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Norfolk School Board approves Open Campus

The Norfolk School Board unanimously voted to open a special, redesigned program for dropouts and students who have fallen behind.

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.

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.

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.

McAuliffe administration restores voting rights to over 2,000 Virginians

Governor Terry McAuliffe’s administration has restored the voting rights of more than 2,500 Virginians who were convicted of a felony, served their time and paid their debts to society.

Trivia contest and free movie passes to winners

Free passes to the new Paragon City Center 12 Theater will be awarded to winners in a trivia contest.

PTA letter "disappoints" Hampton School Board chairwoman

School Board Chairwoman Martha Mugler is “disappointed” by criticism from the PTA regarding raises for members of the school division’s leadership team.

Langley AFB to eliminate 742 jobs

The Air Force plans to eliminate 742 two jobs at Air Combat Command (ACC) at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton.

Car dealerships off limits to military members

All military branches are allegedly now prohibited from visiting certain used car lots in Norfolk and surrounding cities in Hampton Roads.

Residents rally for peace after slew of Norfolk shootings

Hampton Roads residents gathered recently in Norfolk for a peaceful rally and march in hopes of eliminating violence in their community.

Back-to-school sales tax holiday is August 1-3

For the ninth straight year, many clothing items, footwear and school and office supplies will be sales tax-free during the first full weekend in August, which is Aug. 1-3 this year.

Executive order meant to expand SWaM procurement opportunities

"Today’s order will enable women and minority small business owners to compete on a level playing field," said state Sen. A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico). "It will help ensure that small businesses are chosen for the quality of their work, and ...

Cooling assistance applications now being accepted

This time of year, indoor temperatures can quickly reach the same extreme levels as outdoors, leading to life-threatening conditions. Help is available.

MLWGS honors the legacy of Maggie Walker with commemorative bust

The Maggie L. Walker Governor's School has a scaled-up replica of a 1934 commemorative bust of its namesake.