Activist claims no signs banning interstate hitchhiking invalidates his arrest

The Virginia Department of Transportation appears to be flouting a state law. That law, section 46.2-808 of the state code, requires the agency to post signs on entryways to the interstates stating that pedestrians, horseback riders, farm tractors, cyclists and ...

Councilwoman Gray crafting new plan on severance pay

Remember the $166,000 in severance packages former Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones awarded to four members of his staff as his term ended last December and the $77,000 City Council awarded to three outgoing employees? Remember the vows of incoming ...

18-story apartment tower planned for Belvidere, Grace streets

Richmond is losing another gas station on the edge of Downtown, but is set to gain a $100 million apartment tower in exchange.

Overby-Sheppard Elementary School set for 6-month overhaul

A North Side elementary school is about to get a $4 million overhaul — complementing the housing developments that have begun reshaping the Highland Park community.

A.V. Norrell to stay open

The A.V. Norrell Elementary School building in North Side, which was slated for closure, likely is going to fill up again with more school employees.

Irving beats longtime Richmond sheriff in major upset

By every measure, Antionette V. Irving seemed to have no shot of winning her third attempt to unseat Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr.

McQuinn wins primary, clearing way for 5th term in House

Richmond Delegate Delores L. McQuinn is on her way to a fifth term in the House of Delegates.

Armstead to take on former City Council president in treasurer’s race

The daughter of former Richmond City Councilman Chuck Richardson is now the Democratic Party nominee for city treasurer.

Triumph and tragedy

Tyreil Mayo and Gregory Jones both share a drive to succeed — a trait commonly found in top-performing students. But the 18-year-old John Marshall High School students, who marched across the stage Wednesday at the Altria Theater and received their ...

Lessons of love from dad

A father often hopes that his son will one day follow in his footsteps. And a son often dreams to fill his father’s shoes.

Beat the heat

Get ready to splash.

Mayor hires new fire chief; fires interim chief

Melvin D. “Hank” Carter has reached the summit of the city’s Fire Department. The 53-year-old Richmond native has been named the 21st chief of the Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Sasha Obama turns 16

Guess who’s 16 and looking all grown up?

Primed for November

Virginia’s next governor will either be Democrat Ralph S. Northam or Republican Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie. The choice of the competitors was made by 900,000 voters who trooped to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the primary elections for ...

School Board taps RPS COO as interim superintendent

After hashing out the details of outgoing Superintendent Dana T. Bedden’s early departure, the Richmond School Board selected Thomas E. Kranz, the school district’s chief operating officer, to serve as interim superintendent.