Henrico County News
By James K. Galloway, VCU Capital News Service 12/12/2013 Government
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that he would push for greater transparency and ethics reforms in state government.
McAuliffe spoke to a roomful of journalists after a panel discussion on political journalism ethics and political finance and gift-disclosure organized by the Associated Press.
The Northern Virginia businessman said he “would be inclined” to “issue an executive order” to waive the fees currently charged to citizens and journalists requesting government documents under the state’s Freedom of Information Act. > Read more.
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has announced that Essex Bank, the banking subsidiary of Community Bankers Trust Corporation, has leased 27,487 square feet of office and storage space in Deep Run III, 9954 Mayland Dr. This 348,174 square foot class A, six-story building was previously the headquarters for Circuit City. Essex Bank will relocate from its current headquarters in Innsbrook. It will occupy 25,375 square feet on the entry level floor (2nd) and a 2,112 square foot portion of the lower floor (1st) as conditioned loan document storage. The new headquarters will house approximately 90 employees with space for growth to accommodate 120 employees in the future. Additionally, the bank will feature a 24-hour walk up ATM adjacent to the building’s main entrance. > Read more.
A Texas man was stopped by TSA officers at Richmond International Airport May 24 after the officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine spotted a loaded gun in the man’s carry-on bag.
TSA contacted the Richmond International Airport Police Department who responded, confiscated the .32 caliber handgun, loaded with 5 rounds, and cited the man on a state weapons charge. The passenger indicated that he forgot the firearm was in his bag. There was no impact to airport operations. > Read more.
After a week of homeroom classes battling it out during “penny wars,” during a Pennies 4 Patients fundraiser, Holman Middle School’s Junior Beta Club raised more than $4,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Pennies counted positively toward a homeroom’s total. Silver coins and bills counted negatively. Students from other homerooms could cancel out the competition’s pennies by donating “negative” coins and bills. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/30/2013 Government
U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor is seeking nominations for this year’s Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) to honor veterans in Virginia’s 7th District.
“The Congressional Veteran Commendation is an opportunity to honor Virginia’s veterans and military families," Cantor said. "Each year we pay tribute to these brave men and women from the 7th District. Many of them are parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends, and I hope you will consider nominating a veteran in your community so we can thank them for their incredible service to our country.” > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/28/2013 Education
The Council on International Educational Exchange is seeking host families for four foreign exchange students who will be arriving in the RIchmond region in August and attending high school in the area during the 2013-14 school year. Host families or individuals should have a willingness to learn about a foreign culture.
CIEE is seeking host families for a 15-year-old girl from Germany, a 16-year-old girl from Spain, a 16-year-old boy from China and a 16- year-old boy from Slovakia. > Read more.
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By Katie Conklin, Special to the Henrico Citizen 1310061077
Children of some local National Guard members will be able to find comfort when their parents are deployed overseas, thanks to a recent donation organized by a Henrico man.
At the Sandston Armory on June 15, LOGO Dynamics Incorporated’s Matt Davidson presented 75 National Guard teddy bears to Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Gagnon, State Family Programs Director Vickie L. Sais, and State Youth Coordinator Dana Ivory. > Read more.
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Seven-year-old Patrick Carr gives Genworth Financial volunteer Joe Scarpa a high-five after winning a tug-of-war game on June 24 at a camp carnival at the Shady Grove Family YMCA. > Read more.
The Valentine Richmond History Center is inviting the public to nominate this year’s Richmond History Makers. The seventh annual program recognizes everyday citizens and outstanding organizations making largely unrecognized contributions to communities within the Greater Richmond Metropolitan area. > Read more.
Holiday events are in full swing this weekend in eastern Henrico! The Henrico Theatre will show the holiday classic “Elf” and the Concert Ballet of Virginia will perform a shortened version of “The Nutcracker” at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. On Sunday the North Airport Drive Civic Association’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at Fire Station #3. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The new AMC television series “TURN” is currently being filmed in and around Richmond, and casting officials are seeking background actors to appear on screen.
“The background actors are profoundly important to the filmmaking process,” said Erica Arvold, casting director. “The show takes place during the Revolutionary War, and background actors contribute to the atmosphere of that era.” > Read more.
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