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VMNH Dig Reveals Marine Fossils

August 21, 2011
Several intriguing marine fossils were uncovered during the Virginia Museum of Natural History's recent excavation, a museum official said.

Giant 'Bugnado' Swarms In America's Heartland

August 20, 2011
In the American Corn Belt this year, the weather has already felt apocalyptic at times. In the last six months, the Midwest has seen record-breaking floods, devastating twisters, unseasonable cold snaps and late heat waves. Now, add insect swarms to these forces of nature.

Sex-Crazed Insects Whip Up 'Bugnadoes'

August 16, 2011

Tornadoes aren't the only funnels that touch down in the Midwest. "Bugnadoes" - vortexes of swarming bugs - occasionally twist through, too.

Communities Will Connect Through New Trail Uptown

August 8, 2011
The Silverbell Spur Trail is expected to be completed by the end of the year, and it will be "a gateway to uptown," said Brian Williams, program manager with the Dan River Basin Association.

Grant to Promote Museums: PAA, VMNH, Old Courthouse

August 4, 2011
Local organizations hope a new state grant will help visitors "Discover Martinsville's Museums."
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