McShin Academy expanding to St. Joseph’s Villa

‘Recovery’ high school aims to rehabilitate, educate

Two Lakeside-area nonprofits are partnering to create what is believed to be the first recovery high school in Virginia.

The McShin Academy will be a joint effort of the McShin Foundation (a recovery community organization based at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church in Lakeside) and St. Joseph's Villa (a 183-year-old nonprofit on Brook Road that provides a variety of services for children with special needs).
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Reynolds CC dedicates student center


Reynolds Community College recently celebrated the dedication of the Jerry and Mary Owen Student Center, named for longtime supporters of the college who have made numerous investments in it.

Jerry Owen served on the Reynolds College Board from 1984 to 1988, and he and his wife support the college’s scholarship fund and created an endowment for the Reynolds Middle College, which helps students earn a high school equivalency and transition into a degree or workforce credential program.
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Capital One sponsors ‘Coders Experience’


Capital One hosted its “Coders Experience” event in Richmond and a number of other state locations Oct. 14. The events attracted hundreds of middle school girls, who learned how to create their own mobile apps, hone problem-solving skills and gain software development knowledge. A second day of Coders Experience events will take place Oct. 21. More than 500 Capital One volunteers are participating in the 10 events.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Oct. 9, 2017


This week, Crime Stoppers is asking for the public to assist the Richmond Police Department with a recent homicide investigation.

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Richmond Police responded to an apartment in the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Larry Scott, down inside the apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
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Business in brief


The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is honoring Learning Care Group (LCG) with the 2017 PHA “Partner of the Year” Award for the company’s extensive work in prioritizing healthier practices in the daily lives of young children. The “Partner of the Year” Award is presented to the partner who demonstrates how it is successfully executing key PHA strategies, including using innovative approaches to address childhood obesity. In earning this award, LCG was selected from a pool of over 200 eligible organizations. LCG’s 900+ schools nationwide include two La Petite Academy locations in Henrico County. La Petite Academy has reduced fat and sugar by eliminating fried foods and juice; enhanced the daily menu to include over 50 fruits and vegetables and more than 30 multi-cultural offerings; and found ways to keep the children active each day, such as with dance breaks to get re-energized for learning.
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HCPS Band Showcase scheduled for Oct. 16


All nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands will be in action at the HCPS Band Showcase Monday, Oct. 16 at Glen Allen High School’s stadium.

The performance is free, but donations are being accepted to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother.
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Varina Library wins award for architecture


Varina Area Library was one of 16 projects honored recently by AIA Virginia, a Society of the American Institute of Architects.

Designed by BCWH of Richmond, the library won an Architecture Merit Award in the Architecture category.
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Police investigating shooting death of 20-year-old in Highland Springs

Henrico Police officials are investigating the Oct. 4 shooting death of a 20-year-old Henrico man.

Quinton Peter King was shot in the 100 block of Longstreet Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. that day. Officers discovered him dead at the scene when they arrived.
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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 16 for next month’s election


Virginia voters have until Monday, Oct. 16 to register to vote in the Nov. 7 general election.

The simplest way to apply to register to vote or to update your address information is to visit the Virginia Departmenof Elections website at http://elections.virginia.gov. To complete this online application process, eligible citizens must provide their Virginia DMV customer identifier number, displayed on DMV-issued identification cards or driver's licenses.
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2 Henrico schools earn ‘partially accredited’ upgrades from VBOE


Two Henrico County schools have been granted "partially accredited: reconstituted school" status by the Virginia Board of Education.

The accreditation status of Mehfoud and Varina elementary schools had been designated as "to be determined" when the state released accreditations ratings last month, but the board voted Sept. 28 to grant partial accreditation to both, as well as 32 other schools statewide.
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Airport’s Bell receives Virginia Department of Aviation award


Troy Bell, Richmond International Airport's director of marketing and air service development, recently received the 2017 Virginia Department of Aviation Person of the Year Award, in recognition of his contributions to marketing and communications, air service expansion, and state and local tourism initiatives on behalf of the Capital Region Airport Commission.
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Reed named chief operating officer for Henrico Doctors’ Hospital


HCA Virginia announced this week that Zachary Reed will serve as chief operating officer for Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.

Reed previously served as the executive director of operations for Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, a 100-bed acute care hospital that opened in Braselton, Ga. in 2014.
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Facebook to build $1B data center in Henrico

OCT. 5 – Facebook is coming to Henrico County.

The internet giant will invest $1 billion to build a 970,000-square-foot data center in the White Oak Technology Park in Sandston, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today.

The facility will be Facebook's eighth such center in the United States. The company also operates or is planning construction of three other data centers in Europe.
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Henrico seeks input on transit

Citizens may weigh in on short-, long-term future of bus service

Should public transit service in Henrico be designed primarily to serve the people most likely to use it?

Or should it be available to a broad geographic portion of the county, even if many of those areas don't produce many riders?
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Henrico ranks 5th statewide in tourism

Visitors spent $879.6M in the county in 2016

Tourist spending in Henrico County by domestic travelers increased by 3.2 percent in 2016 to $879.6 million, according to a study released earlier this month by the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

That total was the fifth-highest amount in the state, keeping Henrico in the same spot it occupied in 2015, behind only Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Northern Virginia and Virginia Beach. Statewide, tourist spending rose 3.3 percent last year.
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