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Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development announces more than $129,000 in Virginia Main Street grants – Funding includes downtown investment and financial feasibility grants –

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development announced $129,400 in Virginia Main Street funding for six projects in Virginia. The grants include Downtown Investment Grants (DIG) and Financial Feasibility Grants.

“Virginia Main Street is working throughout the state to make our communities better places to live, visit and do business,” said DHCD Director Bill Shelton. “We look for projects that clearly align with the community’s vision and desire to draw additional private investment into these downtown districts.”

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Samaritans Purse

Right now, churches, businesses, warehouses and homes across Grundy are being transformed into collection spots for Operation Christmas Child. Area collection sites hope to collect 10,000 gift-filled shoeboxes from individuals, families and groups for needy kids during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 17–24.



A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.

A full list of Grundy’s collection locations can be found HERE.

RICHMOND, VA – First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, along with leaders of the Virginia Capitol Foundation, unveiled this year’s Official Capitol Square Ornament at the Executive Mansion. 

New Ornament at the Executive Mansion

The third ornament in the series features Virginia’s Executive Mansion.  The Official Capitol Square ornament program, established in 2012, celebrates the landmarks of Capitol Square and raises funds to support their preservation and interpretation.  The first two ornaments, from 2012 and 2013, feature the Virginia State Capitol and the Bell Tower, respectively. Proceeds from the ornaments, priced at $23.50 each, benefit the Virginia Capitol Foundation, the nonprofit organization supporting the Capitol, Capitol Square, and Executive Mansion. Continue reading

The annual Christmas Parade will hit the streets of Grundy, Saturday, November 22nd  marching to the tune of this year’s theme, “The Magic & Music of Christmas.” The parade will start at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, November 22nd .

Parade entrants will line up starting on Riverside Drive (Business Rt. 460), across from the Comfort Inn beginning at 3:30 p.m.  All entrants will line up as they arrive.  It is free (except float entrants) to participate in the annual Christmas Parade. Continue reading - Visit today for exclusive interviews, news and more.