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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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Summit leaders champion safe driving


Since her mother was killed in 2008 by a driver talking on his cell phone, Jennifer White has traveled the country visiting distracted driving summits.

She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, 20/20, Katie Couric, CNN, Fox News and more to advocate for safe, distraction-free driving and the prevention of additional devastating loss of life.

At the Second Annual Virginia Distracted Driving Summit, held Sept. 15-16 at the Westin Hotel Richmond in Henrico County, White announced that Virginia has by far the best summit of all she has attended. > Read more.

Henrico’s ninth rabies case this year confirmed

A raccoon that was killed during a fight with two dogs in a Far West End neighborhood Oct. 14 has tested positive for rabies.

The Henrico Police Animal Protection Unit responded to the 2800 block of Oak Point Lane, just off Church Road near John Rolfe Parkway, Monday after a caller reported the fight taking place in a backyard. Responding officers found the raccoon dead, and its remains were submitted to the state lab for rabies testing. > Read more.

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.

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Community

Lions Club receives eyeglass donation

For his community service project in preparation for testing for his third-degree black belt, Ryan Rotondi chose to collect used eyeglasses to donate to the Lions Club. He collected 168 pairs and donated them to the Glen Allen/Short Pump Lions Club, which sponsored his efforts, at its Nov. 7 meeting.

At right, Lion Nancy Capehart, chair of the eyeglasses recycling program, presents a certificate of appreciation to Rotondi. The glasses he collected will be included with the club’s shipment to the Lions Recycling in Roanoke, where they will be refurbished and made available to medical missions in Central and South America. > Read more.

Hermitage hosts holiday craft fair


Hermitage High School hosted its first-annual holiday craft fair Dec. 1 at the school. A number of vendors offered unique holiday and Christmas items for sale.
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Weekend Top 10


Enjoy the holiday season through several concerts in Henrico this weekend: The Central Virginia Wind Symphony, the Richmond Men’s and Women’s Chorus and The Ranier Trio all perform. Theatre performances this weekend are at HATTheatre and the Gayton Kirk. For all our top picks, click here! > Read more.

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Entertainment

The Band Perry, Darius Rucker coming to RIR Amphitheater in July

The Classic Amphitheater at Richmond International Raceway will host concerts by The Band Perry July 12 and Darius Rucker July 18. Tickets for both shows go on sale April 4 at 10 a.m.

The Band Pery, fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers, Neil and Reid, has achieved much acclaim since the release of its self-titled debut album in October 2010. Pioneer, the band’s sophomore album, was released in April 2013 and has helped to secure the band a string of hit singles including "Better Dig Two,” “Done” and the current single, “Chainsaw”, which was released to country radio in March 2014. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s the last weekend in March and eastern Henrico is the place to be! Sunrise Productions and Henrico High School will present “Finding Chris, My Father” at the Henrico Theatre on Saturday. Also at the Henrico Theatre is “Real to Reel” featuring the film Shenandoah. End the weekend with an all-you-can-eat spaghetti luncheon from the Eastern Henrico Ruritan Club. 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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