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GRTC announces service changes beginning Sept. 13

On Sunday, Sept. 13, GRTC will usher in a series of service changes.

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Attorney General Mark Herring to run for re-election

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has decided he wants to keep his job, rather than making a bid to become Virginia’s 74th governor.

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Kirk Franklin sweeps with 6 Stellar Awards

Kirk Franklin served as a co-host and also walked off with the most awards at the virtual 35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.

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Falwell out as president of Liberty U.

Jerry Falwell Jr. is out at conservative Liberty University.

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Larry J. Bland seriously ill

Larry J. Bland, Richmond’s celebrated gospel choir director, issued an email Tuesday stating that he is suffering from a serious illness and included a request for prayers and privacy.

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Dominion leadership changes lead to promotions for African-Americans, women

African-Americans and women will play more prominent roles in the operation of Dominion Energy in the wake of a leadership overhaul at the Richmond-based energy giant following its abandonment last month of the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.

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RRHA honors 14 college-bound grads

A new laptop computer, a $500 gift card and a trunk overflowing with dorm room supplies.

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Rape kit backlog cleared

It took five years, but the backlog of 2,665 untested rape kits in Virginia has finally been eliminated, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has announced.

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Henrico schools to reopen virtually this fall

The Henrico School Board voted unanimously last week to reopen schools this fall using a full virtual learning format for the first semester.

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RPS names 6 new principals

Open High School and five preschool centers will have new principals when Richmond Public Schools begins the 2020-21 academic year.

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