By Mary Lee Clark Capital News Service RICHMOND – Attorney General Mark Herring, backed by Democratic legislators and interfaith leaders, said Friday he will seek to broaden the state’s definition of “hate crime” to cover gender identity, sexual orientation and disability. “Too many Virginians and folks all around the... Read more
John Randolph – the name is synonymous with education, healthcare, agriculture, and politics. A number of well-to-do families were all related to Randolph in and around Petersburg. Young John lived at Matoax (Matoaca) until he was nine years old. The old Matoax home was located on Randolph Farm in... Read more
Dickie and Alena King celebrated their 10th anniversary on Nov. 14. It was also the day, Maria, an 11-year-old Bulgarian girl officially became part of their family. “That is the day I got her into my arms,” said Alena. The Kings had planned a trip to Las Vegas for... Read more

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Robert Johnson, Basketball L.C. Bird/Benedictine Junior at Indiana University Before heading to Benedictine, Johnson was a standout at L.C. Bird. Now in his third season at Indiana, he’s come into his own. A consistent performer, he’s only failed to score in double-figures twice all season, averaging 13.9 points per... Read more
By Jesse Adcock and Mary Lee Clark Capital News Service Democrat Jennifer McClellan of Richmond easily won a seat in the Virginia Senate in a special election Tuesday, but Republicans retained control of the chamber by holding on to a district west of the capital city. As expected, McClellan... Read more
CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – “Each of you hold that healing gift, and it’s time for you to share it with the world,” said Anissa Ellis, RN, as she addressed John Tyler Community College’s Fall 2016 nursing graduate candidates during the fall Pinning Ceremony on December 15, 2016. Ellis,... Read more
Student artists learn many skills through their classes. They study form and perspective; colors; light and shadow; and more as they work in various mediums. Art, however, is about more than a set of techniques. It’s about making connections. That’s why class assignments like the Memory Project are so... Read more
Khris Lane, Basketball Meadowbrook High School R-Junior at Longwood University   After starting his career high school basketball career at Meadowbrook, Lane ventured to Benedictine. Now he’s landed at Longwood by way of Drexel. The Big South and Lancers fans have been put on notice. Lane has averaged 14.2... Read more
Route 10 Bridge Honored in name of Sgt. Aaron Xavier Wittman On Sunday, the bridge on West Hundred Road in Chester was named in honor of fallen Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, U.S. Army. At a ceremony at Chester Village Green, the bridge was officially named the Sergeant Aaron Xavier... Read more
Each year we search for ideas, scraping the inside of our giving hearts for what type of sweater to purchase for Johnny and what size skinny jeans Jenny wears. Some of us spend doing things like inviting someone less fortunate into our home for a Christmas meal. The local... Read more