Amy Simpson, 8News WRIC Richmond

Amy Simpson

8News WRIC Richmond

Richmond, VA, United States

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Past articles by Amy:

VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent unveiled Friday

The new building comes with a new 17,000 square-foot emergency room that brings 24/7 access to doctors, nurses and lab services. → Read More

‘Definitely a boom’: Richmond OBGYN reports uptick in pregnancies during stay-at-home order

(WRIC) — There’s something in the water — or couples might not be as bored as they say. Some OBGYN’s are reporting an uptick in new pregnancies in the Richmond region. “We’ve seen in the past with snowstorms and hurricanes and anytime you lose power, it seems like 9 months later labor and delivery is […] → Read More

‘Healthy Outside’: Gyms adjust quickly to make outdoor fitness possible

The YMCA of Greater Richmond has 16 locations throughout the region making major adjustments to get outdoor exercise up and running starting tomorrow. → Read More

‘It’s hard to recover from’: Glen Allen Hondos heads into Mother’s Day weekend under cloud of COVID-19

Hondos, like many other Virginia restaurants, are working hard to bring in revenue, even if it's a fraction of what they're used to making. → Read More

Chesterfield shop creates coronavirus signs, sneeze guards for other businesses in RVA

In the past two months, customers have seen signs, banners, and floor stickers appear at businesses reminding them to "stay 6 feet apart" or how to "prevent the spread" of COVID-19. 8News has learned some of that signage is made locally. → Read More

Local Girl Scout camps not opening this summer, virtual camp experience in the works

Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia today announced that residential camps will not be held this summer. → Read More

Amtrak riders will be required to wear face masks

Amtrak noted that the company continues to take extra steps to sanitize stations and trains. → Read More

To-go boozy slushees helping Hanover winery stay afloat during COVID-19

Despite already facing challenges brought on by COVID-19, about two weeks ago, James River Cellars Winery faced another hurdle. → Read More

Small business delivering ‘party in a box’ to help RVA celebrate milestones

The COVID-19 pandemic has small business owners thinking outside the box to meet customer needs and continue making an income. → Read More

Housing demand in Central Virginia continues to grow despite the coronavirus pandemic

The Richmond Association of Realtors announced Monday that the housing market is still showing high demand in the first quarter, despite the pandemic. → Read More

‘Gobbling them up left and right’: RVA housing market remains strong despite pandemic

If a house is priced well, realtors say they are still often receiving multiple offers on homes. → Read More

No pews filled with pastels — instead Easter services will stream online in RVA

Churches in Virginia have been ordered to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the Easter holiday approaches, faith leaders are finding ways to adapt and bring congregations together with technology. → Read More

‘Switching care at the last minute’: Changes at hospitals also forcing shifts in birth plans and delivery

With COVID-19 bringing big changes to hospitals, there are also changes to childbirth protocol. → Read More

Spouse of Fort Eustis soldier dies from COVID-19 complications

Joint Base Langley-Eustis Commander Colonel Clint Ross made the announcement on Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Bingo Beer Co. providing meals to health workers to avoid food waste during virus pandemic

Bingo Beer Company in Richmond's Scott's Addition neighborhood is closed right now for in-house dining, but they know food brings comfort and people together. → Read More

VSP: Fiery crash kills driver on I-295 in Henrico

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Henrico County. The crash happened just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday on I-295 south near mile marker 18. Troopers say the driver of a 1999 Ford pickup truck ran off the the road before hitting cones set up in a work zone. […] → Read More

‘The library has all the tools’: Chesterfield Library helping residents research their ancestry roots

Chesterfield County Public Libraries offer ancestry and genealogy tools — and it’s all free to use. → Read More

‘All about prevention’: Virginians already working to protect votes against cyber threats

This weekend, members of that cyber group will be training in Richmond. The group's focus is cyber security across Virginia's voting districts. The efforts come more than eight months ahead of November's elections. → Read More

1 year after massive fire, Hopewell Moose Lodge begins rebuilding

This week marks one year since the Hopewell Moose Lodge was destroyed in a massive fire. → Read More

Decision to ban chickens from Colonial Heights’ homes spurs debate

There's been some chatter in Colonial Heights about where chickens belong within the city limits. A recent 4-3 vote by the city council banned residential chickens, ruffling a few feathers in the city. → Read More