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Troubled Essex Village apartments sold, renamed

Essex Village, once labeled Henrico County’s worst apartment complex, is now in the hands of a successful African-American property investment and development firm based in Baltimore.

Mayor pushes private development of new Coliseum

A pie-in-the-sky fantasy or a realistic prospect for overhauling the Coliseum area of Downtown? That question remains to be answered in the wake of Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s call for companies to provide plans for revitalizing the 10-block area from ...

Recount expected in 3 House of Delegates races

Democrats remain two seats short of taking control of the 100-member Virginia House of Delegates based on official local counts completed Tuesday.

Justice groups press for independent police oversight panel

A coalition of justice groups is calling for the Richmond Police Department to create a civilian review board with the authority to investigate complaints against police officers.

Teaching pays off

The mystery and hush filling the gymnasium at Richmond’s Lucille M. Brown Middle School on Wednesday morning became a cacophony of cheers and applause when teacher Ryan James was announced the winner of the $25,000 Milken Educator Award.

Class action suit filed against BB&T for stop payment request violation

When Ronnie and Christine Gilliam told BB&T bank they were revoking the right of a payday lender to take electronic payments from their checking account, they allege the bank ignored the request.

Annual Veterans Day program moved to Dogwood Dell

Carlos Hopkins, Virginia’s secretary of veterans and defense affairs, will give the keynote address at the 61st Annual Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day Holiday Schedule 2017

A list of closings and schedule changes for Friday, Nov. 10:

Rep. McEachin hosts Veterans’ Resource Fair on Nov.17

Congressman A. Donald McEachin of Henrico is holding a Veterans’ Resource Fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Downtown campus, 700 E. Jackson St.

House of Delegates to become more diverse

The Virginia House of Delegates will be more diverse and more Democratic in January as a result of Tuesday’s elections. Voters in districts across the state produced shocker after shocker as Democrats unexpectedly won at least 15 new seats in ...

Irving to become Richmond’s next sheriff

“I am thankful for the confidence and support in me to lead the Sheriff’s Office to its next level,” Democrat Antionette V. Irving told supporters Tuesday night after defeating two independent candidates and a write-in challenger to become Richmond’s next ...

New city treasurer plans expanded role for office

“I feel very grateful, very humbled and honored to put on this mantle to serve. The people have spoken,” Nichole Ona R. Armstead said Wednesday after outpacing two opponents in the election for Richmond treasurer.

City commonwealth’s attorney re-elected to fourth term

Richmond voters on Tuesday re-elected the city’s top prosecutor to a fourth, four-year term. Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring, who was first elected in 2005, ran unopposed in Tuesday’s contest.

Gibson gets voters’ nod for 3rd District School Board seat

Education advocate Kenya J. Gibson, who views improving Richmond school buildings as a top priority, was elected Tuesday to represent the 3rd District on the Richmond School Board. Ms. Gibson, who works in health care marketing, is president of the ...

City voters overwhelmingly approve schools referendum

“The people have spoken. Now we can only hope that City Hall and the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly were listening.”

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