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  • Carroll County History

    Founded: 1842 History:    Carroll County was formed in 1842 after it broke away from Grayson County. Part of Patrick County was later added. The county was named after Charles Carroll, who was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of...
  • Grayson County History

    Founded: 1793 History:    Formed in 1793, Grayson County was created from parts of Wythe County and named for one of Virginia's first two senators, William Grayson. Points of Interest: --The Crooked Road --1908 Court House --Grayson Crossroads...
  • Pulaski County History

    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...
  • Colorado, Massachusetts Towns Named Best in U.S.

    Colorado, Massachusetts Towns Named Best in U.S.
    LOUISVILLE, Colorado -- Towns in Colorado, Massachusetts and Ohio, which have low crime rates, good schools and plenty of cultural activities, have been ranked the best in the United States, according to a new survey. For the second time Louisville in...
  • Franklin County History

    Founded: 1785 History:   Franklin County was founded in 1785 and was named after Benjamin Franklin. Since the 1980s, much of the residential growth has been around Smith Mountain lake, attracting many commuters and many retirees. Franklin County is...
  • Pittsylvania County History

    Founded: 1767 History:    In 1767, Pittsylvania County was founded with little knowledge that it would become the biggest County in Virginia. Pittsylvania County is located in South-Central Piemont plateau region. This county is on the border of South...
  • Campbell County History

    Founded: 1781 History:  Campbell County came about in 1781, and emerged as a major tobacco producer, later moving into the manufacturing business. Throughout the years, there land make-up has changed from a mainly agricultural community into a mixture...
  • 5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Virginia, rattles East Coast

    5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Virginia, rattles East Coast
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck near Washington, D.C., the U.S.Geological Survey said. The epicenter was about 40 miles northwest of Richmond and about 85 miles southwest of Washington, at a depth of about 1 kilometer, according...
  • West Michigan Feels Quake

    West Michigan Feels Quake
    A magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred around 1:51 p.m. 41 miles NW or Richmond, Virginia and 83 miles south-west of Washington D.C. Initial reports indicate the capitol building and pentagon were evacuated. The quake could be felt as far as West Michigan,...
  • Timeline of earthquakes felt in Maryland

    Timeline of earthquakes felt in Maryland
    Some significant quakes felt in Maryland Earliest April 24, 1758: The 30 seconds of shaking in Annapolis were preceded by subterranean noises. Also felt inPennsylvania. Largest 1811-1812: Series of quakes centered in New Madrid, Mo., were felt in...
  • CBS 6 Storm Team: Irene moves into New England

    CBS 6 Storm Team: Irene moves into New England
    Hurricane Irene will continue tracking through the northeastern USA the rest of Sunday.  She produced damage similar to what we experienced from Hurricane Isabel in 2003 in terms of wind, power outages, and rainfall. The storm surge at the mouth of the...