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A group of youth soccer players – most from Henrico – and local soccer coaches spent a week in Kazakhstan this month as part of a VCU Center for Sport Leadership program.

The group's trip to Astana, Kazakhstan was made possible by a $700,000 grant awarded to CSL Executive Director Carrie LeCrom by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs through its Sports Diplomacy Division.
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Henrico promotional company changes name


Henrico-based brand merchandising company NewClients, Inc. has changed its name to Boost Promotional Branding.

The company is one of the nation's largest in the branded merchandise industry. Founded in 1981, its serves more than 5,000 clients – including many Fortune 500 companies – nationwide.
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Glen Allen advances in 14U Babe Ruth World Series


The Glen Allen Babe Ruth Baseball League 14-year-old all-star team advanced to the single-elimination round of the 14-year-old World Series, which the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association is hosting at RF&P Stadium in Glen Allen.
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Business in brief


Henrico Doctors’ Hospital recently was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Hospital for colon cancer surgery for 2017-18. The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
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Inaugural issue of the Henrico Health Guide publishes


T3 Media, LLC, the parent company of the Henrico Citizen, has published its inaugural edition of the Henrico Health Guide, a resource that includes a comprehensive list of hundreds of health, medical and wellness-related businesses and offices in Henrico County, along with phone numbers, addresses and websites for most. The magazine also includes a look at new technological and treatment advances currently in use by Henrico health and wellness professionals.
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Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for training as child advocates


Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, Sept. 23 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.

The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
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Brazilian firm to locate in Innsbrook


AUG. 11, 3:15 P.M. – CTA Plus, a Brazilian-based company focused on transport systems, will open its North American headquarters in Innsbrook, with a new American brand called Link2pump. The Greater Richmond Partnership made the announcement today.

The company plans to hire five employees within a year and invest as much as $350,000.
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Henrico Police seek robbery suspect


Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man wanted for robbery.

On Aug. 10 at about 8 p.m., police responded to the 7500 block of Staples Mill Road after reports that a victim met a person who was planning to buy an electronic device from the victim. During the encounter, the suspect grabbed the device and, during a struggle, threatened the victim.
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McEachin’s Education Task Force to host education forum


U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin (Virginia - Fourth District) Aug. 12 will host the “Know Your Rights: Parent Power” education forum to bring education advocates and professionals together to help inform parents about their rights, resources and services available to them and their students.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby Street in Richmond.
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Henrico County property transactions, July 24-30


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

1737 Hounds Way – $156,145, 2,136 SF (built in 2004), from Kim L. Wright Sydnor to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA.
1710 Foxfire Circle – $167,500, 1,397 SF (built in 1980), from John W. Cyrus and Sara K. Eskridge to Sarah C. Bragg.
7313 Vernon Road – $172,000, 960 SF (built in 1953), from Famika Robertson to Adam R. Silvernail.
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Hinson considered seeking Brookland seat in special election


AUG. 8, 11:15 A.M. – Interim Brookland District Supervisor Harvey Hinson considered entering the November special election for the final two years of the term of late supervisor Dick Glover but recently decided against it, he told the Citizen Monday.

Following Glover's death in February, the other four board members appointed Hinson (a retired Henrico deputy county manager who spent nearly 47 years as a county employee) to fill the seat until a special election could be called.
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23 Henrico County schools earn state ‘VIP’ awards for achievement


Twenty-three Henrico County schools – all but one in the West End – have earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, and Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education announced Aug. 8 that 386 schools (and 17 school divisions) statewide had earned the designation.

Henrico Schools’ 23-award total was the most in the Richmond area.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week – Aug. 7-13, 2017


Crime Stoppers still needs your help with a quadruple shooting that left one woman dead.

The shooting occurred the evening of June 15 in the City’s North Side. Officers responded to Old Brook Road for a report of a fight in progress. At the same time, a call for shots fired was also received for the same location.
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HCPS still seeking teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians


Henrico County Public Schools is still seeking to fill positions for the 2017-18 school year and will host a hiring event Thursday, Aug. 10 to meet with interested candidates.

The event will be held at the HCPS Central Office in the Eastern Henrico Government Center's Community Room, 3820 Nine Mile Road, Henrico 23223.
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School Board’s Cooper arrested, charged with DUI


Henrico County School Board member Roscoe Cooper III, the board's representative from the Fairfield District and its vice chairman, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence during the early morning hours of Aug. 5.

Cooper, 43, was charged after police pulled him over near the Gaskins Road exit on I-64.
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