Tag: Virginia

Richmond magazine August 2018 Issue

Spotlight on two features in the Private School Guide and several blurbs for Best & Worst 2018.


Episode 3: Paycheck to Paycheck

In “Paycheck to Paycheck,” I take you directly to the teachers at Eastern Elementary and Middle School in Giles County. They all share stories of the hardships they face when the money isn’t there, and hasn’t been for years. Some shed light on their unimaginable burdens while keeping a smile on their face. 


Episode 2: Dollars & Delegates

“Dollars & Delegates” discusses the breakdown of Virginia’s proposed K-12 budgets, and why leaders in Giles County believe legislators are out of touch on what rural school districts need.


Episode 1: Roots

“Roots” describes the southwestern region of Virginia through firsthand accounts of those who live there. Strong feelings about the issues that Giles County Public Schools face from chronic underfunding come to light through its school […]


Dollar for Dollar: Former Governor’s budget, if passed, would still fall short in Virginia’s Appalachian schools

Former Gov. McAuliffe’s “Caboose Bill” could bring $1 billion to schools in the Commonwealth. Southwestern Virginia districts say that it’s still not enough.


Bridge the Gap: Infographic

Infographic created by Alexa B. Nash on the percentage of Virginia bridges that have a grade of “D” or below.


Bridge the Gap

The Bristol, Va. District has the most bridges and culverts with a grade of “D”or below and are considered in “poor” condition. By Alexa Nash Published: VirginiaFirst.com; Fairfax Free Citizen


Both Richmond and Charlottesville eye the future of their Confederate monuments

Both Virginia cities look to each other to make decisions regarding the controversial statues.


Bellair Market favorite lends inspiration

Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar debuts a new menu; several new restaurants open in Charlottesville.


Save some room: 5th Street Station expands its options

Small Bites: 5th Street Station has choices abound and Pippin Hill’s new chef brings new ideas to the table.