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Time capsule with items from a new Virginia buried at former Lee site

The streets of Monument Avenue were filled with sounds of construction equipment last Thursday as more than a dozen workers searched from sunrise to sunset, and through sporadic rainfall, for a 134-year-old time capsule believed to be hidden in the ...

Confederate A.P. Hill statue may be headed to Culpeper

The last city-owned Confederate statue is on its way out of Richmond, though the process will not be swift because a grave is involved, according to Mayor Levar M. Stoney.

’Monumental Conversations:’ RPS launches new, free app offering insight into community feelings about Confederate statues that lined Monument Avenue

A new mobile app gives people the ability to hear the stories of the generational resistance of Black Richmonders to the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue that once stood as symbols of the white “Lost Cause” narrative.

Early voting begins Sept. 17 for Virginia’s top posts

The future direction of Virginia’s government is now in the hands of voters, with early voting cranking up on Friday, Sept. 17 – 45 days ahead of the official Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

RPS opens with problems with lunches, new buildings

Richmond Public Schools reopened last week and school trash cans are overflowing with rejected prepackaged lunches that students would rather throw away than eat. And parents don’t blame them.

Free COVID testing, vaccines

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Mayor Stoney details plans for using $155M in American Rescue Plan funds

Mayor Levar M. Stoney on Monday called for using the $155 million inAmerican Rescue Plan funds pouring into City Hall coffers to increase the inventory of homes and apartments that are more affordable for lower-income residents; beef up recreation facilities ...

Kamras offers plan to change role of public safety in schools

Richmond schools Superintendent Jason Kamras presented to the School Board a list of recommendations designed to re- imagine the day-to-day roles of those charged with security in schools.

City may wind up with surplus from 2020-21 budget year

City Hall appears to have weathered the financial storm caused by the pandemic and could wind up reporting a surplus for the 2020-21 fiscal year that ended June 30 after the final numbers are in.

Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

RAA earns re-accreditation

The Richmond Ambulance Authority still ranks among the top ambulance companies in the country despite personnel shortages that have slowed its responses to emergency calls.

Three Virginia HBCUs join Apple initiative

Three historically Black universities in Virginia are part of an Apple-inspired initiative to get more people of color involved in computer coding and computer science.

Community health fair Sept. 11 at Hillside Court

A group of churches, community and religious organizations are hosting the Mind, Body & Soul Health Fair in Hillside Court from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in the Hillside Court public housing community, 1500 Harwood St.

Project Restore Community Outreach Day at Chesterfield flea market

Project Restore and E.Y.P.C., Empowering Youth for Positive Change, are holding a Community Outreach Day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Jefferson Davis Flea Market, 5700 Jefferson Davis Hwy. in Chesterfield County.

Henry L. Marsh III Elementary School: A building worthy of kings and queens

Henry L. Marsh III grew up across the street from the handsome new elementary school in Church Hill that is named in his honor.

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