While governor decries gun violence, Senate OKs guns in churches

Lamenting the fact that more than 900 Virginians were killed by guns last year, Gov. Ralph Northam said Jan. 23 that the state should do more to restrict the proliferation of firearms. “We do not need these weapons on our streets and in our society,” Northam told a multi-faith congregation at St. Paul’s Church. The governor spoke at an event […]

Quioccasin eighth-grader captures Henrico Schools’ spelling title

  Joseph Chambers “eviscerated” the competition Thursday to become Henrico Schools’ 2018 Divisionwide Spelling Bee champion. The Quioccasin Middle School eighth-grader won in Round 11 by correctly spelling “viscera,” a word meaning inner organs of the body. The contest brings together spelling champions from each of HCPS’ 45 elementary schools and 12 middle schools to determine who will represent Henrico […]

Richmond Raceway adding RV park, party deck

  Richmond Raceway today announced that it will demolish some existing grandstands to make way for new amenities as part of its redevelopment efforts. The track will open an RV park in Turn 3 and a party deck in Turn 4 to provide new viewing opportunities for fans. It will demolish the Old Dominion and Colonial grandstands in order to […]

Workers’ compensation bills die in subcommittee

Legislation aimed at protecting and improving employees’ worker compensation rights were struck down Tuesday by a House subcommittee. Freshman Del. Lee Carter, D-Manassas, proposed three bills in an effort to reform the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act after he was inspired by his own experience filing a claim. All three bills were passed by indefinitely by a subcommittee of the House […]