To Teach, Protect, and Serve: A county backed against its borders

Lee County, Va reconciles with the controversial decision to allow firearms in school. The state disagrees, stating the admission would only exacerbate the potential for disaster. But the county is determined that there is no other alternative. We spoke to the teachers and staff willing to arm themselves in the face of finite resources, and utter desperation to protect their students.

The Things It Carried

On a Wednesday afternoon, the space freighter Antares launched from NASA’s spaceport on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. RVA Magazine was on the scene.

The artist and the ViBE

Virginia Beach has an art district of its own design that shines on artists otherwise ignored. I took a rainy day to meet the artists and entrepreneurs trying to revive a town struck by financial crisis and tragedy.

With The Bombs Came Bepop

On the edge of Hanoi’s old quarter sits the Hanoi Opera House. A relic of French colonialism and an architectural beauty, it presents and accomplishes a perfect draw for tourists — but locals know better. They know what’s behind it.