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Walmart near VCU closing July 12

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

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

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

Richmond restaurant announces closure

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

Kroger recalls frozen berries that might have hepatitis A

  Richmond’s first all vegan Mexican-style restaurant opens

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

  Watching Your Wallet: Make the most of your summer vacation

Virginia universities team up for craft beer certificate

  Nuns making Gouda cheese in Monastery barn in Crozet

Virginia state regulators seek public input on new area code

  Rage room allows you to smash things to de-stress

  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

  How long until consumers feel effects of tariffs on China?

  Businesses hit by lawsuits over online accessibility for the blind

Amazon offers tours of Chester fulfillment center

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

Mission BBQ offering free sandwiches to veterans, active duty military

  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.

Need a job? Attend the Greater Richmond Community Job Fair

If you or someone you know is looking for work, several employers will be at a job fair Wednesday in Richmond.

Norfolk IKEA location opens Wednesday

This is Virginia's second IKEA store.

Study: State parks pumped $267 million into economy in 2018

A study by Virginia Tech has found that state parks in Virginia contributed about $267 million to the economy in 2018.

Blue Bell brings back ice cream sandwiches

"Ice Cream Sandwiches are creamy vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two delicious chocolate wafers," the company said.

John Tyler Community College to hold 3 career fairs in April

The career fairs are open to the college’s students, alumni and the community.

Target increasing minimum wage for all employees to $15 by end of 2020

Target announced on Thursday plans to increase the hourly minimum wage for all current and new employees.

  Newspaper in Richmond dedicated to providing only good news

Northside Vibes is the only newspaper in Richmond that’s dedicated to providing you good news, only.

Virginia farmers see hemp grown for CBD as major cash crop

The state’s new law matches language in the 2018 federal farm bill and allows anyone to grow the crop and extract whatever they want from it.

Allianz hosting job fair, hiring 45 people

Openings include daytime and evening shifts for customer service positions.

  Sheriff’s deputy has sweet side business - cupcakes

A Sussex County woman is fighting crime by day and baking up a storm at night.

  New aquatic center to replace Macy’s at Regency Square

The proposed swimming facility at Regency Square will have three pools; two 25 meter pools that can be used for warm up and cool down, and one 50 meter lap pool.

Conservative southwest Virginia city turns to marijuana, casinos for jobs

While opposition is vocal, walking around downtown, you’re just as likely to run into supporters.

  Blue Bell ice cream returns to Richmond

The frozen treat is available at many Kroger, Publix, Walmart and Walgreens stores.

  Shaquille O’Neal named new Papa John’s spokesman

The pizza giant issued a statement Friday morning announcing that the four-time NBA champion will join the company’s board of directors, invest in nine stores in the Atlanta area and “be an ambassador for the Papa John’s brand.”

Kings Dominion holding job fair March 30

The park has several positions it is looking to fill in different departments like the food and beverage team, merchandise, rides, games and more.

Sheetz hiring +500 employees across Virginia

Sheetz announced Thursday morning that it will hire more than 500 employees across Virginia.

  Abandoned dog left at Lidl in Chesterfield finds a new home

The German Shepherd named Kona that was abandoned in a cart at Lidl and left to die, is getting a new forever home.

Dairy Queen offering free ice cream cone to celebrate first day of spring

Dairy Queen is offering customers one free small vanilla soft-serve cone on Wednesday to celebrate the first official day of spring.

Virginia county approves Amazon incentives despite protests

Protesters repeatedly shouted “shame” as a northern Virginia county board unanimously approved a $23 million incentives package for Amazon to build a new headquarters there.

  ‘Shamrock the Block’ boosts local businesses

“Richmond has so many festivals to get involved with, and it’s a fun to way to meet other area vendors and businesses," one small business owner said.

Fort Eustis holding job fair for all military branches

About 50 employers will participate in the job fair, including Dominion Energy, Riverside Health System, US. Secret Service and FEMA.

Spotify offers free Hulu with Premium subscription

Spotify says that Hulu with commercials will be free as part of its Premium plan at $9.99 a month.

Verizon: Service being restored after ‘tons of customers’ impacted by outage

Verizon Wireless confirmed in tweets to several customers on Tuesday morning that an outage impacted texts.

Virginia’s unemployment rate steady at 2.8 percent

According to the governor’s office, Virginia has the sixth lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the country.

Genworth Financial to layoff dozens of employees

Henrico County-based Genworth is temporarily suspending the sales of individual long-term care insurance and income Assurance Annuity products through brokerage general agencies.

Virginia newsprint manufacturing mill ceases production

A Virginia newsprint manufacturing mill is ending production less than a year after it reopened.

UVA to increase base wage to at least $15 an hour for many employees

The new wage will go into effect for all full-time, benefits-eligible employees on Jan. 1, 2020.

  Chef MaMusu excited for Richmond Black Restaurant Experience

For Chef MaMusu Africanne on Main, this is their third year participating in the Richmond Black Restaurant Experience.

Marshalls to roll out an online shopping site soon

Marshalls will reportedly join the e-commerce wave pretty soon, according to reports.

How a major distiller slipped liquor look-a-likes into Virginia convenience stores

A Richmond store was just among the first to begin carrying a new line of products that look and taste like liquor but are made from (and technically qualify as) wine.

  Downtown Hopewell set to become a ‘mini Carytown’

You’ll spot several shops in downtown Hopewell, and owners say they’re flourishing.

Chesterfield Walmart location to close

Walmart will be closing a Chesterfield location along Iron Bridge Road.

  Credit union created by black educators celebrates its community legacy

Historic Federal Credit Union still standing strong being the last black credit union in Richmond.

  New happy hour regulations signed into law

Businesses will be granted more freedom in advertising drink specials.

  Over 900 Richmond art students recognized as Scholastic Art & Writing award winners

Over 900 Richmond art students recognized as Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners

Richmond police see increase in counterfeit bills circulating

Three counterfeit bills were recently used at a business on West Broad Street.

Navy Federal Credit Union say account info now available online

The credit union says they are working to fix the issue and will provide updates when they are available.

Texas Roadhouse raising menu prices

The restaurant said the increase is necessary because of higher labor costs and rising food costs.

Richmond developer who stole millions to be released in 2020

Justin French was sentenced to 16 years in 2011 for scamming federal and state programs to rehab properties.

  Amazon ditches New York headquarters

The online retailer faced fierce opposition from some New York politicians who were unhappy with the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives Amazon was promised.