Outgoing governor urges lawmakers to ‘work together’

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivered his farewell State of the Commonwealth Address on the opening day of the General Assembly’s 2018 session, making a final plea for legislators to expand Medicaid and saying the state is in good hands as he passes the baton to a fellow Democrat, Ralph Northam. With a smile, McAuliffe took the podium Wednesday night before […]

A last-minute guide to Northam’s inauguration

Richmond is buzzing in anticipation of the gubernatorial inauguration that will take place Saturday at the Virginia Capitol. The swearing-in of Ralph Northam as the commonwealth’s 73rd governor is a historic event with a turnout predicted in the thousands. Though tickets for special seating are no longer available, attending the inauguration is free and open to the public. Here’s a […]

Religious leaders call for expanding health care

A statewide group of religious leaders urged the General Assembly on Thursday to expand Medicare and Medicaid. Organized by the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, the team of multi-denominational and multi-religion officials represented 850 faith leaders from across Virginia. They said their goal is to bring health care to the 300,000 Virginians who would benefit from expansion of Medicare […]

Obituary – James B. Tapp

James B.”Jim” Tapp, 75, of Glen Allen, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Jill Melinda Tapp. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Carol White Tapp; and his children, Jeffrey Campbell Tapp (Justine) and Amy Tapp Wright (Todd). He is also survived […]

Obituary – Wayne D. Eaves

Wayne D. Eaves, 71, of Henrico, my loving husband, Wayne of 43 years, went home to our Lord on January 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burrie and Helen Eaves; brother-in-law, Larry Proctor. He is survived by his wife and caregiver, Jeannie; his children, Jennifer Cable (Jay) and Justin Eaves; granddaughter, Lillian Jean Rosemond; brother, Burrie […]

Obituary – John Chase Ingram, III

John Chase Ingram, III, 18, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday January 2, 2018. He is survived by his father, John Ingram; mother, Carrie Ingram; and sister, Callie Ingram. Chase was a proud senior at Glen Allen High School. He enjoyed the sense of accomplishment that came from doing his very best each day, and his parents could […]

Obituary – Maureen Frances Quinn

Maureen Frances Quinn, 67, lost her battle with Lymphoma January 9, 2018. She is survived by her spouse, Kim Roberts; her parents, five siblings, numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. She touched so many and will be missed by all. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bliley’s-Staples Mill, […]

Obituary – Hattie Plante Copeland

Hattie Plante Copeland, 93, of Henrico, Hattie was born December 23, 1924 in Fitzwilliam, NH, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Lakewood Manor in Richmond. She will be remembered for her servant’s heart, musical talents and loving hugs. She graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and served as church […]