On This Day: How Virginia got its name

On This Day: How Virginia got its name
Voters in Virginia will also have two constitutional amendments on their ballot.

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - On July 4, 1584, two ships felt the sand underneath their vessels that were likely what we now know as the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

These adventurers came to explore the coast of the “new world” for whatever riches it could offer.

Find out how the explorers named the region after and why on NBC12′s “How We Got Here” podcast.

Listen to episode five below:

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