After watching every figure skating competition she could find on television since she was 7 years old, Rebecca Jill Arnowitz had her first day on the ice when she was 11, at a rink in New Jersey.
Saturday, October 06, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
The little bouquets of rosebuds began appearing daily during the summers at Westminster Canterbury Richmond about 10 years ago.
Monday, September 17, 2018
A simple note scrawled in black ink with a message that bore nothing less than the weight of the world: “My admiration to all of us. We have gone from being those peculiar people to avoid to those authentic humans — wonderful people worth knowing.”
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Bill Dooley, the run-the-ball-and-play-defense football coach who 30 years ago led Virginia Tech to its first bowl victory, died Tuesday at his home in Wilmington. N.C. He was 82.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Richmond trucking entrepreneur J. Harwood Cochrane launched his transportation career delivering milk in a horse-drawn wagon.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
She obtained a large settlement for nine female inmates sexually assaulted in the Virginia prison system — she received a lot of calls from female prisoners seeking help or relief in some fashion.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
James F. Tucker learned firsthand how economic forces could rock a family as he grew up in his native Brooklyn, N.Y.
Friday, July 08, 2016
It was almost like the congregation wouldn’t sing while the choir was processioning down the aisle of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
The Richmond girl was born with a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain, and she wasn't expected to live long past birth. "Everything she did was a miracle," her godmother said.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
William Calhoun Boinest, chairman emeritus of the F.W. Craigie & Co. Inc. investment firm in Richmond, said a single piece of advice from his father shaped his life: “Always give back to the community.”
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Ralph Stanley, a masterful bluegrass singer and banjoist whose performances on the Grammy Award-winning movie soundtrack album “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” helped inspire a bluegrass resurgence in the 2000s, died Thursday. He was 89.
Friday, June 17, 2016
While he was president of the College of William & Mary in the 1970s, Thomas A. Graves Jr. learned of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting hanging unprotected on campus.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
His "Sunday Night Beach Party" was a longtime fixture on Richmond radio, and at Beach Music performances around the region. He most recently hosted a show at WFLO in Farmville.
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Beverley “B.B.” Munford III kept reporting to his 11th-floor office at Davenport & Co. until about a month before he died.
Friday, June 03, 2016
As a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch for 38 years, Claude Fletcher Burrows covered everything from elections to bond issues, dogs to fires, schools to police — not to mention hours of county supervisors meetings.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Jackie T. Stump, a United Mine Workers leader who won a write-in campaign for the House of Delegates in 1989 during the Pittston Coal strike, has died, according to the speaker of the House. He was 68.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
The name of pediatric neurologist Jack Pellock of Midlothian has been inseparably linked with the leading studies of childhood epilepsy for more than 30 years, both in clinical care and drug therapy.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Eric Stephen Seidel, better known as Recycle the Clown, got his dying wish. He wanted the celebration of his life to be held before he died, and he wanted to be there.
Friday, May 13, 2016
On Oct. 25, 1944, the escort carrier USS Suwannee was under fire from Japanese ships and planes during the Battle for Leyte Gulf in Philippine waters during World War II.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Mark Lane, the author of “Rush to Judgment,” a book about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died of a heart attack in his Charlottesville home Tuesday at the age of 89.
Friday, May 06, 2016
Former Del. Johnny S. Joannou, D-Portsmouth, a lawyer who served in the General Assembly for 34 years and lost his seat in a June 2015 Democratic primary, died Friday at 76.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Ruth Veronika Pasternak was born in Pinsk, Poland, on Aug. 20, 1914. Her Jewish given name was Rivka and her family is not sure of her maiden name, which sounds phonetically something like Podlewska.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
When Edward Francis Sulzbach Jr. trained police officers and FBI employees around the state, he often quoted writer John Steinbeck: “There are those amongst us who live in rooms of experience that we can never enter.”
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Doris Roberts, who played the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died, a family spokeswoman said. She was 90.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
In the beginning, Frank Garrett Louthan Jr. had his heart set on attending the Naval Academy, but there was one problem: He wore glasses. The academy didn’t accept men with “corrected vision.”
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Oliver R.H. Singleton was known by his numerous friends and professional associates in the Richmond area as a consummate networker, a straight shooter who didn’t shy away from telling the truth as he saw it, a devoted father of three, and a tireless advocate for economic development in Richmond.
Friday, April 08, 2016
Richmond advertising legend Jess Duboy, who died Friday at 79 after battling cancer since January 2015, was a man of more than 20,000 commercials — a national record.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
David Wilkinson Carr, whose business acumen and dedication to local causes and University of Virginia athletics helped make Charlottesville and Albemarle County what they are today, died Wednesday.
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Friday, April 01, 2016
When they were betrayed to the communist Khmer Rouge regime in spring 1977, Phan Meas and his wife, Sakan Ou, were removed from their work camp in Battambang in northwest Cambodia to separate prisons and later to tiny wooden cages.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ida Madeline Cosby, the eldest of three siblings who are leaving their 80-acre home in western Hanover County to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, died Wednesday. She was 97.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Earl Hamner, the writer whose old-timey kinship was a creative force behind the enduring success of the television series “The Waltons,” died Thursday. He was 92.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garry Shandling, who as an actor and comedian masterminded a brand of self-inflicted phony docudrama with "The Larry Sanders Show," has died.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Ella Ruth Jones Richardson was the eldest of 14 children born to her parents and one of nine who survived to adulthood. They lived in Brunswick County, near Freeman.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Walter Willson Craigie served for more than 40 years as an adviser on state government finances and budgets under 10 Virginia governors, from Mills E. Godwin Jr. to Timothy M. Kaine.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Grace Pow Simpson would sit in the recliner in her sunroom at Hampden-Sydney College with her shoes off, poise her mechanical pencil over a yellow legal pad, and the poetry would begin to flow.