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Henrico man killed in Parham Road crash

A 58-year-old Henrico man died in a single-car accident on East Parham Road Aug. 28.

Tony Lee MCGill was traveling westbound on the road shortly after 6 p.m. in a Chevrolet pick-up truck, approaching the intersection of Aberdeen Street, when his truck ran off the right side of the road and struck a traffic signal support pole. McGill died at the scene. > Read more.

Henrico Health Department offering back-to-school immunization clinics


The Henrico County Health Department will offer back-to-school immunization clinics for children enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in Henrico County Public Schools. The five clinics will take place Aug. 29-Sept. 2 at the department’s West Clinic facility at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.

On three days that week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – immunizations will be by appointment only. Tuesday and Thursday will be walk-in clinics.

The clinics will take place:

• Monday, Aug. 29: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment;

• Tuesday, Aug. 30: 8-11 a.m. (walk-in);

• Wednesday, Aug. 31: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment;

• Thursday, Sept. 1: 12:30-3:30 p.m. (walk-in);

• Friday, Sept. 2: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment. > Read more.

Local doctors partner to combat childhood obesity


Volunteers from Ortho On-Call, Advanced Orthopaedics, a division of OrthoVirginia, U-Turn Sports, and Henrico Police Athletic League met Aug. 25 to sort through and clean more than 1,000 pieces of sports equipment they recently collected through AdvanceItUp!. AIU is a community initiative designed to increase recreation options and
active living at home and outside the home for area kids who do not have access to usable sports equipment. From June 1-30, Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call collected gently-used items to benefit deserving children in the region through the partnerships and programs of RVA U-Turn Sports and the Henrico Police Athletic League. > Read more.
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Richmond man caught trying to bring gun through Richmond Airport checkpoint


Richmond International Airport Police cited a Richmond man on state weapons charges June 6 after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint today with a handgun in one of his carry-on bags.

TSA officers detected the firearm, a .380 caliber handgun, in the man’s bag as he entered the checkpoint. The gun was loaded with six bullets.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and cited the man. > Read more.

Two Henrico students earn National Merit Scholarships

More than 1.5 million high school students took the PSATs their junior year in hopes of receiving a National Merit scholarship.

Henrico students Jackson Brunner and Nathaniel Smith did just that.

After the pool of test scores was winnowed down to 16,000 semifinalists, entrants were evaluated based on an application including an essay and information about their participation in extracurricular activities. > Read more.

4th Congressional District Republican forum planned Tuesday


Henrico Sheriff Mike Wade and Chesterfield resident Jackee Gonzalez – the two candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run for the newly redrawn 4th Congressional District seat in November – will meet at a candidate forum June 7 at the Eastern Henrico Government Center.

The 90-minute event will begin at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by Henrico Republican Party Chairman Eddie Whitlock.

The winner of the June 14 Republican primary will face the winner of the Democratic primary that same day between Virginia state Senator Donald McEachin and Chesapeake City Council member Ella Ward. > Read more.

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Community

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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