Thousands of flight cancellations have been reported at airports as people head back home from Thanksgiving break. FlightAware reporting over 2,000 cancellations and over 13,000 delays on Sunday alone. Despite chaos at the airports, passengers flying out of Richmond said that RIC was not as busy as they expected.
“She came to a facility just crying. She lost everything. She didn’t have insurance. She didn’t know what to do. And I knew. I called the office and said this is the lady we have to help,” explained Shiles.
On Thanksgiving morning staff, at the Wildlife Center of Virginia prepared meals to feed 100 different guests of all shapes and sizes. The staff provided unique meals to a number of animal species that are currently staying at the animal hospital.
Our Community Place in Harrisonburg held its annual Thanksgiving meal for those in need on Thursday. OCP serves around 100 people each Thanksgiving and expanded the meal this year, in addition to the meal served at OCP volunteers delivered 40 meals to people in need around the community.
“It’s a hard balance to hold that reality that this just makes it very clear that there are no actual safe spaces, we can try and we can be brave but safety for LGBTQ+ people is not a guarantee,” Director Hyacinth Bellerose said.
AAA reports that 1.42 million Virginians are expected to travel for Thanksgiving this year which is up from last year and only six percent shy of 2019 numbers. It estimates that 54.6 million people will be traveling nationwide and 91 percent of them will be doing so on the road.
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has ordered that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol and all local, state and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and memory of the victims of the Chesapeake shooting, their families, and the entire Chesapeake community.
According to police, a 2020 Ford passenger shuttle bus was allegedly traveling north on I-81 in the left lane when it encountered a person in the travel lane. The bus was unable to avoid striking the man, according to the VSP.
Randy’s Do It Best Hardware is holding a grand reopening event on Small Businesses Saturday at its new Mount Jackson location. The store moved into the old Save-A-Lot Grocery location in May after a February fire destroyed its original Mount Jackson location.