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  Non-profit offering new rent-to-own program for homebuyers

Each year, the Maggie Walker Community Land Trust is looking for new ways to provide housing for lower-income residents.

Virginia Film Festival announces 2021 dates

Richmond Falcon Cam returns for 2021 season

  Henrico family seeks answers after loved one found dead in Richmond

Bicycle safety bill wins approval from Virginia lawmakers

After nearly three years living in Richmond church to avoid deportation, an immigrant leaves sanctuary

Organization seeks community partners for 2021 diaper drive

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Macy’s fights community hunger with local Richmond organizations

Kings Dominion hiring over 2,100 people for 2021 season

General Assembly passes three-month extension of Dominion electric bill relief

Metairie, La. restaurant issues apology after couple racially profiled; employees suspended

RVA-based food truck “Sous Casa” using frozen burritos to help VA nonprofits

New documentary highlights Fluvanna’s African-American history

Virginia War Memorials marks milestones for Shrine of Memory, Might Pen Project

March 1 marks two important milestones for the Virginia War Memorial: the 65th anniversary of the Shrine of Memory and the publication of the Might Pen Project’s 100th article.

Henrico 4-H, local nonprofit to launch computer coding club for 4th-8th graders

Fourth- through eighth-graders in Henrico will soon be able to enroll in a computer coding club through Henrico 4-H and nonprofit STEM Z.

Berry plants, bag clips for sale benefiting Henrico 4-H programs

Henrico County’s Virginia Cooperative Extension is selling berry plants and large bag clips to support local 4-H programs.

Chesterfield Historical Society to host Point of Rocks site tour

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and the county’s department of parks and recreation are hosting a walking tour of the Point of Rocks.

Dinwiddie County announces 2021 Hometown Heroes

  101-year-old Mecklenburg County man is living history

City of Richmond formally announces list of casino proposers, sites

Fire department to conduct controlled burn of shopping center in Hopewell

Korean War veteran not forgetting the ‘Forgotten War’

  Dinwiddie teen delivers wood for people in need

  The Jackson Ward Collective: Building economic freedom in Richmond’s Black community

A group of Black women in Richmond are building on the economic blueprint already laid out by Maggie Walker. Together they're known as the Jackson Ward Collective.

Blue Bell debuts new Cookies ‘n Cream Cone flavor

Blue Bell fans will now be able to try a new flavor of their favorite frozen treat.

  New mass vaccine clinic will be coming to Richmond’s Southside

The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts provided a virtual update this morning announcing the plans.

  American Red Cross urges you to help any way that you can

Donating blood, volunteering time, donating funds.

  Chesterfield police looking for volunteers to help hire new police officers

The Chesterfield County Police Department is looking for volunteers to help them hire police officers.

Safety precautions change due to construction at Capitol Square

Contractors will begin construction to replace the seal on the landing below the portico on March 1.

Golden Nugget Hotels & Casinos submit proposal for Richmond project

The targeted location for the project will be within the City of Richmond and is located six miles from Downtown and 20 miles from Richmond International Airport.

$8K raised for American Red Cross to help Virginia, Texas storm victims

Donations were made Wednesday and Thursday.

Students surprise teachers with ‘thank you’ parade at high school in Henrico

It was a warm welcome back to school for teachers at Douglas Freeman High School.

  Richmond woman makes remarkable recovery from brainstem stroke

One Richmond woman is making a remarkable recovery after suffering a brainstem stroke at the age of 21.

Retailer to buy meals for those in need in Richmond

Retailer, DTLR, will buy 50 meals from Mommina’s Dough, a Black-owned pizza shop in Richmond, to donate to those in need on Friday.

Proposal submitted to open first black-owned casino in U.S.

Urban One, Inc. submitted a $517 million proposal to the City of Richmond to develop a world-class, uniquely Richmond entertainment, dining and gaming destination.

  Sense of community rises during ongoing power outages

The ongoing power outage for thousands of Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) customers is certainly bringing many neighbors closer together in Dinwiddie County.

Second proposal for a casino in Richmond submitted

It will include a casino, sportsbook, hotel, resort-style pool, dining and retail outlets, and a flexible space for live entertainment and conferences.

Virginia State Police are phasing out sedans for SUVs

State police said they had little choice but to switch to an all-SUV fleet.

Henrico County offering waste pickup services for storm debris

All debris must meet the county’s criteria for pickup and be placed at the road’s edge when the order is placed.

Nominations begin for Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards

The Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards is an annual program that recognizes the outstanding contributions of individual volunteers and organizations across Virginia.

  Dinwiddie residents brace for more days without power

On Saturday, Southside Electric Cooperative said they’re working to get 95% of their homes restored by Wednesday afternoon, but says some homes may not have light until the end of the month.

Prince George High School counselor recognized for ‘Virginia Kindness Week’

Prince George High School counselor Anna Payne was recognized by the Virginia Department of Education as part of the VDOE’s first-ever Kindness Week across Virginia.

Sweetie Boy Repair to host food drive at new location

Sweetie Boy Repair is hosting the event to support Moments of Hope Outreach, and Ashland Christian Emergency Services in the Hanover County community.

City hires former Richmond 300 project manager

Maritza Mercado Pechin will serve as a Deputy Director within the Planning & Development Review Department.

Henrico police release crime data, statistics from 2020

Henrico County Police Department expanded 2020 crime data and statistics with stakeholders and community members countywide.

  VCU students step up to fill Virginia’s need for vaccinators

Since January, VCU Vaccine Corps has trained more than 250 health professions students on vaccinating people

  Woman warns others after windshield shattered by sheet of ice on Kentucky interstate

“I had shards of glass go in my mouth, all over me, hair, clothes, everything... It was very scary,” Debralee Rodriguez said.

