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Tears flow as Tyler Perry pays off layaway bills for 1,500 people in Atlanta

Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry knows how to wish his Atlanta neighbors a Merry Christmas — the filmmaker paid off all the customers’ items held on layaway at two local Walmart stores.

Pushback: Individuals, coalitions raising questions, opposition to mayor’s $1.4B Coliseum development plan

As Mayor Levar M. Stoney and representatives of the Navy Hill District Corp. stump throughout the city to marshal support for the $1.4 billion plan to replace the Richmond Coliseum, resistance is beginning to appear.

Gov. Northam announces plan to boost education spending

Just days after a major march in Richmond calling for more state dollars for public education, Gov. Ralph S. Northam announced Tuesday that his next proposed budget will include $268.7 million in additional school funding, including increased spending for new ...

Jury recommends neo-Nazi spend life behind bars for death at Charlottesville rally

A Charlottesville jury says the man who killed 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer and injured nearly 40 other people with his car during a neo-Nazi rally last year should spend the rest of his life in prison.

‘Fund our Future’

Ty Logan has his eyes set on a bright future and wants the State of Virginia to properly support it. “When I grow up, I want to be a doctor. I want to be a lawyer. I want to be ...

Letter to VUU board offers insight into theology school, university problems

Dr. Corey D.B. Walker may continue to teach after stepping down as vice president and dean of Virginia Union University’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at the end of December.

City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto out of the woods?

Pressure appears to be lifting for Richmond City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto to resign his seat despite moving from the 5th District he represents to the city’s 1st District. Two key city officials, the Richmond voter registrar and the city ...

City Council to take up affordable housing and homeless issues at Dec. 17 meeting

Richmond’s governing body is planning to provide a $1 million increase to a City Hall loan pool that assists developers in generating affordable housing and to boost the city’s role in tackling the issue of homelessness.

New City Council chief of staff?

Richmond City Council soon could be looking for a new chief of staff. Lou Brown Ali, who has held the post since 2011, may be on her way out. Asked Tuesday, she confirmed that she might be resigning, “but I’ll ...

VSU accredited for 10 years by SACS

Virginia State University, despite shrinking enrollment, has secured re-accreditation for a full 10 years, it was announced Tuesday. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmed VSU’s accreditation at its annual meeting Tuesday in New Orleans after finding the university ...

Grade snafu flunks ‘A’ student

Michael Donovan was surprised when his son brought home a report card for the first nine weeks at Lucille M. Brown Middle School that showed the sixth-grader had an F in Spanish.

Steel fabrication company to open in South Side

A York, Pa., company is creating 70 jobs for welders, machine operators, truck drivers and others in Richmond after re-opening a factory and warehouse in South Side that most recently was used to build large bridge components.

Public meetings on city parking improvement postponed

Public meetings on proposals to improve parking in Carytown, Downtown, Manchester and Scott’s Addition are being rescheduled for mid-January as a result of the snowstorm, organizers announced Tuesday.

Nation bids farewell to former President George H. W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday at a farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last president to serve on active duty in wartime.

Trump endorses bipartisan federal sentencing reform effort

President Trump’s boisterous and often denigrating political rhetoric during most of the 2018 midterm campaign season and his post-election assault on the federal court in California may have overshadowed his positive take on federal prison sentencing.

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