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Henrico schools to host workshop series

Henrico County Public Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement continues its Family Learning Series with a series of free workshops around the county during May.

Public hearings set to rename school named for a Confederate

The Richmond School Board wants public input in changing the name of J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School, the only school in the city named for a Confederate.

GPA miscalculations impact RPS students

Richmond Public Schools officials acknowledged Monday that four years of miscalculating students’ grade point averages have led to errors on students’ transcripts.

Warning: Smoking may cause eviction

Residents of public housing in Richmond are facing a ban on smoking in three months.

City doesn’t publicize exemption from trash fees for elderly, disabled renters

City Hall is quietly blocking elderly and disabled renters from receiving free trash and recycling services, the Free Press has learned — a benefit the city has offered for nearly 14 years and which currently is worth $23.79 a month ...

Herring’s new policy seeks to eliminate cash bond system

Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring is stepping up his efforts to eliminate the cash bond system that forces people to stay in jail while awaiting trial because they cannot afford to put up the money or property for bail ...

UniverSoul Circus celebrates 25th anniversary in Richmond through May 6

The UniverSoul Circus returned to Richmond this week in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The circus under a single-ring big top opened Wednesday, April 25, and will run through Sunday, May 6, at Richmond Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave.

Sabrina Squire to retire in May

A familiar face is leaving the Richmond airwaves.

Retired Army major earns salute on the golf links

Retired Army officer Duncan Hardcastle has become the golfing star with the stripes. The 51-year-old Midlothian resident also draws attention for being a rare African-American at some of the bold-letter golfing events in the area and around the state.

VSU opens football season in Norfolk at Labor Day classic

Virginia State University hopes to start its 2018 football season the same way it opened the 2017 season — by defeating Norfolk State University in the Labor Day Classic.

City eliminates $240,000 admissions tax debt of Richmond Jazz Festival

Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s administration has quietly eliminated the estimated $240,000 in admissions taxes that the popular Richmond Jazz Festival owed the city, three highly placed sources have told the Free Press.

80¢ cigarette tax goes up in smoke at City Council

Richmond smokers will not have to pay an extra 80 cents for a pack of cigarette. After hearing from more than 50 speakers and nearly an hour of debate, Richmond City Council, with a 6-3 vote, killed a proposal to ...

Tree problems go unanswered by city

Editor’s note: Just before the Free Press Wednesday deadline, Spencer Turner sent a text message to a Free Press reporter stating: “Thanks for help. They are cutting tree down Friday. The power of a free press.” As of deadline, the ...

Henrico schools hosts Family Learning series summit April 28

Henrico County Public Schools is hosting a Family Learning Series Summit, featuring workshops and activities on topics such as parenting, literacy, diversity, study skills, mental health and exceptional education. The summit is free and will be held 9 a.m. to ...

Pulse driving businesses down

By Jeremy M. Lazarus Richmond City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray has been getting an earful from restaurants and businesses along Broad Street that have seen customer numbers fall and revenues shrink during the 20-month construction of Pulse, GRTC’s new bus ...