R.E.B. Awards nomination deadline is Feb. 20

The deadline is approaching for the R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence, a program of the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond, which recognizes public schoolteachers who distinguish themselves with inspiring classroom performance.

President’s Day 2024

In observance of the President’s Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 19, please note the following:

VCU alum Jeffrey Blount to discuss new book

Award-winning author Jeffrey Blount will discuss his new book, “Mr. Jimmy From Around the Way,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s James Branch Cabell Library.

Community bands together to renovate Charles City’s historic Mt. Zion School

A tarp covers part of the roof of an abandoned building on Route 623 in Charles City County. Underneath the tarp, clear plastic drapes a weathered window, perhaps to further shield the decaying wood structure from elements endured nearly 110 ...

Schools are trying to get more students therapy. Not all parents are on board

Derry Oliver was in fifth grade when she first talked to her mom about seeing a therapist.

RPS School Board appoints Shavonda Dixon for 9th District; budget changes, safety also discussed

The Richmond School Board has unanimously voted to appoint Shavonda Dixon to represent the 9th District.

‘Removing obstacles to growth’

President Hakim J. Lucas used Virginia Union University’s Founders Day celebrations to announce a partnership with a New York-based development and investment firm to build affordable housing along Brook and Overbrook roads. The Steinbridge Group has committed $42 million to ...

An hour can save a life

National Blood Donor Month might have ended Jan. 31, but ongoing shortages in Virginia and nationally mean that the need for donors remains critical.

A record number of Americans can’t afford rent

Single mom Caitlyn Colbert watched as rent for her two-bedroom apartment doubled, then tripled and then quadrupled over a decade in Denver — to $3,374 from $750 last year.

Virginia Democrats sending gun control bills to a skeptical Gov. Youngkin

Dozens of pieces of gun-related legislation that advocates say will bolster public safety are winding their way through Virginia’s Democratic-controlled General Assembly, including a measure that would halt the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms.

FeedMore hosts food drive

A canned food drive to benefit Feed More will be held in the Henrico Sports & Events Center starting Saturday, Feb. 10 through Friday, March 1, with free tickets to the upcoming Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship for those ...

Richardson gets new hearing in controversial case

A man who was cleared in the murder of a police officer, but has served decades in prison, has another chance to seek his release.

Standing up

“It was February 1, 1960. They didn’t need menus. Their order was simple. A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side."

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

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

VSU students providing free tax assistance

Virginia State University’s Accounting students are collaborating with the IRS for the 37th year to provide free income tax preparation and filing assistance to Tri-City area residents with an income of $73,000 or below.