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Richmond-area restaurants & bars temporarily offering pick up, delivery and curbside service

Mayor Levar Stoney is working with city restaurants to use curbside services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Kroger has 1,500 job openings

  Macy’s to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers amid coronavirus outbreak

  COVID-19 restrictions limit Virginia State Parks to day-use

Kroger Mid-Atlantic gives update on COVID-19 response

Local realtors opt for virtual tours amidst impacts from COVID-19

Jobless claims spike in Virginia after coronavirus outbreak; here’s who is currently hiring

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Crocs sending free pair of shoes to healthcare workers

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

PepsiCo Beverages seeking to hire temporary staff

  Henrico County offers COVID-19 support to local restaurants

AG Herring warns retailers to monitor price gouging on online marketplaces

  Rideshares report drop in riders, rise in food deliveries

Starbucks giving free coffee to all first responders and frontline workers until May 3

Starbucks is also paying their employees 30 days of catastrophe pay.

Henrico Board of Supervisors approves freeze on tax penalties, interest

Starting now through August, businesses in Henrico cannot be charged with any penalties on meals and hotel tax payments.

As groceries fly off shelves, farmers worry about next season’s crop

With the planting season fast approaching, Virginia farmers, still smarting from the bruising effects of the U.S.-China trade war, are facing an extra dose of uncertainty.

  People rush to get last-minute haircuts before mandated closing

The buzzing hum of hair clippers was non-stop on Tuesday inside Brovado Barbershop in Midlothian, as it is a fully-stacked day for staff.

Sheetz suspending self-service coffee, fountain soda stations

  'It’s going to be devastating’: Barbershop prepares to close for 30 days due to state order

Virginia poised to legalize casinos at unlucky time

Dollar General will hire 50,000 new employees

Shoppers stock up on distilled spirits amid fears Virginia ABC stores might close

  Northam warns penalties to businesses breaking COVID-19 mandates

  Chesterfield telehealth company at forefront of coronavirus battle as Trump expands virtual medicine

The measure allows Medicare to cover many more older patients who engage in virtual visits with doctors, from their home. The move comes at a time when telemedicine could be more urgent than ever before.

Gov. Northam directs State Police to suspend citing for expired inspections

Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency on March 12 as the coronavirus continued to spread throughout the commonwealth.

  Richmond plant closes amid coronavirus, other workers wait to see if their employers will too

Since the Coronavirus pandemic began, numerous NBC12 viewers have called into the newsroom, concerned that their companies have not taken any action to keep them distant from other employees.

  Census bureau suspends field operations to slow COVID-19

After a week of data collection operations amidst the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus strain the U.S. Census Bureau announced Wednesday that it will be suspending it’s field operations for two weeks until April 1, 2020 in an effort to slow the spread of the illness which has killed thousands.

  TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and Kohl’s stores closing for two weeks

TJ Maxx and HomeGoods will be closing their stores for two weeks, CEO and President Ernie Herrman announced on Thursday.

  Customer leaves generous tip as coronavirus impacts businesses

Sunday afternoon, bartender Chelsea Keyton was reward by an anonymous customer with a generous tip of $100 on an $18 tab.

Stoney working with restaurants to help them stay profitable

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney is working with city restaurant owners to help keep business going during the coronavirus pandemic.

Stony Point Fashion Park will remain open, reduces hours

Stony Point Fashion Park will remain open and has reduced hours amid the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Bath & Body Works temporarily closes stores

Bath & Body Works will be temporarily closing its stores in the U.S. and Canada due to the coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak.

Dollar General encouraging stores to dedicate first hour of business to seniors

A major discount retailer is adjusting its operating hours while also encouraging allowing special time periods for shopping for customers who are at particular risk from the novel coronavirus.

  Long lines, empty shelves as people flock to stores amid coronavirus threat

Many people raced to stores to stock up on everything from sanitizer, water and even toilet paper. Many want to be prepared for the possibility of being quarantined at home.

Drop in cargo at Port of Virginia partly due to coronavirus

The Port of Virginia saw a drop in cargo last month that officials say is due in part to the coronavirus and its effects on the shipping industry.

New Panda Express in Chester donating to Thomas Dale High School

Panda Express is opening its newest location in Chester, Mar. 13, with a ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 11a.m. with the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce.

Get $1k to watch Irish movies and eat Lucky Charms

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this March 17, Zippia, wants to pay someone $1k to watch Irish movies all day long.

Gov. Northam announced Amazon will launch two new facilities, creating 1,500 jobs

Governor Ralph Northam has announced that Amazon will be launching two new facilities that will create 1,500 jobs.

  Virginia boy and Sheetz superfan gifted free slushies for his childhood

Sheetz surprised a young superfan with a gift that any child would dream of - free slushies for his childhood!

  Restaurants taking precautions amid coronavirus concerns

As concerns of coronavirus grow, restaurants are taking extra precautions to help put diners at ease.

Mayor’s Youth Academy seeking businesses to hire youth

The City of Richmond Mayor’s Youth Academy (MYA) is recruiting employers in Richmond who can hire youth for a six-week summer work experience as part of the Summer Employment Program.

Genworth employees work from home as company tests Coronavirus response plans

They will continue to respond to requests and phone calls.

  4th Annual Black Restaurant Experience in full swing

Richmond’s Black restaurant experience is now in full swing!The week of March 1st-8th is dedicated to supporting the city’s black-owned restaurants in the growing culinary scene.

Kroger limits number of sanitization, cold and flu products for online orders

Kroger has limited the number of sanitization and cold and flu products that can be ordered online as coronavirus fears continue to grow.

Virginia Employment Commission sponsoring hiring event

The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) will be sponsoring a career hiring event.

