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VSU to host presidential debate

Virginia State University will be one of the three universities to host a presidential debate in 2024, the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday.

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Hanover County bans books in schools

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Wicked” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” are among the 75 books Hanover County school administrators directed teachers and librarians to remove from their schools last Friday, according to various news reports.

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Virginia Holocaust Museum presents ‘Memorial Without Witness’

“Memorial Without Witness,” an exhibit of eight floor-to-ceiling size photographs taken at the Auschwitz death camp by Dr. Charles W. Sydnor Jr., will be on display at the Virginia Holocaust Museum until Nov. 30.

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VMHC exhibit to showcase American chef and TV personality Julia Child

As families prepare to gather around the table this week for Thanksgiving, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) is preparing a new exhibition that will explore the life and legacy of American chef and TV personality Julia Child.

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Dennis T. Clark is new librarian of Virginia

Dennis T. Clark has been appointed to serve as the 10th librarian of Virginia.

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Dominion Energy offers energy saving tips and bill payment assistance options as winter approaches

The fall and winter months typically bring higher energy bills as customers use more electricity to heat their homes. Dominion Energy Virginia is reminding customers of energy-saving tips to help save money. The utility also offers bill payment assistance options for customers in need.

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Community Foundation announces local R.E.B. Foundation winners

Several Richmond area teachers have been recognized for their contributions to public education — and given the means and opportunity to take their work even further.

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RPS announces open enrollment applications

Families can now apply for open enrollment schools, specialty schools and regional Governor’s Schools for the 2024-2025 Richmond school year at www.attendrvaschools.com. Applications for specialty and regional Governor’s Schools must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 1, at 4:30 p.m.

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Free Thanksgiving meals and turkeys

Young Achievers and Making Men, along with the Beta Gamma Lambda Educational Foundation, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Beta Gamma Lambda Chapter, The Links, Commonwealth (VA) Chapter, will sponsor a Turkey Giveaway on Nov. 18 from 12 to 2 p.m., 1830 Creighton Road, 23223.

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Richmond marathon street closings

Richmond residents and visitors are advised to be aware of street closings and no parking zones that will go into effect Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, as part of the Richmond Marathon. Vehicles parked along the race course will be towed to ensure safety during the event.

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