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Henrico resident RaShawn Smith-Bolar, owner and operator of Oh Just Us Girls, recently was named 2017 Virginia Mobile Boutique of the Year by The Boutique Hub. More than 400,000 votes were cast. The Boutique Awards recognize independent boutique retail owners in the fashion industry across the United States, Canada, Australia and the U.K. Categories include Storefront Boutique of the Year, Online Boutique of the Year, Children’s Boutique of the Year, Mobile Boutique of the Year, and State or Country Overall Boutique of the Year. Oh Just Us Girls launched in July 2015 and offers affordable apparel and accessories for the trendsetting woman on the go.
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West End apartment fire injures 1


SEPT. 25, 10:30 A.M. – A West End apartment fire injured one person Sunday afternoon.

The fire broke out in the third floor of the Chase Gayton apartment complex in the 10 block of Chase Gayton Drive, near the intersection of Gaskins Road and Quioccasin Road, at about 1:20 p.m. Sept. 24.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Sept. 25, 2017


Crime stoppers needs your help to solve a double homicide that occurred in the City of Richmond in June of this year.

On Wednesday, June 7, at approximately 9:53 p.m., Richmond police officers responded to several calls for random gunfire in the 3600 block of Decatur Street. They arrived and found the victims, two males, Christian Singleton and Ketron Wells. The victims were outside on the ground lying near each other. Both victims had received fatal gunshot wounds.
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Brazilian firm to locate in Innsbrook


AUG. 11, 3:15 P.M. – CTA Plus, a Brazilian-based company focused on transport systems, will open its North American headquarters in Innsbrook, with a new American brand called Link2pump. The Greater Richmond Partnership made the announcement today.

The company plans to hire five employees within a year and invest as much as $350,000.
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Henrico Police seek robbery suspect


Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man wanted for robbery.

On Aug. 10 at about 8 p.m., police responded to the 7500 block of Staples Mill Road after reports that a victim met a person who was planning to buy an electronic device from the victim. During the encounter, the suspect grabbed the device and, during a struggle, threatened the victim.
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McEachin’s Education Task Force to host education forum


U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin (Virginia - Fourth District) Aug. 12 will host the “Know Your Rights: Parent Power” education forum to bring education advocates and professionals together to help inform parents about their rights, resources and services available to them and their students.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby Street in Richmond.
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Henrico County property transactions, July 24-30


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

1737 Hounds Way – $156,145, 2,136 SF (built in 2004), from Kim L. Wright Sydnor to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA.
1710 Foxfire Circle – $167,500, 1,397 SF (built in 1980), from John W. Cyrus and Sara K. Eskridge to Sarah C. Bragg.
7313 Vernon Road – $172,000, 960 SF (built in 1953), from Famika Robertson to Adam R. Silvernail.
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Hinson considered seeking Brookland seat in special election


AUG. 8, 11:15 A.M. – Interim Brookland District Supervisor Harvey Hinson considered entering the November special election for the final two years of the term of late supervisor Dick Glover but recently decided against it, he told the Citizen Monday.

Following Glover's death in February, the other four board members appointed Hinson (a retired Henrico deputy county manager who spent nearly 47 years as a county employee) to fill the seat until a special election could be called.
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23 Henrico County schools earn state ‘VIP’ awards for achievement


Twenty-three Henrico County schools – all but one in the West End – have earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, and Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education announced Aug. 8 that 386 schools (and 17 school divisions) statewide had earned the designation.

Henrico Schools’ 23-award total was the most in the Richmond area.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week – Aug. 7-13, 2017


Crime Stoppers still needs your help with a quadruple shooting that left one woman dead.

The shooting occurred the evening of June 15 in the City’s North Side. Officers responded to Old Brook Road for a report of a fight in progress. At the same time, a call for shots fired was also received for the same location.
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HCPS still seeking teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians


Henrico County Public Schools is still seeking to fill positions for the 2017-18 school year and will host a hiring event Thursday, Aug. 10 to meet with interested candidates.

The event will be held at the HCPS Central Office in the Eastern Henrico Government Center's Community Room, 3820 Nine Mile Road, Henrico 23223.
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School Board’s Cooper arrested, charged with DUI


Henrico County School Board member Roscoe Cooper III, the board's representative from the Fairfield District and its vice chairman, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence during the early morning hours of Aug. 5.

Cooper, 43, was charged after police pulled him over near the Gaskins Road exit on I-64.
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Henrico to host youth baseball, senior softball championships this week


Henrico County will host a national championship in youth baseball and an international championship in senior softball in the coming week.

Beginning Thursday and continuing through Aug. 17, RF&P Park will host the Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series, an event that will feature 13 teams from the United States and the host squad from Glen Allen.
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Virginia celebrating Farmers’ Market Week this week


This week is Farmers' Market Week in Virginia, as proclaimed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The timing is appropriate, since many late summer crops statewide – including peaches, tomatoes and melons – are at their peak. Shoppers at farmers’ markets throughout the state also will find Virginia-grown Asian pears, butter beans, berries, cantaloupes, carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, melons, nectarines, okra, onions, white and sweet potatoes, squash and more. A variety of non-produce products, such as eggs, herbs, honey, bread, plants and fresh-cut flowers.
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Next Publix to open Aug. 19


Another Publix store will open in Henrico County Saturday, Aug. 19. The store, a former Martin's located at 2250 John Rolfe Parkway in the Far West End, will open at 7 a.m. that day. It will become the county's fourth Publix, joining a new store at 5400 Wyndham Forest Drive in Glen Allen, and two refurbished Martin's stores, at 10250 Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen and 4591 S. Laburnum Avenue in Eastern Henrico, the latter of which opened Aug. 5.
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