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  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.

Ben & Jerry’s creates new ice cream flavor

Pamunkey Tribe announces plans for resort, casino in Richmond

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

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

Restaurant in Scott’s Addition closing at end of month

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

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John Tyler Community College to hold job, internship fair

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

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

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

  $2 million pet spa coming to Chesterfield

  ’Ready for the next chapter’: Comfort restaurant announces it’s closing

New Whole Foods Market opening at end of January in Richmond

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

  Sensitive documents from Outback Steakhouse found in public dumpster

Paperwork contained names, social security numbers, addresses, among other information.

Waffle House holding hiring event for multiple positions

Waffle House will be hosting a hiring event for multiple positions in Petersburg in February.

New Dollar General opens in Mechanicsville; grand opening set for Saturday

The new Dollar General in Mechanicsville is now open and a grand opening ceremony is set for Saturday.

Richmond Gas Works customers to see lower monthly bill

  Major leadership changes at Byrd Theatre; More could be on the way

Hotel operator buys The Times-Dispatch building in Richmond

  ’New Year, New Me’: YMCA of Greater Richmond prepares for increase of members with New Year resolutions

Amazon buys 87 acres of land in southeastern Virginia

Northam renews 15 ‘enterprise’ zones to boost development

  Multi-Platinum music producer opens recording studio in Richmond

New recording studio ‘Defiant Studios’ is looking to turn people’s audio dreams into reality. It’s founded by Richmond-native and Multi-Platinum Producer Yung Lan.

Classes to be offered to help beginner farmers in Virginia

The hands-on program uses a curriculum designed by staff at Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Dominion Energy unveils new app

Dominion Energy has a new app to help customers report outages.

Colonial Downs raising minimum wage to $15

The announcement impacts workers at all Richmond, Hampton, Vinton, New Kent and all future locations.

  Batesville Market for sale for $1

Batesville Market owner Alex Struminger is willing to part with the beloved store for a pretty sweet deal.

New Wegmans distribution center in Hanover to create 700 jobs

Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina for the project, which will create 700 new jobs.

Texas Roadhouse opens, bringing 180 jobs to Richmond

Texas Roadhouse will open its fourth Richmond-area location on Hull Street in Midlothian.

Chipotle offers workers paid sick leave, but you likely won’t get away with faking it

Chipotle is taking steps to ensure a healthier workforce, but you won't be able to get away with faking sick.

Consultant to review downtown Richmond redevelopment plan

Richmond’s city council has chosen a consulting firm to review a major downtown redevelopment initiative

  Couple opts out of ‘traditional marriage’ and is getting married in tiny church during Christmas Parade

We all know weddings can be expensive, from the dress to the ceremony to the reception, but Donald McWilliams Jr. and Roberta Jennings are choosing a unique way to tie the knot and not break the bank.

Krispy Kreme releases trio of holiday doughnuts

The holiday doughnuts include a Santa Belly, Reindeer and Present.

Holiday flavors return to Duck Donuts

Holiday flavors are returning to Duck Donuts for a limited time this December.

Virginia city seeks proposals for potential casino project

The city of Danville, Virginia, has put out a request for proposals from operators interested in bringing a casino to the city

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

If you have a dog, you probably know that training them can be a chore.For some owners, it’s a lot worse than that, but that’s where Henrico dog trainer Kasey Herrera from 2SpeakDog comes in. She speaks the language of man's best friend and can work miracles.

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

Chances are pie is on the menu for your Thanksgiving dinner, and it may even be a family recipe handed down through the years.

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

Most of the 145 A.C. Moore stores will be closed, while others will be rebranded into Michael’s craft stores.

  New report is latest step towards legalizing casinos in Virginia

Research project casinos to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

Artisanal Brewing Ventures acquires Bold Rock Cidery

Bold Rock Cidery will have new owners by the end of the year. The place and jobs should all stay in Nelson County.

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

The award allows the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority the ability to reward 60 vouchers to those who qualify.

Dominion Energy launches new app to report outages

The new app’s features will allow customers to report a power outage or electrical issue.

  'Hamilton’ actors visit Henrico High School

Students at the Henrico High School Center for the Arts we're in for the treat of a lifetime as cast members from "Hamilton"meet with students and even show them a dance sequence form the hit play.

  VCU hosts 1st ever ‘Richmond Indie Comic Expo’

Almost 1,000 people reportedly attended the expo throughout the day.

  Philip Morris launching cigarette alternative in Richmond

Philip Morris USA launches 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

McDonald’s is rolling out its first new seasonal McFlurry in seven years.

Nonstop flight from Richmond to Florida announced

Allegiant announced today that service from Richmond to Punta Gorda, Florida will start in early 2020.

Virginia peanut company set to expand

A peanut company in southside Virginia is expanding operations

Virginia gets 18 requests for new mine reclamation program

Virginia has received 18 requests for funding under a new pilot program that will dole out millions of dollars to reclaim abandoned coal mines

Sears to close its last store in Richmond area

The last Sears store in the Richmond area will close in early 2020.

Kroger offering free grocery pickup through the holidays

The deal only applies to orders over $35.

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.