Category: Media Coverage


Tuesday is “America Recycles Day”, a day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling across the nation.

Locally, TFC Recycling is preparing to recognize streets and neighborhoods that regularly put those blue bins on the curb filled with paper, plastic and metal.

Starting in January “Green Streets” will honor blocks and neighborhoods that have recycling participation rates of 80 percent or higher. This is in the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Suffolk.

Visit to nominate your street today.

TFC will factor in your nominations and electronic data it collects to choose the Green Street winners.

OUTLET: The Virginian-Pilot

It was multiculturalism come to life: a group of Indian American kids in traditional dress, dancing on stage to a Bollywood song, followed by “Uptown Funk” and then the Korean pop smash “Gangnam Style.”

That was just one of dozens of performances at India Fest, a free daylong annual event held Saturday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

OUTLET: Coast Live (WTKR)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – We meet two local disabled veterans and find out about the work of the DAV.

The DAV 5K, which will take place on Sunday, November 13 at City Center at Oyster Point, will include a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride. The goal is to raise money for critical services DAV provides to military veterans.  Information at


SUFFOLK, Va. – It’s not a bird or a plane…it’s…Santa?!

Saint Nick went skydiving into a Toys for Tots event at Skydive Suffolk on Saturday.

This year, Skydive Suffolk owner Mike Mathney stepped it up and dressed as Santa!

The event, called Toys for Tots Fun Fly, was sponsored by Hampton Roads Radio Control.

The Fun Fly has collected thousands of toys and raised over $27,000 in the past 10 years. All proceeds to go Toys for Tots.

OUTLET: The Hampton Roads Show (NBC)

Mark your calendar for Sunday November 13 for the Disabled American Veterans 5k in Newport News. This race honors Veterans, and raises funds for the organizations that help them live healthier lives.

DAV 5K Run to Honor Veterans
Sunday, November 13 at 9 a.m.
City Center – Newport News
Information & Registration:


RICHMOND, Va. – James River Family Dentistry is offering a “sweet” deal for Richmond children.. trade in your unopened candy for cash. Marci S. Guthrie, D.D.S. joined us on our LIVE show to share the details on the upcoming “Treats for Troops Halloween Candy Buy Back,” a part of the “Operation Gratitude” campaign that sends candy overseas to our troops. James River Family Dentistry’s campaign kicks off Tuesday, November 1st and runs through Tuesday, November 8th. You can drop off your candy at their office located at 2805 McRae Rd in Richmond between 8am and 5 pm. For more information you can visit

OUTLET: Coast Live

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Don’t let the cost of college, keep you from applying. Coast Live has advice from Access College for finding money for education when you think you’re out of options.


Today, we’re joined by Bonnie Sutton, President and CEO of ACCESS College Foundation, as we examine the recent changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The changes include a shift in the filing period, and the date of income and tax information.  High school and college students across the nation will be impacted; we’ll consider what this means for them today at noon.  Have you ever filed for FAFSA?  Join us with your thoughts live by phone 440-2655 or 800-940-2240 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll also talk with the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, Vice Admiral Ted Carter.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is one of the most important parts of applying for college.

And this year, the federal government has made some changes to how FAFSA works.

One change is the beginning of the new filing period: You can apply beginning October 1st of every year, whereas before the filing period began on January 1st. (more…)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Six cyclists finished a 100 mile journey on Friday afternoon. The goal of the ride was to raise money and awareness for children and families battling pediatric cancer.

100 miles on a bike is not an easy feat, but the ride wasn’t about the distance, it was about kids fighting the toughest battles of their lives.

“These families are sometimes in the worst moments of their life and it’s very hard to find a positive,” said Eric Newman, who founded Roc Solid, the organization that planned the ride. (more…)