‘E-cigs’ could pose threat to curious kids

Insight’s Matthew Hall reports on electronic cigarettes and how the flavored, liquid nicotine used in the devices may pose a threat to children attracted to fruity and sweet flavors. Experts worry about the increased risk that children could drink the nicotine, which would be toxic or fatal.

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Fund established in Henrico teen’s memory

Family and friends of Cameron Gallagher, the Henrico teenager who died tragically after completing a half-marathon in Virginia Beach, are creating a fund in her name to bring awareness to suicide prevention, a cause close to her heart. Randi Ayala reports.

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Brandermill about to be rid of public nuisance

The crumbling Brandermill Inn and Conference Center has a new owner after a decade of legal issues. Residents are excited that the eyesore and public nuisance will finally be torn down. Allison Bower reports.

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Dark tales being revamped as children’s books

Edgar Allen Poe’s twisted tales are getting a new life as children’s books thanks to local author Micah Edwards and his adaptations of the legendary horror author. Erica Rivas reports.

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18 Apr 2014

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18 Apr 2014

VCU Slam Poetry Club earns national honors

Insight’s Carter Johnson sits down with Joshua Braunstein and Saidu Tejan-Thomas of VCU’s Slam Poetry Club to explain more about the literary art-form turned competition. VCU recently placed second in the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational held at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

18 Apr 2014

VCU revamping overcrowded library

Renovations to the 44-year-old James Branch Cabell Library on the VCU campus began earlier this month. VCU received a $50 million budget to expand the building in response to severe overcrowding. According to VCU officials the facility has the least space of any university library in Virginia. Renovations should be complete by fall 2015.

18 Apr 2014

Cooking as a therapeutic outlet

Insight’s Matthew Hall speaks with Jenson Larrimore, a paraplegic and accomplished chef who hasn’t let his disability hold him back. Larrimore discusses how cooking can be a therapeutic outlet and also speaks about receiving a major award recognizing his efforts in raising disability awareness.

18 Apr 2014

Kings Dominion kicks off 40th year

Kings Dominion is kicking off its 40th year in style with new attractions and renovations. Terrance Dixon reports.

18 Apr 2014

Richmond version of ‘Ted Talks’ attracts packed house

The Richmond version of the global Ted Talks conference series opened its second annual conference March 28 to a packed house. The conference’s theme “Read with a ‘Blank’” provoked speakers and spectators to use their imagination. Carter Johnson reports.

18 Apr 2014

Magpie chef brings Virginia flavors to the Big Apple

Owen Lane, chef and co-owner of Richmond-based Magpie, was recently selected to cook at The City Grit in New York City where he showcased Virginia-based products in his unique culinary approach. Terrance Dixon reports.

18 Apr 2014

New live music venue opens in RVA

Richmond has a new music venue with the opening of The Broadberry in the 2700 block of West Broad Street. The new concert hall plans to have live music every night of the week. Randi Ayala reports.

06 Apr 2014

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VCU InSight for April 4, 2014, with Anchors Onofrio Castiglia and Olivia Whitham.

06 Apr 2014

Kroger reducing checkout time

Richmond area Krogers are using an infrared system to reduce average checkout wait time. The national grocery store chain hopes reduced wait times will increase customer satisfaction. Teresa Galasso reports.

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