Good Morning, RVA: Getting colder

The sun returns, but the temperatures drop.

Photo by: James Jordan

Good morning, RVA! It’s 45 °F, and that’s today’s high. Yesterday’s soggy-but-ridiculously-warm temperatures are no more, and we’re faced with a clear and cold week ahead. Just wait until Thursday, when we could see the ugly side of 30 °F.

Water cooler

Zach Reid putting in some elbow grease for this piece analyzing the voting patterns of the Richmond School Board! He looked at 483 votes and discovered, maybe unsurprisingly if you’ve been paying attention, that the majority of the School Board has worked together for change over the last year. Make sure you check out the table of votes on The 10 Key Issues (PDF).

City Council will meet tonight for an organizational meeting and will choose a new president and vice president from among their members. All signs point to Michelle Mosby and Chris Hilbert respectively.

Richmond BizSense has a Q&A with Stone Brewing Co.’s founder, Greg Koch. Covering all the expected topics like city money and public-private partnerships, Koch also offers up a good and great definition of craft beer.

You should watch this Stuart Scott tribute video.

You should also head outside tonight and look for comet Lovejoy. The comet will hit its peak brightness in the next couple of days, and, depending on a couple of factors, may be visible with the naked eye. Just look over towards Orion!


  • Rams survived a sloppy first half to top Fordham, 75-58.
  • Spiders fell to Davidson, 67-81.
  • #3 Wahoos survived Miami, 89-80, in a double-overtime thriller.
  • Hokies, despite trailing by almost two dozen at the half, came within a last-second three-pointer of beating Syracuse.
  • Caps downed the Panthers, 4-3.

This morning’s longread

5,200 Days in Space

After reading this, I’m both depressed and excited about the future of human spacefaring.

It’s a little strange when you think about it: Just about every American ninth-grader has never lived a moment without astronauts soaring overhead, living in space. But chances are, most ninth-graders don’t know the name of a single active astronaut–many don’t even know that Americans are up there. We’ve got a permanent space colony, inaugurated a year before the setting of the iconic movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s a stunning achievement, and it’s completely ignored.

This morning’s Instagram

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