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Wildlife Virginia announces virtual online festival

Wildlife Virginia has announced a virtual online festival called, “Wild Streams Mini Festival.”

Four people, dog rescued floating in James River

‘Richmond will rock again!’: Drive-in concert to be held at City Stadium in June

  Enter to win a copy of the new ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie or an ‘Arcade1Up’ arcade cabinet

Summer guide to RVA swimming spots & water parks

“It’s a miracle” says owner of unexpected twin foal, Tiny, that has defied the odds

  ‘Safety at all costs’: Richmond pastor to keep 10% capacity limit despite president’s call to reopen churches

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Henricus Historical Park anticipated to reopen June 3

NBC12 selling ‘Virginia Strong’ t-shirts to benefit Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund

Richmond restaurants open for business

Henrico County distributing 15,000 care kits, face coverings on Memorial Day weekend

Henrico police assists 90-year-old resident with groceries

Chesterfield unveils two websites to honor fallen heroes

Richmond Dunkin Donuts franchisees delivers coffee to hospital staff

Local Richmond Dunkin’ franchisees are giving back by delivering coffee to the staff at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Richmond is the No. 14 city in the country for mosquitoes

RVA is the No. 14 city for mosquitoes in the country, according to a report by pest control company Orkin. That’s up two spots from where Richmond ranked last year.

Restrictions to remain in place at James River parks for Memorial Day Weekend

The James River Park System will be open for Memorial Day Weekend, but there will still be several restrictions in place for visitors.

Richmond museums partner to create unique history-focused scavenger hunt

The museums are launching a unique scavenger hunt experience just in time for National Scavenger Hunt Day on Sunday, May 24. The experience will run through Aug. 23.

IndyCar weekend at Richmond Raceway canceled

On this day: Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross

  Seven Richmond restaurants open for takeout and/or delivery

American Family Care Short Pump opens new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

How secure is your child’s data in Virginia’s virtual classrooms?

Chesterfield County Schools release updated meal plan for holiday weekend

2020 Chesterfield County Fair canceled

All members who have paid their dues for this year will be carried over to 2021.

Myrtle Beach welcomes first sea turtle nest of 2020

Myrtle Beach’s first sea turtle nest of the season was spotted just before dawn near the Dunes Club.

Backstreet Boys officially postpone concerts in 2 Virginia cities

You’ll have to wait a little longer to see the Backstreet Boys in Virginia.

On this day: Dolley Madison - who legend claims as first ‘First Lady’ - is born

On this day in history, Dolley Madison is born.

Science Museum of Virginia offering virtual astronomy shows

The 30-minute virtual program will include the flying-through-space exploration guests experienced in the Dome, just on a smaller screen and from the comfort of their own home.

Preservation Virginia reveals state’s most endangered historic sites

Preservation Virginia reveals three of the state’s most endangered historic sites for 2020.

Hopewell announces street closures to accommodate outdoor dining

Some streets in downtown Hopewell will be closed to allow more room for outdoor dining.

  Memorial Day weekend won’t feature typical pool experience

Phase One of Virginia's reopening gives outdoor pools the chance to get some use, but restrictions are in place, and if you plan to head out to enjoy the water this Memorial Day weekend, there are some things you'll need to know.

  Midas of Richmond offering a reward for random acts of kindness

The country is going through something it has never experienced before, but many of you in Central Virginia continue to perform random acts of kindness for total strangers. And don’t think for one minute those heartwarming deeds aren’t going unnoticed.

Chesterfield Schools announce Teacher of the Year recipients

Chesterfield County Public Schools announced the recipients of the 2021 Teacher of the Year awards.

Virginia family out for ride finds nearly $1 million in road

A Virginia family out for a ride to get a change of scenery after being holed up at home due to the coronavirus found nearly $1 million in two bags lying in the road.

Seven new COVID-19 testing sites include Petersburg, Hopewell, Dinwiddie and more

The Crater Health District has released will be hosting seven COVID-19 testing sites throughout the district.

