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  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.

Peebles locations in Richmond area to become Gordmans stores

Topgolf Richmond to hire more than 400 people

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

  Horse racing officially returns to Colonial Downs

Duck Donuts closes Willow Lawn location

Regulators partially deny Dominion request for bill hike

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Wegmans wheels in new shopping carts for families with special needs

Live horse racing returning to Virginia after 5-year absence

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

  Slot-like gaming machines generate legal debate in Va.

  Armed Forces to employers: Hire a veteran

Target unveils wheelchair-friendly costumes for kids

  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.

Va. potato prices increase as much as 120%

If 2019 is anything like 2018, just under half of the state’s potatoes will go toward “chipstock,” in a continuation of Virginians’ long love affair with the potato chip.

Kohl’s hiring at Richmond area stores

Major retailer Kohl’s announced it will be hiring early seasonal positions across the country, including three locations around the Richmond area.

Amazon bringing new facility, dozens of new jobs to Richmond

The new project will add 150 jobs to Amazon’s existing workforce of more than 10,000 full-time employees in Virginia.

  Petersburg non-profit helps residents beat heatwave

Rosie’s celebrating grand opening with free concerts, giveaways

IKEA to close Danville plant, putting 300 people out of work

  Inflatable ninja obstacle course opens in Short Pump

Virginia named top state for business

Loving’s Produce closes after more than 70 years in Richmond

  Amazon shoppers can now return orders at Kohl’s

Koh'ls says that customers can bring in the items with no box or a shipping label, all for free.

Free Slurpee on 7-11 day at 7-Eleven

7-Eleven stores across the country are celebrating it’s 92nd birthday by offering anyone a free small Slurpee on July 11th.

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar at Willow Lawn closes

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar at Willow Lawn closes.

  Soul Taco ranked best Taco spot in Virginia

Soul Taco is the newly ranked number 1 taco restaurant in Virginia by msn.com.

  Rosie’s Gaming Emporium Richmond location opens

Soon, Richmonders won’t have to head to New Kent County to get their casino fix.

  Bar owners hope ‘happy hour law’ will attract new customers

Under the new law, business owners have more freedoms when it comes to advertising happy hour, including promoting its pricing.

  Bridal shop owner praises community for helping her cover medical expenses

A Church Hill woman fighting an auto-immune disease is overwhelmed with joy after the community stepped in to help cover her medical bills.

  Virginia’s first 30-foot multi-level go-kart track is now open

Fun Land opened the state’s first multi-level go-kart track.

Regulators warn of higher Dominion rates

The State Corporation Commission gave final approval to Dominion Energy's roadmap for future capital investments

  Non-profit serving children with autism searches for new home

With Ukrop's plans for a food hall at the Bon Air Baptist Church's Village Campus, that means the Richmond Autism Integration Network (R.A.I.N.) will have to find a new home.

JCPenney hiring 485 employees throughout Virginia

JCPenney is hiring for seasonal associate positions throughout the state of Va.

Walmart to accept SNAP payment for grocery pick-up

To pay with SNAP benefits or EBT card, customers choose that option during checkout while making orders online.

  Ukrop’s food fans get ready: West End food hall being planned

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."

Virginia ABC stores offering 20% discount on select products

Customers and restaurants “will be limited to purchases of three bottles per product per day.”

Richmond named a top 10 city for lawyers

The city of Richmond has 16% more jobs for lawyers compared to the national average, according to a recent study.

Walmart near VCU closing July 12

The store located at 912 Grace Street near the VCU campus opened April 29, 2015.

  Richmond-based app helps parents raise children with autism

There’s now an app that allows you to better understand your child with Autism. The App “Answers now” allows parents to talk with a live certified clinician regarding their child’s needs.

  New app claims to be ‘Uber’ of lawn care

You list your home, and lawn care professionals offer to work on your property. You pick the winning company and the price.

  Kroger to begin selling CBD products in 17 states including Kentucky, Indiana

The Kroger Co. is joining the growing list of retailers selling CBD products.

  Feed More looks to feed hundreds of children, teens this summer free of charge

Starting June 17, Feed More’s annual Summer Food Service Program will once again be providing free breakfast and lunch meals to thousands of children and teens, 18 and under, this summer across the greater Richmond area.

Richmond restaurant announces closure

The restaurant is located in the 400 block of East Grace Street.

Credit union to swap some $20 bills for $50 bills

The exchange will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 13. You do not need to be a member of Henrico FCU to win.

Kroger recalls frozen berries that might have hepatitis A

There have been no reported illnesses.

  Richmond’s first all vegan Mexican-style restaurant opens

The Richmond area has a new option to add its restaurant list called, Plant Baz. It’s a Mexican restaurant that’s all vegan.

Analysts: Gas prices could fall below $2-per-gallon this summer

We may be in for some good news at the gas pump over the summer, analysts with GasBuddy say.

  Watching Your Wallet: Make the most of your summer vacation

A frequent traveler and financial expert give their tips for saving money when booking flights and hotels.

