Lunenburg County receives $50,000 in donations

Container First Services helps the Lunenburg community by including free residential and school system disposal, annual property tax payments, and various county organizations.

The great debate! Turkey vs. ham on Thanksgiving Day

  VCU hosts 1st ever ‘Richmond Indie Comic Expo’

Everything you need to know about the Richmond Marathon.

  Richmond seniors, students create masterpieces through art program

’Alice In Wonderland’ show to benefit Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Field Day of the Past organizers look for new venue

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Get paid $1,000 to watch Hallmark Christmas movies

  20,000 people expected to participate in this year’s Richmond Marathon activities

2019 holiday happenings in Central Virginia

Richmond Schools launches new crossing guard program to keep students safe

Consignment store holding holiday sale at Regency Mall

Science Museum of Virginia will host 42nd Annual Model Railroad Show

Ceremony to celebrate historical marker at 1860s Richmond brewery

While a fire destroyed the main building of the James River Steam Brewery in 1891, its cellars survived.

  Indoor sports complex, convention center could replace Virginia Center Commons

Henrico County leaders believe the lack of an indoor facility could be costing it $33 million in unattainable revenue.

Virginia WWII veteran uses carpentry skills to make crosses for military members

A World War II veteran in Palmyra is using his gift of carpentry to make a difference for the men and women serving our country.

Cancer Connection: Two survivors find friendship through the American Cancer Society

Richard Turner and Carolyn Williams have been friends for more than a decade. In that time they’ve made a lot of memories.

Chesterfield school honors students’ families with ‘Bring a Veteran to School’ day

On This Veterans Day: ‘Blue and Gray’ reunion

  Army veteran bus driver surprised by neighborhood kids

Eastern Shore grocery is selling a $230 bottle of beer

  ‘It’s quite an honor’: 93-year-old veteran receives honorary high school diploma

  Salvation Army of Central VA kicks off Angel Tree, Red Kettle Campaigns

Virginia Lottery MobilePlay at New York Deli

New York Deli is Richmond’s oldest restaurant and has been open since 1929.

Elf on the Shelf Musical: Enter here to win a family 4-pack of tickets!

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  Hopewell fifth graders produce daily newscasts for school community

It takes a lot to put on a television news broadcast. We know that all too well here at NBC12. However, it is a lesson now being learned by a group of fifth graders in Hopewell.

VSP Med-Flight crew rescues elderly Richmond hiker lost on Appalachian Trail

A Virginia State Police Med-Flight crew rescued an elderly Richmond hiker, who was lost on the Appalachian Trail, on Oct. 23.

New pickleball courts open in Henrico

If you are a fan of pickleball, you’ll have to check out the new courts in Henrico.

Va. man bikes 200 miles to raise money for kidney disease

For 225 miles, Harrisonburg resident and nurse Manny Castro biked through the hills of Pennsylvania for the "Tour DaVita." The bike ride aimed to raise money for kidney care.

RACC waives fees for US service members

A military ID or DD214 is required.

Sports Backers launches Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k t-shirt design voting contest

The winning design will be revealed in early January 2020.

  Middle school student can draw world map from memory

Brooks Tunstall, who is in eighth grade at Oak Knoll, can draw a fairly accurate map of the world from memory in just 15 minutes.

  Retired firefighter searches for kidney match via donated billboard ad

Retired Lieutenant Grover Barnett is in need of a kidney after he was placed on the transplant list in September by Henrico Doctors.

Kings Dominion WinterFest returning for holiday season

Winterfest at Kings Dominion is returning for the holiday season once again!

GRTC offers free rides to veterans on Nov. 11

GRTC will offer free bus rides to veterans on Nov. 11.

  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.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens nominated ‘Best Botanical Garden’

You can vote once each day until polls close Monday, Dec. 2. A winner will be chosen on on Friday, Dec. 13.

Starbucks holiday cups returning - here’s how to get a free one

You know the holidays are quickly approaching when Starbucks releases their holiday drinks and red cups.

Louisa County participates in ‘Hunters for the Hungry’ program

Louisa County is part of a statewide program called ‘Hunters for the Hungry’. Organizers say it does double duty - cutting down on the area's deer population, while also helping out families who need food.

  11-year-old and 4-time cancer survivor gifted shopping spree

11 year old beat Leukemia four times over the past 9 years.

Several kids receiving treatment at UVA getting all-paid trip to Disney World

An 8-year-old Charlottesville girl is facing several challenges with her heart, but Monday she got a special surprise that will do her heart some good.

The holiday decoration all ‘Christmas Vacation’ fans have been waiting for

The decoration sells for $199.

Columbia Gas donates $60K to Va. food banks

Columbia Gas is donating $60,000 to eight Virginia food banks to help provide food for families across the state.

Richmond officer makes incredible transformation losing close to 200lbs

Officer Lyle from the 120th Basic Recruit Class made a health transformation that has been nothing short of incredible losing 176lbs.

Jazz Nativity set for return to Gayton Baptist Church

Jazz Nativity helps benefit Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit organization that helps hungry children around the world.

