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Holiday flavors return to Duck Donuts

Virginia city seeks proposals for potential casino project

  Henrico dog trainer speaks the language of man’s best friend

  Henrico woman starts pie business with sixth-generation sweet potato pie recipe

A.C. Moore to close most of its 145 stores

  New report is latest step towards legalizing casinos in Virginia

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Artisanal Brewing Ventures acquires Bold Rock Cidery

RRHA awarded $500k to help non-elderly residents with disabilities

Dominion Energy launches new app to report outages

  'Hamilton’ actors visit Henrico High School

  VCU hosts 1st ever ‘Richmond Indie Comic Expo’

  Philip Morris launching cigarette alternative in Richmond

Richmond officials set to kick off town halls on Navy Hill project

Mayor Levar Stoney and other officials will be available for questions about the Navy Hill proposal on Thursday night.

Wawa celebrates new Henrico store with free coffee for 4 days

The store at 9100 Three Chopt Road opens Nov. 14.

Facebook says it removed 3.2B fake accounts in 6 months

Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six months.

Costco says $75 coupons are a scam

If you’re on Facebook a lot, chances are you’ve seen Costco coupons circulating this week.

McDonald’s adds snickerdoodle McFlurry to menu for the holidays

Nonstop flight from Richmond to Florida announced

Virginia peanut company set to expand

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

Take advantage of these deals!

  New entertainment venue opening in Scott’s Addition

Once a bustling industrial area, Scott's Addition is now one of Richmond's fastest growing neighborhoods and now there’s another new option called Slingshot Social Game Club.

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

Washington Nationals fans are still flying high after their historic win against the Astros.

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

The University of Virginia announced on Thursday that it's raising the minimum wage for most of its contractors.

Virginia ABC to offer holiday discounts

If you are having a holiday party, you might want to stock up on some discounted spirits.

Northam announces 63 new jobs coming to Chesterfield with manufacturing plant

The 100-acre site will be located in the Meadowville Technology Park.

3,000 workers temporarily laid off amid Mack Truck strike

A Volvo plant in Virginia has temporarily laid off about 3,000 workers because of work stoppage by United Auto Workers' union members

Two Va. communities explore gambling ventures

The off-track facilities — which feature historical horse racing games that strongly resemble traditional slot machines — operate under the brand Rosie’s Gaming Emporium.

  ‘Ink Master’ artist opening tattoo shop in Midlothian

Christian Buckingham, a world-renowned tattoo artist who’s been featured on several seasons of Paramount’s Ink Master is getting ready to open up shop in RVA, an area known for people who love ink.

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.