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The Virginia Film Festival is bringing back its ‘Beyond the Screen’ film discussion series

The Virginia Film Festival ‘Beyond the Screen’ film discussion series will begin again February 4 with a discussion of a new psychological thriller featuring Denzel Washington called “The Little Things.”

NBC12, CW Richmond reach agreement with Verizon

IRS says executors undervalued Prince’s estate by 50 percent

  Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may cause side effects in people with facial fillers

‘Virginia is for Lovers’ slogan featured in Wonder Woman 1984

Bad Bunny is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2020

Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75

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Land acquired for Virginia’s 40th state park

Mick Jagger gets some shelter, buying Florida mansion

  Holiday Homes 2020: Henrico home has been lighting up neighborhood for decades

  King’s Dominion opening for the first time since the pandemic with ‘Taste of the Season’

  Justin Bieber, UK health workers team up for charity song

  Holiday Homes: Mechanicsville home decorated with 150,000 lights

  Holiday Homes 2020: Christmas on Wendhurst

Al and Esther Thompson are the couple behind the beautiful display.

It started as a trip to buy new Christmas lights. Then she won $171k.

When Phyllis Houston plugged in her old Christmas lights, the broken strand of polished bulbs led to a trip to Home Depot.

Virginia Tech creates Hokie beer with Richmond brewery

Virginia Tech has partnered with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond to create a licensed Virginia Tech beer.

The McRib returns to Richmond-area McDonald’s

The McRib is making its return to a McDonald’s near you on Dec. 2!

Richmond native continues to compete on ‘The Voice’ as cuts loom

Hollywood comes to Hopewell to film new series ‘Swagger’

Here’s where you can hunt for the perfect Christmas tree in Central Va.

Justin Timberlake helps East Tennessee teen get special needs van

12-year-old Gamecock fan with cerebral palsy surprised with dream gameday experience

Stony Point Fashion Park announces holiday events happening this season

Hulu series based on Roanoke author’s book to begin filming in Virginia

A Hulu limited series based on a book by a Roanoke author will begin filming in our area this winter and into the spring.

Richmond native on ‘The Voice’ gets stolen twice to end up on ‘Team Blake’

A Richmond musician competing on “The Voice” lost in the knockout round but it’s not over yet.

Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ concert film coming to Disney+

The concert film will include guest appearances from Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver — acts who all appear on Swift’s “folklore” album.

Historic railway tunnel in Va. now open to the public

Hikers and bicyclists can now explore a historic railroad tunnel in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains after nearly two decades of restoration efforts.

Original Gerber baby celebrates 94th birthday

Ann Turner Cook was only 4 months old when she became famous as the original Gerber baby. She turns 94 on Friday.

Busch beer lets you crack a cold one for your dog

If you are in need of a drinking buddy, look no further than your four-legged pal.

Man wins big with Virginia Lottery ticket he bought while on chocolate shake run

Tuesday, Nov. 17 ended up being a lucky day for an Amelia Courthouse man who bought a Virginia Lottery ticket while on a chocolate shake run.

  NBC12 and Salvation Army team up for annual Angel Tree Program

Angel Tree is a Christmas tradition for thousands of families in Central Virginia, but it’s going to be a bit different due to the ongoing pandemic - that includes an even easier way to find a child in need.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort moves opening day to Dec. 4

Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia has moved its opening date to December 4, weather and circumstances permitting.

Nonprofit seeking board game donations for Virginia families

A nonprofit in Charlottesville is hoping to give the gift of a game to families this holiday season.

  Republican Del. Kirk Cox to run for governor in 2021

Former House Speaker Kirk Cox says he’s running for governor in Virginia’s next gubernatorial election set for 2021.

A movie guide to Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas

Christmas will be here before you know it and what better way to enjoy the holiday season than with Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas!

‘Tommie’s Beer’ back on draft at Three Notch’d Brewing Company

A Charlottesville brewery is bringing back a very special beer to honor the memory of one very good boy.

Thanksgiving Foods: Which items you can put in your carry-on & checked luggage during travel

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you might have volunteered to bring something as part of your contribution to the holiday dinner.

Va. Lottery adds more tickets, prizes to New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

Virginia Lottery is making changes to one of its most popular holiday games: Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.

Virginia Repertory Theatre presenting socially-distanced holiday show: ‘Santa’s Enchanted Workshop’

Virginia Repertory Theatre is bringing families back to the November Theatre with socially-distanced performances of “Santa’s Enchanted Workshop.”

Great Wolf Lodge offering exclusive park use with ‘Own the Park’ package

Groups can have exclusive access to the indoor waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge through its “Own the Park” package.

  Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter features thousands of lights

The Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter features thousands of lights in an all outdoor display.

Virginia Lottery reviewing 25 applications for sports betting permits

The Virginia Lottery said it is reviewing 25 applications for mobile sports betting permits. The applications were submitted during Oct. 15-30.

  Byrd Theatre announces it will be open to the public at Christmastime

Byrd Theatre currently has four showings, but intends to add more.

Kauai woman wins Miss Teen USA crown on national stage

The last time a contestant from Hawaii won the title was actress and model Kelly Hu in 1985.

Trebek remembered for grace that elevated him above TV host

Alex Trebek never pretended to have all the answers, but the “Jeopardy!” host became an inspiration and solace to Americans who otherwise are at odds with each other.

  Supernatural prize giveaway: This contest has ended

Enter now to win Supernatural prizes

Caesars Entertainment: Danville property will stand up to competition from other casinos in VA

As Danville passed its referendum on casino gaming Tuesday, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Bristol passed their own.

