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Bagby falls short in 74th District primary

Kevin Sullivan wins Democratic nomination, will compete in Jan. 13 special election
Lamont Bagby
DEC. 23, 11 A.M. – Henrico County School Board member Lamont Bagby fell several votes short in his attempt to win the Democratic nomination to seek the 74th District House of Delegates seat in a Jan. 13 special election.

Bagby lost by eight votes – 24 to 16 – in a firehouse primary to Charles City resident Kevin Sullivan, a former International Brotherhood of Teamsters political coordinator. Former 74th District representative Floyd Miles finished third.

Only about 100 Democrats in the district (which spans portions of Henrico and Richmond and all of Charles City County) were eligible to vote – those who are active members of the Democratic committees in one of the three localities – and only a few more than 40 turned out. > Read more.

Short Pump Town Center completes enhancements

Short Pump Town Center has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation that took place during the past several months.

The center has added landscaping, walkways lit with hanging lanterns, new gathering spaces withseating under heated pavilions, fountains, a new pedestrian bridge spanning the main plaza, additional covered bridges, updated restrooms, a centrally located glass elevator, a new children's play village in the food court and an outdoor play area in the main plaza, in addition to a fireplace. > Read more.
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Henrico County Television named third best government station nationally


For the second consecutive year, Henrico County Television has been named the third best overall government television station in the country, trailing only San Diego and Seattle — stations serving major metropolitan areas.

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors recognized HCTV for “Overall Programming Excellence,” a category NATOA deems to be of “special significance.” In this category, judges evaluate the variety of programming, technical elements including video quality, audio, lighting and graphics, as well as the overall impression of the station.

“I am thrilled to receive this honor for the second year in a row,” said Public Relations & Media Services Director Tamra McKinney. > Read more.

Business in brief


Taylor Long Properties recently reported the following transactions: Newlook Eyebrows – leased 2,100 square feet at Laburnum Park at 4346 S. Laburnum Ave.; Wee Sure Care – leased 3,000 square feet at Hungarybrook Shopping Center at 1200-1300 Concord Ave., Suite 10; Country Style Donuts – leased 2,218 square feet at Gold’s Gym Plaza at West Tower, 8902 W. Broad St., Suite B; Speedylink – leased 1,489 square feet at Hungarybrook Shopping Center at 1200-1300 Concord Ave., Suite 12; and Quilting Adventures – leased 3,600 square feet at Hub Shopping Center at 6943 Lakeside Ave. > Read more.

Authors will discuss bullying during Hermitage HS visit

Hermitage High School will kick off a yearlong discussion on bullying using the books of two authors as a catalyst. On Friday morning, the student body will hear writers Erin Jade Lange and Meg Medina talk about themes of bullying, connecting and acceptance in their acclaimed young-adult novels. The Hermitage event is called Books Beat Bullies, and coincides with anti-bullying month.

Medina is a Henrico County resident whose daughter graduated from Hermitage in 2010. Lange is a journalist and writer who lives in Phoenix, Ariz.

The authors will also hold writers’ workshops, a book signing and question-and-answer sessions. > Read more.

Chesterfield man cited after bringing gun to Richmond airport

A Chesterfield County man was cited and issued a summons by airport police on a state weapons charge Oct. 13 after Transportation Security Administration officers stopped him from bringing a loaded gun past the security checkpoint at the Richmond International Airport (RIC).

TSA officers detected the 9 mm caliber firearm, which was loaded with seven rounds in the resident’s carry-on bag as he was passing through the airport checkpoint. The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine detected the handgun and extra magazine inside the traveler’s carry-on bag as it passed along the conveyor belt. > Read more.

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Greater Richmond’s ARC’s weekend respite program scheduled

The Greater Richmond ARC, an organization providing programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities for nearly 60 years, will host weekend respite opportunities for adults (ages 18 and older) and children (ages 10-17) with developmental disabilities throughout the year at Camp Baker in Chesterfield.

The weekend respite program provides participants with a wide range of supervised activities, including music, arts and crafts and community outings at ARC's 22-acre, handicapped-accessible facility. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Henrico has several family-friendly events to offer this weekend: a mini career day at Virginia Center Commons, a pajama party to benefit Commonwealth Parenting and a family game night at Dorey Recreation Center. Whether you have children or not, saving money these days is vital – a Couponing 101 workshop on Saturday will help you get started! Click here for more! > Read more.

Rec and Parks registration planned

Henrico County Division of Recreation & Parks will host its Winter/Spring 2013 Program Registration on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Henrico Training Center, 7701 East Parham Rd., and the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.

Look for your "At Your Leisure" program guide in the mail or at any Henrico County Public Library. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10


It’s forecasted to be a beautiful weekend and there are no shortage of outside events to keep you busy! Enjoy the spring weather and make a difference by participating in Walk MS and the Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis – both at Innsbrook. You can also support the PTA at Springfield Park Elementary School through their Spring Carnival taking place tonight! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Songbirds at play

‘Rio 2’ is loaded with music but short on plot

Rio 2 starts off with a treat: a quickie cartoon called Almost Home, in which a fleet of cuddly purple aliens embark on a disastrous search for a new home planet. It’s cute, it’s reasonably entertaining and it’s got Steve Martin as the mustachioed alien leader.

But the experience sours just a little if you’ve seen Mr. Peabody & Sherman; Almost Home played in front of that one, too. It cheapens the experience a little – almost like we’re watching someone else’s lukewarm leftovers.

The same could be said for Rio 2. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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