The annual report has been issued on how Shenandoah National Park helps the economy. The National Park Service says one million visitors last year spent over $72 million in surrounding communities, supporting 889 jobs. The report says $10 came back for every $1 invested in the National Park Service. But the figures are lower than they were in 2012 due to the two-week federal government shutdown in October 2013. Most visitor spending was for lodging followed by food and gasoline. The most jobs supported were in the restaurant industry.
The body of a 19-year-old drowning victim from Fairfax County is discovered in Lake Anna in Louisa County.
A World War Two veteran who won a Bronze Star has died at age 90 in his Madison County home.
There were rallies supporting Confederate flags over the weekend in two Virginia localities.
Our area's health district has tips on how to avoid ticks.