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Bear witness
Jackson Landers prefers hunting invasive species, so black bears, native to Virginia, haven’t been on his list. But a random roadside encounter with Ursus americanus left Landers with a taste for bear meat.

Barrett's battle
Just a week after the historic Barrett Early Learning Center announced plans to close, the community rallied in support and now the doors will stay open— but it won't be easy.

Writer's dream
Local children's book author Anne Marie Pace read her new Vampirina Ballerina book to kids at Foundations Child Care Center. Find out how she was able to get her books published!

Short meets tall
She’s just over 5 feet tall looking for Mr. not-too-tall, dark and handsome. He's six foot five and blonde. Can they see eye to eye?

On the cover of this 32-page issue:

Bear photo is a file photo.