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Ben & Jerry’s creates new ice cream flavor

10th Annual Bluegrass Benefit to be held in February

Virginia Home Show Ticket Giveaway: Enter to win now!

Midlothian opening its first Zaxby’s location

  Varina High School students, staff hold vigil for beloved custodian

  Businesses in downtown Richmond have mixed thoughts on whether to remain open Monday

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Local groups build beds for children in the community

Ruby Tuesday introduces plant-based burger

Midlothian opening it’s first Zaxby’s location

Chesterfield dog debuts in Puppy Bowl

  The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to RVA!

Pageant competition for Virginia and Washington D.C coming to Richmond for the first time

  New exhibit at the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia explores the lives of the enslaved community at Monticello

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is getting ready to release its newest exhibit, Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello that explores the lives of slaves who lived and worked at Monticello.

More than 10,000 lbs. of food donated to Richmond SPCA

Furry animals at the Richmond SPCA are having a good start to the year after 10,000 pounds of food was donated by Southern States Cooperative.

Students shave heads to raise money, awareness for childhood cancer

Students at a Richmond school shaved their heads to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer.

Cheesecake Factory releasing cheesecake flavored ice cream

Dreams really do come true because the Cheesecake Factory is turning its famous cheesecake into ice cream.

Virginia Repertory Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn presents ‘Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad’

  Miss America Camille Schrier returns to Richmond as part of nationwide tour

  Richmond artist teams up with Richmond Animal League to help raise funds

Dominion Energy recognized for Hurricane storm response

Tickets on sale for the 2020 Virginia Distilled Spirits Roadshow

Chick-fil-A offering free food in January. Here’s how to get the offer

  Soul Taco being featured on Food Network’s ’Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

Soul Taco in Jackson Ward will be featured on Food Network's episode of 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'.

General Assembly will decide whether to build environmental justice into Virginia law

Two years after Virginia established its first formal advisory body on environmental justice, legislators will weigh several bills proposing to weave the principle into the daily workings of state governance.

Richmond Ballet presents ‘Swan Lake’ at the Dominion Energy Center

The Richmond Ballet will present ‘Swan Lake’ on Valentine’s Day weekend.

RPS launches program for growing Spanish-speaking community

Richmond Public Schools is launching a new program aimed at the growing Spanish-speaking community - RPS en Español.

Co-Star plans to move into proposed Navy Hill development, add 2,000 new jobs

Mayor Levar Stoney joined city leaders and executives from Co-Star for Monday morning’s announcement.

John Cleese coming to Richmond this fall

John Cleese is coming to Richmond for a night of humor this fall.

Henrico County Public Schools recognized for supporting teachers’ efforts

The teachers were honored in a pinning ceremony Thursday at VCU’s Vlahcevic Concert Hall, along with teachers from the city of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield and Hanover.

RRHA receives HUD award to support self sufficiency program

Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) has been awarded $72,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help families reach self-sufficiency.

Richmond tourism, restaurant scene gets national rankings by New York Times, Yelp

Richmond just landed a #39 spot on the New York Times list of top places to travel in 2020.

Virginia elementary school learns alongside a big, furry friend

A kindergarten classroom at River Bend Elementary School in Rockingham County has a huge furry companion — a 200 pound mastiff named Gabe.

  Richmond makes New York Times list of ‘52 Places to Go in 2020’

The New York Times has named Richmond as one of the “52 Places to Go in 2020.”

  $2 million pet spa coming to Chesterfield

If you love to pamper your pet, good news a new $2 million pet spa and daycare called Pet Paradise is coming to the Chesterfield area near Chesterfield town center.

Walmart will kickoff free wellness event

Walmart will start the new year off by offering free wellness services and resources in Richmond.

  NBC12, St. Jude partner once again for the Dream Home Giveaway

NBC12 is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital again to raise money to help find a cure for childhood cancer, and give you the chance to win a brand new house.

Richmond Fishing Expo Giveaway: This contest has ended

The Richmond Fishing Expo is the place to get ready for the season!

  Former American Idol Chesterfield contestant working on music single

Shayla Winn, the visually impaired Chesterfield girl who wowed the judges on American Idol this past season is now launching her singing career, and releasing her first music single in January 2020.

Congressman Denver Riggleman helps car that slid into a ditch during snowstorm

Two women are alive and safe after an unexpected helper came to their rescue during Tuesday’s snowstorm.

  ‘A badge of honor’: Woman to run Ukrop’s Monument Ave. 10k for 21st time

Christine Martine is one of only 45 people to run the race every single year since it started in 2000.

Eastern State Hospital hosting career fair

Eastern State Hospital is hosting a career fair for the community and surrounding areas.

Hanover County offering free help with tax returns

Hanover County Department of Social Services is offering free help with tax returns for qualified individuals and families.

Northam announces 60 new jobs are coming to Chesterfield County

Governor Ralph Northam announces 60 new jobs in manufacturing and technology will be coming to Chesterfield County.

Inaugural Virginia Women’s Equality Legislative Summit kicks off 2020 General Assembly

The Inaugural Virginia Women’s Equality Legislative Summit will kick off the 2020 General Assembly session.

McEachin holds Black History Month Essay Contest for middle, high school students

Congressman A. Donald McEachin announced a Black History Month Essay Contest for middle and high school students.

Bold Rock rolling out ready-to-drink cocktails

After a delay, Nelson County’s Bold Rock Hard Cider is entering the craft cocktail game.

Local restaurant in Shockoe Bottom holds ‘Stop the Violence’ rally

Saturday afternoon a local restaurant owner held a ‘Stop the Violence’ rally in response to the Christmas day quadruple shooting which killed 37-year-old Kenneth Lawson in addition to injuring three others, two of them critically.

