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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.

Original Gerber baby celebrates 94th birthday

Busch beer lets you crack a cold one for your dog

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

  NBC12 and Salvation Army team up for annual Angel Tree Program

Snowshoe Mountain Resort moves opening day to Dec. 4

Nonprofit seeking board game donations for Virginia families

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  Republican Del. Kirk Cox to run for governor in 2021

A movie guide to Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas

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

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

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

Virginia Repertory Theatre presenting socially-distanced holiday show: ‘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 to feature thousands of lights

The Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter will return once again featuring 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

Trebek remembered for grace that elevated him above TV host

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

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

Busch Gardens announces new Christmas Celebration event

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.

Guitars played, made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

Each of the Van Halen guitars is expected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000.

Register to win $10,000 in cash from Fred Astaire Dance Studios

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.

Second Street Gallery hosts ‘Bearing Witness’ photo exhibit

Second Street Gallery in downtown Charlottesville is hosting a photo exhibit titled "Bearing Witness".

3 Richmond venues finalize plans to safely hold events during pandemic

ASM Richmond says it has finalized plans to safely hold events amid the pandemic at its three locations, Altria Theater, Bon Secours Training Center and Dominion Energy Center.

Virginia Tech researcher teams up with Cornell to help America’s hard cider identity crisis

A pair of researchers from Virginia Tech and Cornell has teamed up to solve America’s hard cider identity crisis. Unlike wine and beers, cider does not have a language to describe how many kinds there are.

Garden Glow to illuminate historic Maymont estate

The Garden Glow at Maymont will showcase the historic architecture and gardens around the Maymont Mansion in artistic lighting displays.

Virginia Craft Brewers Fest goes virtual

The Virginia Craft Brewers Fest is going virtual this year.

Virginia Capital Trail to celebrate 5th anniversary

The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation is inviting the public to celebrate the trail’s fifth anniversary, which is on Oct. 2.

Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houston’s Billboard charts record

Taylor Swift tops Whitney Houston's record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Richmond, Hopewell included in new historical markers spanning 11 localities

Fifteen new historical markers have been approved for Virginia roads, including signs that highlight the achievements of a NASA employee, voting rights activists and nationally recognized artists.

Charlotte Harris historical marker unveiled in Court Square

Community members gathered for the unveiling of the Charlotte Harris historical marker in Harrisonburg’s Court Square Saturday. Harris is the only known African American woman lynched in Virginia.

Williamsburg to hold multiple, free Grand Illumination events

Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination will take place across three free events this December, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and city announced on Wednesday.

Washington and Lee Special Collections welcomes home a valuable book

Under a tent put up for socially distanced classes, some rare books, normally closely kept in a temperature-controlled vault, were brought out just for us.

Natural Bridge State Park gets new LOVE sculpture

Natural Bridge State Park has added a new feature for visitors.

Alicia Keys picks a Radford University student to play for her on Instagram Live

A local college student had the chance of a lifetime - to play piano for Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys. He’s been studying music for years and finally got to perform for one of his musical icons.

Virginia Film Festival goes virtual, offers drive-in option

Although the Virginia Film Festival cannot happen in person this year, movie lovers will be able to experience the joys of the cinema virtually. The festival will run from October 21 to October 25.

Busch Gardens hosting Halloween event with limited capacity

Busch Gardens announced the park will be hosting an event called Busch Gardens Halloween Harvest for the fall season.

CDC’s Halloween guidance discourages activities like trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging Americans to avoid higher-risk Halloween activities like trick-or-treating in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Dunkin’ celebrating National Coffee Day with free coffee

Dunkin' is celebrating National Coffee Day by giving away coffee and taking the day over as “National Dunkin' Day.”

MENTOR Virginia hosting outdoor movie event

MENTOR Virginia will be hosting a Carpool Cinema social distancing event, showing ‘How To Train Your Dragon’.

Virginia native tackles Alaskan wilderness in TV show ‘100 Days Wild’

Adam Frye, Grottoes native, took on the challenge of surviving the wilderness on the Discovery Channel TV show, “100 Days Wild.” The program aired in August 2020.

Richmond venue serving brunch with Grateful Dead twist

The Camel is serving brunch with a twist: Grateful Dead sets will play on the big screen as guests enjoy their Sunday meal.

Local campground raises over $77,000 for Wounded Warrior Project

Stoney Creek Resort and Campground in Greenville held their 5th annual “Freedom Fest” earlier this month to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The campground began the philanthropic event in 2016.

Coastal flooding along N.C. Outer Banks closes roads

High tides and Hurricane Teddy are causing travel problems along North Carolina’s Outer Banks and threatens problems going up to Tidewater Virginia.

Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theaters

About three quarters of the country’s movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back to the movies in significant numbers in the COVID-era, even with new movies coming into the marketplace.

Black female country trio from South Mississippi on the rise

Chapel Hart often times make people look twice, but the group's talent speaks for itself after reaching the charts of CMT with a recent release, “Jesus & Alcohol.”

Henrico library launching true crime podcast discussion group

Are you a fan of true crime podcasts? This may be the discussion group for you.