Virginia had 12 contestants in the National Spelling Bee
Virginia was repping 12 contestants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week.
Why it matters: That's way more the national average of five contestants fielded by most states.
Student loan repayments could return
After a more than three-year pause, interest and repayments on student loans could resume as early as the end of summer.
Driving the news: Language in the federal debt ceiling bill would end the moratorium on interest and repayments on government-held federal student loans after Aug. 30, Politico reports.
Virginia colleges are raising tuitions again
Students at most of Virginia's public universities will be paying more for college come the fall semester.
What's happening: Tuition increases of at least 3% have been approved by the boards at nearly every public university in Virginia for the 2023-24 school year after four years of no or small increases due to the pandemic, per the Times-Dispatch.
Colonial Williamsburg's evolution seeks to bring more realistic historical experience
No more taking goofy pictures in the stocks on Duke of Gloucester Street.
What's happening: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation bolted them closed in 2020 as a COVID-19 safety measure.
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