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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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Virginia celebrating ‘Bike to Work Week’ this week


The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is encouraging Virginians to participate in Bike to Work Week all week (May 15-19). The initiative is supported and recognized by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Bike to Work week encourages people to utilize biking as an alternative to driving alone to work.

“Bike to Work Week is an initiative for commuters to explore other travel options rather than congested roadways. It is also a great way to help ease commuter stress,” said Jennifer Mitchell, DRPT director.
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Henrico Police to host annual memorial service May 16


The Henrico County Police Division will host its annual police memorial service May 16 to honor members who died in the line of duty. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Police Memorial Park, at the Henrico County Western Government Center, 4301 East Parham Road. The public is invited to attend.
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Business in brief


AAA Mid-Atlantic has opened a new AAA Car Care Insurance Travel Center at the intersection of Broad Street and Glenside at 7009 W. Broad St. The new location joins the auto club’s four other Virginia locations (Midlothian, Fredericksburg, Manassas and Fairfax) and replaces the previous Willow Lawn location. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Glenside Car Care Insurance Travel Center offers car care services to members and non-members, although AAA members will enjoy a lower price with a discount on repair labor.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: May 15, 2017


Crime Stoppers wants to know if you can identify the suspect that Richmond Police say is believed to have broken into a business along the Jefferson Davis corridor last month.

Several items were taken during a breaking and entering in the 4600 Block of Jefferson Davis Highway.
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No one injured by Far West End house fire


MAY 12, 2:30 P.M. – No one was injured during a fire at a home in Henrico's Far West End Friday morning.

The fire broke out shortly before 7:30 a.m. in the 13400 block of Elwell Lane, near North Gayton Road. An occupant of the house reported tha smoke was coming from the attic. Firefighters from Station 13 were on scene within three minutes and met by the occupants, who told them that everyone had escaped the home.
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Rich with memories

Sandston Founders Club members reminisce about early years

A relentless rain may have dampened the turnout, but it failed to dampen enthusiasm as members of the Sandston Founders Club came together April 22 for their 13th annual meeting.

About 50 members and guests gathered at the Sandston Memorial Recreation Center to pore over old photos, discuss historical and preservation projects, catch up on each other’s news – and, of course, reminisce.
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Polarization over guns leads to surge in legislation


The 2016 presidential election was one of the most polarizing election cycles in recent memory, as people on both sides of the aisle expressed distaste for the opposing party’s candidate and hot-button issues rose to the front of the United States’ collective political mind.

With tragedies like the Sandy Hook, Pulse nightclub and San Bernardino shootings littering the past several years, firearms generated particularly strong emotions.
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IR Engraving to expand operations in Henrico


IR Engraving, a leader in designing and building engraved rolls and plates, gravure rolls and custom machinery, will invest $850,000 to expand its manufacturing operation in Henrico County to meet increased demand, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the company announced May 10. The project also will create 22 new jobs.

“We are excited at the opportunities available since we acquired the business from Standex last summer, returning the company to its privately-held roots,” said IR Engraving President Matthew Pursel.
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Henrico County property transactions, Apr. 24-30


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

5405 Chamberlayne Road – $135,000, 2,240 SF (built in 1942) Carl Waybright to Jamal Bakari.
7012 Ravenscraig Crescent – $135,400 (vacant suite), from Ross Run LLC to Eastwood Homes of Richmond LLC.
203 North Juniper Avenue – $140,000, 954 SF, from Bruce W. Taylor, Sr., to Tameka S. Valentine.
9904 Whitney Circle – $158,500, 1,344 SF (built in 1988), from Yu Fang and Canfang Zhai and Jian Yu to Huong T. Nguyen and Man H. Vu.
7504 Patterson Avenue – $164,325, 1,476 SF (built in 1948), from Dennis Edward Adams to Taimour Zeidan.
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Lewis Ginter to offer rare peek inside Bloemendaal


The upcoming three-day weekend at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will feature a number of event and exhibitions, including an opportunity to visit the historic Bloemendaal House.

On Friday, May 12 (National Public Gardens Day), there will be free tours (included with regular Garden admission) of historic Bloemendaal House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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5 Henrico students honored with National Merit Scholarships


National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners, and five Henrico students were among the recipients.

The Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, the Scholars were judged on academic record, scores from two standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school and community activities, an essay written by the Finalist, and a recommendation written by a high school official.
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Second-annual denim drive at Regency Square raises more than $7k for Henrico schools


Goodwill of Central Virginia and Regency Square partnered for their second-annual denim drive this spring to benefit Henrico County Public Schools.

Each school competed within their elementary, middle and high school divisions as they vied for a piece of over $7,000 in prize money. Students were not the only ones contributing to the drive; various PTAs, clubs and community groups donated items to help their favorite school win.

All donated denim items counted toward the grand total, including jeans, shorts, skirts, shirts and jackets.
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