Teacher Spotlight: Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith teaches kindergarten at Jacob L. Adams Elementary in Henrico County.

Teacher Spotlight: Nicole "Nikki" Short Williams

Nicole Short Williams, also known as Nikki, is a Richmond native educated in the Henrico County Public School system.

12 child prodigies you should know about

Back-to-school ads often have an adverse effect on students. Instead of exciting kids for the upcoming school year, the lively plugs are met with disdain as students realize the end of warm weather, shorts and tank-tops, cookouts and beach visits.

Elected Norfolk School Board petition reaches goal

Norfolk Citizens for an Elected School Board (NCESB) gathered enough valid signatures to put the matter of citizen-elected School Board members up for a vote in November, Circuit Court Clerk George Schaefer said.

Farm Fresh launches back-to-school challenge supporting hunger relief

Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy, a longtime local grocer, is invoking the help of its shoppers to meet an urgent need for donations at area food banks with the Farm Fresh “Back-to-School Challenge,” a food drive the company launched last ...

Vick Foundation holds back-to-school drive

A charity created by Newport News native Michael Vick hosted a back-to-school supply drive last Saturday.

City of Richmond seeking all centenarians

The City of Richmond is seeking to identify all Centenarians so that they can be recognized during the Mayor’s Third Annual Centenarian Celebration.

Walmart on campus store to open at VCU

Walmart has signed a lease with the VCU Real Estate Foundation to open a store on Virginia Commonwealth University's campus in late 2014 or early 2015.

U.S. Department of Education strengthens federal Direct PLUS loan program

The U.S. Department of Education has proposed new regulations that will update eligibility standards and improve access for student and parent borrowers under the federal Direct PLUS loan program.

Obama issues statement regarding Michael Brown tragedy

President Barack Obama has issued a statement regarding the passing of Michael Brown, the unarmed young man who was killed by a Ferguson police officer Saturday afternoon.

Planning for U.S. Route 460 resumes

The U.S. 460 Corridor Improvements Project which cost about $300 million without any guarantee of completion is back on the docket for public meetings.

Lincoln Park Apartments begins transformation

Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) is working to move tenants out of Lincoln Park Apartments in order to begin demolition.

Hampton superindtendent defends teachers' raises agaisnt NAACP

Hampton City Schools Superintendent Linda Shiflette is, once again, defending the raises issued to administrators.

NN City Council limits public comment time

In a vote last month, Newport News city council ruled to change the time limit for its public comment period.

James Brady hailed as an American hero

Former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a bullet wound to the head during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan and went on to lead the gun control campaign that bears his name, has died at age ...