Henrico County news
Citizen Staff Reports 05/06/2016 Government
The Henrico portion of the Virginia Capital Trail officially opened last fall along Route 5, and bikers, runners, walkers and others quickly have turned it into a preferred mode of transportation through Eastern Henrico.
But there’s one last unofficial portion of the trail that will open to the public for the first time next week, and Henrico County officials are planning to celebrate it in style.
They’ll join with members of the public at Dorey Park Saturday, May 14, to dedicate a trail marker and the 0.4-mile connector trail that links the park to the Capital Trail. The event is part of Henrico In Motion, which also will feature a BMX Pros stunt show, a bike safety rodeo, live music and other events. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/06/2016 Business
An Innsbrook landmark is being replaced.
The Innsbrook Owners Association will install a new entrance sign at the corporate center’s entrance at West Broad Street and Cox Road May 16. The sign will replace the one that has stood for 30 years (pictured). The association has not publicly revealed what the new sign will look like, but it describes it as a sign “whose design will portend the exciting future that is certainly in store for the central business district of Henrico County.” > Read more.
The Henrico Division of Police today dedicated a Police K9 memorial at the K9 Facility and Training Center, 420 Dabbs House Road, in the former Henrico Animal Shelter.
The memorial was made possible by an anonymous donor who wanted to honor the history and service of the Henrico K9 Unit. > Read more.
By James Miessler and Diana DiGang, Capital News Service 04/21/2016 General Assembly
The General Assembly failed Wednesday to override any of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s vetoes of legislation championed by Republicans, including bills to defund Planned Parenthood and let home-schoolers participate in public-school sports.
Overriding a veto requires a two-thirds majority in both the House and the Senate. That was doable in the House, where there are 66 Republicans and 34 Democrats. But it proved impossible in the Senate, where Democrats hold 19 of the 40 seats. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/21/2016 Henrico Schools
Four Henrico County high schools have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine included Deep Run, Glen Allen, Mills Godwin and Douglas Freeman high schools in its annual “Best High Schools” report.
Deep Run was the No. 8-ranked high school in Virginia, and had the highest ranking in central Virginia. Glen Allen, Mills Godwin and Douglas Freeman were Nos. 26, 32 and 33, respectively. Among Virginia school divisions, only Fairfax County Public Schools had more schools on the list than Henrico. > Read more.
Henrico County, RMC Events to sponsor Ragan's Sprint Cup Series car
Citizen Staff Reports
When the green flag drops at the Toyota Owners 400 Sunday at Richmond International Raceway, local fans will have a variety of rooting interests. But one driver may earn some additional support, since his car will be carrying the sponsorship of two Henrico entitites and two other local businesses.
BK Racing's No. 23 Toyota Camry, driven by David Ragan, will carry sponsorship logos of Union Bank and Trust; Henrico-based RMC Events; Visit Henrico (Henrico County's tourism initiative); and the Richmond Flying Squirrels. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2016
Every week, another child is diagnosed with cancer in Central Virginia. Last summer, six-year-old Caroline Morris was one of them.
Diagnosed in June 2015 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, Morris has been receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) ever since.
“It’s not my hair that makes my beauty,” said Morris, who lost her hair as a chemotherapy side effect, “it’s my heart.” > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/25/2016
The sign up period for the Richmond Community Solar Co-op will close on April 30. Nearly 150 homeowners and businesses have joined the group to save money and make going solar easier. The group has started installations and is working with VA SUN to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar.
“If you’ve ever thought about going solar, this is a great opportunity to do so,” said Sekar Veerappan Co-op member and the group’s first installation. “Working with the group helps members learn about going solar and make an informed decision.” > Read more.
A depressing week of cloudy skies is finally behind us and a fun weekend in Henrico is ahead! If the rain has you down, the 2016 Greater Richmond Holistic Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex is the place for you. Nourish the mind, body, soul and emotions in a friendly, supportive – and dry! – environment. Music is also great for the soul – Rumble Seat Revival will perform an evening of 20s tin pan alley jazz tonight and HATTheatre will present the anti-bullying musical “Masquerade” this weekend. Another musical, “The Wiz,” is playing at the Henrico Theatre this weekend as well. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarThe Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition will host its first annual golf tournament on Friday, May 13 at The Crossings Golf Club in Glen Allen. The golf outing will… Full text