Henrico students win National Merit $2500 Scholarships

Two Henrico County students were among the 2,500 nationwide Merit Scholar designees recently announced by the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists, the two Henrico winners of the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship are Jessica A. Jordan of The Steward School and Paul R. Sabharwal of Douglas Freeman H.S.  Jordan has expressed […]

Virginia seeks to curb rising number of missing persons

Morgan Harrington went to a concert in Charlottesville in 2009 and did not make it home. Keeshae Jacobs was headed to a friend’s house in Richmond in 2016 but never arrived. Ashanti Billie disappeared after leaving for work in Virginia Beach in 2017. Those three young women were among the hundreds of “missing person” cases investigated in Virginia over the […]

Virginia communities, legislators breathe new life into preserving black cemeteries

On a hot Saturday in April, volunteers work under a bright sun and the noise of buzzing insects to find and remove unchecked nature and neglect from the graves of thousands of African-Americans, from everyday citizens to some of the most important leaders in local, state and national history. The neighboring Evergreen and East End cemeteries serve as the final […]

Gasoline prices steady in Metro Richmond

Gasoline prices in Metro Richmond have been steady during the past week, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. The average cost of a gallon of unleaded gas in Virginia is $2.62 as of May 6 – the same price last week. The Richmond-area average is $2.63, just one cent higher than last week and 18 cents cheaper than the national average. Last […]

St. Jude Dream Home to be raffled away

Someone will win a StyleCraft Homes house in Moseley valued at $560,000 as part of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Tickets for the home giveaway raffle will be sold for $100 apiece through June 10 during open house events at the home, located at 4807 Hidden Falls Court in Moseley, and by phone at 1-800-391-2433. The modern farmhouse-influenced house […]


Qadira Muhammad, of Henrico, recently was elected president of the Student Government Association for the 2018-19 academic year at Mary Baldwin University. Muhammad also was inducted into the Laurel Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. *** Brent Paulsen, of Glen Allen, graduated May 5 from Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb. Paulsen received a master of […]