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Brat’s surprising rise to prominence ‘fun but exhausting’

Republican nominee discusses religion, family, the role of bipartisanship and campaign fundraising in extensive interview
In June, Henrico County was the epicenter of a political shakeup that grabbed international headlines when Henrico resident Dave Brat made history by upsetting Henrico's Eric Cantor, the U.S. House Majority Leader, in a Republican primary election for the Seventh District House seat.

Brat became the story of the week. Analysts heatedly debated whether his victory was a portent of the future, when establishment leaders could be knocked off by grassroots candidates operating on a fraction of their budget, or whether Brat had simply found his opponent’s weak spot (immigration) and ridden that all the way to victory. > Read more.

13-year-old Wilder MS student charged with possession of gun at school

UPDATE: JAN. 14, 10:45 A.M. – A 13-year-old male student has been charged with possession of a firearm on school property, a class 6 felony, after being taken into police custody yesterday at the school. Charges were placed yesterday afternoon, Henrico Police said, and the juvenile was placed into Juvenile Detention yesterday. A court date is set for later this month.

A police investigation into how the student obtained the weapon continues. > Read more.

Police arrest Glen Allen HS student

Student who prompted Tuesday's lockdown charged with threatening another juvenile
UPDATE: JAN. 10, 12:45 P.M. – Henrico County Police have arrested the 16-year-old male who prompted Tuesday’s lockdown at Glen Allen High School and charged him with threatening to commit serious bodily harm to a person on school property. He has been placed into juvenile detention and faces a court date later this month. If convicted could serve a minimum of one year in jail or pay a fine of as much as $2,500.

The 16-year-old allegedly made a threat toward a male juvenile acquaintance, according to police.

At about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, school administrators and police were made aware of a male student who was distraught and may possibly have a weapon. Although he was not seen on the campus of Glen Allen High School, the school was placed on lock down as a precaution. > Read more.

Business in brief


Curves Clubs in the Richmond area are now offering Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels, cutting-edge total body workouts that feature the Curves Circuit strength training machines in conjunction with functional bodyweight-based exercises that boost intensity, build strength, burn fat and prevent plateaus. The workouts will be showcased on a large screen TV, set to upbeat music, within each Club and a Curves coach who has been trained to deliver the moves will be present in every Circuit to ensure safety and effectiveness. Class times for the Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels will vary by location and the workouts will be refreshed frequently with new functional moves introduced each month throughout 2014. Curves of Glen Allen is located at 10278 Staples Mill Rd. Call 756-2002 for details. > Read more.

Kinlaw named new Henrico superintendent

Pat Kinlaw
UPDATE: JAN. 9, 5 P.M. – To hear Henrico School Board members tell it, their decision to name Patrick Kinlaw the county's new superintendent was one of the easiest they've ever had to make.

The board unanimously appointed Kinlaw, Henrico's deputy superintendent, to the position today during a work session at the New Bridge Learning Center; his contract begins tomorrow and runs through June 30, 2016. The Citizen was first to report Kinlaw's hiring.

Announcement of the move brought three standing ovations and excited cheering and applause from a packed board room at New Bridge, where Henrico principals and other school system officials had gathered to hear it. > Read more.

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Community

‘More Than a GPA’ program at Godwin H.S. Jan. 18

The Godwin High School PTSA will present "More than a GPA," a program about the effort to redefine success for today's students and to make the case for character and integrity as important measures of one's potential, on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at GHS.

Four speakers -- all featured in the book "A Better Man – True American Heroes Speak to Young Men on Love, Power, Pride and What It Really Means to Be a Man" -- will address the topic: Adam Cristman, Paul Galanti, Tim Seibles and Leighton W. Smith, Jr. > Read more.

VHBG receives donation

The Kinder Morgan Foundation recently donated $2,500 to the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls in Henrico. The money will fund the Vocational-Educational Partnership Program at the John G. Wood alternative school at the home, which is designed to fill the gap between classroom knowledge, job training and real life experiences that employers demand. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Virginia Randolph Education Center to host open house on Nov. 9

Virginia Randolph Education Center (VREC), which provides educational services to students with special needs, will hold an open house to showcase new materials and equipment on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. VREC received a special education grant that allowed them to renovate parts of their facility and invest in new and innovative learning tools for special needs children. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

‘Landscapes’ exhibit to open at CACGA


The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Ning Lee’s Landscape Painting” featuring paintings by internationally known artist Ning Lee Nov. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Gumenick Family Gallery. Lee, a native of China, will be present at the opening. > Read more.

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