Assateague Island

Wild ponies are herded into the Assateague Channel during a rain storm for their annual swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague on July 24, 2013 in Chincoteague, Virginia. Every year the wild ponies are rounded up on the national wildlife refuge to be auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Shutdown May Affect Famous Chincoteague Ponies

An annual roundup of wild ponies on the Eastern Shore of Virginia has been cancelled due to the government shutdown.

10/07/2013

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Best Ways To Prepare For a Spring Break Staycation In Washington DC

Think you need to travel hundreds of miles or spend beaucoup bucks in order to plan the perfect spring break getaway? Think again. Washington DC is known to be located near plenty of fun, exciting and interesting places. Forget dealing with the TSA and make your way to one of these nearby spring break friendly destinations today.

02/23/2013

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National Park Service Closes Part Of Assateague For Endangered Birds

The National Park Service says it is temporarily closing part of Assateague Island in Maryland to protect nesting piping plovers.

06/18/2012

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