Bagby wins Va. Senate special election

Henrico Democratic Delegate Lamont Bagby, as anticipated, crushed Republican rival Stephen J. “Steve” Imholt in Tuesday’s voting for a Richmond-area seat in the state Senate.

Richmonders want funding for schools, housing, less gas

Fund the full request for Richmond Public Schools. Improve our parks. Fully fund the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and fund repairs for decaying mobile homes. Protect the environment by planning for elimination of the city’s gas utility. Those were among ...

Another death at Richmond jail

Another inmate has died at the Richmond City Justice Center.

Hickory Hill community opposes planned fire training facility

In a retreat from a two-year-old policy of expanding parks and green space in overly hot South Side, Mayor Levar M. Stoney and his administration are quietly pressing to replace 2 acres of lawn at the Hickory Hill Community Center ...

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:

5 student honorees at VUU gala

Virginia Union University students will take center stage and five honorees will be recognized for their contributions during the upcoming Legacy Awards and Scholarship gala on Friday, March 31.

RRHA seeks additional funds to maintain public housing

The city’s public housing authority needs to invest $42 million to fix the most urgent problems with roofs, boilers, plumbing, wiring and other aging infrastructure in the apartment communities it operates in Richmond, according the chief executive, Steven B. Nesmith.

University of Richmond has new provost

Joan Saab will become executive vice president for academic affairs and provost for the University of Richmond effective July 1.

Upcoming exhibits seeks Vietnam War stories

March 29 was National Vietnam War Veterans Day, and this year the day marked the 50th anniversary of the withdrawal of the last American troops from South Vietnam. As Americans reflect on the service and sacrifices of Vietnam War veterans, ...

2 Richmond principals recognized for leadership

Richmond Public Schools Principal Ta’Neshia Ford is the recipient of the 2023 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership.

Local entrepreneurs recognized at awards gala

In a “Roaring ‘20s” themed event, the Metropolitan Business League recognized area entrepreneurs at the 33rd Annual MBL Awards Dinner & Reception. Nearly 500 guests attended the March 10 affair at the Altria Theater.

Black History Museum names new executive director

Shakia Gullette Warren will become the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia’s new executive director following an extensive national search. Her appointment is effective May 1.

The battle for parental rights and government oversight remains alive

Huguenot High School’s library functions as a type of escape from the pressures of student life, a place where students can come and “chill out,” as librarian Kevin Murray puts it. He doesn’t give out grades or assign homework, so ...

Lamont Bagby viewed as favorite in Tuesday’s special Senate election

Henrico Democratic Delegate Lamont Bagby is poised to become the newest state senator from the Richmond area.

Ambulance charges may dramatically increase

City Hall is pressuring the Richmond Ambulance Authority to nearly triple its charge for transporting patients to hospitals or other treatment centers based on a consulting firm’s recommendation, the Free Press has learned.