VSP issues warning about automated traffic ticket email scam

Virginia State Police officials are warning Virginians about an email scam that tells people they are receiving an “automated traffic ticket” from the agency. State Police do not use or issue digital or automated traffic tickets or summonses, however. Anyone receiving such an email should delete it and not click on any links provided in the email, police said.
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READ Center offers free classes, training to low-literate people


One in six adults in Metro Richmond has literacy issues, and the READ Center in Henrico County is working to address the issue.

Next week – Sept. 24-30 – is Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, a time during which the READ Center is shining a light on its efforts to help some of the 35,000 adults in the region for whom reading, writing and basic math remain an elusive target.
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Play Day RVA planned for Sept. 21


The Richmond region will celebrate Play Day RVA Thursday, Sept. 21, with activities throughout the area to celebrate the opportunities that exist to play in the community. Dozens of employers, local governments, schools and community organizations will participate by hosting events that integrate playful activities into daily life and spread awareness of the value of active living.
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Long & Foster acquired by HomeServices of America


HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced Sept. 7 that it had acquired The Long & Foster Companies, Inc., the largest private residential real estate company in the United States (by sales volume). The acquisition includes Long & Foster’s family of companies, including Long & Foster Real Estate and its market-leading affiliated business lines in mortgage, settlement services, insurance, and property management.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Biomat USA, Inc. relocates to Henrico County


Grifols has completed the relocation of its Biomat USA Inc. facility to Henrico County.

The new facility, located at 4350 South Laburnum Avenue in Eastern Henrico, represents a nearly $2.9 million investment. It is a plasma donor center that employs 45 people and helps create life-saving medicines.
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Gas prices likely to remain elevated at least one more week


Gas prices locally are expected to remain elevated for at least one more week in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic officials.

And the uncertainty of the next massive storm – Hurricane Irma – also could have an impact in the days and weeks ahead.

In the Richmond region, the average cost of one gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline Tuesday was $2.49 – up 15 cents per gallon from last Friday and 33 cents per gallon from last month.
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Henrico to present ‘A New High’ on Sept. 13 to promote recovery from addiction


The Henrico County Drug Court and Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services will present a free showing of the film “A New High” on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to promote recovery from addiction.

The documentary will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road. A fair of community service providers will begin at 6 p.m.
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HCPS to host job fairs for potential bus drivers, cafeteria workers


Henrico County Public Schools will host two job fairs next week to interview candidates for full-time and substitute positions as bus drivers and school nutrition workers.

Good bus driver candidates will be paid while they train. HCPS also is seeking math teachers at the middle school and high school levels.
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Car Pool locations to host 40th anniversary celebration Sept. 9


All six local Car Pool car wash locations will celebrate the business's 40th anniversary with pizza, cupcakes and gift bags while supplies last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9. The local chain has three Henrico locations – at 5514 West Broad Street, 9200 West Broad Street and 11950 West Broad Street.
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Henrico Police seek robbery suspect


Henrico Police are seeking a man who robber a bank on Staples Mill Road Sept. 5.

At approximately 12:35 p.m. that day, Henrico Police responded to the Wells Fargo Bank in the 10100 block of Staples Mill Road for reports of a robbery. The suspect, a black male between 40 and 50 years old, had entered the bank, approached the victim and presented a note.
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Free meals offered at 10 Henrico schools

Breakfast, lunch available at no cost to students, thanks to expansion of federal program

All students at 10 Henrico County public schools will be able to eat two free meals a day throughout the coming school year, thanks to the expansion of a federal program.

Henrico Public Schools officials have broadened the school system’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision program, which enables schools with a high percentage of low-income students to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students.
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Henrico to honor late supervisor Glover Sept. 11


Henrico County officials will honor and remember late Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover during an event at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Monday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm.

"Richard W. Glover: Remembering the Man, Honoring the Memory" will include tributes by Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas, Brookland District Supervisor Harvey L. Hinson and retired County Manager Virgil R. Hazelett, as well as a musical performance by Mountain Highway, featuring Glover’s grandchildren.
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Dominion Energy opens application process for $1M in grants


The application process has opened for nonprofit organizations interested in a piece of $1 million in grant money from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

The foundation is inviting nonprofits across its 13-state footprint (including Virginia) to apply for grants of as much as $50,000 each for programs that provide essential community services in areas of housing, food security, medicine and medical services. For the third consecutive year, the foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet critical community needs in the states served by Dominion Energy.
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Henrico County property transactions, Aug. 7-20


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

7607 Derryclare Drive – $240,000, 1,746 SF (built in 1988), from Antonio and Amy Kocev to Michael A. Milligan and Nicole M. Strickland.
12700 Westin Estates Drive – $242,500 (vacant site), from HHHunt Corporation to JR Walker Homes LLC.
3320 Pemberton Creek Court – $250,000, 1,728 SF (built in 1998), from Henry C. Dhanarajan and D. H. Chandrashekar to Michael Tarbottom.
8915 Brawner Drive – $254,000, 1,443 SF (built in 1984), from Melanie Dalton to Sarah Crown and Khoumeini Benbouzid
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NASCAR races this weekend to impact local traffic


Traffic patterns will temporarily be altered on roads around Richmond Raceway this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, to accommodate fans attending the NASCAR races.

Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and delays in the area on both days, especially on Saturday before and after the race from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Henrico Police officers will direct motorists before and after the races.
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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present “Soil” at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. “Soil” is a dance theater trio that explores crisis in three Southeast Asian cultures through the personal narratives of Cambodian classical dancer Chey Chankethya, Thai traditional and contemporary dancer Waewdao Sirisook, and Vietnamese-American contemporary dancer Nguyen Nguyen. Conceived by Michael Sakamoto and developed in collaboration with the performers, “Soil” includes dance and incidental music by Japanese koto and guitar duo Reiko Imanishi and Shinichi Isohata. Tickets are $40. Stay after the performance for a post-show discussion with the performers. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu. Full text

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