Tracey Smith, 8News WRIC Richmond

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8News WRIC Richmond

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Past articles by Tracey:

Richmond mayor recaps first year in office

In just his first week, he dealt with a snowstorm. Ever since he has faced challenges ranging from school funding to crime to protests for and against Confederate Monuments erected over 100 years ago. → Read More

Local university uses social media to give away scholarships

Virginia Union University's president took to social media to give away $50,000 in unclaimed scholarship money this week. → Read More

Holiday shipping deadlines are this week

Thousands of packages will pass through the hands of employees here at the UPS Store this week alone. → Read More

RPS recommends facility upgrades for every school in district

"Every school that remains in the system over the course of 20 years gets a new building, which we’ve identified, or it gets a renovation." → Read More

Christmas tree shortage impacts local prices

A nationwide Christmas tree shortage could put a dent in your wallet this holiday season.A nationwide Christmas tree shortage could put a dent in your wallet this holiday season. → Read More

Youth football team needs community’s help to go to National Championship

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- A Tri-Cities youth football team is hoping the community can help them make the trip to Florida for a national championship game. "I would like to see them go. The parents would like to see them go. The city would like to see them go," Assistant Coach Anthony Briggs said. The Tri-City → Read More

City exceeds goal of alleyway repairs during annual 'blitz'

Richmond's Department of Public Works has repaired nearly 1,600 of the city's alleyways since launching its annual 'Alley Blitz' back in June. → Read More

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club unveils new renovation plans

The project will cost $6.1 million, most of which has already been raised through private donors. → Read More

Non-profit collects clothing to help veterans get jobs

Boots to Suits is a local non-profit that collects business clothes to help veterans transition to civilian life. → Read More

Antionette Irving elected Richmond’s sheriff

Taking a look at the results, Irving took 62 percent of the votes, after beating out current Sheriff C.T. Woody in the primaries back in the Spring. → Read More

Chesterfield families’ cars broken into in broad daylight during softball tournament

Parents and coaches at a softball tournament in Chesterfield County found their car windows smashed and their valuables missing over the weekend. → Read More

Local faith leaders react to Texas tragedy, talk security at church

As the news from Texas made its way to congregations across the Commonwealth, faith leaders in Central Virginia are reacting to the tragedy. → Read More

Chesterfield neighborhood assists FBI with child abduction exercise

Local law enforcement partnered with the FBI to hold a child abduction exercise in Chesterfield County on Thursday. → Read More

Hit and run survivor to run again in fundraiser 5k race

In Hanover, a hit and run survivor is preparing to celebrate her recovery with the community. → Read More

Dangerous intersection in Richmond causes numerous near-crashes

The intersection reopened last week and drivers claim the traffic signal doesn't clearly display that drivers going on Williamsburg Avenue have to yield on a solid green light. → Read More

New community center working to keep Richmond inmates from returning to jail

A new community center hopes to help former inmates rehabilitate and re-integrated into their communities. → Read More

Local woman asking for donations to help family in Puerto Rico

“Whether it is being used by them or another member of the community nothing is going to waste." → Read More

Local schools hold Pink Out to raise money for breast cancer research

Nine local daycare schools held a "Pink Out" to honor breast cancer awareness month Wednesday. → Read More

Chesterfield teen launches Instagram campaign to raise money for breast cancer charity

A high school student in Chesterfield County is using social media to raise money for breast cancer. → Read More

Police release suspect information for Henrico car wash shooting

Henrico police are investigating a shooting at a Car Pool Car Wash on West Broad Street. → Read More