Most talked about Richmond Times-Dispatch stories

Virginia Tech outlasts U.Va., keeps rivalry and bowl streak alive - Richmond Times-Dispatch: College Football — Virginia Tech built a lead after scoring on a blocked punt, only to have Virginia go up on a defensive touchdown Friday night.

Petersburg School Board member dropping out of 63rd House race - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia Politics — One of the four Democrats running for former Del. Rosalyn R. Dance's seat in Virginia's 63rd House District announced Friday that he is dropping out. Atiba Muse, a member of the Petersburg School Board, said in a news release he will be suspending his campaign "out of deep respect for my supporters who value fairness, transparency and the open debate of ideas as crucial Democratic principles."
Nov 28, 2014

Petersburg School Board member suspends campaign for @RosalynDance's House seat #VAGov

Health Harvest helps homeless, disadvantaged at Redskins training facility - Richmond Times-Dispatch: City Of Richmond News — For three hours, the training facility was turned into an outreach outpost that included a range of services not easily accessed by people who struggle with housing and employment issues.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @RTDNEWS: Former UR star Tim Hightower was at the #Redskins Training Facility for "Health Harvest"

Issues other than winning abundant for Virginia, Virginia Tech - Richmond Times-Dispatch: ACC — On the surface, tonight's game between Virginia and Virginia Tech, two 5-6 teams, is about who wins and qualifies to play in a second- or third-tier bowl game.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @RTDSports: Issues other than winning abundant for UVa, Va. Tech as they meet tonight, @World_of_Woody says. Who's going to win?

Black lawmakers against recognition of Va. tribe - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Ap — Posted: WASHINGTON (AP) - Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.
Nov 28, 2014

Black lawmakers against recognition of Va. tribe… via @RTDNews

L.C. Bird vs. Hermitage: a November rivalry - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Football — Bird and Hermitage have met in the postseason each of the past four years. Each side has claimed two victories. On Friday night, they meet again. A look at the past four Bird-Hermitage matchups.

R-MC's Trammell reflects on lessons of congressional campaign - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia Politics — MINERAL - If there's something nice about losing the race to be the next congressman from Virginia's 7th District, perhaps it's the chance to be just another guy in a plaid shirt digging into his eggs and grits and his second cup of coffee at the Mineral Restaurant, without worrying someone will slide into the booth and pin you down on immigration.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @RTDNEWS: Jack Trammel, who lost to David Brat in 7th District, reflects on campaign's lessons. #vaagov

Nov 28, 2014

Following his defeat in the #VA07 race, @Trammell4Va tells @RTDNolan that he won't rule out running again in 2016

RGIII's rise and fall took less than three seasons — ASHBURN - Two years ago, Robert Griffin III turned in one of the greatest performances in franchise history, leading the Washington Redskins to a victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Immigrants celebrate new freedoms this Thanksgiving - Virginia Politics - — For the past 13 years, Iliana Albarran has spent Thanksgiving in the shadows.
Nov 27, 2014

For many immigrants, today's #Thanksgiving marks the first outside the shadows

WOODY: Bill Long spent his time doing, not talking about what he had done - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Paul Woody — One thing immediately was evident during a conversation with Bill Long.
Nov 27, 2014

Read of the day Part II: An excellent column/tribute to legendary Freeman coach Bill Long from @World_of_Woody (…)

Grandmother's tough love helps pull Tech's Clarke through - Richmond Times-Dispatch: ACC — BLACKSBURG - Deon Clarke's photo albums are filled with pictures of his mother.
Nov 27, 2014

Read of the day: Tough love supports Tech linebacker Deon Clarke, a former L.C. Bird standout. (Via @RTD_MikeBarber)…

Spiders lose freshman guard to foot injury - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Sports — Richmond played N.C. State at PNC Arena on Wednesday night and Fore was on crutches. Fore, six-feet and from Huntsville, Ala., played in two of the Spiders' first three games, averaging about eight minutes. He scored two points. Fore had been one Richmond's first backcourt reserves, coming in to replace starting guards Kendall Anthony and ShawnDre' Jones.

U.Va. announces Mike London will return for the 2015 season - Richmond Times-Dispatch: College Football — Speculation that this might be Mike London's final season as the Virginia head coach was put to rest Wednesday afternoon.

Richmond 2015 charged with selling a global event to an American audience - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Central Virginia News — As Richmond 2015 ramps up preparations for the UCI Road World Championships here next year, the phrase "This is more than a bike race" is a recurring one. The organizing committee is saying that to sell one of the world's largest cycling events to an American audience, it will need a lot more than great athletes on two wheels.

Now, 355 days and counting till Richmond cycling event - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Local Richmond-area News — PONFERRADA, Spain - The UCI Road World Championships, one of the most important cycling events in the world, ended in Spain on Sunday, and the 2015 championships in Richmond are set to begin in 355 days.
Nov 26, 2014

@CrbnFreeCourier @RTDNEWS Do you read the paper? We sent a reporter to Spain to cover this year's race

RGIII benched in DC; Colt McCoy to start Sunday — ASHBURN - Hailed as the franchise savior less than two years ago, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's sudden and startling decline is nearly complete.

Jindal to keynote Va. GOP's Advance - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia News And Politics — Ed Gillespie, who narrowly lost his U.S. Senate race to Democratic incumbent Mark R. Warner, also will speak at the Saturday gala at the Westfields Marriott. From Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, state Republicans will gather at the hotel for the 31st annual Donald W.
Nov 26, 2014

Gov. Jindal will be traveling outside Louisiana on election day... mtg w/ activists in NoVa…

Nov 26, 2014

Jindal, potential prez candidate, to keynote #Va GOP post-election confab… via @RTDNews

Nov 25, 2014

Gov. @BobbyJindal will be in Virginia on Louisiana's upcoming election day, Dec. 6… via @RTDNews

Black Friday gun buys test background check system - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia, National And World News From The AP — In the U.S., there are nine guns for every 10 people. Someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes. And every minute, gun shops make about 40 new requests for criminal background checks on people wanting weapons. On Black Friday, the rush accelerates to nearly two checks a second, testing the limits of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Nov 26, 2014

AP's new man in W.Va, Matt Stroud: Black Friday gun buys test background check system… via @RTDNews

Technology investor announces deal with Richmond shirtmaker Ledbury - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond Area Business News — The deal follows up on a big round of capital the business raised in over the summer.
Nov 26, 2014

Pumping up political ambitions, too? Tech investor @PeteSnyder pumps $500K into #Rva shirtmaker… via @RTDNews