February 2014

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28 Feb 2014

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28 Feb 2014

Sanger Hall flood damage totals $6M

The MCV campus building had $6 million worth of flood damage from a November 2013 flood.  A busted city pipe was to blame for the damage, which will be covered by insurance.

28 Feb 2014

Carytown boutique closing after 30 years

Pink, a Carytown boutique, has closed after 30 years in business.  Owner Libby Sykes says that competition from nearby malls has made it hard for locally owned stores to operate.  Nick Wright reports.  

28 Feb 2014

VCU’s Susann Cokal discusses award-winning novel

Literature professor Susann Cokal’s novel, “The Kingdom of Little Wounds,” won the Printz Silver Medal award from the American Library Association.  Cokal discusses her book with InSight’s Onofrio Castiglia.

28 Feb 2014

Virginia Wine Expo returns to RVA

The Greater Richmond Convention Center hosted the annual Virginia Wine Expo last week, which lasted six days and had more to offer than wine.

28 Feb 2014

A solar-powered parking problem

  Many Richmond parking meters are solar powered.  When there isn’t enough sun the meters malfunction, causing issues for drivers.  Despite problems the city plans to double the number solar powered meters within the city.  Olivia Whitham reports.

27 Feb 2014

VCU students and faculty grieve death of professor

Dr. Dan Smith, who taught courses at VCU, John Tyler Community College and the University of Richmond, passed away on Feb. 8 due to complications from a bicycle accident that took place in June 2013. The VCU School of World Studies is starting a scholarship fund in Smith’s name. Zarmeena Waseem reports.

27 Feb 2014

Shamrock the Block festival has new location

Shamrock the Block, Richmond’s St. Patrick’s celebration, is moving from Shockoe Bottom to Boulevard. The festival is in its eleventh year and will be held on March 15.

27 Feb 2014

VCU’s Dr. Henry G. Rhone retiring

Dr. Henry G. Rhone, Vice Provost of Student Affairs, is retiring after a 44-year career. VCU InSight’s Joshua Jackson sat down with Rhone to discuss the changes VCU has undergone during his career.

27 Feb 2014

Historic Landmark Theater gets new name

Richmond’s historic Landmark Theater has changed its name to Altria Theater. The new name comes with a $60 million renovation, which is set to be complete by Oct. 2014. Altria Group, which is based in Henrico County, donated $10 million to the theater’s renovations.