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Wawa celebrates new Henrico store with free coffee for 4 days

Facebook says it removed 3.2B fake accounts in 6 months

Costco says $75 coupons are a scam

McDonald’s adds snickerdoodle McFlurry to menu for the holidays

Nonstop flight from Richmond to Florida announced

Virginia peanut company set to expand

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Virginia gets 18 requests for new mine reclamation program

Sears to close its last store in Richmond area

Kroger offering free grocery pickup through the holidays

2019 Veterans Day freebies, deals

  New entertainment venue opening in Scott’s Addition

  Nats World Series gear available at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Chesterfield

Northam announces 150 new jobs coming to Richmond

Governor Ralph Northam announced Thursday that 150 new jobs will be coming to Richmond.

  Petersburg motel owners join forces to clean up properties, cut out crime

A major overhaul is underway when it comes to motels that seem to harbor crime in Petersburg.

New wine production facility coming to Virginia

A Virginia company is planning to open a new production facility to make Champagne-style wines in the Old Dominion.

Lyft program offers free rides to job interviews and first three weeks of employment

Lyft has started a new program offering free rides to and from job interviews.

UVA raises minimum wage for contractors to $15

Virginia ABC to offer holiday discounts

Northam announces 63 new jobs coming to Chesterfield with manufacturing plant

3,000 workers temporarily laid off amid Mack Truck strike

Two Va. communities explore gambling ventures

  ‘Ink Master’ artist opening tattoo shop in Midlothian

Amazon embarks on listening tours across Va.

Much of the conversation on Monday was directed toward education and workforce development.

ALDI opening new store in Midlothian

Grocery store chain, ALDI, will be opening a new location in Midlothian on Thursday, Oct. 24.

Northam, Dominion reach deal to power state buildings with renewable energy

Dominion will provide the Commonwealth with 420 megawatts of renewable energy.

Deck the halls! Blue Bell releases Christmas Cookies Ice Cream

The ice cream company says it has increased production “to meet the unbelievable demand” for the flavor.

  Queen Latifah speaks at Women’s Achieve Summit, says to ‘embrace the future’

Tuesday morning, inside of the greater Richmond Convention Center, 1,400 women lined up to attend the women’s achieve summit featuring Queen Latifah.

  Fashion show aims to fight mental health, suicide

Model’s are preparing for the third annual “Runway2Life” fashion show that's promoting fashion while tackling mental health and suicide prevention within the community.

  Toys R Us teams up with Target for online holiday sales

Tru Kids Brands, the parent company of Toys R US, is teaming up with discounter Target Corp. to relaunch Toysrus.com, according to a joint release.

  Food hall with taproom, 3 bars coming to Scott’s Addition

As Richmond continues to grow, so does its food scene.

  Richmond startup named one of the best companies in America

When it comes to startup companies, Richmond is home to quite a few of them. In fact, Entrepreneur Magazine considers one of them, Sassy Jones, one of the best small businesses in the nation.

College students to protest Starbucks vegan milk fee

PETA says VCU students will spend the day protesting the extra charge for dairy-free milk starting at noon.

  Ukrop’s food fans get ready: West End food hall approved

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods posted to Facebook that “It will NOT be a grocery store, but rather a place where we can offer some of our food fans’ most requested Ukrop’s items."

  Two Richmond-area Wegmans stores to eliminate plastic bags

Starting Oct. 21, plastic shopping bags will be removed from the Wegmans locations in Midlothian and Short Pump.

Va. winemakers calling 2019 the best harvest for grapes in years

Due to the last few months of dry and sunny weather, it made for much more than great grapes and more visits.

Best Buy hosting hiring fairs for holiday workers

Hiring fairs will take place at all Best Buy stores on Oct. 10 and 11 from noon to 7 p.m. local time.

  The McRib is back for a limited time

The McRib was last in restaurants in November 2018 but has been appearing on McDonald’s menu since 1981.

Blue Bell’s ‘Spiced Pumpkin Pecan’ ice cream flavor returns

It’s officially fall and that means pumpkin spiced everything! Pumpkin spiced lattes, cookies, pie…the list goes on! If you’re a fan of the pumpkin takeover, you may want to add Blue Bell’s “Spiced Pumpkin Pecan” ice cream to your list of favorites.

  4th Annual Artober returns with new palette of art, culture

It’s the start of a month-long celebration. October 1 kicks off Richmond’s 4th annual Artober.

Whiskey ‘enhanced’ by Metallica music now at Virginia ABC

A full list of the new products can be seen on the Virginia ABC website.

  Former VCU student creates clothing company to promote body positivity

Former VCU student Emma Manis, who overcame anorexia, is looking to promote body positivity with her new clothing company Evolve.

Dozens of employers to be on hand at job fair for veterans

The fair, which includes more than 40 employers, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

Restaurant openings bring dozens of jobs to Chesterfield

The restaurants are hiring for cooks, servers, bartenders, hosts, dishwashers and support staff.

  Firearms expert says Colt’s decision to suspend production of AR-15 is about money

A local firearms says Colt’s move has less to do with morals and more to due with money.

