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07 Dec 2013

Downtown Ashland: A work in progress

Work on the first phase of construction in a major downtown streetscape overhaul in Ashland came to a close earlier this month.

31 Oct 2013

Richmond preps for Halloween 2013

Premiere Costumes was doing wicked business the Monday before Halloween.

08 Oct 2013

Salmonella is top reason for recalls

Salmonella contamination is by far the most common reason for food products to be recalled.

20 Dec 2011

It’s a Bird! Wildlife Pose Threat to Planes

Air travelers have dreaded flying in the past decade mostly because of terrorism threats. But today, they are faced with another kind of growing threat — collisions between wildlife and airplanes. Such collisions have increased from an average of 18 a day in 2000 to 30 per day in 2010.

14 Nov 2011

At 9.5%, Unemployment High in Richmond

With almost 10,000 Richmond workers unemployed, the city is definitely experiencing a problem. The unemployment rate in Richmond was 9.5 percent this past September, while the statewide and national rates remained significantly lower – Virginia at 6.4 percent and the nation at 8.8 percent.

03 Aug 2011

From Punjab to Richmond

Two Masters degrees by age 19. Three successful restaurants by 31. For Sandeep “Sunny” Baweja, 31, this was always the life he envisioned for himself.

12 Apr 2011

Tradition In Transition: Libbie, Grove, And Patterson

Dobbins-Johnson is co-owner of Shops at 5807, in the Patterson and Libbie Business District, nestled between Richmond’s West End and Fan District. The area, just like its neighbor, Libbie and Grove, is steeped in history and tradition, with many independently-owned shops and restaurants. But now, the two are coming together and looking to change.

12 Apr 2011

After 15 Years, Short Pump Marches Onward

In 1996, many of Short Pump’s major landmarks were completed, setting off a wave of development that takes it closer and closer to being a business and leisure destination.

11 Apr 2011

Southside Business Owner Runs for Virginia Senate

By:Angel Booth RICHMOND, Va. – Inside Heart and Soul Sidewalk Café, a narrow dimly lit soul food restaurant on Hull Street, August Moon sat in the back corner booth. It was Super Bowl Sunday, and the Green Bay Packers were defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers live on the flat screen above Moon’s table. But he paid […]

06 Dec 2010

Work Visas Plunge in a Declining Economy

As the U.S. economy has soured, companies aren’t hiring as many workers from overseas. In Virginia, the number of H1-B visa applications decreased nearly 50 percent in 2009, according to an analysis of data from the Foreign Labor Certification Data Center. Nationally, the number of visa applications dropped more than 30 percent.

11 Oct 2010

A New Home For AARF’s Abandoned Dogs

Jonas and his siblings were found abandoned by the Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation, which tried to find them a loving home. His siblings have since found homes. Three months later, however, Jonas the yellow Labrador and hound mix, is the last one left.

09 Oct 2010

Va. Beekeeping Buzzing As New Hobby

Beekeeping, a profession nearly as old as humanity itself, is changing as new keepers raise bees as a hobby and veteran keepers rethink how to raise their bees in order to combat what is known as colony collapse disorder.

09 Oct 2010

Refugees Find a Home in the Unlikeliest of Places

The refugees are Nepalese-speaking Bhutanese who lived in the Southern part of Bhutan. Bhutan is a small country in Southeast Asia near Nepal and India. In the early ’90s the Southern Bhutanese were forced to leave Bhutan when the government cited that they were residing in the country illegally. Some left voluntarily because they feared for their safety. Most of the refugees ended up in refugee camps in Nepal, where some of them have lived for more than 20 years.