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29 Nov 2013

Local families open their homes to international students on Thanksgiving

RICHMOND, Va. — Rashwan Almshaal, a graduate engineering student at VCU, is an international student who has been in the U.S. for three months. This will be Almshaal’s first American Thanksgiving, and he’ll be spending it with a host family.

29 Nov 2013

Security heightened at annual Richmond marathon

RICHMOND, Va. — This month marked the 36th running of the Anthem Richmond Marathon and the first since the Boston Marathon bombings in April. As a result, security was especially heightened at this year’s marathon in Richmond.

29 Nov 2013

Zeq’s bill to come before the General Assembly in January

RICHMOND, Va. — A bill will come before the General Assembly in January that affects people who rely on feeding tubes for nutrition.

Called Zeq’s bill, the measure is named after three-year-old Zeq Caalim from Virginia Beach, Va. Zeq suffers from Eosinophilic esophagitis, commonly known as EoE. It is a rare condition where white blood cells attack food as a foreign object.

29 Nov 2013

Local 20-year-old chases dream of being NASCAR driver

RICHMOND, Va. — Sam Hunt is a busy 20-year-old. In addition to going to school, he’s chasing his dream of becoming a professional NASCAR driver.

18 Nov 2013

Watch VCU InSight for Nov. 15, 2013

15 Nov 2013

Church Hill coffee shop denied permit to sell alcohol

RICHMOND, Va. — After a public outcry and months of controversy, Church Hill’s Captain Buzzy’s Beanery was denied an appeal for extended hours and to serve beer and wine in the neighborhood coffee shop.

15 Nov 2013

Baby Cheetahs Born at Richmond Zoo

RICHMOND, Va. — A litter of baby cheetahs, born at the Metro Richmond Zoo, are the third litter to be born within the United States.

15 Nov 2013

James River Receives Poor Health Grade

RICHMOND, Va. — A recent report card issued by The James River Association graded the health of the James River with a C. The river, which runs through the city of Richmond, is issued a report card on its pollution levels every two year. This year’s grade was the same grade as two years ago.

15 Nov 2013

International Book Exchange Program Arrives in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — An international book exchange movement that was started in Wisconsin to promote world literacy has come to Richmond. The book exchange program, called Little Free Library, is located throughout Richmond in residential communities and coffee shops. People are encouraged to take a book from the libraries and then return them or trade them in at another Little Free Library in the community. Currently there are five Little Free libraries registered in the Richmond area.

15 Nov 2013

VCU men’s soccer team has highest ranking since 2004, but faces tough schedule

RICHMOND, Va. – This season the men’s soccer team has one of the toughest schedules in the country, including matches against eight teams ranked in the preseason top 25. So far, the team has 8 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws, and is ranked its highest since 2004.