Report: Nordstrom closing Short Pump store permanently

(Article first posted at 7:30 p.m.; updated at 11:50 p.m.) Could Short Pump Town Center be losing its top anchor retailer? Nordstrom announced Tuesday night that it will close 16 of its 116 full-line retail stores, and a national fashion magazine is reporting that the company’s Short Pump Town Center location is among them. The high-end fashion retailer was an […]

Virginia’s community colleges launch distance learning website

Virginia’s 23 community colleges, including Reynolds Community College in the Richmond region, have launched, a website designed to help Virginians find online courses that best meet their needs. In addition to connecting students with remote-learning courses, the site also connects current and prospective students with advisors to assist with the application and course enrollment process. “Virginia’s students are facing […]

Henrico’s mass testing site at VCC concludes with encouraging results

On Tuesday, Henrico County concluded its two-week outdoor COVID-19 testing clinic at Virginia Center Commons, through which more than 2,000 people – including Henrico’s first-responders and their spouses and partners, as well as front-line employees from other localities and businesses – were tested both for the virus and for antibodies to it. The results through Monday night were exceedingly encouraging: […]

Chabad of Virginia to host Lag B’ Omer Thank You Car Parade

Chabad of Virginia will host a Lag B’ Omer Thank You Car Parade May 12 to show appreciation for community health workers and first-responders. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at John Rolfe Commons. Cars will drive through Beth Sholom Life Center and St. Mary’s Hospital before ending at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center. Participants are encouraged to decorate […]

Freeman student wins $7,500 VBA scholarship

A Freeman High School student has been named the statewide winner of a Virginia Bankers Association scholarship program. Emily Carter will receive a $7,500 college scholarship from the VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program. “After reading Emily’s essay, we know that she is well equipped to succeed in college, and we are proud to be supporting her education financially through this […]

Cadmus printing plant in Lakeside shutting down

A longstanding Lakeside-area printing plant will shut down by the end of the month. Cenveo Worldwide Ltd. is shutting down its Cadmus plant on Byrdhill Road near Staples Mill Road. The company alerted state officials in a May 4 letter that it would close the plant by May 31 and lay off all 184 employees there. In its Worker Adjustment […]