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At Public Square, volunteers tell of stepping up

Area volunteers may work for different organizations but they also have much in common, audience members at Times-Dispatch's Public Square agreed Monday.

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  • Komen for the Cure affiliate gives $587,944 in grants

    The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded 13 community grants totaling $587,944 for breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs for uninsured or underinsured women.

  • Public Square: Make a differenceView Video

    The Times-Dispatch's Public Square on Jan. 30 evening featured most of the Central Virginians from the 12-part series "Making a Difference."

  • I Do, I Do: Gail Richmond + Captain David Robinson

    Past, present and future co-mingled for one glorious evening, Friday, January 20, 2012, as David Robinson, Southern gentleman extraordinaire, married Gail Richmond, brainy beauty from Pleasantville, New York — in the historic Confederate Memorial Chapel.

  • 3 to be honored at Trailblazers ceremony

    The Black Alumni/ae Association of Union Presbyterian Seminary will honor three people at a banquet Wednesday for their contributions to the church.

  • Interactive: The Daily Dispatch - February 10, 2022

    The February 10, 1862, Richmond Daily Dispatch includes nearly a full page of advertisements, ranging from military notices, rental notices and groceries to want ads for wet nurses, military substitutes, and workers at a blast furnace in Botetourt county.

  • Interactive: The Daily Dispatch - February 8, 2022

    The Feb. 8, 1862, edition of the Richmond Daily Dispatch featured several pleas for more military volunteers as word spread that northern states - Pennsylvania, for example - had more troops than Virginia. The Dispatch wrote, "The Governor of Pennsylvania boasts that his State has furnished 109,000 volunteers, and says the rebellion shall be put down, whilst our own beloved Commonwealth has furnished thus far about 60,000 men. Looking at the conduct of the other Northern States, it is very evident that the whole force of the South will be necessary to resist them." The day's front page also included an interesting item speculating about how Gen. Jackson became known as "Stonewall."

  • Interactive: The Daily Dispatch - February 7, 2022

    The Richmond Daily Dispatch from Feb. 7, 1862, on page 2 featured reports on the treatment of prisoners, as well we the relationship with Europe and the blockade during the war. "That the Western nations of Europe will, sooner or later, open the blockade, we have not now, any more than we have ever had, a shadow of a doubt. But great bodies proverbially move slowly, and it would be unreasonable to expect prudent and sagacious Governments, whatever their interests or sympathies, to involve themselves in the consequence of an opening of the blockade, without such a guarantee of our capacity to maintain our independence as only our own acts can give," the Dispatch wrote. The paper also had an update on affairs in Savannah, Ga., as well as critique of performances by musical prodigy "Blind Tom."

  • Ceremony honors black pioneers in Prince George

    At the sixth annual Prince George County Black History Month celebration at Fort Lee, Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham gave credit to local African-American women who helped break down racial dividers and further the cause of integration.

  • Interactive: The Daily Dispatch - February 6, 2022

    The February 6, 1862, Richmond Daily Dispatch includes an editorial decrying the opinions expressed in a recent London Times article, correspondence from Norfolk, Savannah, and Camp Alleghany, reports from other Southern newspapers and another official report on The Battles of 1861, this one on the Battle of 10th September.

  • Interactive: The Daily Dispatch - February 3, 2022

    The February 3, 1862, Richmond Daily Dispatch includes an extensive summary of the Battle of Manassas, a report by Gen. Beauregard. The entire report is included in this excerpt.

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