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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) Roanoke teacher Stephanie Doyle says being an "eyewitness to history was just fantastic." It's been almost a year since the history teacher had a front-row seat at the inauguration of President Obama. Doyle will finish up her Virginia Teacher of the Year duties Dec. 31.

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) A peregrine falcon has been returned to the wild after being nursed back to health. The president of the Wildlife Center of Virginia traveled to the Tidewater region yesterday to release the falcon. The bird was treated at the center after it was found last month with an eye injury in Accomack County.

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