11-year-old boy to run 100 miles to help Colonial Heights police buy new K9 officer

An 11-year-old is using his passion for running to help raise money for the Colonial Heights Police Department to buy a new K9 officer.

  ‘Brown Ballerinas for Change’ working to diversify the arts

Since going viral through a photo at the Lee Monument, four teenage dancers have been advocating for social justice and change, and working towards diversifying the arts,

  Overnight warming center to open as thousands remain without power in Dinwiddie

According to a county administrator, the number of outages in the area was historic; 98% of the county experienced outages.

  Blood donations needed as winter storms cancels Red Cross blood drives

The Virginia Red Cross missed out on 300 units of blood from canceled events due to winter weather.

Chesterfield’s Black History Month Annual Scholarship Recognition Program postponed

Chesterfield’s Black History Month Annual Scholarship Recognition Program is being postponed due to travel concerns for the event speakers.

Boil water advisory continues in Hopewell; water distribution canceled Thursday

Virginia American Water says they do not have a specific time when water service will be fully restored to all customers.

Three library locations open for warming, charging stations in Chesterfield

Customers are encouraged to call the library at 804-751-CCPL (2275) before driving to the locations.

18 VSP personnel receive American Red Cross National Lifesaving Awards

Eighteen Virginia State Police personnel have received American Red Cross National Lifesaving Awards for Professional Responders.

Stafford County Fire and Rescue get peer support canine

The dog, Larry, will be a resource for “department personnel experiencing work-related stress or trauma.”

Fishersville man is the latest Jeopardy! champion

A Shenandoah Valley man appeared on Wednesday night’s Jeopardy! and won. Andy West of Fishersville is the latest champion on the hit television program.

Counties open emergency shelter ahead of storm

The shelter will open at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon. No admission will be after 8 p.m.

Water main break closes road in Chesterfield

Chesterfield Fire and EMS says a water main break

Chesterfield crews responded to over 500 incidents in 24 hours

Most of those responses were due to downed trees and powerlines across the county.

Goodwill reopens Petersburg location after arson incident last fall

Upgrades include new flooring, ceiling tiles, paint, lighting and branding.

Staying positive through a cancer diagnosis and an Achilles tear: 2 Virginia Tech lacrosse players share story on TikTok, go viral

A seven-second video. That’s all it took to get hundreds of thousands of views and tens of thousands of likes.

Fishersville woman celebrates 101st birthday weeks after beating COVID-19

Helen Jones says the secret to making it to 101 is to “just live.” Jones lives at the Retreat in Fishersville, an assisted living community.

Northam declares Feb. 14-18 as ‘Kindness Week’ in Va.

The commonwealth of Virginia wants communities and schools to promote kindness during what’s been declared as “Kindness Week.”

Pediatric surgeon providing groceries to patients suffering from food insecurity

A doctor is on a mission to get fresh groceries to patients and their families suffering from food insecurity in Charlottesville. Dr. Jeff Gander has since surpassed his original goal, and is now making sure his patients have enough fresh food to eat at all times.

Charlottesville musician takes to front lawns for Valentine’s Day serenades

Matthew O'Donnell serenades people on Valentine's Day

Submissions open for Va.’s Black History Month historic marker contest

The contest, now in its second year, allows students to submit ideas for new historical markers to the Department of Historical Resources.

Va. Dept. of Wildlife accepting applications for conservation police

Virginia’s Department of Wildlife Resources is now accepting applications for its next conservation police training academy.

Virginia couple celebrates 75th Valentine’s Day together

The pair is celebrating Valentine’s Day together at their home in Lynchburg, Virginia.

GRTC to resume normal service, routes on Sunday

The Greater Richmond Transit Company announced Saturday that it will resume its normal routes and services on Sunday.

Petersburg Area Transit cancels services for tomorrow due to weather

Service plans for Sunday will be evaluated throughout the day on Saturday.

Fairfield to hold public meeting on GreenCity, community developments

Henrico residents in the Fairfield District are asked to submit questions ahead of a public meeting on the GreenCity development and other community projects.

  CultureWorks offers COVID-19 Artist and Creative Workforce Relief Fund

The pandemic has impacted many industries, including artists and musicians, and CultureWorks is providing $500 grants to help creative professionals get through this time.

  NFL Hall of Famer speaks to students at John B. Cary Elementary

John B. Cary Elementary school students received a special virtual visit from NFL Hall of Famer and Maggie L. Walker graduate Willie Lanier as part of the school’s black history month celebration.

Virginia girl does six good deeds to celebrate 6th birthday

A Dinwiddie County girl with a big heart is celebrating her sixth birthday by doing six good deeds.

Charlottesville chef teaching online cooking classes

Local chef Antwon Brinson saw an opportunity to expand his reach when the coronavirus pandemic limited his in-person training classes in 2020.

Writer’s Tweet about Roanoke spurs support for the Star City

Overnight, a Tweet from a New York writer turned Roanoke into a trending topic, spurring a discussion that includes the Governor and Stephen King.

  ‘She always had a way with students’: Henrico teacher retires after 32 years

For decades a Henrico middle school teacher committed her life to teaching young people, now she is on her way to retirement.

  ‘We cannot be more thankful’: Local food pantry increases efficiency due to grant

In November, Feed More received $1 million through the COVID-19 relief package. In turn, the non-profit agreed to match those funds to provide resources to its 270 food pantries in need. Of those food pantries, a little more than 100 applied for the grants through Feed More.

Chesterfield’s first virtual food hall is ready for orders

Chesterfield County’s first virtual food hall, A.M. Kitchen Co., has officially opened.

New Henrico Dunkin Donuts offering free coffee for a year to first 50 guests

The new restaurant, located at 2300 Hungary Road, will be opening its doors on Feb. 10 at 6:00 a.m.