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Kings Dominion holding job fair March 30

The park has several positions it is looking to fill in different departments like the food and beverage team, merchandise, rides, games and more.

Dairy Queen offering free ice cream cone to celebrate first day of spring

Virginia county approves Amazon incentives despite protests

  ‘Shamrock the Block’ boosts local businesses

Fort Eustis holding job fair for all military branches

Spotify offers free Hulu with Premium subscription

Verizon: Service being restored after ‘tons of customers’ impacted by outage

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Virginia’s unemployment rate steady at 2.8 percent

Genworth Financial to layoff dozens of employees

Virginia newsprint manufacturing mill ceases production

UVA to increase base wage to at least $15 an hour for many employees

  Chef MaMusu excited for Richmond Black Restaurant Experience

Marshalls to roll out an online shopping site soon

How a major distiller slipped liquor look-a-likes into Virginia convenience stores

A Richmond store was just among the first to begin carrying a new line of products that look and taste like liquor but are made from (and technically qualify as) wine.

  Downtown Hopewell set to become a ‘mini Carytown’

You’ll spot several shops in downtown Hopewell, and owners say they’re flourishing.

Chesterfield Walmart location to close

Walmart will be closing a Chesterfield location along Iron Bridge Road.

Blue Bell ice cream returning to Richmond in March

Store locations have not been announced, but the company said in a press release that major supermarkets and drug stores were where devotees could find the products.

  Credit union created by black educators celebrates its community legacy

  New happy hour regulations signed into law

  Over 900 Richmond art students recognized as Scholastic Art & Writing award winners

Richmond police see increase in counterfeit bills circulating

Navy Federal Credit Union say account info now available online

Texas Roadhouse raising menu prices

Richmond developer who stole millions to be released in 2020

Justin French was sentenced to 16 years in 2011 for scamming federal and state programs to rehab properties.

  Amazon ditches New York headquarters

The online retailer faced fierce opposition from some New York politicians who were unhappy with the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives Amazon was promised.

  Local flower shop gearing up for a busy Valentine’s Day

According to the National Retail Federation, spending on gifts is expected to top $20 billion this year. At the top of the list of gifts are traditional favorites like jewelry, flowers, and candy. Vogue Flowers on Boulevard are gearing up for the big day of love.

  Portal in Monroe Park allows you to tour the world

There's a new attraction in the middle of Monroe Park. It's a gold storage container that allows visitors to connect with people all around the world.

How to avoid grocery store tricks to save money

Even if you shop with a list and a budget, odds are, an item or two - or five - you didn’t plan to buy ends up in your cart.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline delayed until 2021, cost up by $3B

The project was projected to cost between $4.5 billion and $5 billion when first announced.

  Tabol Brewing pours glasses in Northside

Tabol Brewing opens its doors in Northside.

Second Virginia IKEA set to open in April

The only current IKEA is Virginia is at Potomac Mills.

ALDI hosting hiring event for Richmond-area stores

ALDI will be hosting two hiring events for its Richmond-area locations.

  What NOT to buy at warehouse stores

Warehouse stores are often the way to go when it comes to grocery shopping, but not everything is the best deal.

Richmond Goalkeeping Academy host goalkeeping clinic to raise money for autistic athletes

Richmond Goalkeeping Academy hosting goalkeeping clinic to raise money for autistic athletes.

  Local sports bar honoring Tom Brady with Super Bowl party

Pop's Bar and Grill in Richmond will host a tribute to the G.O.A.T, Tom Brady, for the big game this Sunday.

Survey: Chick-fil-A has best customer service in U.S.

In addition to their famous lemonade, Chick-fil-A has also garnered a reputation for its customer service.

  Finding a 'sense of community’: Co-housing unit coming to Richmond

Co-housing means families buy smaller individual units and share a larger common space within the building with their neighbors.

  2 dogs from central Virginia will be featured in 2019 Puppy Bowl

Dewey and Trucker from Central Virginia will be featured in the 2019 Puppy Bowl

  Woman hopes to raise money for horse rescues with book

Dinwiddie County native Carrie Emerson is looking to help other horse rescues around the world with her book, “Faces of Rescue.”

Bags of fruit sold at ALDI stores part of recall

Bags of peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI stores in North Carolina are part of a recall.

  Legend Brewing Co. celebrates its 25th year of business by getting canned

Legend Brewing Co. celebrates its 25th year of business by releasing limited edition IPA can beer.

Mexico Restaurant serves 200+ free meals to furloughed workers

The restaurant served 228 free lunches in just three hours on Wednesday at its seven locations.

Walmart raises salaries for truck drivers to nearly $90k

Walmart says at a rate of nearly 89 cents per mile, truck drivers can earn an average of $87,500 in their first year.

  Secret fast-food menu items you have to try

Several fast-food chains have secret menu items, not on their regular menus.

Facing a lawsuit, lawmakers move on lifting happy hour restrictions

Happy hour laws have changed in recent years, like in 2014 when restaurants were given permission to advertise happy hour on flyers, social media and sandwich boards outside of businesses.

  Hulu drops price of basic plan after Netflix raises prices

“Hulu is giving TV fans what they want ... in what they watch, how they watch and what they pay for the TV plan that best suits their needs,” the company said.

