Coronavirus fund distributes more than $1 million in grants to Central Virginia organizations

By Rodney Robinson, Capital News Service

Funds are being released from a collective, $4.2 million pool intended to help groups provide resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty-five regional organizations are receiving more than $1.1 million in grants. The grantees fall under four categories: safety net clinics, food access organizations, housing and education. The pool of money was created through a partnership between the Community Foundation and […]

Top Altria executive resigns

Henrico-based Altria Group Inc. announced that its chairman and CEO Howard A. Willard III has retired after about two years in the roles and almost three decades with the company. Altria named William F. “Billy” Gifford Jr. its new CEO. Gifford, the company’s vice chairman and chief financial officer, had been serving as interim CEO while Willard took an absence […]