A historic Eastern Henrico farm – the site of a bloody Civil War battle in 1862 – will be preserved in its entirety, thanks to the Capital Region Land Conservancy.
The CRLC has agreed to purchase Malvern Hill Farm (which is about 875 acres in size and straddles Eastern Henrico and Charles City County) for its appraised value of $6.56 million. The sellers are by descendants of William Heighler Ferguson Sr., who originally purchased Malvern Hill Farm in 1939.
“In one transaction CRLC is taking a giant step in protecting the natural and historic land and water resources of our region,” said Parker C. Agelasto, executive director of Capital Region Land Conservancy. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/02/2016 Henrico Government
Jennifer McClellan has been declared the Democratic Party's candidate for Virginia's Ninth District state Senate seat by the Legislative Nominating Committee of the Democratic Party. The party canceled a planned caucus Dec. 3 because McClellan was the only candidate who filed for the nomination.
A special election for the seat, vacated by Donald McEachin after his election to Congress Nov. 8, will be held Jan. 10. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/02/2016 Henrico Government
Virginia Fourth District Congressman-Elect Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) was elected a co-president of his freshman class in Congress earlier this week. He shares the presidency with Congresswoman-Elect Nanette Barragan (CA-4) and Congresswoman-Elect Val Demings (FL-10).
Thursday, McEachin was selected as a regional whip for the Democratic Caucus. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/13/2016 Henrico Crime
A New Kent County woman was arrested on state weapons charges after she was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport (RIC) checkpoint June 11 when TSA officers detected a 38 Special handgun among the woman's belongings.
TSA officers detected the firearm, a .380 caliber handgun, as the woman entered the checkpoint. The gun was loaded with five bullets, including one in the chamber.
TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and arrested the woman. > Read more.
A shooting on Williamsburg Road in Eastern Henrico early this morning left a man dead, and Henrico Police are seeking information about the incident from the public.
At about 2:55 a.m., police responded to a shooting in the 5700 block of Williamsburg Road, where they located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was transported to VCU Medical Center with life threatening injuries, and the other victim was pronounced at the scene. The motive for the shooting is unknown,
and detectives are continuing their investigation. Police have not released the name of the deceased victim, pending positive identification and next of kin notification. > Read more.
Program designed to streamline school system's efforts
Citizen Staff Reports 06/10/2016 Henrico Schools
Three ideas designed to save time and resources are the winners of Henrico County Public Schools' second-annual "Un-Initiative."
Six HCPS employees who submitted the ideas will receive cash prizes for their efforts. The school division’s unique policy-housecleaning contest is designed to eliminate or reduce outdated initiatives or tasks to promote more efficient and effective efforts.
Superintendent Pat Kinlaw writes personal checks to the individuals who suggested the winning ideas. Henrico parent Burt Hazelwood also assists by providing funds to reward additional employees for their suggestions. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 12/01/2016
The project:HOMES "Renew Crew" (above) recently assisted an elderly member of the Laurel Presbyterian Church in Henrico by clearing brush, trimming hedges and raking leaves in her yard.
The Renew Crew serves low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners in need of small-scale home repairs such as porch, railing and step repairs, exterior painting, clearing overgrown yards, tearing down outbuildings, wheelchair ramps and other critical repairs and accessibility modifications. > Read more.
More than 2,000 people participated in the the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter's annual Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nov. 5 at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook. The event raised more than $436,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support programs and research.
The event is one of three walks that benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond and is held in celebration of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.
Donations to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be accepted through the end of the year and can be made at http://www.alz.org/walk. In total, the three walks this year have raised more than $644,344. > Read more.
The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarThe film “It’s a Wonderful Life” will play at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491. Full text