Senate passes bill to address Virginia food deserts

SB 999 would establish the Virginia Grocery Investment Fund to provide $5 million for the construction, rehabilitation and expansion of grocery stores in underserved communities.

  Big Kitchen in Scott’s Addition is now open

Big Kitchen allows customers to order online and pick up restaurant-quality food through a drive-thru garage.

  New Apple scam more sophisticated than usual

This email scam looks like a legit email from Apple and contains a link to dispute that purchase.

Instead of getting rid of Virginia’s liquor ratio rule, senators have plans to change it

Virginia’s ratio law has been in place since 1968 and bans bars in the state by requiring 45 percent of a business’s annual sales come from food and the remaining 55 percent from alcohol.

  What happens to gift cards for bankrupt companies?

When a company declares bankruptcy, everyone owed money by that retailer lines up.

  Petersburg employees receive IRS tax bills for money they don’t owe

City officials say a former employee in the payroll department sent the wrong file to the federal government.

  Gray Chairman, CEO Hilton H. Howell Jr. rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Gray Television now owns and operates television stations and digital properties in 91 markets across the U.S., including nearly 150 affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC networks.

  Chef at HCA Virginia’s Retreat Doctors’ Hospital is healing patients with food

From the jello cups to pudding, hospital food isn’t the best tasting food.

Henrico pizza shop reopens after car crashes into building

According to police, a car was being pulled behind a tow truck. While it was turning onto Lakeside from Ginter, the car came off and smashed into Sgt. Pepper’s Pizza.

  Death investigation underway at Henrico car dealership after workplace accident

A death investigation is underway at a Henrico car dealership after a workplace accident.

Ford recalls over 953,000 vehicles to replace inflators

The move includes 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S. history.

Publix set to open in Mechanicsville

The supermarket will be located along the Mechanicsville Turnpike at Brandy Creek Commons.

  New business gives new meaning to work-family balance

Any parent knows the “balancing” act of coordinating work, kids, activities, meals, and life is more of a dodgeball game.

Airbnb hosts earn $104 million in Virginia in 2018

Airbnb says it “significantly expanded ‘Experiences’ throughout Virginia in 2018,” including offering “handcrafted activities led by local experts" in cities such as Richmond, Norfolk and Charlottesville.

Virginia continues falling behind US in economic growth

The report said the economic indicators reflect, in part, Virginia’s reliance on slower growing federal employment.

Get a free Frosty a day for all of 2019 for just $2

Wendy’s is currently selling a Frosty Key Tag, which would allow customers to receive a free Jr. Frosty a day for all of 2019.The $2 key tag will benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted himself.

Kroger recalling shrimp products due to potential health hazard

Kroger says the shrimp products may be under-cooked which could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens.

Exchange your unwanted holiday gift cards for Sheetz

The gift card money can be exchanged for gas, food, coffee, smoothies and more.

Publix signs lease for Carytown store

The 45,000-square-foot grocery store will employ about 140 people.

Trump’s trade-war bailout is sending $4.4 million worth of pork to Virginia food banks

Tractor trailers loaded with $10 million worth of apples, beans, cheese, potatoes, milk and pork — lots and lots of pork — will begin heading to food banks next month.

Va. liquor stores have 20th record-breaking year in a row

Virginians bought more alcohol in the state's beverage control stores and restaurants as the state agency saw record sales for the 20th year in a row.

  Shoppers take advantage of stores open on Christmas Eve

Stores such as Walmart, Macy’s, Target and Kohl’s all remain open on Christmas Eve.

Altria spending $12.8B for a stake in e-vapor company JUUL

JUUL will remain a fully independent company and have access to Altria’s infrastructure and services.

Richmond 2nd nationally for single women owning more homes than single men

More than 77,000 single women own homes in Richmond, placing it seventh nationally in the percentage of homes owned by single women.

Free Shipping Day 2018: Get free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve

Calling all holiday online shoppers!

  Tobacco Company restaurant finally reopens

Tobacco Company restaurant finally reopens after kitchen fire over a year ago.

Gas sold for a penny after pumps malfunction at Baton Rouge station

Gas prices have been low for weeks, but nothing quite like this.

Chesterfield shopping centers acquired by Baltimore-based retailer

Courthouse Shops and Cloverhill Shops were both acquired by Baltimore-based Klein Enterprises.

Report: Amazon HQ2 could generate $346M per year in state tax

The report was released at the conclusion of the ninth annual Virginia Economic Summit.

Hanover’s teacher of the year surprised with new car

The vehicle also comes with insurance and maintenance costs covered.

Altria buys stake in Canadian marijuana company for $2.4B

Altria, which makes Marlboro cigarettes, is taking a 45 percent stake in the Toronto company.

Proposed food-sales threshold for Virginia’s liquor-ratio rule won’t help small businesses, owners say

Right now, Virginia regulates liquor sales in restaurants by sales price, and only 55 percent of annual sales can come from liquor.

A parent’s worst nightmare: Singing Baby Shark toys for sale on Amazon

The dolls come in the shape of a shark or a shark-cube and, you guessed it, plays the Baby Shark song when squeezed. But wait till you see how much they are now...

Target gift cards 10% off Sunday

Yes, you read that right!

  17th Street Farmers Market set to reopen

EnRichmond and the Richmond City Initiative have spent the last five years working to reopen the 17th Street Farmers Market.