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Country Style Donuts to open West End location

The “King of the Doughnuts” is expanding his territory. Zouhair Nasserddine, owner of Country Style Donuts in Eastern Henrico, has announced the opening of a new store in the Gold’s Gym Plaza at West Tower, 8900 W. Broad Street.

Nasserddine, a native of Lebanon, earned the regal nickname while working for Dunkin’ Donuts in the 1970s.

“The owner saw him making doughnuts one day and called him the King of the Doughnuts,” said Nasserddine’s wife, Waswa. She says that the owner declared, “We can’t ever let this guy go!’” > Read more.

Dominion Packaging to bring 113 jobs to Henrico

Company will invest $45M and move its headquarters here
Dominion Packaging, a Richmond-based company that produces packaging for tobacco, quick-service restaurant and consumer customers, announced today that it will move its headquarters to Henrico County and establish a manufacturing facility near the airport as well. The company will invest $45 million in total to make the move, which is expected to create 113 news jobs in Henrico, according to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Dominion Packaging also considered a site in North Carolina. > Read more.

Police seek drugstore robbery suspect

Henrico Police are seeking a man who robbed the Walgreens store in the 11500 block of West Broad Street last Friday.

The robbery occurred at about 4 p.m. Oct. 25, when the man approached the store's pharmacy and passed a note to a store employee stating he had a gun. He then told the employee to give him various bottles of prescription pills, and he left the store on foot after getting them.
He was seen getting into a vehicle that later was found abandoned not far from the robbery scene. > Read more.

Across generations

Guard has been West End fixture for more than four decades
The few minutes Virginia Haden spends helping schoolchildren cross the street at Lauderdale Drive in front of Carver Elementary in the morning and afternoon are the moments she cherishes most during her day.

Haden has been faithfully serving as a crossing guard for Henrico County Schools for more than 43 years and is viewed by many as an established part of the community.

A grandmother to students, trusted by parents, and a friendly, well-known face in the neighborhood, Haden is a special part of Carver Elementary. > Read more.

Business in brief


Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked University of Richmond No. 26 on its 2013–14 list of 100 best value private liberal arts colleges. Kiplinger’s annual lists rank 100 private universities and 100 private liberal arts colleges. Richmond was selected for its academic quality and generous financial aid and scholarship programs. It remains among a small group of colleges and universities offering need-blind admission — it does not consider an applicant’s ability to pay in the admission decision — while also meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all accepted students. > Read more.

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Community

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.

St. Mary’s Hospital celebrates 45 years

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital celebrated its 45th anniversary Sept. 10 with a Parisian-market-themed picnic featuring French foods, mimes, children’s activities and a history of nursing tent.

On hand to celebrate were a number of young “alumni” of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), who had a chance to reunite with the nurses and doctors who cared for them as newborns. > Read more.

Church offers free ribbons to mark Sept. 11

An Eastern Henrico church is encouraging community members to hang ribbons in honor of the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Grab the kids and check out these fun family-friendly events taking place this weekend! Speed over to the Henrico Theatre for the film “Turbo” or watch “Dumbo” under the stars at Clarke-Palmore House Museum. Little ones can meet Thomas the Tank Engine at CMOR-Central or play at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Don’t party too hard on the Fourth because a whole weekend of fun events await! Enjoy a classy date night without the kids at James River Cellars Winery’s second annual Smoke and Vine Festival. Another date night option is at the Richmond Funny Bone, where comedian April Macie will perform all weekend. The kids have their own options this weekend as well. Choose from storytime at Tuckahoe and Twin Hickory libraries or family-oriented karaoke at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House – I hear they have hits from Disney’s “Frozen.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > 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.

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