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Raclette: The gooey, melted cheese dish you NEED to try

  Parents urged to be aware of how teens may hide drugs in plain sight

Richmond E-cycle Day scheduled for Sept. 14

  Virginia man’s Halloween inventions expand, hit major store shelves

  RPS expands mentorship program for girls of color

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  South Richmond veteran organization hits another snag in elevator repair

  ‘Remembering a Warrior Princess:' 14-year-old’s battle with brain cancer ends

  Bon Air restaurant raises money for Hurricane Dorian relief

Metro Richmond Zoo otter celebrates 15th birthday

PJ Masks Live: Save The Day! Coming To The Altria Theater

Logan’s Roadhouse honors first responders with free meals on Sept. 11

  Henrico missionary creates Hurricane Dorian relief effort for Bahamas

The death toll in the Bahamas has climbed to 45 following Hurricane Dorian and officials say that number is only expected to grow.

  Nonprofit helps struggling new parents find resources they need

Little Hands is a nonprofit group that serves the Greater Richmond region connecting resources with needs.

  NBC12, Red Cross team up to help Dorian victims

Volunteers will take calls for your donations twice on Monday.

5 last minute things to do before the summer ends

As summer starts to wind down and the kids are back to school you may be thinking of some last minute ideas for things to do to get outdoors.

Music legend Bob Dylan coming to VSU

Virginia couple hikes entire Appalachian Trail and gets engaged

  Here’s what happened this week to make you smile

Hardywood’s Ginger Bread Stout: The Complete Set go on sale September 23

Belle Isle Moonshine releasing canned cocktails in Virginia

Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Watermelon Mojito Smoothie is going away

Richmond SPCA offering 2-for-1 cat adoptions

Richmond SPCA adopted 81 animals for Clear the Shelters Aug. 17, but still has quite a few animals in need of homes.

‘Science on Tap’ combines beer, food, science at Science Museum of Virginia

The adults-only event will feature beer science trivia and a beer and space astronomy show as well other activities and vendors.

  Here’s what happened this week to make you smile

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  ‘Just go do it’: Alicia Dickerson hopes to encourage other girls through football

Alicia Dickerson makes history at Powhatan High as she becomes the second female football player in programs history since the 1980's.

  'Everything was torn to pieces’: Bottoms Up pizza a literal mark of Gaston recovery

Many storefronts weren’t able to recover, but Bottoms Up Pizza survived one of the biggest disasters the city has ever encountered.

Have you ever had a pawpaw? It’s making a comeback in Virginia

The fruit was once a common staple for Native Americans and the colonial settlers in Virginia.

  Goochland welcomes new fire chief

Ferguson says this is a dream come true and that he’s overwhelmed with joy and excitement

  Deli restaurant in Northside jumps in on ‘chicken war’ while getting customers to vote

Local deli restaurant Nomad Deli is joining the war saying they have the best chicken sandwich in Richmond.

On This Day: 19th Amendment is adopted

After women suffragists struggled for more than 70 years, the amendment gave women the right to vote.

  PHOTOS: Celebrating National Dog Day

It's time to show off your furry friends!

  Here’s what happened this week to make you smile

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Hanover cancels DMV connect service

DMV Connect will be at the Hanover County Government Complex on Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Moonlight Ride to impact traffic Aug. 24

Traffic will be affected on Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Robin Hood Road, Hermitage Road and Laburnum Avenue.

  T-shirt fundraiser to benefit RPS teacher supplies

T-shirts with “RPS Teachers Rock” will help support the RPS Teacher Store, which is the district’s resource center for classroom supplies.

  Hopewell City Council votes to burn down ‘Colonial Corner’ shopping center

Tuesday, Hopewell City Council voted unanimously to demolish the crumbling Colonial Corner shopping center as part of a controlled training exercise that will be conducted by the city fire department.

  Non-profit in Ashland offers therapeutic horseback riding for cancer patients, survivors

In Ashland, there’s a new type of “therapy” being used to help cancer patients and survivors, and no medication or chemo is involved.

  Man’s death at YMCA ruled accidental drowning

The Medical Examiner says the 63-year-old man accidentally drowned while swimming.

RACC to hold yard sale Sept. 13-14

Richmond Animal Care and Control received enough goods for its June yard sale that it needs to hold a second one.

  Henrico barbershop cutting children’s hair for free

The deal runs through Labor Day.

  Glen Allen dentist writes book to help ease children’s fears

Getting anyone excited for the dentist can be a difficult task but for a child it can be their worst fear.

  Overcoming tragedy: Student who lost mother in crash gifted school supplies

In just 17 years of life, Justin Henderson Jr. has experienced joy and tragedy.

Richmond officers help children with back-to-school shopping

Richmond police officers are helping children get ready for the upcoming school year with some shopping.

  Woman looks to reunite antique photos with family

One of the photos indicates it dates back to 1929.

Kings Dominion offers free admission for teachers, staff

All teachers, faculty and staff from any Virginia location can receive free admission to the park from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2.

  VCU freshmen move-in for 2019-2020 school year

VCU welcomed 4,500 freshman Saturday for the 2019-2020 school year.

