Holton campaigns for Clinton, Kaine in Henrico

Anne Holton (wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine) and Erin Powell, owner of Ginger Juice, discuss the importance of small business to communities, as veggies are cold-pressed into juice during a campaign event in Henrico Aug. 23. Ginger Juice is the first cold-pressed juice company in the region. > Read more.

Main Street Group names new VP

Clients and guests of The Main Street Group, a financial services firm based in Innsbrook, attended a reception earlier this summer June to welcome new vice president Megan Bosch. Pictured, from left, are Bosch; CEO Steve Crawford, Kristi Hammond, Desiree Bryan and Michael Douglas. > Read more.

Henrico man dies in Dinwiddie crash

A 31-year-old Henrico County man died when the 1995 GMC tractor trailer he was driving ran off Route 460 in Dinwiddie County and overturned shortly before 2 a.m. Aug. 24. The man, Melvin Johnson, died at the scene. A female passenger in the truck was transported by helicopter to MCV with life-threatening injuries. Neither person was wearing a seatbelt, according to Virginia State Police. > Read more.
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Henrico Schools’ CTE program refreshes itself

While other students are learning grammar and the Pythagorean theorem, students like Audrie Corral at the Center for Medical Sciences at Mills E. Godwin High School are performing mock western blot tests, which are used to detect the HIV virus.

Corral, a junior at Godwin who wants to specialize in chemistry, is getting hands-on lab experience before she even chooses a college.

“Once we took our own DNA and tried to do our own DNA fingerprint,” Corral said. “That was cool.” > Read more.

Business in brief

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center have received Healthgrades’ 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. The facilities are two among 260 recipients nationwide to receive this prestigious honor, placing them in the top five percent of hospitals that deliver high-quality care in the nation across at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures, as evaluated by Healthgrades. Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center are the only hospitals in Central Virginia named to the list. > Read more.

Deep Run Marathon Dance raises $223,093 for charities

The 10th Annual Deep Run Marathon Dance may have exhausted the hundreds of high school students who participated, but it provided a big boost to 12 charities. The 27-hour Deep Run High School event raised $223,093, bringing its 10-year fundraising total to more than $1.7 million. The Deep Run Marathon Dance ranks second nationally in fundraising for such events.

Participating students checked in on Friday night, March 18 and left 27 hours later. > Read more.

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Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event

Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.

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