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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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Mo’ne Davis to play in exhibition game in Glen Allen

Saturday game is part of a 23-city tour for Davis' Philadelphia team
Henrico County and the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League (MJBL) will welcome Mo'ne Davis – who earned national acclaim for her performance in the 2014 Little League World Series – and her Philadelphia team for exhibition games with local squads Saturday, June 20.

The games will be played at Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park, 3400 Mountain Road. Davis and her Anderson Monarchs will play the MJBL All Stars at 10 a.m. The MJBL Mariners will take the field against the Hotchkiss A's at 12:30 p.m. The teams feature players ages 13-14.

Admission is free. The games also can be viewed live online at http://henrico.us/rec/baseball.

Henrico Board of Supervisors Chairman Frank J. Thornton and Brookland District Supervisor Richard W. Glover each will throw out an opening pitch.
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HCPS graduations to be replayed on TV

If you missed a Henrico County Public Schools high school graduation last week or just want to watch one again, you're in luck.

The school system will re-broadcast all 12 graduation ceremonies from its nine high schools, as well as those for The Academy at Virginia Randolph, Hermitage Technical Center and Highland Springs Technical Center June 23-26 on HCPS-TV (channel 99 on Comcast and 38 on FiOS).
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Class of 2015 graduates


Several thousand Henrico County seniors celebrated the completion of high school earlier this month, as the county's nine public high schools held their graduations at VCU's Siegel Center, while technical centers, alternative schools and private schools held their own ceremonies on their campuses.

Pictured are members of the Deep Run High School Class of 2015 during their commencement June 10.
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Everhart won’t seek recount in Republican primary for Comm. Attorney

Pham wins nomination, will face Taylor in Nov. 3 general election
UPDATE: June 16, 1:26 P.M. – Jeff Everhart has conceded the Republican nomination for Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney to Tony Pham and will not seek a recount, he announced in a statement today.

Everhart initially appeared to be the winner of last Tuesday's primary, defeating Pham by 32 votes in a race that also included Shannon Dillon. But late last week, the Henrico Registrar's Office determined that more than 100 votes had not been counted, and those votes swung the election to Pham by 67 votes.

“I congratulate Tony Pham on his victory," Everhart said today. "This was a hard-fought race, but it was also a campaign that abided by the Republican Party’s 11th Commandment.
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Henrico Restaurant Week to return Oct. 2-11

On the heels of the inaugural Henrico Restaurant Week in April, which raised more than $5,000 for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, T3 Media, LLC (the parent company of the Henrico Citizen) recently announced that it would host a second edition of the event Oct. 2-11.

This time, the event will benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother program, as $1 from the sale of every Restaurant Week lunch and $2 from the sale of every Restaurant Week dinner will be donated to the organization.
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Fleece-lined love


The Varina Ruritan Club and the Bits and Pieces Quilt Chapter combined to produce 126 fleece blanket and pillow sets to donate to the Massey Cancer Center in Richmond recently. The two groups also donated an additional 56 fleece-covered pillows. The blankets and pillows are given to patients in the bone marrow unit at the facility, and the individual pillows are given to breast cancer patients. The organizations also gave two sets to Laurel Hill United Methodist Church and two sets to the Varina Ruritan Club for distribution to local residents in need. The two clubs have been working together every year on this project since 2002.
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Virginia CTE Hall of Fame inducts 3

Former Henrico educator honored; Hermitage programs win awards

Former Henrico County Career and Technical Education educator and administrator Harvey L. Crone was one of three people inducted into the Virginia CTE Hall of Fame June 11 during the Creating Excellence Awards Program in Richmond. At the event, the Hermitage Technical Center also won a Secondary CTE award for excellence. The awards program is a partnership of the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Career Education Foundation and the Virginia Community College System.

Crone, is known for his leadership in career and technical education with Henrico Public Schools and the Virginia Community College System. Upon his retirement from Henrico County in 2000, he continued his career by leading the Workforce Alliance Apprenticeship Program at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and the Career Pathways initiative in partnership with John Tyler Community College.
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18 Henrico students earn GRASP scholarships


GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP), a non-profit, education organization, headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 124 Last Dollar scholarships totaling $125,000 to Virginia high school students graduating in 2015. Eighteen Henrico County students earned scholarships.

“GRASP is delighted to be able to assist students in achieving their postsecondary education dreams, and our Last Dollars Scholarships often help cover the gap in costs between a school’s financial aid package and the total amount of money that is needed to attend that particular school.,” said Bob Holsworth, Chairman, GRASP Board of Directors. “We are especially grateful for our supporters and donors who make these scholarships possible. The Last Dollar Scholarships are another avenue GRASP uses to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity for continuing education after high school.”
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Rabid raccoon attacks dog in West End

A raccoon that attacked a dog in a West End neighborhood June 11 has tested positive for rabies, Henrico Police confirmed.

Police received a call that evening at 5 p.m. from a homeowner in the 4400 block of Everville Drive near Hungary Road whose dog had been in an altercation with the raccoon, which died. The raccoon’s remains were submitted to the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services for rabies testing and positive test results were received the following day. There were no additional exposures to animals or humans reported. The dog involved will receive a booster shot and will be quarantined at the owner’s home. It was the sixth confirmed positive rabies case in Henrico County this year.
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Incident at State Police facility in Henrico investigated as suicide

UPDATE: June 13, 1:52 P.M. – Police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man at the Virginia State Police Richmond Field Office Headquarters on Brook Road in northern Henrico early this morning as a suicide.

At about 12:40 a.m., the man drove his car into the facility's parking lot, parked and remained inside. A trooper was called to check on the vehicle, and he found the man inside suffering from an apparent head wound and armed with a firearm. The man talked with troopers and a negotiator but refused to comply with commands to put down the weapon and exit the vehicle, according to police.
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Revised vote totals give Pham victory over Everhart

Ninety-nine vote swing changes outcome of Republican Commonwealth's Attorney primary
ORIGINALLY POSTED: June 12, 12:40 P.M. • UPDATED: June 12, 5:10 P.M. – A 99-vote swing has vaulted Tony Pham past Jeff Everhart as the winner of Tuesday's Republican primary for the Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney's seat, according to revised vote totals released today by the Henrico Registrar's Office.

Everhart had claimed a 32-vote victory over Pham Tuesday night – 7,309 to 7,277 – with third-place finisher Shannon Dillon earning 3,377 votes.

But following a canvass of votes, Pham added 104 votes today, Everhart four more and Dillon five more, meaning that Pham won by 67 votes. The outcome of the election was certified this afternoon by the Henrico Registrar's Office.
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Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games kick off today

The Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games begin today and continue tomorrow at several sites in the region, including in Henrico.

Athletes will compete today in preliminary softball play at the Glen Allen Softball Complex; bowling at Bowl America-Short Pump, aquatics at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center; and tennis and bocce at the Uniersity of Richmond.
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