Mark Holmberg


Recent Articles

  • HOLMBERG: Woman robbed of dentures: ‘A fatal attraction thing’

    Posted on: 1:06 am, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 01:51pm, April 17, 2014

    People in Richmond have been robbed of many things - their money, their cars, their jewelry, their shoes, their lives.
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    Not interested, fatal attraction dentures
  • HOLMBERG: More wounded in the battle over Monroe Park

    Posted on: 12:49 am, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 12:10pm, April 16, 2014

    The battle for the soul of this 163-year-old, pentagonal shaped piece of parkland has been going on for 55 years, ever since the 1959 murder of prominent Richmond doctor Austin Dodson, who was robbed and beaten to death as he walked through Monroe Park to join his wife at a show.
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  • HOLMBERG: Richmond’s fairy garden and other outlaw plantings

    Posted on: 1:09 am, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 10:53am, April 15, 2014

    We spoke with some of these outlaw gardeners who have spent their own money and time to brighten their blocks.
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    Fairy gardens
  • Activist carried out of City Council meeting after verbal confrontation

    Posted on: 12:52 am, April 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:43am, April 15, 2014

    Despite the chaos, Richmond City Council voted to lease Monroe Park for the next 30 years to nonprofit group Monroe Park Conservatory.
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  • Plan for Dave Brockie to be interred at Richmond’s most revered cemetery

    Posted on: 1:11 am, April 10, 2014, by

    While he was alive, Richmond’s own Dave Brockie shocked, entertained and amused millions as the leader of the shock-rock-art band GWAR.
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  • HOLMBERG: Monumental task for Monumental Church in Monument City

    Posted on: 11:30 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 11:32pm, April 9, 2014

    Richmond is known as a City of Monuments, but one of its least-known monuments is one of its most renowned.

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    Monumental Church
  • HOLMBERG: The method behind the March Madness bracket winners

    Posted on: 12:28 am, April 8, 2014, by

    This was probably the craziest March Madness probably ever. A bracket disaster, no one saw all these upsets coming.
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  • HOLMBERG: First First Friday for fine, fine weather

    Posted on: 10:55 am, April 5, 2014, by and

    Thousands of folks celebrated the arrival of a clear, 80-degree day by flocking to the galleries and sidewalks on Broad Street downtown for the popular art, music, culture and now food event.
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  • Northup’s descendants say entire community should reach consensus with ballpark

    Posted on: 12:23 am, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 01:15pm, April 4, 2014

    Roughly 200 people gathered beside the old slave trail and Lumpkins Jail site for “Liberation Day 2014” to commemorate the 149th anniversary of the capture of Richmond by Union troops.
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  • UPDATE: Church leaders refuse to share pulpit with Pastor G

    Posted on: 8:27 pm, April 1, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:31am, April 3, 2014

    A flyer shows that Geronimo Aguilar, Pastor G, is scheduled to preach at the Cedar Street Baptist Church of God, on Good Friday. Aguilar is out on bond, facing at least seven felony charges over sexual abuse allegations.
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  • HOLMBERG: Who are Richmond’s cultural icons?

    Posted on: 1:11 am, March 26, 2014, by

    Sunday’s death of Richmond’s famous and outrageously zany singer/artist Dave Brockie got me thinking about who’s left.
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  • HOLMBERG: GWAR family talks about Dave Brockie death and band’s future

    Posted on: 1:47 pm, March 24, 2014, by , and , updated on: 12:43am, March 25, 2014

    "There's nobody remotely like him. So very sorry to see him gone," Holmberg wrote.
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    Dave Brockie and Mark Holmberg