Goochland County hosting free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event

Goochland County announced they will be hosting a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event for residents.

Strawberry picking hitting record highs at farms around Virginia

A Rockingham County produce farm is expecting an increase in strawberry-picking customers this season because it allows families plenty of space to social distance.

Two local organizations will surprise frontline workers with care packages

Richmond Window Corp. and Ricky Johnson & Friends Foundation will be surprising 100 first responders with care packages this week.

Virginia father-daughter duo make dog walking a costumed affair

For many of us, walking the dog might be the only time we get out of the house. That’s the case for one Roanoke family who has wanted to make that time as dramatic as possible.

Hanover Habitat ReStore reopens during Phase One

The Hanover Habitat ReStore, a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center, has reopened after closing due to COVID-19.

Richmond Navy reserve officer receives prestigious credential while deployed

A Navy reserve officer with ties to the Richmond-area has received one of seven prestigious credentials while deployed to Europe.

  ‘Give the Rabbi a haircut:’ Community raises money for Richmond hairstylist, COVID-19 Response Fund

More than 60 organizations have benefitted so far from the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund, and community members are joining the efforts in a creative way.

Flying Squirrels offers ballpark food for curbside pickup

The Richmond Flying Squirrels will be offering customers ballpark food for curbside pickup with Funnville Foodie Fridays on deck at The Diamond.

Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad gives away homemade masks

The Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad announced they will be giving away 150 homemade masks to the public.

On this day: Richmond-born slave - who later became a Union spy - is baptized at St. John’s Church

On this day in history, Mary Jane Richards, a Richmond-born slave is baptized at St. John’s Church.

On this day: US, Soviet summit derailed after exposure of CIA spy from Virginia

On this day in history, an international summit meant to calm relations between the U.S. and Soviet Union is derailed due to a Virginia man being exposed as a CIA spy.

You can now thank frontline workers with Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts is giving customers the opportunity to thank their local frontline workers with their sweet treats.

Outdoor dining options added to Chesterfield Eats to Go

Chesterfield Economic Development launched “Eats To Go” amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Practicing religion is more than going to church

The religious edifice is a big part of the service. It’s not the only part.

  Virginia ABC accelerates approval process for restaurants serving alcohol outdoors

After weeks of economic burden from statewide COVID-19 restrictions Virginia ABC authority announced Wednesday that it will be accelerating the process for licensees to receive approval for temporary outside dining areas.

Sheetz, Wawa donate 600 lunches, $4,000 to Feedmore

Sheetz and Wawa teamed up to donate 600 lunches and $4,000 to Feed More to provide hunger relief for those in need.

10,000 masks to be donated to city’s Southside

Mayor Levar Stoney and Councilman Michael Jones announced Tuesday that 10,000 face masks will soon be distributed around Richmond’s Southside.

2 Henrico libraries offering curbside pickup

Two Henrico County Public Libraries are offering curbside, contactless pickup.

Girls on the Run launches fundraising campaign

Girls on the Run have launched a fundraising campaign called the "5k for $5k community challenge.

Pamplin Park set to reopen for visitation

Pamplin Park announced it will be reopening for visitation on May 15.

Fallen officers honored during National Police Week

The Richmond Police Department will be honoring fallen officers during National Police Week.

Richmond native serves aboard USS Harry S. Truman

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Ryan Noe is serving aboard the USS Harry S. Truman.

  Flyover headlines Tuesday of tributes

Tuesday night featured a handful of tributes in Richmond.

Richmond museum partners with local artists to create community-wide art project

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture recently announced a partnership with local artists, Hamilton Glass and Matt Lively, on a new project called “All in Together.”

Mellow Mushroom launches program for charities, frontline workers

Mellow Mushroom announced that they have launched a program for charities and frontline workers called, “A Pie for a Pie" community giving program.