  Are your investments safe after worst week on Wall Street? Financial experts say yes

It’s been a rough week on Wall Street after a 357 point drop on Friday, which came after a nearly 1,200 point drop on Thursday.

Home security company creating nearly 600 jobs in Henrico County

A home security company will establish a new customer support operation in Henrico County, creating 572 new jobs.

  Richmond director looks to create short film on battling veteran depression

A Richmond film director is asking for your help as he’s putting together a 20 min short film centered around depression.

Quirk Hotel unveils custom mural rooms painted by Richmond artists

The Quirk Hotel unveiled eight new rooms featuring murals painted by local Richmond artists from its project “Quirk Make Space Rooms”.

Petersburg hosting job fair

The job fair will take place on Feb. 29 at the Petersburg Area Transit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gordmans’ donating $1,000 to local schools

The Grand Opening Brand Bash Celebrations of Gordmans’ newest stores will take place on March 17 at 9 a.m.

Kroger donates $10K to school food pantries in Richmond area

Kroger donated $10,000 to support school food pantries across the Richmond area.

Coal units to be retired in King George, Chesterfield, as pressure to transition from fossil fuels grows

On Feb. 20, Dominion Energy notified PJM, the regional electric grid operator from which Virginia gets its energy, that it plans to deactivate its two remaining coal units at the Chesterfield Power Station, once the largest fossil-fuel-fired power plant in Virginia.

Henrico leaders approve short-terms rentals, like Airbnb, to operate across county

Henrico leaders have approved a change in the ordinance to allow short-term rentals, like Airbnb, to operate across the county, with certain restrictions.

Panda Express hosting hiring event for Richmond area jobs

Panda Express is hosting a hiring event in the Greater Richmond area on Saturday, Feb. 29.

  Thinking big, building small: Henrico man builds tiny house to help ease house buyers wallet

The tiny living trend that has been gaining popularity over the last few years, and now the tiny house movement is making its way to Henrico.

  Hundreds turnout to Wegman’s Distribution Center meeting in Hanover

A huge turnout is expected at a meeting in Hanover over concerns about a proposed Wegman’s Distribution Center.

New Amazon fulfillment center to bring 150 new jobs to Central Virginia

Governor Northam announced Wednesday that Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in Prince George County, that will bring 150 new jobs to the area.

Kings Dominion hiring 4,000 positions for upcoming season

Kings Dominion is looking to fill 4,000 positions ahead of the park’s 45th season.

Gelati Celesti opening new location in Chesterfield

This will be the Richmond-based and family-owned craft ice cream maker’s seventh location, and the sixth Richmond-based location.

Duluth Trading Co. to open store in Short Pump

The Henrico location will be the second Virginia-based store, and the brand’s 62nd retail location nationwide.

Kroger adding plant-based meats, 50 additional plant based foods to stores in 2020

Kroger Mid-Atlantic will bring plant-based meats and 50 additional plant-based foods to stores in 2020.

Celebrate hourly workers by nominating them to win $1,000

The goHappy company new campaign is looking to highlight workers that go above and beyond and award them with $1,000.

New tourism campaign highlights Black culture in RVA

As Richmond continues to grow so does it’s tourism, which is why a new tourism campaign hopes to highlight the region’s Black culture in art, entertainment, food and history.

Northam announces new manufacturing company coming to Henrico

Governor Ralph Northam announced on Monday that a new high-tech manufacturing company is coming to Henrico County and creating new jobs.

  New Whole Foods Market in Richmond opens Thursday

The new Whole Foods Market in Richmond is set to open its doors at the end of January.

A study said Virginia shouldn’t award casino licenses without competition. Do lawmakers agree?

The big gambling report Virginia lawmakers asked for to help them figure out how to start a casino industry didn’t say exactly what the General Assembly should do.

  Recyclable plastic grocery bags made in Richmond facility

Many of the plastic bags you’re offered are made right here in Richmond by a company called Novolex, based in Henrico.

  Ralliers create big business for some downtown vendors

One shop says it was possibly the busiest they've ever been.

Gordmans now hiring at 17 Virginia stores opening in March

Gordmans is now hiring at 17 different new store locations across Virginia.

Ben & Jerry’s creates new ice cream flavor

Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream has created a new flavor, with a familiar name.

Pamunkey Tribe announces plans for resort, casino in Richmond

The Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced plans for a new $350 million resort and casino in Richmond.

  Businesses in downtown Richmond have mixed thoughts on whether to remain open Monday

The high alert and early planning for a planned protest at the Capitol Building finds downtown businesses scrambling to make a decision on whether they will keep their doors open on Monday.

  New exhibit at the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia explores the lives of the enslaved community at Monticello

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is getting ready to release its newest exhibit, Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello that explores the lives of slaves who lived and worked at Monticello.

Restaurant in Scott’s Addition closing at end of month

A restaurant in Scott’s Addition is closing its door.

  Richmond artist teams up with Richmond Animal League to help raise funds

The Richmond Animal League has officially launched their year long partnership between Richmond artist Jacob Daley of Daley Dots to help raise proceeds for the animals in the shelter.

John Tyler Community College to hold job, internship fair

John Tyler Community College is holding a job fair for part-time and internship opportunities.

  Soul Taco being featured on Food Network’s ’Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

Soul Taco in Jackson Ward will be featured on Food Network's episode of 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'.

113 employees laid off at ABB Inc. manufacturing in South Boston

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce confirms 113 employees at ABB Inc. in South Boston have been laid off.

Richmond tourism, restaurant scene gets national rankings by New York Times, Yelp

Richmond just landed a #39 spot on the New York Times list of top places to travel in 2020.

  $2 million pet spa coming to Chesterfield

If you love to pamper your pet, good news a new $2 million pet spa and daycare called Pet Paradise is coming to the Chesterfield area near Chesterfield town center.