Ticket reservations now open for Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Legendary Santa

Legendary Santa is coming back to the Children’s Museum of Richmond this year along with some changes.

Busch Gardens announces new Christmas Celebration event

Busch Gardens has announced an all-new special event for the holiday season, Christmas Celebration.

Virginia city to receive report on unmarked graves

Charlottesville officials are getting an update on the discovery of unmarked graves in a city park where enslaved people could have been buried.

Sean Connery, best known for James Bond role, dies at 90

BBC says Scottish actor Sean Connery, who played James Bond in seven movies, has died at the age of 90.

  Jurassic Quest dinosaurs invade the Richmond Raceway

Jurassic Park fans will be sure to enjoy this! The Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Experience is coming to the Richmond Raceway Complex.

  Haven’t voted yet? What to know if you run into an unforeseen problem

There’s less than a week to make your voice heard in the 2020 election, and the hashtag #HaveAPlan is trending.

New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne meets with Trump, gives endorsement of ‘Platinum Plan’

New Orleans-born rapper Lil Wayne has given his approval of President Trump’s “Platinum Plan.”

Carowinds reopening, with restrictions, for ‘Taste of the Season’ event

The holiday event will only be open at limited capacity on specific dates, so officials urge attendees to reserve their spots when available.

Halloween decorations at St. Matthews home include Black Lives Matter cemetery

Maggie McCrery said she wanted to use the holiday to stand in solidarity with Black lives.

Digital exhibit celebrates National Immigrants’ Day through online portrait gallery

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) announced the publishment of a new digital exhibit celebrating National Immigrants' Day on Oct. 28.

  'The show must go on’: Richmond Ballet offers socially-distanced performances

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused curtains to close in theaters across the country, but the Richmond Ballet isn’t dimming the lights just yet.

Richmond Ghosts launches COVID-19-friendly adventures ahead of Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and a historical foundation is launching new, COVID-19 safe adventures for residents to enjoy.

Drive-in movies highlight unique Virginia Film Festival

COVID-19 has changed the way the Virginia Film Festival has operated, but the show must go on.

Haunted car wash opens in Richmond

Tommy’s Express Car Wash is offering a unique Halloween experience amid COVID-19.

  Trey Songz comes ‘back home’ for mural unveiling, block party

Recording artist and Petersburg native Trey Songz hosted a mural unveiling in the city on Wednesday.

Science Museum of Virginia creates Halloween-themed activities

The Science Museum of Virginia has created Halloween-themed activities, along with some spooky science fun.

Richmond native nails ‘The Voice’ blind audition

Sid Kingsley sang Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t think twice, it’s all right’ during night two of the blind auditions.

$10,000 from Fred Astaire Dance Studios: This contest has ended

Register now to win $10,000 CASH from Fred Astaire Dance Studios.

Cuomo: Movie theaters in NY can open Friday, with limits

Movie theaters in New York state can reopen beginning Oct. 23 with restrictions on audience size and other precautions in place, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

Richmond’s 2020 Cattle Baron’s Ball goes virtual to help fight cancer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Richmond’s Cattle Barons Ball took place virtually.

Busch Gardens adds more dates, times to Halloween event

Busch Gardens has added more dates and times to it’s Halloween Harvest event after receiving positive responses.

New radio station playing Christmas music early

The new station features Santa Claus along with his elves, which includes a list of your favorite holiday music.

Fred Astaire Studios inner monster dance lessons: This contest has ended

Enter NOW for a chance to WIN $500 in dance lessons from Fred Astaire Dance Studios!

App utilizes phone GPS for real-time map of Virginia State Parks

Virginia State Park maps are now available on Avenza, an app that uses a mobile phone’s location on a downloaded map.

  Richmond Folk Festival goes virtual Friday-Sunday | Here’s how to watch

The Richmond Folk Festival will celebrate virtually in place of the 16th annual event that generally attracts tens of thousands to the Richmond area.

Get paid $1,000 to watch 24 hours of horror movies this Halloween

Halloween is only three weeks away and many people are ringing in the spooky season with horror movies.

  Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrates first-ever Hispanic Restaurant Week

The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its first-ever Hispanic restaurant week.

Movies in the Outfield series continues with ‘The Sandlot’ and fireworks at the Diamond

The Richmond Flying Squirrels will continue their Movies in the Outfield series with a showing of “The Sandlot” and a special fireworks show on Saturday, Oct. 17.

East Texas grand jury indicts Netflix for controversial ‘Cuties’ movie

It appears that a Tyler County grand jury has indicted Netflix Inc. in connection with a controversial movie titled “Cuties.” The grand jury indicted the California-based streaming service on a charge of promotion of lewd visual material depicting child.

  How local theaters are handling coronavirus

NBC12 checked in with the Byrd Theatre, the Ashland Theatre, and the Goochland Theatre.

It’s Virginia Pumpkin Month: Here’s where to find locally-grown gourds

Virginia pumpkin growers harvested 5,600 acres and $16.4 million worth of pumpkins in 2019, and now the industry will be celebrated during the entire month of October.

$4.5 million renovation project unveiled at River City Sportsplex

Chesterfield County cut the ribbon on Wednesday to an 11-month project that improved the county’s sports complex.

Richmond’s 2nd Street Festival streams virtual musical performances

The 2nd Street Festival, which celebrates Richmond’s Jackson Ward community, will celebrate virtually this year Oct. 3-4.

Patriots QB Cam Newton tests positive for coronavirus

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play on Sunday against the Chiefs, NBC Washington reports.