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VPM Daily Newscast: March 20, 2024

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of March 20, 2024:   

Highland County Maple Festival: sweet, sticky, vital for local economy 

Reported by VPM News’ Henry Brannan

The location of Virginia's least populous county is isolated — and one of the southernmost points in the U.S. where maple trees grow and people can produce syrup.

More than 150 of D.C.'s cherry trees have to go as water rises 

Reported by Jacob Fenston for NPR

The trees will be cut down later this spring as part of a project to rebuild and raise the seawalls around the basin.

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