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Above, Mills Godwin football player John Dudley cools down with a splash of water during a break from practice earlier this month. High school football teams throughout the county and region are continuing their summer practices in anticipation of the start of their seasons later this month.
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McEachin to host Henrico town hall meeting


U.S. Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-4th District) will host a town hall meeting Aug. 29 at the Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road in Henrico. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. McEachin will address issues raised by attendees and provide details about services available through his office.
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Nonprofit awards $38k in book scholarships


The KLM Scholarship Foundation awarded more than $38,000 in book scholarships to 36 students during its 2017 Book Scholarship Awards Ceremony at Linwood Holton Elementary School in Richmond Aug. 5. The students will attend 14 Virginia colleges in the fall. Each has excelled academically, maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better, while demonstrating strong community leadership qualities.

WWBT/NBC12 Raycom Media Vice President and General Manager Kym Grinnage was the guest speaker.
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Police seek man who stole gun from gun show

Virginia State Police are seeking the public's assistance to locate a man who stole a firearm at a gun show at the Richmond International Raceway Complex July 11.

During the event, a Virginia State Police Trooper was notified of a handgun that was stolen from a private vendor at the gun show. The suspect had approached the vendor table, stolen the handgun and then smuggled it out of the building.
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Henrico teen honored at White House


Recent Hermitage Technical Center graduate Benjamin Miller, of Glen Allen, (pictured, third from right) was honored at the White House last month by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of a Career and Technical Education Innovators Showcase.

Miller was one of three SkillsUSA members who joined three SkillsUSA instructors and two members of the organization's national staff at the June 30 event. During the event, the White House showcased student projects and led discussions with education leaders, business and industry representatives and policymakers on how the best CTE programs can be replicated and expanded. The students and educators were selected through a competitive process run by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
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Voters in the 74th District head back to the polls today

Bagby, Lambert view in special election to serve remainder of Morrissey's term

Voters in the 74th Virginia House of Delegates District, which includes a portion of northern and eastern Henrico, as well as Charles City County and a portion of Richmond, are heading back to the polls today to select a replacement for former Delegate Joe Morrissey. It will be the fifth general, special or primary election held in the district since November 2013.

Democrat Lamont Bagby and independent David Lambert, son of former state senator Benjamin Lambert, at competing in today's special election to serve the remainder of the term vacated by Morrissey, who resigned earlier this year.
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Confusion leaves summer ESL students without meals


Nearly 200 middle school and high school students who are enrolled in an intensive English as a Second Language summer course at Hungary Creek Middle School are not receiving meals at the school, as the result of apparent confusion about whether the school or program could qualify for a free federal summer meals program.

Approximately 180 students are enrolled in the program, which has run four days per week, from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day, since June 22 and will conclude July 23.

The program is designed to assist students who are determined to be at the lowest levels of English proficiency, so that they will be better prepared academically in the fall, according to Val Gooss, Henrico Public Schools' education specialist for ESL and foreign languages.
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Henrico man pleads guilty to child exploitation

A 61-year-old Henrico man pleaded guilty July 16 to charges of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise.

According to court documents, Noland Anthony Harper conspired with three other adult males to sexually abuse three juvenile victims, photograph the abuse and then distribute the photos to other individuals online. In 2014, Harper traveled from Richmond to Desert Hot Springs, Calif. on three separate occasions and rendezvoused with the co-conspirators, who were residents of California and Arizona. While there, Harper and the others met up with the three minor boys, all of whom were under 16-years-old (including two who were 11-years-old) and sexually abused them, engaging in various sexual acts.
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Business in brief


U.S. News & World Report has rated Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital among the nation’s best in five critical-care procedures and conditions. Out of more than 4,000 hospitals around the country that were evaluated for health care practices and outcomes in surgical procedures and chronic conditions, only 34 hospitals were designated as “High Performing” in all five of the following areas: heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A rating of “High Performing” indicates that a hospital was significantly better than the national average in a given procedure or condition.
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4 Henrico residents among Allen & Allen’s ‘Hometown Heroes’


Four Henrico residents are among the 2015 class of 50 "Hometown Heroes," as selected by the Allen & Allen personal injury law firm. The firm began the program in 2010 to honor local acts of kindness and heroism in the Richmond, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg regions, where it has offices.

The Henrico winners are Robert Bell, Jr., Shaw Blackmon, Kimberly Braine-Tillem and Patricia Clement. They and the other 46 winners will be recognized July 17 at the Fridays After Five concert in Fredericksburg; July 21 at the Richmond Flying Squirrels game in Richmond; and July 29 at the Celebrate Virginia Live concert in Charlottesville.
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Bass fishing league tournament coming to Henrico


The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League season will visit Henrico County on Saturday, July 25, when the Shenandoah division takes on the James River. As many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day event.

The event will launch from Osborne Landing in Varina. Anglers will be seen targeting bass in summertime patterns on the main river in areas that include natural cover, like rocks and brush piles. Jigs, square-billed crankbaits and ChatterBaits will be popular at this point in the season. Previous winners on the James River also have found success with buzzbaits in the grass marshes on the lower end of the river. A 15-pound five-bass limit will most likely be needed to win this tournament, according to tournament officials.
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Rebuild America volunteers providing makeoves to 3 Henrico schools

Members of the Richmond-area volunteer group Rebuild America are putting in long hours in the July heat to give three Henrico elementary schools a makeover. July 6-10 the participants worked at Highland Springs Elementary School. This week they’re focusing on Ratcliffe and Laburnum elementary schools; volunteers are at the schools from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Thursday.

About 450 people – many affiliated with Faith Landmarks Ministries – are contributing to the makeovers during the two-week initiative. The participants work in bright T-shirts and are painting, raking, pruning, weeding and scrubbing.
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Lakeside introduces “Bike-Friendly Saturdays” discount program

The Lakeside Business Association has partnered with Bike Walk RVA, a program of Sports Backers, to bring the region's first permanent bike-friendly business district to Lakeside in northern Henrico. Lakeside builds upon the temporary bike friendly business district in another Northside neighborhood, Bellevue, which was established to celebrate National Bike Month this past May.

Twenty-one businesses along Lakeside Avenue are participating in "Bike-Friendly Saturdays" by offering discounts, free merchandise and other promotions for anyone who arrives by bike on a Saturday. A full list of participating businesses and details about their offers can be found at https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zu7XOTYB4GCY.kc-An3x79a5s&usp=sharing.
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Henrico Business Bash attracts more than 60

Bill Eastman of Richmond Biz Live talking with an attendee



The Henrico Citizen and T3 Media, LLC hosted the Henrico Business Bash July 8 at Texas de Brazil in Short Pump, and more than 60 attendees participated in business networking and heard from speakers representing Synapse, Yelp! Richmond, Zuula Consulting, Richmond Biz Live, Richmond Bubble Soccer and the Henrico Christmas Mother program. Bill Eastman of Richmond Biz Live, a weekly business radio show on WLEE-990 AM, sponsored the event.
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Henrico Fire officials rescue kitten

UPDATE: JULY 14, 11:29 A.M. – Henrico Fire officials made a unique rescue this morning, shortly after 9:30 a.m., when a local resident pulled into the Glenwood Farms firehouse in Henrico’s Northside.

A small kitten had become stuck in the wheel well of her car. The firefighters went out to the parking lot to see if they could assist. After receiving the assistance of Technical Rescue Team at a neighboring station, they were able to remove the wheel and parts of the cars suspension to remove the kitten. The kitten was unharmed in the entire process and turned over to Henrico Animal Protection for evaluation.

Firefighter Jake White (pictured above) comforted the kitten afterward.
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