Richmond Biz Sense Richmond, Slave Burial Ground: : The African burial ground beneath a Virginia Commonwealth University parking lot should be preserved to tell the story of Richmond’s role as a slave center for the Civil War sesquicentennial, Gov.

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Cline lived in the house with her siblings and mother, Hilda Hensley, from 1948 to 1957.

NV Daily Arlington Cemetery: : The owner of a pair of towering decorative urns that were originally part of Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater told Army officials that he would return them, saying they belong at the nation’s most revered burial ground, not on the auction block.

Here are some news items of interest in preservation and history from around Virginia and beyond that appeared during the latter half of December and this month.

Also, in case you missed it, on December 17, DHR approved 12 new historical highway markers (press release) and listing 15 new sites to the Virginia Landmarks Register (press release).

NV Daily Front Royal #2: : The sign will highlight Warren County’s place in the history of public school desegregation.

The marker memorializes events at the former Warren County High School during Virginia’s Massive Resistance era.

When visitors see Martha’s famous Christmas cake on the dining room table, it is Thompson who supplies the recipe.

For the last three years, winter visitors have delighted in “George Washington’s camel,” thanks to Thompson.

Washington Post Arlington Co., Lyon Park: : Residents have been working on the community center’s building plan for more than a year.

It includes new bathrooms, widened doorways and a sunroom, all accessible for people with disabilities. The neighborhood pride is very strong,” said Michael Leventhal, who helped the Lyon Park residents work historic preservation of the old building into their renovation plans.

Clarke County is one of the eight constituent counties in the district determined by Congress to promote and commemorate this important historic milestone.