Good Morning, RVA: It’ll get warmer

Bundle up this morning, but warmer days lie ahead.

Photo by: Davidlind

Good morning, RVA! It’s 50 °F, and we still haven’t turned on the heat in our house. Luckily (for both my gas bill and the other humans living here), today’s about as cold as it’s going to get for a while. Highs will make their way into the mid-60s while the sky slowly declouds, leaving us with a pretty OK afternoon.

Get ready, though, because the next couple of days look amazing.

Water cooler

The RTD has a fun look at the history behind the Byrd Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer. The Byrd will host an organ-specific fundraiser this Friday. $12 gets you a ticket to the 1925 original and silent Phantom of the Opera, soundtrack provided by the Wurlitzer itself.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has added millions of vehicles to its airbag recall. You can check if you’re affected here. It’s basically every make and several models spanning several years so make sure check the list.

Headline of the day, from WTVR: 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life stolen by heartless person.

Vox has a rundown of the newest investigation into the super embarrassing UNC academic scandal. Over almost two decades athletes enrolled in mostly fake “paper classes” that had no assignments and only served to boost GPAs to passing levels.


  • Hokies take on Miami at 8:30 PM on ESPN.
  • Royals even up the World Series with a 7-2 victory over the Giants. Game three begins tomorrow at 8:07 PM.

This morning’s longread

Love Stories

The five stories behind Richmond’s first five same-sex marriages.

Through its decision not to hear an appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in Virginia just before 10 a.m. on Oct. 6. By lunchtime, the attorney general advised clerks across the commonwealth to begin issuing marriage certificates at 1 p.m.

But this isn’t a story about those moments. It’s also about the days leading up to them. The chance meetings. The butterflies. Building up courage to ask for another date. Wondering where you stand. Short trips, long vacations. Buying a house. Figuring out the next step. Taking a leap of faith.

Like anyone who falls for someone. Because yes, these are five of the couples who took a place in history that day in front of the Richmond courthouse. But they’re also love stories.

This morning’s Instagram

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