  Free Store for VCU students, faculty to open in August

At the start of the fall semester, VCU is opening the Free Store. which will allow members of the VCU community to donate or take home free stuff.

  James River High helps students end summer break on a high note

Karli Woodcock of James River High School hosted a cookout as part of a week long summer camp. The camp was apart a community service project at the school where students try to make an impact in the community.

  Paws to Swim offers safe environment for dogs to swim and play

In Richmond, there is a safe alternative where dogs can go to briefly escape the dog days of summer by splashing around in the water and getting quite a workout while doing it.

  'Water is life’: Irrigation tank stolen from Richmond community garden

Richmond police say thieves stole a water tank from the Seeds of Change community garden late Aug. 13 or early Aug. 14

  Feeling cluttered? Get organized ahead of a new school year

The combination of summer clutter and back-to-school supplies all seem to hit this time of year, and if it has you and your family overwhelmed, there are some things you can do to organize your life.

  Veterans’ organization in need of money to fix elevator

A Richmond organization that helps homeless and disabled veterans says it is in need of thousands of more dollars to fix their only elevator.

  ‘Gentle giant’ Eugene Mason, former councilman, dies at 78

Eugene Mason served the city’s Ninth District for two years and also was vice president of the Richmond branch of the NAACP.

You could help Richmond-based groups get $25K in grant money

Two Richmond-based organizations are among six Virginia groups in the running for $25,000 grants from State Farm.

‘Paddle for Pups’ to benefit parvo treatment at RACC

A $30 donation to RACC is required to participate and includes an event T-shirt. Registration is open through Sept. 13.

Tricycle Gardens receives truck donation from Dominion Energy

In addition to the truck, Tricycle says Dominion donated some farm tools that it needed as well.

  Richmond City Council moves vote on ballot question over new arena, downtown development to Wednesday

The question would allow voters to say whether or not they support the mayor's proposed downtown redevelopment.

  Fitness instructor awarded for helping children with special needs

Woman plans to reinvest her Acts of Kindness money in the people that matter most.

  Richmond police names new LGBTQ liaison

Capt. Michael Bender has been with RPD for 24 years.

  ‘I feel like I’m about to lose her again’: Mother fights city to prevent changes to cemetery

Her daughter, Janet Driver, 17, was killed in an ATV accident in 2017.

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Happy Sunday!

  Richmond drumline wins international competition

As the summer break winds down, competition season ramps up for one group of Richmond students.

Cats named Yin, Yang can ‘bring balance’ to their adopter

While the cats have fewer eyes than normal, they also have more toes than normal because Yang is polydactyl.

Two loose pigs wrangled in Richmond now adopted

Richmond Animal Care and Control was living the swine life Friday morning, as their officers worked with Richmond police to catch two pigs.

  4-foot deep pothole filled after weeks of complaints

Some neighbors said their cars were damaged after running over the pothole.

'Pompeii: The Immortal City’ closes soon at the Science Museum of Virginia - Win tickets here!

The exhibition includes more than 100 original artifacts found during archaeological excavations that illuminate the disciplines in which the civilization excelled.

  Virginia Flaggers banned from Goochland festival; now calling for boycott

The Virginia Flaggers, a group that supports Confederate heritage, believe it was denied renting a booth because of political reasons, and are now calling for a boycott.

  Jazz Fest Fun: Can you name the artists on these album covers?

The Richmond Jazz and Music Festival kicks off Aug. 8 and continues through the weekend.

  Jazz dream comes true for Richmond teen

The Richmond Jazz and Music Festival at Maymont is so close you can almost hear the music in the air.

  ‘We fight crime better together’: National Night Out puts focus on community involvement

So far in 2019 Henrico has had three homicides. While that number is far less compared to surrounding jurisdictions, police are constantly seeking help from the community.

Communities ready for 2019 National Night Out

This year marks the 36th annual of the National Night Out in communities across the U.S.

AAA offers free car seat checks in Chesterfield

A child passenger safety technician will be on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 11261 Mall Drive to check car seats.

  Richmond Jazz & Music Festival helps city become destination spot for music

The 10th annual Richmond Jazz and Music Festival at Maymont is just days away.

  ‘I feel complete again’: Urn keychain with mother’s ashes returned to woman

A woman has been reunited with her mother’s ashes after a Caroline County man found her urn keychain at a gas station.

  Cattle Baron’s Ball to benefit American Cancer Society

The event supports the American Cancer Society.

  ‘What motivates you?’: Valedictorian inspires others, holds on to mother’s legacy

As he reflects on his accomplishments, and what is still to come, Brown posed a single question to his peers on graduation day: “What motivates you?”

  Nonprofit serving children with autism finds new home

R.A.I.N. has partnered with U-Turn Sports Performance Academy to find a new home for its program.

Washington Redskins donate nearly $50,000 to seven more Richmond schools

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation provides nearly $50,000 in funding to 7 schools and non-profits in Richmond to build their own Loads of Love Laundry Centers.

  ‘Until I get a rental car, I’m immobile’: Disabled vet’s truck stolen from Henrico apartment

The truck was equipped with an automatic step-side that when activated allowed Kilgore to get in and out with greater ease.