When you think about public art you may think murals, statues or monuments. But Art180, a nonprofit in Richmond, has teamed up the Greater Richmond Transit Company to put a creative spin on public art.  

Mallory Noe-Payne

The sister of an unarmed man shot by Richmond Police back in May says his toxicology report has come back clean, reaffirming her belief that he was having a mental health crisis when he was killed.

This week Roanoke City joined a growing list of localities dropping Confederate-related names from public schools. A common argument against name changes has been cost. But localities are still finding a way to pay.

This week, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor held a series of community meetings on the eviction crisis. One underlying problem -- a lack of affordable housing.  Now some advocates think manufactured homes, also known as mobile homes, could be a part of the solution.

Courtesy of Robert Zullo


In a small office in downtown Richmond the rooms are bare and reporters are working from their cell phones because the landlines haven’t been set up yet. But that hasn’t stopped the small crew of The Virginia Mercury from getting down to work.