Carol Hazard, The Roanoke Times

Carol Hazard

The Roanoke Times

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Past articles by Carol:

'Caring, classy and courageous:' Ginger Stanley retires from Virginia Press Association

Ginger Stanley wore outrageous stockings to the General Assembly one year while she was lobbying, knowing they would grab the attention of every lawmaker’s secretary. → Read More

Colonial Downs selling Vinton building used for off-track betting

The owner of Colonial Downs, failing to win approval to run any horse races this year at the track in New Kent County, said Friday it is selling six properties formerly used as off-track betting facilities, including one in Vinton. → Read More

Union First Market experiences data issue

Union First Market Bank is looking into a data compromise that has effected more than 3,000 debit cards. → Read More

Justin French mansion in Richmond's West End condemned

A Georgian mansion in Richmond’s West End, a grand house that twice served as the Symphony Designer House, has been condemned by the city. → Read More

Billy Jefferson ordered to pay $9.6 million for tax credit scheme

Billy Gene Jefferson Jr., a former Richmond developer and major property owner, will pay $9.6 million in restitution to victims of a tax credit scheme that landed him in prison for 20 years. → Read More

First-time homebuyers hit lowest level in nearly three decades

Unlike many of his peers, Corbin Broach doesn’t have any student debt and he landed a good job in medical device sales after graduating from Christopher Newport University in 2012. → Read More

Interbake opens as Cookie Factory Lofts

The Cookie Factory Lofts in the former Interbake Foods building is anything but cookie-cutter. → Read More

HHHunt begins work on new Wyndham community

The price range for the HHHunt houses, which will be 2,500 to 3,500 square feet, is expected to will be $450,000 to $550,000. → Read More

One of largest Richmond area home builders lets license expire

Royal Dominion Homes Inc.'s phones are no longer in service, and the company’s websites have been taken down. → Read More

Briley brothers' home on the market

The Highland Park home of the notorious Briley brothers, whose killing rampage more than three decades ago was one of Richmond’s most horrifying crime stories, is on the market for $29,950. → Read More

Prince George County couple negotiating to buy Flowerdew estate

The couple owns several properties across the country, a spokesman for the auction company said. → Read More

Capital One names new Central Virginia market president

Mike Wassmer, an executive vice president at Capital One, has taken on the additional leadership position. → Read More

Real estate trends conference: Housing market recovers slowly

Residential real estate values nationwide fell 34 percent from peak during the recession and have almost returned to pre-crash values. → Read More

Housing market in Central Virginia improves in third quarter

Sales growth was widespread in the three-month period through September, with 11 of 16 jurisdictions - including the Richmond area - reporting more home sales than a year ago. → Read More

Billy Jefferson's mansion under contract

Billy Gene Jefferson Jr.’s mansion at the Boulevard and Monument Avenue is under contract. → Read More

How to bring your resumé to life, tell your story and have a killer interview

Are you a results-oriented team player? Blah, blah, blah. → Read More

Now what for Colonial Downs?

The dust is settling from Colonial Downs’ decision to relinquish its unlimited license to run the state’s only pari-mutuel wagering race course and shutter the track and betting sites Nov. 1 after 17 rocky years of operation. → Read More

Colonial Downs to cease operations on Nov. 1

Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent County will cease operations Nov. 1. → Read More

Colonial Downs owner: Racetrack to shut down Nov. 1

The closure came because the track and thoroughbred owners could not reach a deal on the future of racing at the track. → Read More

Another Eagle Construction executive leaves

The former chief financial officer and senior vice president of Eagle Construction of Virginia LLC, has left the company, marking the second departure of a top-level Eagle executive in less than two months. → Read More