  Group walking 105 miles from RVA to Arlington National Cemetery raising money for Navy Seal Foundation

Friday morning Jan. 2th, a group embarked on a 105 mile walk from the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond to the Arlington National Cemetery to raise money for the Navy Seal Foundation.

  Major leadership changes at Byrd Theatre; More could be on the way

Schall-Vess had been the general manager for 21 years but one simple vote by the board changed it.

  ’New Year, New Me’: YMCA of Greater Richmond prepares for increase of members with New Year resolutions

It’s a New Year which means new you and for many people, the beginning of every year means cutting calories, getting fit, and joining a gym.

Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation presents ‘Magic with Mickey’

Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation presents ‘Magic with Mickey’.

How Richmonders rank in sticking with their New Year’s resolution

The top three cities overall were Scottsdale, Arizona; Madison, Wisconsin; and Jersey City, New Jersey.

GRTC reducing services on Christmas and New Year’s Days

GRTC will reduce services on Christmas and New Year’s to meet lower customer ridership needs.

  ‘Noon Year’ celebration at science museum experiences technical difficulties

Minutes before noon Tuesday hundreds of parents and their children gathered at the rotunda of the Virginia Museum of Science for the museum’s annual Noon-Year celebration. At noon a metal sphericle ball high above the center of the rotunda was supposed to drop 2,020 bouncy balls to the spectators be

Henrico Humane Society celebrating 20th annual Pet Expo

Henrico Humane Society will celebrate its 20th annual Pet Expo.

Volunteers can restore Virginia rivers by growing, planting underwater grasses

Volunteers can restore native underwater grasses by growing them at home, school or work through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s “Grasses for the Masses” program.

Kings Dominion celebrates New Year’s Eve with family-friendly parties, fireworks and more

Kings Dominion will be ringing in the New Year with family-friendly celebrations including early countdowns for kids, a state of the art light show and fireworks at midnight.

Va Lottery launches ‘Thank A Teacher Art Contest’ for the third year

The Virginia Lottery is excited to launch its “Thank A Teacher Art Contest” for the third year on Jan. 2, 2020.

Richmond Urban Dance Team to perform at Orange Bowl

The Richmond Urban Dance team will celebrate their five year anniversary as the Wahoo's take on the Gators at the Orange Bowl.

  Allen & Allen partners with Lyft to provide a ‘Sober Ride Home’ this New Year’s Eve

Allen & Allen is offering a safe way to ring in the New Year with the firm’s Sober Ride Home program.

  Best Acts of Kindness moments from 2019

Here is a look at all the Acts of Kindness awards that were given to people in and around the Richmond and Central Virginia area.

  ‘You feel it when the big bass notes come up through the floor’: Byrd Theatre’s organ turns 91

The organ at the Byrd Theatre played for its 91st Christmas season.

  Kids say the darnedest things: Christmas edition

We asked kids a variety of questions about Santa and Christmas, their answers ranged from cute to hilarious.

Richmond restaurant serving free Christmas meal to those in need

The restaurant has been serving the free meal for several years.

  Virginia kids sing, deliver gifts to veterans at VA medical center

Monday, kids made a big difference in the lives of veterans. They came all the way from Galax to deliver Christmas cheer.

  Local company holds toy drive for people in the community

Employees at Aleris in Richmond held their third annual toy drive for people within the community.

  Multi-Platinum music producer opens recording studio in Richmond

New recording studio ‘Defiant Studios’ is looking to turn people’s audio dreams into reality. It’s founded by Richmond-native and Multi-Platinum Producer Yung Lan.

Western Albemarle Rescue Squad spends hours creating gingerbread replica of their station

The tradition of building a gingerbread house has taken on a whole new meaning for volunteers at the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad.

  Fluvanna Co. candy company expanding while closing retail space

Red Rocker Candy is expanding its business while also closing its retail space in Fluvanna County.

Virginia state fair exhibitors eligible for scholarships

Many Virginia students will be eligible for the State Fair Scholarship.

  Cooks surprise UVA patients with holiday gingerbread house

Patients at the University of Virginia pediatric ward were treated to a little holiday surprise Monday morning.

Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village bring in over 440 toys

The annual Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village toy drive, benefiting Mason’s Toy Box, was a big success this week, bringing in 441 new, unwrapped toys were collected and donated to Mason’s Toy Box Wednesday.

Annual ‘Christmas at Creighton’ toy drive held at Richmond church

Cedar Street Baptist Church hosted its 11th annual ‘Christmas at Creighton’ toy drive.

  U.S. Postal Inspectors urge drivers to watch out for postal carriers during the holidays

As Christmas fast approaches The United States Postal Service (USPS) is reminding drivers to keep in mind postal carriers who are delivering packages during the early morning hours or later than usual in the evenings.

  ‘Camille is a champion’: Miss America 2020′s former VCU professor is excited about her win

We want to give a big congratulations to Miss Virginia Camille Schrier as she got an even bigger title, Miss America!

Preschool students donate more than 75 gifts to kids in need

Over the past month, the students were to collect the gifts to be donated.

  Church choir welcomes soldiers with Christmas carols at airport

Skipwith Baptist says the Christmas carols are a way to give back and give thanks to the military.

  Undefeated Blue Devils celebrate football state championship

Hopewell high school’s football team got a heroes welcome from the city Thursday evening during an event to celebrate the Blue Devil’s 3A Football State championship victory.

  Holiday home in Mechanicsville encourages you to interact with the lights

All month long we’ve been showcasing the best holiday decorations where you live!

Henrico Doctors’ introduces new autism, sensory-friendly ER for kids

All staff members are trained on how to best interact with patients with sensory needs.