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Zachary Lee Hines II | Benzos Addiction | Nudist Resort | Hanover Tavern Ghost Tour

Zachary Lee Hines II and FORTRESSES

Find out what fuels the creative energy of actor, author, singer, songwriter and jazz composer Zachary Lee Hines II. With a musical styling that echo's Roy Ayres he uses his gifts for community building with his band of 8 called FORTRESSES.

An addiction specialist from the Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine shares an eye-opening look at the not-so publicized addiction to benzodiazepines or benzos that are prescribed for anxiety. It is estimated 20% of all addiction cases include dependence or abuse of benzos like Xanax and Valium. Misusing these drugs can degenerate the brain and cause symptoms related to Alzheimer’s.

Hear the naked truth from members of an Ivor, Virginia nudist resort - White Tail Resort -  about why they choose to leave their clothes off. This all-season resort opened in 1984 and has hosted tens of thousands of nudists since. Some people live there full-time while others visit on the weekends. Recreation includes everything from volleyball to dances to darts.

Sure, there’s a lot of history to The Hanover Tavern. It is one of only a few surviving colonial era taverns still active in the United States. Hanover Tavern has played host to such historic figures as George Washington, Lord Cornwallis, and the Marquis de Lafayette. The tavern was owned by the parents of Sarah Shelton (Patrick Henry’s wife). Naturally, Patrick Henry stayed there as well.

Virginia Currents provides a taste of the tavern's history - but in the spirit of Halloween, we focus on the ghost tours that are offered once a month. Find out about the sightings of mysterious spirits seemingly trapped in the past as we tag along during this eye-opening tour. There are also over-night paranormal investigations which are held 4 times a year.

The spotlight on Virginia music shines on Andy Jenkins.