing projects. An initiative of the Richmond Cycling Corps, the trail is the new practice site for the Armstrong High School Cycling Team and a public asset for the larger neighborhood. For Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.

Art and Medicine Intersect in Tapia Twins Exhibit

Three years ago, members of the Richmond community came together in advance of a complicated surgery at Children’s Hospital to separate conjoined twins from the Dominican Republic. The unique collaboration is featured in a new exhibit exploring the intersection of medicine and the arts. Virginia Current’s producer Catherine Komp has more.

Urbanna Welcomes Home Historic Mitchell Map

Urbanna, Virginia just welcomed home the Mitchell Map, created more than 250 years ago and depicting a large portion of Eastern North America. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp brings you the story of how this small waterfront town acquired the historic map and the complex process to restore it.

Learn more: Find out about Urbanna's history and the Scottish Factor/Old Tobacco Warehouse where the restored Mitchell Map is now on display.

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