Virginia universities team up for craft beer certificate

Classes will begin Nov. 12 at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center and partnering breweries.

  Nuns making Gouda cheese in Monastery barn in Crozet

Thirteen sisters from “Our Lady of the Angels Monastery,” in Crozet are making cheese sent from heaven.

Virginia state regulators seek public input on new area code

Virginia state regulators are seeking public comments on a new area code in the southeastern part of the state as the 757 code runs out of new numbers.

  Rage room allows you to smash things to de-stress

Rage RVA is allowing you to take a swing at life by breaking plates, glasses, and smashing cars.

  Richmond veteran partners with Amazon to start delivery company

Quinton Burgess he traded the business of war to start his very own business, Allegiance Logistics LLC, a delivery service that ferries packaged around Richmond and the surrounding area.

Virginia for wine lovers? Carytown Kroger tops chain’s wine sales

Four of the top 10 Mid-Atlantic Kroger stores for wine sales are in the Richmond area.

Mayor Stoney jumps behind drive-thru to promote McDonald’s hiring event

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney stopped by a southside McDonald's and took a turn behind the drive-thru Wednesday to help promote the food chain’s summer hiring event.

  Richmond woman honors father by starting food truck

The owner of the Pulp Fiction food truck is planning to open a coffee shop in June.

Governor Northam announces 80 new jobs coming to Chesterfield

Virginia competed with Austin, Salt Lake City, and New York City - where Petal is headquartered - for the project.

  How long until consumers feel effects of tariffs on China?

Financial expert says you don't have to tighten your budget just yet.

  Businesses hit by lawsuits over online accessibility for the blind

Over the last two years, businesses in Virginia and across the country have been slapped with a sea of lawsuits.

Amazon offers tours of Chester fulfillment center

Amazon is opening the doors to its Chester fulfillment center to the public.

Virginia ‘very closely’ following legal debate that could threaten interstate lottery games

A new interpretation of a federal law by the U.S. Department of Justice could mean some nationwide games offered by the Virginia Lottery would have to stop, cutting off about 15 percent of the agency’s annual sales.

Mission BBQ offering free sandwiches to veterans, active duty military

Each day will commemorate a different branch of the military on May 13-18.

  Subway closes more than 1,000 stores

Subway confirms it closed 1,000 U.S. stores last year, but the number is probably even higher.

Applebee’s Dollaritas are back for the month of May

Participating Applebee’s will serve margaritas in a 10-ounce mug daily.

  Sandston staple to close after more than 50 years in business

Pope’s Bait & Tackle will close Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m.

  The cheat sheet on how to not get your personalized DMV license plate rejected

Last year, the DMV rejected more than 1,300 personalized license plates.

Amazon brings ‘in-car delivery’ to Richmond

Starting Tuesday, April 30, Amazon Prime members in Richmond who own eligible Ford or Lincoln vehicles can use Key by Amazon in-car delivery to have packages delivered right to their car.

Could hemp join tobacco as big cash crop in Virginia?

At first glance, it looks like a stoner’s paradise: acres of plants that resemble marijuana. But this crop is hemp, a relative of cannabis that has commercial uses ranging from textiles and animal feed to health products.

  New grocery store opens in Church Hill

The Market at 25th, which is in a 25,000-square-foot building, features more than 70 local vendors.

Northam touts massive capital investment since taking office

Gov. Ralph Northam is taking a victory lap after Virginia landed significantly more new planned job and capital investment in his first 16 months in office than his last four predecessors

Delivery by drone coming to Virginia

The Federal Aviation Administration has given the green light to drone delivery company to start delivering packages in Blacksburg

  Rosies’s New Kent officially opens at Colonial Downs Racetrack

Over 500 people waited in anticipation outside before doors actually opened.

Regency Square files for rezoning to add residential component

Regency Square has submitted an application to Henrico County to have the land rezoned as an Urban Mixed-Use parcel.

  Kohl’s to begin accepting Amazon returns in all stores starting this summer

Beginning in July of 2019, Kohl’s will begin accepting unpackaged returns from Amazon customers at no additional cost.

  Rosie’s officially opening Tuesday at Colonial Downs

Get ready to place your bets, as horse racing is one step closer to returning to Virginia.

Kohl’s starts ‘Military Monday’ discount

Members of the military and their families can enjoy a 15% discount at their local Kohl’s department store

Zaxby’s set to open in Mechanicsville on May 6

The location will serve 55 guests and feature a farm-house style interior design with brick walls and rustic lamps.

Grab free coffee at Wawa on April 11

It’s “WawaDay” - #WawaDay for those of you celebrating on social media - and you can grab any size coffee at no cost throughout the day.

AARP Virginia issues scam alert ahead of Tax Day

AARP Virginia issues scam alert ahead of Tax Day.

Lidl sells special peanut butter in support of Autism Awareness Month

Lidl is launching a limited-edition peanut butter to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.