  VCU student gets invite to Ireland after Irish dancing video goes viral

In the days of the pandemic, most of us probably have a lot more time on our hands, but for 20-year-old Morgan Bullock, that extra time is spent on her feet and after taking some time off the VCU student says there has never been a better time to get back into her passion.

Families with children who qualify for free lunch to receive COVID-19 pandemic benefits

The Virginia Department of Social Services (EVSS) will be providing P-EBT benefits to families of school-aged children who no longer have access to free or reduced lunch due to closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Air Force flyover to salute Virginians on COVID-19 frontlines

The Air Force will be doing a flyover to pay tribute to Virginians who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opening of VCU Health Emergency Center in New Kent County postponed to June

The freestanding emergency center will be the first of its kind and was originally opening in the spring of 2020.

Sports Backers offers new ‘Moms Run the World’ gift packages

These packages can be delivered to any doorstep in the Richmond region or Tri-cities area.

  New safety standards could be in place at Kings Dominion when it reopens

Cedar Fair, which owns Kings Dominion, discussed potential changes for the upcoming 2020 season due to new state safety standards that put the opening date on hold during the coronavirus pandemic., WOIO reports.

Stranger saves dog’s life after freak accident - and they reunite thanks to social media

Jett is a three-year-old German Shepherd. He lives in Crimora with his family, but they almost lost him after a freak accident on Wednesday.

VSU makes, donates face shields to Southside Regional Medical Center

The Virginia State University College of Engineering and Technology has made and donated more than 50 face shields to healthcare workers at Southside Regional Medical Center.

Dunkin’ selling donut decorating kits

Participating Dunkin’ locations are now selling DIY donut decorating kits you can take home to your kids for something to do.

Community raises $26K to help burned South Hill restaurant rebuild

Through a t-shirt fundraiser, the community has raised $26,000 to help a South Hill restaurant that burned rebuild.

Carnations delivered to residents at Imperial Plaza for Mother’s Day

At least 482 carnations were delivered to residents at Imperial Plaza Senior Living Apartments for Mother’s Day.

Champion Brewing in Charlottesville offers delivery nationwide

Champion Brewing in Charlottesville is now making deliveries directly to any front door across the United States.

Virginia hospital agencies partner to provide support, resources to long-term care facilities

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will partner together to issue support and resources to long-term care facilities across the state.

Girl Scouts of Virginia donates 12,000 boxes of cookies to FeedMore

Girl Scouts of Virginia will be donating 12,000 boxes of girl scout cookies to FeedMore.

Richmond food drive collects more than 4 tons of canned food

The Richmond community donated more than 8,000 pounds of canned food during a food drive to benefit GoochlandCares, UP RVA, and Henrico County Family and Community Engagement.

  Ledbury & Virginia 30 Day Fund teaming up, donating masks to 140 businesses

On May 15, several businesses will be reopening as Governor Ralph Northam has instilled a three-phase reopening plan for Virginia.

  ‘Help us save our daycares:’ Child care center hosts virtual fundraiser

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some childcare centers have remained open with limited capacity, but others have shut their doors. A Henrico daycare is stepping in to help their fellow childcare providers, hosting a virtual fundraiser.

Goochland High School Class of 2020 will graduate at drive-in theater

Goochland County Public Schools announced that the class of 2020 will graduate at the Goochland Drive-In Theater.

Build Forward Foundation, RVA Makers produced over 8,000 masks

Due to a nationwide shortage in masks, The Build Forward Foundation and RVA Makers have partnered together to produce over 8,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Dinwiddie County launches “Dinwiddie Gives” campaign to assist local food pantries

Dinwiddie County has launched a campaign called “Dinwiddie Gives” to assist local food pantries in the area.

On this day: Secretariat wins Kentucky Derby on quest for ‘Triple Crown’

On this day in history - May 5, 1973 - Secretariat won the first leg of horse racing’s most coveted prize – the Triple Crown.