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VPM Daily Newscast: May 2, 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 May 2, 2024:   

Meth’s affiliation with rural life doesn't ‘make sense anymore’
Reported by VPM News’ Dave Cantor

Olivia Weeks, who reported and produced the Home Cooked podcast, recently spoke with VPM News about Virginia’s history with meth, its attendant stigma and law enforcement’s evolving relationship with the drug.

Descendants of Black freedmen carry on oyster harvesting legacy in Suffolk
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner

“We don’t want to be just some people you read about in a history book,” Mary Hill said. “We want this to remain a thriving village for future generations. And that’s my calling — that’s the thing I have to never be willing to give up.”

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