Settling in

Behind the scenes with two rookie Henrico legislators as they adjust to life in the Virginia General Assembly

“Should I sit or should I stand?” asks one young aide in a municipally bland briefing room on the first floor of Richmond’s Pocahontas Building last week. She decides to stand along the wall, fidgeting with her boss’s cell phone. Another pair of aides debates the merits of the podium features, as compared with the ones in the briefing room […]

Panel OKs bill targeting child abusers in school

In 2013, a loophole allowed an Arlington County teacher accused of sexual abuse to find a job as an assistant principal in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where he worked for more than three years before his license was revoked last May. In hopes of closing that loophole, a committee in the Virginia House of Delegates has unanimously approved legislation aimed […]

Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Jan. 22, 2018

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers is asking for the public to help identify two suspects in a home invasion and robbery (pictured) that occurred in the City of Richmond on Jan. 1. Around 11:50 p.m. that day in the 1700 block of North 24th Street, two males knocked on the victim’s front door. When the victim opened the door, the suspects […]

Business in brief

HHHunt Corporation recently announced that Kim B. Kacani had been named president of HHHunt Communities and Jonathan Ridout and Hans Klinger had been named vice presidents. A native of Central Virginia, Kacani will support the company’s growth and oversee all functions for HHHunt Communities. She was most recently a senior vice president at HHHunt Communities and co-led the division with […]

Raceway unveils new racing simulator

Richmond Raceway recently introduced its new interactive two-seat, in-car driving simulator. The new attraction will allow fans to get behind the wheel this year to drive Richmond’s famed three-quarter-mile D-shaped oval and 79 other tracks, including some select Racing Virginia tracks. The car design is a nod to Richmond’s past with inspiration from the new branding of the track. The […]

Nominate an outstanding teacher for REB awards

Nominations are open for the 2018 REB Awards for Teaching Excellence, The Community Foundation’s yearly awards that identify, recognize and support outstanding teachers in the Richmond area. Through a nomination process, approximately 15 outstanding teachers are selected each year to receive professional development grants of $4,000 to $12,000.  Award recipients have earned graduate degrees, climbed mountains, traced their ancestors and […]