Here's a collection of profiles about people who made news in 2019. New stories will be added to this collection throughout the weekend.

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Why you know the project: Regency mall in western Henrico County is undergoing a transformation from being simply a mall into a mixed-use deve…

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Why you know him: Andy Thompson, a 42-year-old Richmonder, bought Sharp’s Island, a 1-acre island in the middle of the James River near Mayo I…

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How you know her: Adele McClure was the policy director for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, but she resigned in February after a second allegation of…

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How you know him: A picture of Robert Dunham cutting students’ hair went viral in June. Three months later, he appeared on “The Ellen DeGenere…

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How you know him: In 2007, while on a temporary work visa from his native Romania, ice cream vendor Danny Teodorescu was shot and seriously wo…

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How you know him: Jim Pasqualini, from Slippery Rock, Pa., came to Richmond in July to arrange a memorial ceremony at Richmond National Cemete…

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How you know him: Once a rising star in education, Richmond native Dallas Dance pleaded guilty in 2018 to perjury charges for not disclosing c…

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How you know her: Amber Eck, who celebrated one year living with the heart she received in a March 2018 transplant at age 25, decided to study…

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How you know her: Kandise Lucas had been hoping to become part of the Henrico County School Board this year, but was instead dealt a defeat at…

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How you know her: Amy Conton, a retired nurse living with diabetes, was struggling to keep up with her medical bills and mortgage payments. In…

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How you know her: Markiya Simone Dickson was a 9-year-old third-grader at Crestwood Elementary School on May 26 when she and an 11-year-old bo…

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How you know him: Antione Green is the new leader behind an effort to bring an all-boys charter school to Richmond.

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How you know her: Let us count the ways. Anne Holton is the daughter of one former governor, Linwood Holton, and the wife of another, current …

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How you know them: Chris and Stacy Lane once used the former site of the Atlantic Baptist Bible College in eastern Chesterfield County as a ho…

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How you know him: Michael C. Hild founded the fast-growing mortgage company Live Well Financial in 2005 and served as its CEO until the compan…

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How you know her: Selena Cuffee-Glenn was Richmond’s top administrator for four and a half years until this past September. Mayor Levar Stoney…

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Why you know the company: TemperPack is a Richmond-based company that makes sustainable recyclable packaging materials.

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Why you know the company: Richmond-based craft spirits maker Belle Isle Moonshine was founded by Vince Riggi and Brian Marks in 2013.

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Why you know her: It’s more like who doesn’t know Barclay DuPriest, the longtime bookstore manager at Ashland’s Randolph-Macon College who’s b…

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Why you know her: Barbara Given, known by most as “Barb,” was the force behind Jackson Ward’s Stoplight Gelato Café, which opened in July 2016…

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Name: Samantha Huge

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Names: Kyle Guy, De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome

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Why you know the company: The Richmond-based startup company Tablee developed a device called the Tablee Tap, which can be placed on tables in…

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Why you know them: Rosa Fleming, 80, and her sister Luceal Allen, 84, have been selling flowers at the 17th Street Market for more than 70 years.

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Why you know her: Shayy Winn, an 18-year-old from Midlothian, wowed the judges on “American Idol” this past season. Winn, who lost her vision …

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Why you know the company: Babylon Micro-Farms makes automated, hydroponic systems for growing herbs, fruits, vegetables and salad greens in ho…

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Name: Sonny Jurgensen

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How you know them: Keri and Collin Lee, a Chesterfield County special education teacher and her son, plan to open a coffee shop that employs p…

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How you know her: Joann Henry is the director of the Dream Academy in Richmond, which helps adults get their high school diplomas.