Walgreens, Google affiliate to test drone deliveries

Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered

Pharmaceutical company bringing 200 jobs to Henrico

Pharmaceutical Product Development is investing $63.7 million to expand a bioanalytical lab

Virginia airports receive $23M in funding for improvements

One of the largest awards is $8.7 million to build a taxiway at Richmond International Airport.

Amtrak celebrates 10th anniversary in Va. with $10 tickets

For the first 10 days of October, one-way trips to anywhere Amtrak Northeast Regional travels throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C., will cost $10.

Kohl’s hiring more than 270 seasonal positions in Richmond area

Kohl’s is hiring more than 270 seasonal positions for its Richmond area stores.

Postal Service hiring for the holidays in Richmond

The Postal Service in Richmond if hiring more workers for the holidays

  Bon Air restaurant raises money for Hurricane Dorian relief

“I’m going to try to sell a lot more than I’ve ever sold before. I’m a little motivated to make sure we get the numbers up for them out there."

Hardywood’s Ginger Bread Stout: The Complete Set go on sale September 23

The coveted Hardywood brew makes its annual debut on November 2nd.

Belle Isle Moonshine releasing canned cocktails in Virginia

Belle Isle Canned Cocktails are premium, ready-to-drink cocktails made with Belle Isle Moonshine, real and all-natural juices, and a burst of bubbles.

  Fire shuts down beloved Carytown restaurant

“We’ve had hurricanes. We’ve had power outages, but nothing as devastating as this."

Live Well Financial’s former CEO charged with bank fraud

Michael Hild, 44, of Richmond, faces charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud and conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud.

Regulators say Dominion’s profits $277 million too high

The State Corporation Commission said in a report that Dominion Energy's planned capital investments over the next five years could increase residential customers' bill by 26 percent.

  'Everything was torn to pieces’: Bottoms Up pizza a literal mark of Gaston recovery

Many storefronts weren’t able to recover, but Bottoms Up Pizza survived one of the biggest disasters the city has ever encountered.

  Tiny Textures Salon opens just for kids

For families searching for a hair salon just for children, Tiny Textures Salon in Chesterfield is hoping to offer a comfortable and safe environment.

  Deli restaurant in Northside jumps in on ‘chicken war’ while getting customers to vote

Local deli restaurant Nomad Deli is joining the war saying they have the best chicken sandwich in Richmond.

Sugar Shack apologizes after video shows employee spitting on donuts

Sugar Shack posted to its Facebook on Monday saying it was “horrified” and said the video was posted after the employee’s last shift at the store.

Target teams up with Disney to open shops

Target is hoping to bring the magic of characters like Mickey Mouse and Elsa to its own customers by creating permanent Disney shops at a cluster of stores starting this fall.

Dominion Energy offering free refrigerator recycling

Dominion says replacing old, inefficient refrigerators could lead to a yearly savings of up to $150.

  Hopewell City Council votes to burn down ‘Colonial Corner’ shopping center

Tuesday, Hopewell City Council voted unanimously to demolish the crumbling Colonial Corner shopping center as part of a controlled training exercise that will be conducted by the city fire department.

GRTC names new CEO

GRTC has named a new CEO after a year-long search.

  Non-profit in Ashland offers therapeutic horseback riding for cancer patients, survivors

In Ashland, there’s a new type of “therapy” being used to help cancer patients and survivors, and no medication or chemo is involved.

  Glen Allen dentist writes book to help ease children’s fears

Getting anyone excited for the dentist can be a difficult task but for a child it can be their worst fear.

  Free Store for VCU students, faculty to open in August

At the start of the fall semester, VCU is opening the Free Store. which will allow members of the VCU community to donate or take home free stuff.

Peebles locations in Richmond area to become Gordmans stores

Peebles locations in the Richmond area are set to be converted to Gordmans stores in early 2020.

Topgolf Richmond to hire more than 400 people

The event will feature group activities, panel interviews, one-on-one and conversations with leadership.

Virginia ABC has record-breaking year with $1 billion in revenue

The record-breaking revenue was up more than $71 million from the previous year in fiscal year 2019.

  Horse racing officially returns to Colonial Downs

“The anticipation had been building, and people can’t wait."

Duck Donuts closes Willow Lawn location

The company announced the closing Monday on its Facebook page.

Regulators partially deny Dominion request for bill hike

Regulators rejected Dominion Energy's request to make its customers pay for long-term upgrades at power plants the company knew had a short working life.

Wegmans wheels in new shopping carts for families with special needs

The Firefly GoTo Shopping cart is made for children ages 2 – 8 (or up to 77 pounds) who need extra upper-body and head support.

Live horse racing returning to Virginia after 5-year absence

Live horse racing is returning to Virginia after a 5-year absence

Asking for cash back at checkout? Kroger now charging a fee

Customers will not be able to withdraw more than $300 at checkout.

  Slot-like gaming machines generate legal debate in Va.

Despite how they look, the company that owns the machine emphasizes that they are not games of chance.

  Armed Forces to employers: Hire a veteran

“I remember what it was like when my father got out of the military. That was difficult for him getting a job initially. For me, had a little bit of anxiety as far as getting back into the real workplace."

Target unveils wheelchair-friendly costumes for kids

According to Target’s website, the full princess carriage and pirate ship collection are set to be released on Aug. 22.

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in Texas and the other in New Jersey.