The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.


-9 Hurricane Irene hammers Richmond just a few days after an earthquake rattles the city. Let’s just say the next person to make a stupid joke about locusts gets a plague of fists.

-8 Weakened by the storm, thousands of trees fall across roads, homes and cars. For the first time we love waking up to the sound of chainsaws.

+2 Dominion announces that 90 to 95 percent of its customers will have power restored by the end of Friday. For those of you who never lost power, an important community alert: No one wants to hear about it.

+5 With their power back on, most folks will be able to celebrate the Labor Day weekend the way it was meant to be: passed out on their sofas in front of a working TV.

+3 After closing because of the hurricane, the Chesterfield County Fair is up and running. Screw the racing pigs, you guys — it has ice!

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