Statues of limitations

Gov. Glenn Youngkin should thank his predecessor for putting the stone statues of Confederate leaders out of reach after they were dismantled and hauled away. He may have saved the governor from himself.

Memorial Day

Unlike the aforementioned monuments, at least one idea from the Civil War era has rightfully endured – Memorial Day.

Walk their way

College graduations have come to an end, and it’s not just the students who are breathing sighs of relief as the semester concludes.

Legislating the obvious

Before School Board member Jonathan Young resigned a few weeks ago, the rest of the School Board recognized they had a problem.

A special choice

Chesterfield County officials deserve kudos for announcing their plans for a sports hall of fame, dedicated to athletes with ties to the county.

The new guy

In this edition of the Richmond Free Press I introduce a new managing editor who I think inaugurates an exciting new era for this publication and for its readers in Metropolitan Richmond, the Old Dominion and beyond.

The governor’s good choice

Last week, we reported that Gov. Glenn Youngkin had tapped beverage industry veteran Dale Farino as the new chief executive officer of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC).

Welcome Pharrell

Filming has begun on a biopic of producer and Virginia native Pharrell Williams, with a shoot happening at Henrico’s Seven Gables Apartments recently.

Hi, my name is ..

Longtime reader, first time managing editor — of the Richmond Free Press. I’m Craig Belcher.

Palpable relief doesn’t ease the pain

For anyone who owns a home or land, it has become common to receive a text or letter from a persistent real estate agent or investor offering to purchase their property. In most Black communities, where homeowners have labored long …

The confounding case of O.J. Simpson

There are a lot of things in this country that can make some people reach their boiling point.

Let’s show up and show out

Members and supporters of the Save Community Hospital Work Group remain vigilant in their quest to have Virginia Union University officials publicly declare that the historically Black university will not demolish the former hospital on Overbrook Road.

Mail delays leave Richmonders in the dark

In some Richmond-area neighborhoods, residents have grown accustomed to having their mail delivered around 10 p.m. or later.

Easter like Sunday morning

As we approach the second quarter of the year, kudos to those of you who adhered to Jan. 1 vows to lose weight, eat healthier meals and exercise more regularly.

Safe and secure

New safety nets are crucial in ensuring the well-being and success of students in Richmond Public Schools. Recent discussions by the RPS School Board regarding homebound and home-based instruction protocols, as well as revised procedures for certifying graduating seniors, highlight …