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4 Henrico students to attend U.S. Service Academies

U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor poses with (clockwise from upper left) Alex Newsome, Peyton Walsh, Charles White and Gregory Copeland.
Four Henrico County high school graduates nominated to attend a United States Service Academy by U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor will attend an academy beginning this fall, joining the class of 2015 at their respective academies.

Peyton Walsh, a graduate of Deep Run High School and Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

Gregory Copeland, a graduate of Freeman High School, will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Alex Newsome, a graduate of the Collegiate School and the U.S. Military Academy Prep School; and Charles White, of Freeman High School and VMI, will attend the U.S. Military Academy.

“Virginians have a rich history of military service, and I am proud to see so many students from the Seventh District carry on that tradition at the United States Service Academies," Cantor said. "Representing the next generation of American leaders, these talented young people will join the ranks of distinguished Virginians helping to ensure our national security and defend our freedom.”

Each student was recognized in December at Cantor's annual U.S. Service Academy Breakfast in Richmond.
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Varina Ruritans honor police, fire officials and community members

The Varina Ruritan Club celebrated its 80th anniversary with a banquet Nov. 10, during which it presented several annual awards, including Policeman of the Year – to Henrico Officer Aaron M. Lancaster (top) – and Firefighter of the Year – to Julian T. Lipscomb (second from top).

The club also received a plaque from the Henrico Division of Fire (third from top) expressing the division's appreciation for the club and its support of fire prevention programs. > Read more.

The Rink to open at WBV Nov. 14

The grand opening of The Rink outdoor ice skating rink at West Broad Village will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. with skating and family activities. At 4 p.m., grand opening festivities – featuring exhibitions of ice sculpting, ice skating and cheering, as well as fire pits, costumed characters, and food vendors – will begin. Skating costs are $8 for children and $10 for adults, with $4 skate rentals available. Parking is free. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive, Glen Allen. For details, visit http://www.Facebook.com/TheRinkWBV > Read more.

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