Goochland man arrested at RIC with gun


A Goochland County man was arrested at Richmond International Airport July 19 after Transportation Security Administration officers found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

A TSA officer detected the 9 mm caliber handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it entered the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 12 bullets.
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Kansas man struck, killed while crossing West Broad Street

A 54-year-old Kansas man was struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross West Broad Street near Bethlehem Road in the Near West End at about 10:30 p.m., July 19.

Julius A. McBride of Overland Park, Kansas, was struck by a car traveling east on West Broad Street.
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Henrico Police warn citizens to ‘Take it, Lock it or Lose it’


Eastern parts of Henrico County have witnessed a recent increase in larceny from automobiles, so Henrico Police officials are spreading the word to encourage citizens to lock their vehicles.

Police are handing out and posting fliers and putting message boards in neighborhoods to educate residents.

There usually is a rise of larceny from automobiles during Christmas, spring and summer break, said Henrico Police Officer James Bupp.
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Midtown State Fair returns this month

If you've been hankering to cruise bountiful displays of produce and pies, or to laugh at wacky contests like chicken impersonating and pickle-face making – and you don't feel like waiting months for the state fair in September – you're in luck.

The Midtown State Fair returns to Libbie Mill July 16 and features all of the above and more, amid the cozy surroundings of Midtown's brick
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Lidl to open 2 Henrico stores July 27

JULY 6, 3:10 P.M. – Lidl US will open four Richmond-area grocery stores – including two in Henrico County – July 27, company officials announced today. The Henrico stores, at 12151 West Broad Street in Short Pump and 5110 South Laburnum Avenue in Eastern Henrico – will open at 8 a.m. that day, following ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 7:40 a.m.

The new Richmond-area stores are among Lidl’s first locations in the country. The other two local stores opening that day are located at 11701 Iron Bridge Road in Chester and 1311 Mall Drive in North Chesterfield. (Another Henrico store is nearing completion at the intersection of Staples Mill Road and Hermitage Road.)
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Police release sketch of Cheswick Park assault suspect


Henrico Police have released a sketch of the suspect who they say attacked a woman in Cheswick Park June 24.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 20 to 30 years old and approximately 5 foot 7 to 5 foot 9 in height, weighing 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray or bluish Captain America t-shirt, dark shorts, pink slippers and white socks. The sketch is pictured.
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Henrico County property transactions, June 19-25


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

8011 Langley Dr. – $125,000, 984 SF (built in 1954), from Daniel Hicks to Peyton Burchell.

7507 Comet Rd. – $192,350, 1,420 SF (built in 1957), from Daniel P. Barry to Marc Austin Highfill.

8004 Heavenly Valley Dr. – $203,000, 2,120 SF (built in 2007), from Daniel T. Romero to Dominic and Latoria Taylor.
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Henrico man dies in West End crash

A 48-year-old Henrico man died when the car he was driving crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of West Broad Street and John Rolfe Parkway early July 4.

Darrus T. Baker was driving westbound in an Infinity G35 at approximately 12:05 a.m. when his car struck a GMC Yukon sport utility vehicle that was attempting to turn left from southbound John Rolfe Parkway onto eastbound West Broad Street, according to Henrico Police.
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Henrico Athlete of the Month – July 2017

Prentice Doerfler, gymnast
Prentice Doerfler is a 13-year-old gymnast who trains at Above the Bar Gymnastics in Henrico. Amber Key tells his story.
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Business in brief


YWCA has announced the new members of its all-women governing board of directors and its young professionals board, the Young Women’s Leadership Alliance (YWLA). These appointments are effective July 1, 2017, with YWCA board members serving terms of three years and YWLA members serving two year terms.

New members of YWCA Board of Directors:
Tiffany Jana, TMI Consulting, Inc.
Nancy Oglesby, Justice3D; T.C. Williams School of Law
Judy Pahren, Capital One
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Henrico Restaurant Week generates donations for Coal Pit Learning Center


The fifth edition of Henrico Restaurant Week, hosted in April at 10 participating restaurants, raised $2,000 for the Coal Pit Learning Center in Glen Allen. Henrico Restaurant Week is presented by Visit Henrico and hosted by the Henrico Citizen and its parent company, T3 Media, LLC.
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CVWMA recycling rate climbs slightly to nearly 59 percent


Nearly 59 percent of waste generate in the metro Richmond region last year was recycled and kept out of local landfills, according to new data released by the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority.

The CVWMA's regional recycling rate for 2016 was 58.9 percent – one-tenth of one percent higher than in 2015 and its highest point in recent memory, according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
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Henrico County property transactions, June 5-11


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

1707 Mary St.- $127,500, 1,248 SF (built in 1942), from Team Shaw Properties LLC to Oscar Martinez Altamirano.

106 Huntsman Rd.- $139,900, 1,056 SF (built in 1980), from Paulette R. Klein to Paula H. Hunt.

499 York Ave.- $155,000, 1,152 SF (built in 1989), from Lavon R. Jones to Zena S. Byrd.
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New Grand Mart grocery store coming to West End


The second New Grand Mart grocery store in the metro Richmond region will open in West Broad Commons in Henrico's West End. The store, which carries a number of ethnic and specialty items, as well as fresh produce, fish and meats, will locate in a 39,386-square-foot spot at the center, located at 9031 West Broad Street.
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Price named director of Henrico’s Real Property Department


Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Andrew S. “Steve” Price to serve as director of the Real Property Department, effective July 8.

Price, who currently works as the department’s assistant director, will succeed Jon B. Tracy, who recently retired from the position.
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The Midtown State Fair returns to Libbie Mill from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A preview of November's Fire Flour & Fork, the summer fair is designed to capture the same intimate, down-to-earth feel of the fall event. Enjoy old-fashioned cake and kale walks, farmer cook-offs, heirloom tomato tastings, square dancing that rocks, culinary spelling bees, chicken impersonating, pickle-face making and more. There will be fresh-from-the-farm produce, savory and sweet food truck offerings, craft beer and other items for sale. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://www.midtownstatefair.com. Full text

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