ASHLAND, Va. — For the better part of 30 years, Jacob “Jake” Speers’ old gas station and dry goods store on the western edge of Ashland was a an eyesore. 612 more words
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RICHMOND, Va. — Oh, sing a song of Virginia!
One our delegates can sing, or at least hum. Or maybe just one that they can agree upon! 343 more words
Wow. The eagles have certainly landed on the coastal plains of Virginia.
One neighborhood on the mighty James River in Prince George County is seeing dozens of them. 468 more words
RICHMOND, Va. — Albert C. Trower has been around. In and out of rooming houses and occasional jail cells for burglary, the 54-year-old drifter has grown fond of sleeping and living outdoors. 564 more words
RICHMOND, Va. — “Man, I’ve been singing on the streets for a good 20 years,”
So says “Singing Shorty,” also known as Alphonso Washington.
I’ve known him for many of those years, back when he was a homeless alcoholic, roaming the Fan and Jackson Ward, firing up his gravelly baritone whenever the mood struck – often when he was properly lubricated. 346 more words
RICHMOND, Va. — This time 110 years ago, they were still laying the Virginia granite and Indiana limestone on the Cathedral of the Sacred here in Richmond. 321 more words
RICHMOND, Va. — Two police officers assassinated in NYC – finally, a crash of cymbals after weeks of a steady cultural drumbeat about racist, brutal cops. 571 more words