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HOLMBERG: So easy these days not to be thankful

Do we really know how lucky, how blessed we are, to be living in this country, at this time?

We get so caught up in the thankfully rare cultural shocks like we been seeing in Ferguson, Missouri, or the big Ebola scare that really rocked us only because of our fear. 607 more words


HOLMBERG: Why police shootings in Richmond rarely lead to violent protests

RICHMOND, Va. — Typically, Richmond-area police fatally shoot someone once or twice a year. Often, the victims were armed and/or acting in a threatening way or engaged in criminal acts when the shootings occur. 581 more words


HOLMBERG: Finally, a welcome-to-Richmond sign. Do you like it?

RICHMOND, Va. — For 10 years I’ve been whining and pleading for the city to beautify the entrances to Richmond and welcome visitors with signs, lights and plantings – maybe even some art or sculpture. 502 more words


HOLMBERG: 'The Book of Mormon' is right at home in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — As the Tony award-winning, Broadway smash hit, “The Book of Mormon,” continued its Richmond run through the weekend, there are those who think the outrageously irreverent musical that has explicit sport with Mormons, Christianity and Judaism might be too-much for Richmond. 799 more words


Wrong political polls indicate the old ways of polling aren't suited to new times

RICHMOND, Va. — It wasn’t just the Ed Gillespie/Mark Warner Senate race in Virginia that pollsters missed.

“We’ve seen the polls wrong last night all across the country,” said CBS-6 political analyst Dr. 426 more words


Developer wants to get out from under Richmond house haunted by killers who grew up there

RICHMOND, Va. — As a realtor would say, the stucco two-story at 3117 Fourth Avenue in Richmond’s North Side has good bones.

It’s square and straight, with still-proud rooflines and only moderate rotting sections visible under the eaves. 425 more words


HOLMBERG: The legend of the ghost light of Cohoke, West Point

WEST POINT, Va. — For 100 years, folks have come to this rural railroad crossing on state Route 632 to look down the rifle-straight railroad tracks for the “ghost light,” or, more simply, “the light.” 511 more words

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