Andrea Peyton Sharpe, bookkeeper, dies at 73

Brothers Jerry F. “Jay” Sharpe Jr. and Devron N. Sharpe run very different businesses in the Richmond area. But the one person each trusted to keep their books was their mother, Andrea Peyton Sharpe.

Restoration work at John Jasper Monument

From left, Daniel Castro, Wilson Zelaya and Jose Hernandez complete work last Friday on a new foundation for the John Jasper Monument at Woodland Cemetery on Magnolia Road in East Highland Park. Rev. Jasper, who was born into slavery in ...

DeAndrea Neal, VSU Hall of Famer and former offensive line coach, dies at 53

DeAndrea Neal, a member of the Virginia State University Sports Hall of Fame, died Friday, April 9, 2021.

Thomas F. “Tom” Farrell II, Dominion Energy CEO, dies day after he retires

Thomas F. “Tom” Farrell II, who led Dominion Energy for more than a decade and was a powerful force in Virginia business and politics, died Friday, April 2, 2021, one day after stepping down from his post as the company’s ...

South Side churches merge, with Pastor Alexander ‘Jay’ Patrick as new head

Celebration Church and Outreach Center, formerly the Richmond Outreach Center, ap- pears to have merged with the nearby Liberation Church, with Pastor Alexander “Jay” Patrick of Liberation named the pastor of the newly merged church.

Rufus A. Cosby, former head of transit union local, dies at 78

Rufus Alexander Cosby, former president of GRTC’s union, has died.

Area churches to celebrate Easter in various, special ways

Area churches are ready to celebrate Easter by welcoming congregants back to services both inside their sanctuaries and some outdoors.

Good Friday Pilgrimage April 2 in Downtown

The 6th Annual Good Friday Pilgrimage in Richmond will be held Friday, April 2, it has been announced.

Lela Saberna Morris, longtime RPS personnel specialist, succumbs at 97

Lela Saberna Morris spent more than 40 years as a teacher and personnel specialist with Richmond Public Schools, but her road to a career in education was harder than most.

Bishop J. Drew Sheard named new presiding bishop of Church of God in Christ

A Detroit bishop of the Church of God in Christ has been named the new presiding bishop of the nation’s largest historically Black Pentecostal denomination.

Environmentalist Dr. Charles K. Price dies at 82

Dr. Charles Kemper Price, who led the effort to transform an ignored North Side area long used as a dumping ground into a walking and biking trail and spearheaded efforts to preserve natural areas in Richmond, has died.

NBA legend Elgin Baylor dies

Elgin Baylor, among the greatest and most exciting basketball players of all time, has died.

3 time NFL Pro-Bowl guard Doug Wilkerson dies at 73

The San Diego Chargers had one of the NFL’s most explosive offenses in the 1970s, and Doug Wilkerson was a key cog in the attack.

Retired RPS educator Juanita T. Bates dies at 88

Juanita Threadgill Bates was known for her devotion to the Richmond students she taught in an education career that spanned 53 years.

Kirk Franklin apologizes after son releases obscenity-laced, family feud audio

Gospel entertainer Kirk Franklin has posted an online apology after one of his sons released a recording of an obscenity-laced and physically threatening argument he claimed was with Mr. Franklin.