Veil Brewing Company donates more than $70,000 to children’s mental health

The Veil Brewing Company has donated more than $70,000 to ChildSavers, an organization that helps children’s mental health and early childhood development, over the last four years.

  Storms don’t stop trick-or-treaters from parading down Hanover Avenue

The storms were not enough to stop thousands of ghosts, superheroes and other characters from parading down Richmond’s Hanover Avenue on Halloween.

  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.

  Chesterfield family builds haunted house for community to enjoy

During Halloween if you want to see a good haunted house you usually have to drive to places like Kings Dominion or Busch Gardens, but this year a Chesterfield family on 2100 Deauville Rd. decided to create their own for the whole community.

$100,000 grant helping Virginia food banks accept more fresh foods

Dominion Energy gives a $100,000 grant to the Federation of Food Banks.

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.

  New after school dance program in Petersburg tackles self-confidence, mental health

Blu’s Dance Studio in Chesterfield is partnering with Cool Springs Elementary in Petersburg for a new after school dance program.

Patient First offering free X-ray of Halloween candy

Patient First is also handing out free safety blinkers for trick-or-treaters to wear while walking through their neighborhoods.

Kroger stores to host family-friendly Halloween event

The event, which includes a free Halloween bag and instruction card, is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Richmond to be featured on Food Network capital cities show

A show filmed in Richmond by celebrity chef Guy Fieri will air next month on the Food Network

The first Thanksgiving was actually in Virginia

We all know the story of the three-day fall harvest feast and celebration between the Plymouth Colony settlers and the Wampanoag Indians in November of 1621. While these facts remain true, the details surrounding this week-long celebration takes on a life of its own with every new generation.

Ick or treat? Love it or hate it, everything you need to know about candy corn

It’s a tiny piece of candy that stirs up huge debate and intense feelings of craving or vitriol. Of course, it all comes to a head in the beginning of fall. That’s because most candy corn is sold every year on Oct. 28. National Candy Corn Day is celebrated on Oct. 30.

Chesterfield recreation center to re-open after renovations

Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Performance of world-renowned Wurlitzer organ Friday night

The world-renowned Wurlitzer organ will be used during Friday night's performance of "The Phantom of the Opera" at the Byrd Theatre.

Thousand of ‘Pokémon’ enthusiasts expected to descend on Richmond

The championships are the weekend of Nov. 2-3 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

8th graders explore careers at Mission Tomorrow

Thousands of eighth-graders in Central Virginia explored possible future career opportunities at Mission Tomorrow on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24

Men walking across country to raise money for Va. Beach shooting victims almost home

Four men are in the home stretch of their walk across America to raise money for the survivors and the victims’ families of the Virginia Beach mass shooting.

  1,200 retired American flags donated to Virginia War Memorial

Woody and Nelson funeral home dropped off hundreds of donated American flags to the Virginia War Memorial for proper disposal Wednesday.

  ‘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.

Tickets set to go on sale for ‘Cats,’ ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Both shows are part of “Broadway in Richmond,” which includes “Hamilton” shows this fall.

  41 restaurants participating in Richmond Restaurant Week

Each restaurant offers a three course prix-fixe meal for $29.19 with $4.19 donated per meal to Feed More.

  Midlothian animal rescue cares for puppies thrown into dumpster

Sanctuary Rescue says this is the third separate litters of newborn puppies that were thrown in dumpsters and left to die

  Leaf collection program begins in Richmond

Richmond’s annual leaf collection program will begin on Oct. 1 and vacuum service begins on Nov. 1.

Henrico senior saves choking boy

A Henrico senior is being called a hero after saving a little boy who was choking.

  Students with special needs learn basics of baseball

The event had roughly 370 students in attendance.

  Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU hosts early Halloween party for patients

It was all smiles today at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU as families and patients we’re treated to an early Halloween party.

Redskins partner with Petersburg City Public Schools to raise money for schools

The Washington Redskins have partnered with Petersburg City Public Schools to raise money for classroom supplies.

  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.

  Battle Behind the Ball: Man shares his cancer story ahead of Cattle Baron’s Ball

Last year the event raised $920,000, this year the goal is $1 million. But it’s the personal stories of survival that really highlights the importance of cancer research.

Richmond Police Mounted Unit places in national competition

Over the weekend, the Richmond Police Mounted Unit competed in the North American Police Equestrian Competition in Maryland.

Va. police officers surprise 9-year-old boy at birthday party

When the police show up at a birthday party, it's not usually the best sign. But for one 9-year old boy living in Scottsville, the boys in blue gave him a surprise he sure won't forget anytime soon.

  Richmond SPCA welcome 4 dogs from Bahamas

The dogs will be up for adoption in a few weeks.

  Virginia Women’s Monument unveiled, makes history

A sea of hundreds of people flooded the state Capitol garden Monday to see the unveiling of nation’s first monument dedicated solely to women.

  Here’s what happened this week to make you smile

Happy Sunday!

  Church aims to curb violence by offering home to family for free

A Richmond church is hoping to curb the city’s violence by offering a home to a family rent-free for one year.

  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.