Literally, a second career after being president that probably Jimmy Carter is more well known for than being president," said Habitat for Humanity Powhatan Executive Director Susan Winiecki. "He's helping to change the lives of people and helping to build generational wealth, build equity and build homes -- safe, affordable homes -- for families. "I think his legacy is that he has shown himself to be such a caring, wonderful person. He has helped to build homes for thousands and thousands of people across the United States and across the world. "I would say President Carter's legacy is, again, his belief that everyone should have a safe, affordable shelter, no matter where they are around the world," added Winiecki.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Torchy's Tacos will open its second Richmond-area restaurant in February. "I was born at Richmond Memorial Hospital," Torchy's Tacos boss Mike Rypka told Scott and Robey on the Eat It, Virginia podcast. Richmond BizSense Torchy’s Tacos is taking one of four new buildings rising near Chesterfield Towne Center. Rypka said he and his team look for certain qualities when choosing where to open a new Torchy's Tacos. Mike Rypka Torchys ordersAnd if you want to fill like an insider, Rypka pulled the curtain back on Torchy's Tacos' secret menu.1 month ago WTVR.com
RICHMOND, Va. -- From dance and music to theater and art, you’ll find it all at the Modlin Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Richmond. Stanley is passionate about sharing the offerings at the Modlin Center as is Paul Brohan, the center's executive director. "It also involves not only the presenting program, which brings in the visiting artists from around the world," Brohan explained. I want my neighborhood here, you know, this is just an incredible resource and I want people to take advantage of it." This brochure gives you all the information on performances, and events happening here at the Modlin Center for the Arts and if you'd like more information, visit https://modlin.richmond.edu/1 month ago WTVR.com
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A Virginia teacher who was critically injured when she was was shot by a 6-year-old student in Newport News is showing signs of improvement as authorities struggle to understand how a child so young could be involved in a school shooting, the city's mayor said Saturday. He said Saturday that he’s only aware of three other shootings caused by 6-year-old students in the time period he's studied. Daniel W. Webster, a professor at Johns Hopkins University who studies gun violence, agreed that a 6-year-old shooting a teacher at school is extremely unusual. “We did not have a situation where someone was going around the school shooting,” Drew told reporters. WTVR A first-grader shot his teacher in a classroom at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2022, according to authorities.2 months ago WTVR.com
The gunman was dead when officers arrived late Tuesday at the store in Chesapeake, Virginia's second-largest city. He didn’t look at anybody in any specific type of way," Briana Tyler, a Walmart employee, said Wednesday. Tyler said the overnight stocking team of 15 to 20 people had just gathered in the break room to go over the morning plan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Police said three of the dead, including Bing, were found in the break room. WTVR via City of Chesapeake Victims of the mass shooting at Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart: Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kellie Pyle, Randall Blevins, and Tyneka Johnson.3 months ago WTVR.com
SEOUL, South Korea — South Koreans mourned and searched for relatives lost in the "hell-like” chaos that killed more than 150 people, mostly young adults, when a huge Halloween party crowd surged into a narrow alley in a nightlife district in Seoul. Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap via AP Rescue workers carry injuried people at the street near the scene in Seoul, South Korea, early Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap via APLee Ji-eun/Yonhap via AP)Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap via AP)Injuried people are helped at the street near the scene in Seoul, South Korea, early Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. The University of Kentucky issued a statement saying the victims included one of its students who was studying in South Korea this semester with an education abroad program. The crowd surge was South Korea's deadliest disaster since 2014, when 304 people, mostly high school students, died in a ferry sinking.4 months ago WTVR.com
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In the murky waters of an Alabama river, diver Kamau Sadiki said he had to pause before entering the last known slave ship to the United States, where 110 people were confined in hellish conditions. The documentary "Descendant" retells this once-submerged history, intertwining the 2019 discovery of the ship Clotilda with the stories of the descendants of the 110 people aboard. In wrestling with the economic legacy of slavery, one scene shows a descendant reading Lewis' words while sitting in an antebellum mansion. Another scene focuses on the buzz created by the discovery of the ship, raising questions about who will benefit from the discovery. It's not all about that ship," descendant Joycelyn Davis says in one scene.5 months ago WTVR.com
RICHMOND, Va. -- Several Virginia agencies came together Friday to spread a single message to drivers on the Commonwealth's highways: "slow down, move over". Those agencies included the Virginia State Police (VSP), AAA Mid-Atlantic, Richmond Ambulance Authority, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). "Next thing I know, I was in a helicopter, unconscious, and going to MCV woke up," said Sclafani. "From what I remember, it was kind of an out-of-body experience. Clark, Ruck, and Sclafani said their message is the same at the end of the day.5 months ago WTVR.com